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To continue the steady global advance toward a transformed healthcare system that fosters whole person health and well-being for all, more than 75 of the world’s most prestigious academic medical centers and health systems have confirmed five new members of the Board of Directors for the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health.
Academic Consortium Chair Francoise Adan, MD, made the announcement, noting “each new member of the board is a recognized leader in the rapidly developing field of whole person, evidence-based care. Welcoming them to our leadership at a time of tremendous momentum for our organization brings new dimension to our efforts in support of education, research, advocacy and innovative health care delivery.”
Sian Cotton, PhD
Turner Farm Foundation Chair
Director, Center for Integrative Health and Wellness
Professor, Dept of Family & Community Medicine, Division of Integrative Medicine, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cara Feldman-Hunt, MA, NBC-HWC
Director, Integrative Health, University of Vermont Medical Center
Lauray MacElhern, MBA
Managing Director, University of California, San Diego –
Centers for Integrative Health
Iman Majd, MD, MS, L.Ac/EAMP
University of Washington: Clinical Assistant Professor, Dept of Family Medicine; Interim Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine; Clinic Director, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine, and Attending Physician, University of Washington Med Center and Neighborhood Clinics
Kavitha Reddy, MD, FACEP, ABoIM
Associate Director, Employee Whole Health, Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation (OPCC & CT), VHA
Emergency Medicine Attending Physician, VA St. Louis Health Care System
Assistant Clinical Professor, Dept of Emergency Medicine,
Washington University School of Medicine
These new board members will join existing board members starting May 22, 2022: Incoming Chair: Amy Locke, MD, Immediate Past Chair, Francoise Adan, MD, At-Large members: Adam Rindfleisch, MD, Suzanna Zick, ND, MPH and Shelley Adler, MD.
What is Integrative Medicine and Health: Integrative medicine and health reaffirms the important relationship between practitioner and patient, focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence, and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic and lifestyle approaches, healthcare professionals, and disciplines to achieve optimal health and healing.
Who we are: The Academic Consortium is the organizational home for 78 of the world’s most prestigious academic health centers and health systems that have programs in integrative medicine and health. The Academic Consortium was founded in 1999 by eight academic health centers (Duke University, Harvard University, Stanford University, University of California, San Francisco, University of Arizona, University of Maryland, University of Massachusetts, and the University of Minnesota). The Academic Consortium represents thousands of scientists, educators, clinicians, and other health professionals who share an interest in the field of integrative medicine and health. Member Listing
Our Vision: A transformed healthcare system promoting integrative medicine and health for all.