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230 / Journal of Daoist Studies 8 (2015) New Foundation & Conference Site The Elling O. Eide Charitable Foundation began with the bequest of the late sinologist Elling O. Eide, who left his extensive personal library with numerous rare works, Asian artifacts, paintings, and family compound to create an endowed academic research facility. Consisting of a research library, art collection, conference center, and wildlife preserve, the foundation has its headquarters on a beautiful 72-acre campus on Little Sarasota Bay, in Sarasota, Florida. The Library (under construction) primarily serves to provide scholars working in Chinese or Inner Asian studies as well as on Sino-Iranian contacts before the year 1000 AD and Chinese lexicography. Qualified scholars and specialists wishing to work at the Center can utilize these facilities; they can live on campus. In addition, the Center has meeting rooms that allow conferences for up to forty participants; they would stay in local hotels. For more details, please see www.ellingoeide. org. Science on Qi Randomized Controlled Trials Aikens, K.M., Astin, J., Pelletier, K.R., Levanovich, K., Baase, C.M., Park, Y.Y, & Bodnar, C.M. 2014. Mindfulness goes to work: Impact of an online workplace intervention. Journal of Occupational and Environmental Medicine , 56: 721-731. DOI: 10.1097/JOM.000000000000020. In a rare study of mindfulness in the workplace (Dow Chemical Company), participants who received a 7 week intervention comprised of training and home practice in mindfulness based stress reduction (MBSR) techniques adapted to fit the workplace reported less stress and greater mindfulness, resiliency and vigor compared to participants assigned to wait-list control group. Black, D.S., Irwin, M.R., Olmstead, R., Ji, E., Breen, E.C., & Motivala, S. 2014. Tai chi meditation effects on nuclear factor-κB signaling in lonely older adults: A randomized controlled trial. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics , 83: 315-317. DOI: 10.1159/000359956. Older adults reporting a News of the Field / 231 high level of loneliness or stress who participated in a 12 week program of weekly, 2 hour tai chi chih sessions demonstrated lower levels of psychological stress and nuclear factor (NF)-kB, an important mediator for the transmission of psychological stress into inflammation, compared to an active control group that participated in a health education program. Campo, R.A., Light, K.C., O’Conner, K., Nakamura, Y., Lipshitz, D., LaStayo, P.C., Pappas, L.M., Boucher, K.M., Irwin, M.R., Hill, H.R., Martins , T.B., Agarwal, N., & Kinney, A.Y. 2014. Blood pressure, salivary cortisol, and inflammatory cytokine outcomes in senior female cancer survivors enrolled in a tai chi chih randomized controlled trial. Journal of Cancer Survivorship, published on-line August 28, 2014. DOI 10.1007/s11764-014-0395-x. Older female cancer survivors who participated in 12 week program of thrice-weekly, hour-long sessions of tai chi chih showed improvement in salivary cortisol and lower systolic BP compared to an active control group that participated in a health education program. There was no impact on inflammatory cytokines. Chan, K.P. 2014. Prenatal meditation influences infant behaviors. Infant Behavior and Development, 37: 556-561. DOI:10.1016/j.infbeh. 2014.06.011. Pregnant women who received training in 11 different mindfulness practices in 6 sessions while pregnant delivered babies that were physically healthier and demonstrated more positive temperament than babies delivered by pregnant mothers in a treatment as usual control group when assessed at 6 weeks and 5 months old. Davis, M.C., Zautra, A.J., Wolf, L.D., Tennen, H., & Yeung, E.W. 2014. Mindfulness and cognitive–behavioral interventions for chronic pain: Differential effects on daily pain reactivity and stress reactivity. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, published on-line November 3, 2014. Patients with rheumatoid arthritis were assigned to a group receiving cognitive behavioral therapy, a group receiving mindfulness training that focused on awareness and acceptance, or to an active control group that received education about rheumatoid arthritis. Patients in the mindfulness group experienced greater reductions in pain-related catastrophizing, morning disability, fatigue and stress-related anxious affect. Flook, L., Goldberg, S.B., Pinger, L, & Davidson, R.J. 2014. Promoting prosocial behavior and self-regulatory skills in preschool children through a mindfulness...


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