Each year the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine (AWCIM) at the University of Arizona awards its Alumni of the Year award to a graduate of its educational programs who is advancing the field of integrative medicine. Open to graduates of the flagship Fellowship in Integrative Medicine, as well as the Integrative Health & Lifestyle program, nominations are solicited from previous graduates of these programs.
This year’s award winner is Roberta Weintraut, MD, director of the Integrative Medicine Division and leader of the Integrative Medicine in Residency (IMR) program at the Navicent Health/Mercer University School of Medicine in Macon, Ga.
“Training in integrative medicine has imbued my work with a greater purpose,” Dr. Weintraut said. “The connection to the patient and their path was lost, and I needed a way not just to bring that back into my own practice, but to show my residents and students how to bring that into theirs as well.”
“Roberta participated in IMR as one of the early adopter sites and has faithfully participated and taught at the IMR faculty development meeting,” said Patricia Lebensohn, MD, director of the IMR at AWCIM. “Roberta’s kind spirit is palpable in her teaching of botanicals to residents and peers. She has been the most humble leader and supporter of integrative medicine.”
About the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine
The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine (AWCIM) at the University of Arizona is leading the transformation of health care by creating, educating and actively supporting a community that embodies the philosophy and practice of healing-oriented medicine. AWCIM is internationally recognized for its evidence-based clinical practice, innovative educational programs and research that substantiates the field of integrative medicine and influences public policy. Since its creation in 1994, AWCIM’s vision of making integrative care available to all is being realized worldwide: AWCIM graduates are now guiding more than 1 million patients to take a greater role in their health and healing. To learn more about AWCIM, please visit awcim.arizona.edu or connect with us on Facebook or Twitter.
About the University of Arizona Health Sciences
The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. The UA Health Sciences includes the UA Colleges of Medicine (Tucson and Phoenix), Nursing, Pharmacy, and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the growing Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, the UA Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona and the greater Southwest to provide cutting-edge health education, research, patient care and community outreach services. A major economic engine, the UA Health Sciences employs nearly 5,000 people, has approximately 900 faculty members and garners $200 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: uahs.arizona.edu (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | Instagram)