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About CIM

Who We Are:

The Center for Integrative Medicine (CIM) at the University of Maryland School of Medicine was the first academic integrative medicine center in the US. With a track record of over $37 million in government-funded grants, more than 625 peer-reviewed publications and abstracts, and collaborators in more than 100 different countries, CIM continues to be a leading international center for research, patient care, education and training in Integrative Medicine.

Mission:

Emphasizing an approach to healing that values mind, body, and spirit, the Center is committed to evaluating the scientific foundation of complementary medicine, educating health professionals and the public about integrative medicine, and integrating evidence-based complementary therapies into clinical care to help people achieve and maintain optimal health and wellbeing.

What We Do:

Research: Advancing the Science of Integrative Medicine

Reaching from laboratory to patient bedside and out into the community, our research program is looking at a variety of impactful approaches to whole-person health. Current studies include meditation and nutrition for urban teens, adjuvant therapies for trauma patients, food gardens for staff and patient morale, how families cope with death, and more. Our Center also coordinates the Cochrane Complementary Medicine Field, an NIH-funded program that evaluates world-wide literature on complementary and alternative therapies.

Patient Care: Guiding Patients to their Best Health

For the Hospitalized Patient and Family: Currently, we offer inpatient integrative care at R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center, Stewart and Marlene Greenebaum Cancer Center, University of Maryland Medical Center (UMMC) and University of Maryland Rehabilitation and Orthopaedic Hospital (UMROI).

Outpatient Care for Healing and for Wellness: Our patient care practice, the Center for Integrative Health and Healing, offers a wide range of clinical services, as well as an Integrative Pain Clinic and a variety of wellness programs, to foster a collaborative relationship with patients guiding them to their best version of health.

Education: Making Wellness Accessible

For Health Professionals: In addition to our popular elective for medical students, we offer education for healthcare professionals, including workshops on pediatric massage, Integrative Ayurveda, Healing Pathways, Yoga Teacher Training and more.

For the Community: Wellness begins with education. We offer a variety of events throughout the year, including a Health and Wellness Conference (which also offers continuing education credit for some professions) and a Qigong Self-Healing Retreat for Cancer Patients.