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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Janet Major Elected U.S. Distance Learning Association President

A vital contributor to the Arizona Telemedicine Program at the University of Arizona for more than 20 years, Major trains health-care professionals in the effective use of videoconferencing and also plans, develops and installs the teleconferencing and telemedicine equipment used at rural telemedicine sites.


UA Physician to Study Sleep Apnea and Heart Health Dr. Salma Patel will explore mortality related to obstructive sleep apnea in individuals suffering from cardiac arrhythmia, with a future focus on alternative therapies to continuous positive airway pressure, or CPAP, devices that help some people sleep better.

Joann Sweasy, PhD, Joins UA Cancer Center as Associate Director for Basic Sciences Previously at Yale University, Dr. Sweasy brings expertise in basic sciences that will facilitate translational research.