The Behavioral Medicine Clinic is led by Jeffrey Lackner, PsyD, associate professor in the Department of Medicine, who is renowned for his research into innovative treatments for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Lackner has received $8.5 million from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct a seven-year, multi-site clinical trial of a program he developed.
The trial is the largest to date and one of the largest
behavioral trials funded by the NIH. Preliminary results show that
one-third of patients with IBS who undergo the treatment achieve
significant relief within four weeks.