2021-2022 Academic Leadership Team Advancing Integrative Medicine & Health

CONTACT: Dale West

To continue a steady global advance toward our vision for a transformed healthcare system promoting integrative medicine and health for all, 75 of the world’s most prestigious academic medical centers and health systems have confirmed three new Members-at-Large on the Board of Directors of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health.

Academic Consortium Chair Francoise Adan, MD, announced the following new members of the Board of Directors, noting “each is a recognized leader in this exciting field of patient-centered, evidence-based care.”  “We are dedicated, individually and together, to transforming healthcare through integrative medicine and health for all and we have the collective expertise and capacity in this leadership team to advance this vision.”

Shelley R. Adler, PhD
UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine
Osher Foundation Distinguished Professor of Integrative Medicine, Professor, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Dr. Adler trained in medical anthropology, sociocultural gerontology, and medical education research. She is an integrative medicine researcher and educator, examining inequalities and exploring avenues for equity in health and education and co-directs the Osher Center’s research fellowship program. 

J. Adam Rindfleisch, MPhil, MD
Vice Dean of Education
Whole Health School of Medicine and Health Sciences

A Rhodes Scholar, Dr. Rindfleisch’s academic interests include clinician self-care, enhancing medical education, spirituality and medicine, dietary supplements, biofield therapies, and mind-body medicine. As director of development for online course matireal from the VA Office of Patient Centered Care and Cultural Transformation, his team of 25 subject experts has created ofver 600,000 words of Integrative Medicine/Whole Health-themed documents. 

Suzanna M. Zick, NP, MPH
Research Associate Professor
Co-Director, Integrative Family Medicine
University of Michigan

Dr. Suzanna Zick is a clinical expert on integrative medicine in cancer survivorship and a member of the education team for the U-M Integrative Medicine Faculty Scholars Program. Dr. Zick also is program director of the Integrative Oncology Scholars Program focused on training in evidence-based integrative medicine.

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