UA Integrative Medicine Welcomes Allied Health Professionals for IHeLP 2018 Spring Class

Dr. Andrew Weil (turquoise shirt) with AzCIM integrative health program studentsThe University of Arizona Division of Integrative Medicine and UA Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) welcomed its 2018 Spring Class of Integrative Health & Lifestyle Program (IHeLp) members to Tucson this week for a 4-day retreat where students travel to Tucson for hands-on experience.

IHeLp is a 6-month, mostly online, certificate program for many allied health professionals including nurses, therapists, dietitians and mental health professionals. It encourages interprofessional health-care teams.

Launched in 2013, the program teaches the foundations of integrative health including the seven core areas: Nutrition, Sleep, Resiliency, Relationships, Movement, Spirituality and Environment. About 60 students go through the program per year.

UA Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) logoThis year’s spring class is pictured above with AzCIM founder and director, Andrew Weil, MD (in turquoise shirt), a UA professor of medicine and public health, and the Lovell-Jones Endowed Chair in Integrative Rheumatology at the UA College of Medicine – Tucson. To Dr. Weil's left (in black jacket) is UA assistant professor Robert "Rocky" Corker, MD.

The photo (which was posted to Twittersee below) from this year’s retreat, Jan. 7-10, was shot Jan. 8 at the Westward Look Resort, where the event was hosted.

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The UA Division of Integrative Medicine—which operates largely through AzCIM—is one of fourteen divisions within the UA Department of Medicine, the largest department in the UA College of Medicine – Tucson.

Twitter post on IHeLp student retreat at Westward Look Resort, Jan. 8

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Release Date: 
01/09/2018 - 1:30pm