— New Leadership and Editorial Management Team Established

BOSTON, Jan. 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ — Global Advances in Health and Medicine (GAHM) announced today the launch of their new global multi-media publishing platform and a newly appointed interdisciplinary editorial leadership team. GAHM’s new platform serves as a breaking and scientific news resource for health, business and community leaders and patients who are dedicated to improving health and well-being through a whole-person and whole-systems approach to care.

GAHM’s unique publishing platform includes a peer-reviewed, indexed medical journal that provides original research articles, as well as multiple online forums that encourage breakthrough thinking, innovation, and analysis of policy initiatives, including a dynamic editor’s blog, a news blog dedicated to global integration of information, and an enhanced user experience. GAHM publishes its journal six times per year in print, digital and mobile formats, with abstracts in three different languages (English, Spanish, Chinese). Research and perspective articles are focused on diverse therapeutic and healing traditions and systems, including conventional biomedicine, integrative medicine, traditional Chinese medicine and other integrative therapies, such as art and music therapy, and reach readers in more than 40 countries.

"Our task is to build on the strong base we’ve developed during these past three years, as we believe now is the time to accelerate change towards innovative whole-person and whole-system approaches to health. The launch of our new publishing platform will help us build further on the growing global network of health care providers, researchers, clinicians, health policy experts and consumers that we’ve established," explained Michele Mittelman, RN, MPH, founder and chief executive officer, GAHM.

GAHM was originally created in 2011. Since then, the natural integration of whole-systems care into the mainstream health care model, coupled with a growing use of technology for global sharing of information, has served as a driving force in the expansion of GAHM from an online medical journal to a comprehensive, global multimedia publishing platform.

GAHM’s editorial leadership is headed by a nationally and internationally recognized interdisciplinary team of innovators in the field of whole-person care:

Mary Jo Kreitzer, PhD, RN, FAAN, co-editor-in-chief of GAHM, is founder and director of the Center for Spirituality & Healing at the University of Minnesota. In addition to her roles as nurse, teacher, healthcare administrator and researcher, she is an internationally recognized pioneer and expert in the field of integrative health and well-being.

Robert Saper, MD, MPH, co-editor-in-chief of GAHM, is director of The Program for Integrative Medicine and Health Care Disparities at Boston Medical Center and associate professor of Family Medicine at Boston University School of Medicine. He has more than 25 years of experience integrating evidence-based complementary therapies such as yoga massage and relaxation techniques with conventional medicine.

This team has collectively established a streamlined, swift and scientifically rigorous peer-review and editorial process that will produce a breadth of usefully indexed content for GAHM in support of whole-systems care.

About Global Advances in Health and Medicine

Global Advances in Health and Medicine (GAHM) is a modern, global multimedia platform that combines original research with breakthrough thinking and analysis of policy initiatives to catalyze global conversations, collaboration and the building of communities to advance whole-person and whole-systems approaches to health care. GAHM’s platform includes an online and in print, peer-reviewed, indexed, medical journal published six times per year in three languages, and an interactive website that reaches readers in more than 40 countries.