The American Institute of Stress

The American Institute of Stress (AIS)The American Institute of Stress (AIS), founded in 1978 at the recommendation of Dr. Hans Selye, is a clearinghouse for stress-related information. The Institute provides a diverse and inclusive environment that fosters intellectual discovery, reports cutting edge advances in stress research and therapy, and publishes Newsletters that explains their significance.

Dr. Paul J. Rosch served as President for 35 years, was succeeded by Dr. Daniel Kirsch, and is now Chairman of the Board. Dr. Rosch is Honorary Vice President of the International Stress Management Association, Clinical Professor of Medicine and Psychiatry at New York Medical College, and has served as President of the New York State Society of Internal Medicine, President of The Pavlovian Society, Chairman of the International Foundation for Biopsychosocial Development and Human Health, Expert Consultant on Stress to the United States Centers for Disease Control, Editor-in-Chief of Stress Medicine published by Jon Wiley & Sons in the U.K., and is  member of the Editorial Board of numerous journals.

Dr. Rosch has been the recipient of many honors, including the Outstanding Physician’s Award of the New York State Medical Society, Man of the Year Award with a Congressional Citation, the Schering Award, and the International Distinguished Service Award of the American Rural Health Association.

Paul J. Rosch, M.D., F.A.C.P.In 1985, he received an award from Dr. Michael E. DeBakey, President of the American Society for Contemporary Medicine and Surgery for “contributions to our understanding of stress, health, and disease”. The I. M. Sechenov Memorial Medal was bestowed on him in 1993 by The Russian Academy of Medical Sciences for similar reasons and for facilitating communication between stress researchers at his annual International Congress on Stress in Switzerland. He is also one of the foreigners elected to full Fellowship in the Russian Academy of Sciences. He was also the recipient of the 2000 Innovation Award of The International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine and is an Emeritus Member of The Endocrine and Bioelectromagnetic Societies, Fellow and Life Member of The American College of Physicians, Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine. Fellow of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, Fellow of the Council on Geriatric Cardiology, and Fellow of the World Academy of Art and Sciences.

He is the Editor and contributed to Bioelectromagnetic and Subtle Energy Medicine, Fat and Cholesterol Don’t Cause Heart Disease-And Statins Are Not the Solution, and co-author of several other books, and author of numerous publications on various stress-related subjects.

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