AIMS Institute conducts IRB-approved prospective clinical outcomes studies to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of our therapy programs. We ask all of our patients to participate.

AIMS Institute is working with the U.S. FDA and DEA towards conducting the first human study of ayahuasca tea therapy in the U.S.  Click here to see Dr. Standish’s slide deck from the 2019 World Ayahuasca Conference in Girona, Spain.  Click here to learn more and donate.

Dr. Standish has been principal investigator on numerous clinical studies funded by the National Institutes of Health.  Click here to listen to a podcast conversation with Dr. Standish and click here to watch her lecture to students about these studies and her approach to outcomes research in integrative oncology.

Dr. Aggarwal, as a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, was the principal investigator on the first study with state-authorized medical cannabis patients conducted under NIH-issued federal Certificates of Confidentiality. His peer-reviewed publications in pain, rehabilitation medicine, psychiatry, oncology, neurology, palliative medicine, law and social science journals have been cited over 600 times. Click here to listen to an ‘Ask Me Anything’ podcast conversation with Dr. Aggarwal regarding integrative cananbinology and click here to watch and listen to some of Dr. Aggarwal’s lectures and interviews.

Dr. Aggarwal and Standish are both experienced physicians and scientists.

Read some of their publications and about their research interests below.

 

Use of cannabinoids in cancer care: palliative care

S.K. Aggarwal

Current Oncology, March 2016

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It Is Impossible to Test Impairment by THC In Blood, Urine or Saliva

Angela Bacca

Medium

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Breast Cancer Integrative Oncology Care and Its Costs

L.J. Standish et al.

Integrative Cancer Therapies, March 2017

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Medicinal use of cannabis in the United States: Historical perspectives, current trends, and future directions

S.K. Aggarwal et al.

Journal of Opioid Management, May/June 2009

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Breast Cancer and the Immune System

L.J. Standish et al.

Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology, Fall 2008

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Cannabinoid Integrative Health 101

S.K. Aggarwal

Huffington Post, April 2016

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Trametes versicolor Mushroom Immune Therapy in Breast Cancer

L.J. Standish et al.

Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology, Summer 2008

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Can polysaccharide K Improve Therapeutic Efficacy and Safety in Gastrointestinal Cancer

Ma et al.

Impact Journals – Oncotarget Vol. 8, 2017

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Promise, Power, and Profit: The Economics of Ketamine Treatment

Bennett and Belser

MAPS

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Introduction to Special Section on Cannabis

Denise Glover

Journal of Ethnobiology, 38(4):469-472

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Cannabis Fear Deconditioning: An Autobiological Marijuana Memoir of a South Asian-Oklahoman Physician-Scientist

S.K. Aggarwal

Journal of Ethnobiology, 38(4):489-503

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Can and Should Ayahuasca Become Part of Western Medicine?

L.J. Standish

Kahpi – The Ayahuasca Hub

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Everything You Wanted To Know About CBD But Were Afraid To Ask

Angela Bacca

Big Buds Magazine – 2019

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What If Consciousness Comes First?

Psychology Today – July 2019

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The ayahuasca ceremony is going under the scientific-method microscope

Shelby Hartman

LJS Quartz – April 2017

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