The UA Center for Integrative Medicine—through which the Divison of Integrative Medicine operates—is expanding into new areas and building on our already leading role in integrative health care. The National Center for Integrative Primary Healthcare is making great strides after its first full year. This collaborative project with the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health, supported by a federal HRSA grant, addresses strategies to expand integrative medicine to underserved populations...

Victoria Maizes, MD
Chief, UA Division of Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine

The University of Arizona Division of 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 their health and wellbeing through evidence-based, sustainable, integrative approaches that focus on preventive measures to keep ourselves healthy and combine traditional medicine with holistic ways to combat illness and disease.

The Division of Integrative Medicine operates largely through the UA Center for Integrative Medicine. Designated a “Center of Excellence” by the Arizona Board of Regents in 2008, the Center is internationally recognized for its innovative educational programs, clinical practice model, and research that substantiates the field of integrative medicine and influences public policy.

Since the Center’s creation as the Program in Integrative Medicine by integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, MD, in 1994, its vision of making integrative care available to all is being realized worldwide: Center graduates are now guiding more than four million patients to take a greater role in their health and healing.

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DOM Physician Wins $100K Bayer Grant to Study Shortness of Breath after Pulmonary Embolism

Dr. Michael Insel, an assistant professor in the UA Division of Pulmonary, Allergy, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, has won an inaugural Pulmonary Hypertension Accelerated Bayer (PHAB) Award valued at $100,000 to investigate breathlessness in patients after a pulmonary embolism. It’s part of $1 million in grants that Bayer is investing to help propel clinical advancements in treatment for conditions that can lead to pulmonary hypertension...


Preventing Health-care-Associated Infections Focus of UA Health Sciences Researcher

Marc Verhougstraete, PhD, assistant professor and environmental microbiologist at the University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, received a $510,000 CDC research grant to focus on the prevention of health-care-associated infections, a serious threat to patient safety.


Could Near-Infrared Light Give Aging Brains a Boost?

With support from a grant from the National Institute on Aging, researchers will test a novel intervention that uses near-infrared light to enhance brain functioning.