Boosting your physical and mental health can be challenging these days. Hear from a panel of experts to discover a holistic, integrative approach to managing stress and achieving overall wellness.
You’ll also hear about UJA’s ongoing work in response to Covid-19.
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Dr. Alka Gupta is an assistant professor of medicine at Weill Cornell Medicine and the medical director of Integrative Health at Weill Cornell Medicine.
She serves as a steering committee member for the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health. The goals of the Consortium include supporting academic leaders in integrative medicine, disseminating research outcomes and educational resources, informing health care policy and practice, and leading the effort to transform America’s health care system to one that promotes an integrative and comprehensive approach.
Dr. Gupta teaches medical students, medical residents, and faculty. She is a peer reviewer for the medical journal Global Advances in Health and Medicine and is frequently an invited lecturer. Recent speaking engagements have included seminars at national and international medical institutions, community events, and various corporations in New York City.
Dr. Gupta completed her undergraduate degree in Neuroscience at Johns Hopkins University, graduating with honors. She then attended the Medical College of Virginia and completed her residency in internal medicine at the University of Maryland. She is board certified in internal medicine and in integrative medicine, and is a diplomate of the American Board of Lifestyle Medicine.
KARINA MULLER, founder/CEO of Maripossa Wellness, has over 18 years’ experience within the sports industry and health and wellness industry. Having personally experienced traumatic and stressful orthopedic surgeries, Karina was able to heal her body and mind by her own practices. Karina truly learned the value of these tools in her recuperation and her focus was redirected to teach others these powerful techniques.
Karina is a certified corporate wellness specialist, a certified RYT-500 urban Zen integrative therapist, a certified vinyasa yoga teacher, certified in body tuning (alternative physical therapy techniques), a Reiki level II practitioner, as well as a stress management provider for the Dr. Ornish Reversal of Heart Disease program.
Karina has utilized all of these techniques working with adult patients as well as children at Beth Israel Hospital, St. Damien’s hospital in Haiti, and Dr Tazt’s physical therapy office in Manhattan. Karina specializes in leading “wellness breaks” as “wellness workshops” with attendees of corporate conferences throughout the U.S. In addition to continuing to educate people through Maripossa Wellness corporate wellness programs and training programs, Karina's goal is to make this work accessible to everyone, improve workplace wellness, and create a healthier workforce.
Dr. Lona Prasad is a board-certified gynecologist at Weill Cornell Medicine who provides both medical care and minor surgical procedures for her patients, including routine wellness, preconception, family planning, sexual health, and menopausal care.
Dr. Prasad is also board-certified in integrative holistic medicine, a practice in which the art and science of healing addresses the care of the whole person — body, mind, and spirit. One of her goals is to prevent and treat disease by addressing contributing factors. Her practice integrates the use of conventional and complementary therapies to facilitate optimal health and thereby improve the quality of life experience for her patients.
Dr. Prasad received an M.S. in physiology from the University College, London, and her M.D. from Saint Bartholomew's and the Royal London College of Medicine. She has completed post-doctoral training at Whipps Cross Hospital, London, and at the Royal London Hospital. She completed her intern year of residency at Weill Cornell Medical Center, here in New York, followed by three years of residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Dr. Prasad accepted a faculty appointment at Weill Cornell Medical College in 2006.
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Chair, Cynthia Wolff
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