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.

News

Twenty UA Department of Medicine Physicians Make Preview List for 2019 ‘Top Doctors’

Of 247 physicians to be included in the “Top Doctors” issue of Tucson Lifestyle magazine, over 100 have some affiliation with Banner – University Medicine, the primary clinical partner of the University of Arizona Health Sciences colleges—89 have a Banner facility listed as their primary hospital. Twenty of them are from the UA Department of Medicine. Congratulations to our top doctors…


Final African American Heritage Month Talk to Focus Feb. 28 on Disparities in Heart Failure

UA cardiologist Dr. Khadijah Breathett will talk at the third and final lecture Feb. 28 in the African American Heritage Month (AAHM) Speaker Series on the topic: “Racial and Gender Disparities in Advanced Heart Failure: Change Starts with You!” She follows two other speakers in this year’s series, Dr. Michael D.L. Johnson, who spoke Feb. 7, and Dr. Victoria Murrain, COM-T deputy dean for Diversity and Inclusion, who speaks Feb. 21. RSVP today to hear her talk…


Dr. Ken Ramos Accepts Biosciences, Health Posts at Texas A&M University

Dr. Kenneth S. Ramos, UA Health Sciences associate vice president for precision health sciences, has accepted a position as executive director of the Institute of Biosciences and Technology in Houston and assistant vice chancellor for Health Services at the Texas A&M University System. He’ll begin his new duties at the end of March, announced UAHS Senior Vice President Dr. Michael Dake in a memo…