Contact: Kaylyn Kendall Dines
UMDNJ-School of Health Related Professions
Physician Receives Endowed Professorship in Complementary
and Alternative Medicine
Dr. Adam I. Perlman, of Randolph, N.J., has
been named the recipient of the Endowed Professorship in Complementary
and Alternative Medicine at the University of Medicine and Dentistry
of New Jersey (UMDNJ).
Dr. Perlman is executive director of the Institute for Complementary
and Alternative Medicine (ICAM), which is based at the UMDNJ-School
of Health Related Professions, and is also an clinical assistant
professor of medicine at UMDNJ-New Jersey Medical School.
Dr. Perlman is the recipient of the seventh UMDNJ chair endowed
by the Hunterdon Health Fund. Each chair is accompanied by a $1.5
In presenting Dr. Perlman's nomination for the professorship
to the UMDNJ Board of Trustees, Dr. David M. Gibson, dean of the
UMDNJ-School of Health Related Profession, said, "Dr. Perlman
is an extremely committed leader who has worked effectively with
faculty and staff to develop the Institute for Complementary and
Alternative Medicine into an interdisciplinary, university-wide
center that represents excellence."
Since his appointment as executive director of ICAM in 2002,
Dr. Perlman has secured four grants totaling more than $700,000
and secured the center's membership in the Consortium of Academic
Health Centers in Integrative Medicine, on whose steering committee
he now serves. He has also authored two chapters for textbooks
on alternative and complementary medicine and published numerous
articles in professional journals.
Dr. Perlman received his medical degree from Boston University
School of Medicine in 1994 and a masters in public health degree
from Boston University School of Public Health. He completed a
residency in internal medicine as well as preventive medicine
and a fellowship in general internal medicine at Boston Medical
In 1998, Dr. Perlman was appointed director of the Carol and
Morton Siegler Center for Integrative Medicine at St. Barnabas
Medical Center in Livingston, a position he still holds in addition
to his position as executive director of ICAM. Dr. Perlman maintains
a clinical practice at
St. Barnabas where he focuses primarily on wellness and chronic
conditions such as fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis and cancer.
His approach is an integrative one, incorporating both conventional
and non-conventional, or complementary, treatments.
Dr. Perlman is currently conducting a clinical trial to assess
the efficacy of massage therapy for osteoarthritis of the knee.
He is a principal investigator on a clinical trial to study how
daily vitamin intake affects the academic and behavioral performance
of inner-city children.
In additional, he is looking at the use of complementary and
alternative medicine by patients at The Cancer Institute of New