The University of Arizona

Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine

Join our Mailing List

Sign up for the mailing list to receive information about our events and educational programs.

About The Center

The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine is leading the transformation of health care by training a new generation of health professionals and by empowering individuals and communities to optimize health and wellbeing through evidence-based, sustainable, integrative approaches.

The Center was founded in 1994 by Dr. Andrew Weil, and has focused its efforts in three domains: education, health promotion and research. The Center was built upon the premise that the best way to change a field is to educate the most gifted professionals and place them in settings where they can, in turn, teach others.

Education

The Center offers a broad range of educational opportunities for health care professionals with an interest in learning and practicing the principles of integrative medicine. The majority of the Center's educational offerings are online, including our flagship program: The Fellowship in Integrative Medicine.

Health Promotion

In addition to educating the best and brightest healthcare professionals, we're working to ensure that integrative care is available to as many people as possible. With a commitment to build integrative healthcare up in underserved communities, and projects to make sure that patient-centered sustainable care becomes an integral part of primary healthcare through initiatives like the National Center for Integrative Primary Healthcare (NCIPH) we hope that one day all healthcare will be integrative healthcare.

The Center serves patients directly at a small consultative practice in Tucson, partnering with patients to facilitate healing by using a wide range of therapies from conventional and complementary traditions.

Research

Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine research activities contribute rigorous scientific studies on the integration of complementary therapies with conventional medicine, with a focus on educational research, corporate health improvement research, and methods to study clinical outcomes in integrative medicine. The Center made leaps forward in 2012 with the hire of world-renowned researcher Esther Sternberg, MD, to establish a collaborative, multidisciplinary translational research program that will explore the science of the mind-body connection from varying perspectives and then translate those findings into IM practice.

Accomplishments

The Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine…

  • Developed the first and most comprehensive academic curriculum in integrative medicine.
  • Co-founded the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine, with Duke University and the University of Massachusetts. The Consortium has 46 member institutions engaged in clinical, educational, and research programs in integrative medicine.
  • Created the first Integrative Medicine in Residency program, which is a national model for training of all physicians in integrative medicine.
  • Offers the largest Fellowship in the world, having graduated more than 1200 Fellows in integrative medicine, and continuing to accept more than 150 new practitioners into the Fellowship each year.
  • Has trained doctors from 49 U.S. states and 19 countries and territories.

Mission

The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine is leading the transformation of health care by training a new generation of health professionals and by empowering individuals and communities to optimize health and wellbeing through evidence-based, sustainable, integrative approaches.

Our commitment is to live the values of Integrative Medicine, thus creating a unique model for transforming medicine.