About the Speakers
Dr. Shamini Jain, PhD, is a scientist, psychologist, author and teacher. She is the founder and CEO of the nonprofit Consciousness and Healing Initiative (CHI), a collaborative accelerator of scientists, healers, artists, and educators to help lead humanity to heal themselves. She received her BA degree in Neuroscience and Behavior from Columbia University and her Ph.D. from the UCSD/SDSU Joint Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology with a research focus in psychoneuroimmunology. She has received numerous awards for her published research studies in integrative health approaches, including biofield healing and meditation. Her award-winning book with Sounds True Publications, “Healing Ourselves: Biofield Science and the Future of Health", is available at booksellers worldwide.
Dr. Jain integrates her background in clinical psychology, psychoneuroimmunology, healing arts, vocal performance and East Indian spiritual practice to share with others how they can best heal themselves and live joyful, meaningful lives. Shamini speaks and teaches in diverse venues including TEDx, universities, conferences, hospitals and retreat centers.
Learn more and connect with healing resources at www.shaminijain.com and www.chi.is.
TEDx Berkeley: We’re Wired To Heal Each Other: The Science of Interconnection (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UHKI2KvWAO8)
Book with Sounds True Publications: Healing Ourselves: Biofield Science and the Future of Health (www.healingourselvesbook.com)
Free Meditation from Shamini Jain: https://www.shaminijain.com/free-gift
Dr. Jain’s nonprofit, Consciousness and Healing Initiative (sign up for free webinars with leading teachers!) www.chi.is
Join Dr. Jain for her presentation on Healing Ourselves: Biofield Science and the Future of Health.
Dr. James L. Oschman, PhD, is a world-respected pioneer in the field of energy medicine. He is President of Nature's Own Research Association and is exploring the scientific basis for complementary and alternative medicines. He has degrees in Biophysics and Biology from the University of Pittsburgh. He has worked in major research labs around the world and has published articles in some of the world's leading academic journals. He lectures widely on the energetic phenomena occurring in therapeutic situations. He has developed many insights that can help therapists from every tradition understand and advance their work and explain it to others. He is the award-winning author of Energy Medicine: The Scientific Basis and Energy Medicine in Therapeutics and Human Performance.
Dr. Oschman is also a consultant in the design of cutting-edge medical devices, relying on his experience in biophysics and complementary medicine and serves on the scientific advisory boards for several organizations. He has been presenting the concepts emerging from his research to medical professionals at various hospitals, medical centers and schools around the world. His recent research concerns the physiological and health benefits of walking barefoot on the earth.
Dr. Oschman is a member of the Scientific Advisory Board for the National Foundation for Alternative Medicine, and is the recipient of their Founders Award. He has also received a Distinguished Service Award from the Rolf Institute, and a Distinguished Service Award from the Second International Fascia Research Congress held in Amsterdam in 2009. You can learn more about his work on his website: www.energyresearch.us.
Join Dr. Oschman for his presentation on Update on the Living Matrix - What You Touch When You Touch Patients.
Dr. Alexander Hajduczok, MD, is a second-year Cardiology Fellow at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital in Philadelphia, PA. He is pursuing an academic career in Advanced Heart Failure/Transplant with a particular interest in remote monitoring, hemodynamics, cardiogenic shock, and clinical trials. He has been the lead PI on several clinical trials using remote monitoring devices for various populations, including medical students, residents and heart failure patients, and has been involved in multicenter clinical trials as a co-investigator, including the ACTTI-IV COVID trials and PROACTIVE-HF (remote PA pressure monitoring). He likes to spend his free time doing and coaching CrossFit and cheering for the Buffalo Bills.
Join Dr. Hajduczok for his presentation on Heart Rate Variability and Biometrics in Movement and Medicine.
Russell Dunning, MSPT, is an accomplished sports physical therapist, strength coach, and researcher, Russ comes from a background as a martial arts and strength athlete. After his academic years, which include a Master’s of Science in Biomedical Engineering and Physical Therapy, he pursued becoming a StrongFirst Kettlebell Instructor to complement his Sports Medicine Physical Therapy focus. As an academic, he is published and active in research. As a PT, he is deeply involved in his patient’s successes, and as a coach, he leads groups of both young and professional athletes to better their total body performance, strength, and conditioning. Russ is the Sports Medicine Coach for the UFC Hall of Fame, Urijah Faber, and Team Alpha Male.
Join Russell Dunning for his presentation on Applying Fascial Lines to Movement and Medicine.
Dr. Michael Kurisu, DO is an Osteopathic Family physician with extensive
training in an array of hands-on techniques for the diagnosis and
treatment of many different chronic disease states. The internal
capacity to heal is the cornerstone of Dr. Kurisu’s approach to
medicine. He has received training in both the alternative health field
as well as conventional allopathic medicine allowing him to integrate
all aspects of health as it pertains to each patient. Dr. Kurisu is a
board certified in Family Medicine and board certified in Holistic and
Integrative Medicine. He trained at UCSD and is founding faculty of
the Center for Integrative Medicine at UCSD, as well as the
Osteopathic Center San Diego. He applies evidence-based
integrative therapies for management of complicated, chronic disease
states and works closely with many different patients and health care
practitioners in the community. He is also data-centric and very
interested in the future direction of medicine and has created the
Measured Wellness Clinic empowering patients to take greater
control of their health. He has also partnered with patients creating
the 501c3 Precision Healthcare Ecosystem. Dr. Kurisu holds faculty
positions and teaches at several different national and international
medical schools. He thoroughly enjoys teaching, surfing, and
spending time with his wife, two sons, and his dog.
