Thank you to the Consortium sponsors, leaders and mentors. I have grown personally and professionally and have gained many benefits from my membership in the Consortium. I am very grateful for the leadership training that was provided generously by Bill George. The workshop inspired me and provided me with new tools to improve my skills as a leader and a mentor. As a member of the Policy Committee, I was able to join with distinguished colleagues to provide formal comments to the National Pain Strategy. Networking with colleagues in clinical practice and research has expanded my knowledge and has enabled me to contribute to key policy and practice initiatives.
And many of them are very good dancers and so much fun.
Nancy Wintering, LCSW, CCRP
Being a member of the Consortium has benefited me, both professionally and personally. The networking opportunities are incomparable; working closely with other academic integrative medicine leaders has led to exciting collaborations and many strong friendships.
Delia Chiaramonte, M.D.
GW Center for Integrative Medicine has been member of the Consortium of Academic Centers for Integrative Health for over 10 years and we have enjoyed the comradery and support the organization provided to us through multiple conferences, ongoing series of CME grand rounds, and more importantly having so many like minded colleagues who have been of great help so many times through all kinds of situations! We are looking forward to continue our involvement and hope that the Consortium will continue blossoming and being academic leader in the field of integrative health!
Mikhail Kogan, MD
The Consortium has been extraordinarily valuable to me both personally and professionally by providing mentorship into leadership roles such as chair of an international clinical conference and secretary of the executive committee, allowing me to garner the national recognition required by my institution for academic promotion.
Melinda Ring, MD
The Consortium provides a network of colleagues working to provide psychological services so that they are increasingly viewed not as primarily mental health services, but as essential components of integrative healthcare. Collegial support and advice in how to do so is often invaluable, especially for those of us in leadership roles. On a different note, many, if not most Ph.D.'s are involved in research, with the Consortium providing opportunities to participate in research, as well as a network of associates to collaborate with. Most importantly the Consortium provides a group of dear friends.
Jeffery Feldman, PhD
I have found the Consortium valuable in being able to network with colleagues in other Academic Institutions. As residency faculty, having the ability to discuss and share best teaching practices with other faculty around Integrative Medicine has been great.
Ray Teets, MD
Membership in the Consortium for over 14 years, originally as UMDNJ and now as Rutgers, has brought an awareness of what is happening on the forefront of integrative medicine and health, and the opportunity to work with the leaders of this field in its formation and progression. The rich exchanges, experience, and opportunities to collaborate within the Research Working Group have also supported our research, including NIH-funded multi-site studies across institutions.
Susan Gould Fogerite, PhD
The Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health is the only organization of institutions dedicated to integrative healthcare across the tripartite service mission of academia: education, research, and clinical services. Institutional members are North American academic health centers and health systems. When an institution joins the Consortium, they become part of a vital academic network committed to advancing the principles and practices of integrative medicine and health. All faculty, staff, and students of institutional members are eligible to be individual members of the Consortium. Individual members from all medical specialties and health care disciplines are encouraged to join. The Consortium sponsors many ongoing activities to facilitate networking and information exchange among its members.
INFORMATION AND RESOURCE EXCHANGE
Consortium members benefit from easy access to the most up-to-date, evidence-based information, resources, protocols, and materials being used at academic health centers and systems across North America. Many live and online forums exist to disseminate information and resources including:
PROFESSIONAL NETWORKING AND DEVELOPMENT
Networking with leaders in the field of integrative medicine and health is an important benefit of membership in the Consortium. These include:
For any questions or information on membership benefits and resources, please email firstname.lastname@example.org