Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts Medical School
to Collaborate with
MKM in Mindfulness Research
Mindful Kids Miami is pleased to advise you
about our extraordinary new venture.
MKM's Research Committee, chaired by MKM Board of Directors member
David J. Lee, Ph.D., Professor and Researcher, Department of Public Health Sciences, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, at Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center... and the
Research Department at the Center for Mindfulness, University of Massachusetts Medical School, directed by Judson Brewer, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at the UMass Medical School, have agreed to collaborate in MKM's upcoming Research Study.
The purpose of the study is to evaluate the effectiveness of MKM's 2015-2016 training program in partnership with Miami-Dade County Public Schools (M-DCPS) entitled:
"Inner Journey - Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (IJ-MBSR), A Professional Development Pilot Program for M-DCPS Teachers and Administrators." The study seeks to determine if IJ-MBSR training results in reductions in stress levels and burnout and improves mood, levels of compassion, and the cultivation of a more mindful orientation to life.
Our collaboration aligns strongly with the CFM mission to:
- support rigorous scientific research and innovation;
- serve as a resource for education and professional development; and
- create and support a global network of mindfulness-based intervention (MBI) practice and research.
This multipurpose infrastructure is designed to support rigorous, federally funded research projects on mindfulness practice and outcomes, such as randomized clinical trials and large scale, long-term observational cohort studies.
Our secure and protected study will be launched by MKM on the CFM's new INDRA-M© system on Research Electronic Data Capture (REDCap). This innovative, global system allows for the compilation of data in aggregate form offering greater information and insight on the benefits of mindfulness practice.
Click here to download flyer for our system-wide pilot program with M-DCPS. Registration for the pilot program is now closed. All classes are full.
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