Oakland University and Beaumont Hospitals to study the ef-
fects of this training on participants. Thus, the next 60 women
entering the program will benefit themselves, their sister group
members, and the advancement of scientific research on cancer
Silver Linings is offered at no cost through the generosity of
Beaumont Hospitals Oncology Services. It is open to Beau-
mont and non-Beaumont patients. New classes begin every
quarter and meet Tuesday evenings between 6:30-8:30 p.m.
at Beaumont’s Royal Oak campus.
For more information, call Pam Jablonski at 248-551-4645 or
Ruth Lerman, M.D. is the Medical Director of Silver Linings
and a Staff Physician at the Beaumont Breast Care Center,
Over 120 women have become veterans and Robert Jarski, Ph.D. is Director, Complementary Medicine
and Wellness Program, and Professor, School of Health Sci-
completed Silver Linings. Virtually all of them ences and the OU William Beaumont School of Medicine,
recommend the program to others.
Heather Rea is a graduate student in Exercise Science and
the Research Assistant for the OU-Beaumont Multidisciplinary
of one’s daily life. Research Award
The program was developed and is lead by Ruth Lerman, M.D.
who became a cancer veteran herself in 1999 following her
second cancer diagnosis. She studied Mindfulness Based Stress
Reduction (MBSR) with Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, mindful writing with
Natalie Goldberg, and mind-body medicine with Dr. Rachel
Remen. Dr. Lerman is also a certified yoga instructor. She has
published essays on mindfulness in medical and literary journals
and on pbs.org
. Dr. Lerman practices what she teaches with
daily meditation and body work. She also regularly attends
vipassana meditation retreats. Dr. Lerman is a board certified
internist, fellowship trained geriatrician, and breast health and
disease specialist in her busy medical practice at the Beaumont
Breast Care Center.
Over 120 women have become veterans and completed Silver
Linings. Virtually all of them recommend the program to oth-
ers. Its growth and success resulted in a research grant from
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