Founder and Director – Measured Wellness
Founding Faculty - UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine
Director of Clinical Training – Osteopathic Center San Diego
Founder – Project Apollo
President – Precision Healthcare Ecosystem 501c3
Join Dr. Kurisu for his presentation on Wholistic Health: Caring for All of You.
Dr. Sunjya Schweig, MD, is an expert in complex chronic illnesses which require rigorous investigation and management. He has been studying, teaching, and practicing integrative and functional medicine for over 25 years. As Founder and President of the California Center for Functional Medicine (CCFM), and the Functional Medicine Research and Technology Center (FMRTC), Dr. Schweig believes that an individualized, data-driven, precision medicine approach is fundamental for managing patients with chronic illness.
Join Dr. Schweig for his presentation on The Future of Functional Medicine: Developing a New Ecosystem for Optimal Chronic Illness Care.
Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine
Dr. Annette Hulse, DO, is an osteopath in private practice in Los Altos CA, where she treats patients with chronic pain, TMJ and craniofacial disorders, sports injuries, and traumatic brain injuries using osteopathic manipulative medicine and osteopathy in the cranial field. Dr. Hulse is a graduate of MIT, Stanford University, and Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine, and completed a medical internship at Alameda County Medical Center in Oakland CA. She is the Immediate Past President of the Osteopathic Cranial Academy, and serves on the teaching faculty for the OCA, as well as precepting OMM rotations for medical students and residents.
Join Dr. Hulse for her presentation on The Evidence for Cranial.
Dr. R. Mitchell Hiserote, D.O., is a California native living and practicing
in the California North Bay Area. As an alumnus of Western University
of Health Sciences - College of Osteopathic Medicine (Pomona CA) he
concurrently completed Western University’s Undergraduate Teaching
Fellowship in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine. His post graduate
training was completed at Arrowhead Regional Medical center in
Dr Hiserote currently holds board certification in Neuromusculoskeletal
& Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine from the American Osteopathic
Board of Neuromuscular Medicine (AOBNM), Certification of Proficiency
from the Osteopathic Cranial Academy (OCA), and is a Costin scholar
from the Midwestern University – Chicago College of Osteopathic
Medicine. His academic positions have included Adjunct, Assistant, and
Associate Professor, with responsibilities that included Vice Chair and
subsequently Chair of Touro University College of Osteopathic Medicine
(TUCOM)’s Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine Department. Dr
Hiserote’s enthusiasm for teaching and articulation of osteopathic
medicine has earned him privileged lecture opportunities in venues
that have included UC California at Berkeley, UC California at Davis,
Paris France and Nagoya Japan.
His cranial teaching endeavors begin while an osteopathic medical
student in 1996 under Dr Frymann continued since to the present day
as course director for the Osteopathic Center for Children as well as
lecturer and/or table faculty and for the OCA, WUHS, and Southerland
Cranial Teaching Foundations (SCTF) in their respective courses that
support traditional osteopathy in the cranial field.
Dr Hiserote’s current professional service includes board member of
the nonprofits Osteopathic Center for Children (OCC), and Osteopathic
Cranial Academy (OCA).
His current clinical practice resides at Blue Sky Osteopathy in
Sebastopol, CA. where he practices traditional osteopathic care and
guides medical students in the clinical application of osteopathic
medicine. Besides being a proud father and husband, Dr Hiserote is an
avid sailor, cyclist, and martial artist.
Join Dr. Hiserote for his presentation on Intention, Osteopathy, and Our Work.
Symposium Faculty Supervisor
Dr. Victor Nuno, DO: As the son of an airforce officer, Dr. Nuño lived in many different countries growing up (including the Spain, Mexico, and Panama) before his family settled in the Monterey Bay area. He is a 2008 graduate of Touro University California – College of Osteopathic Medicine (TUCCOM) where he received honors as the “Outstanding Student in Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine.” After medical school, Dr. Nuño migrated east and completed his residency in Neuromusculoskeletal and Osteopathic Manipulative Medicine (NMM/OMM) in Southampton, NY in 2012. After residency, he was recruited to return to the west coast and teach at his alma mater TUCCOM in the OMM department. Dr. Nuño has dual Board Certification in both NMM/OMM and Integrative Medicine. In addition, he has been selected to teach Clinical Homeopathy through the Center for the Education and Development of Homeopathy (CEDH). Dr. Nuño has many interests relating to health optimization including nutritional counseling and customized supplementation, clinical homeopathy, ecologic medicine, bioidentical hormone replacement, alternative lightwire functional (ALF) appliance, and oral heavy metal chelation. In addition to his clinical practice at Seek Optimal Health, P.C., Dr. Nuño enjoys teaching osteopathic principles and practice to first through fourth year osteopathic medical students and seeing patients at Federally Qualified Health Services through his full time appointment at TUCCOM since 2013.
Dr. Nuno is Faculty Supervisor for the Integrative Medicine Club. He will be presenting the opening and closing remarks at the Symposium.
Meet the students
Jori Enfield, MS, OMS2
Jennifer Addleman, CSCS, OMS2
Jia-Min Ooi, MS, OMS1
Event Coordinator & Marketing Lead
Gurmun Singh, MS, OMS1
Community Outreach Coordinator