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Brad Jacobs, MD, Becomes Chair of the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine

SAN DIEGO, CA – Nov 3, 2016

The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM), the largest organization for integrative health and medicine practitioners, announces Brad Jacobs, MD, MPH, ABIHM, ABOIM as chair of the board of directors at the Annual Conference in San Diego.


Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine Welcomes Tracy Petrillo, EdD, RD, CAE, as CEO

SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPT 28, 2016

AIHM Welcomes  Tracy Petrillo, EdD, RD, CAE, a 15-year veteran of nonprofit management and a thought leader in the areas of education, conferences, credentialing, leadership development and member engagement, as CEO.

AIHM Press Release: Interprofessional Fellowship Scholarships Expanded, Class Launches with over 50% Scholarship Rate

Seeking to transform health care through interprofessional education, AIHM expands Fellowship scholarship offerings

SAN DIEGO, CA – SEPT 20, 2016

“Scholarships are the mechanism by which we can attract the highest caliber of practitioners to our program and the Academy can ensure greater access to integrative health and medicine. Our scholarships are merit-based with special consideration for those working in underserved areas and facilitate representation from diverse professions.”


AIHM Interprofessional Fellowship Breaks New Ground with Scholarships

SAN DIEGO, CA – JUNE 02, 2016

AIHM announced an unparalleled number of scholarship opportunities for to the Interprofessional Fellowship program. Of the 60 inaugural Interprofessional Fellows, 19 received scholarships when the program launched in February. AIHM confirmed that the same level of support would be provided to the next class.

UC San Diego & AIHM

Education Partnership between Leaders of Integrative Medicine and Public Health

SAN DIEGO, CA – MAY 17, 2016

Two leading academic health organizations—Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) and UC San Diego School of Medicine Department of Family Medicine and Public Health—are partnering for a major health and medicine conference.


#StrongerTogether: AIHM Student Alliance Hosts Event


#StrongerTogether: A historic day forever changing the trajectory of health care, nearly 200 students from UCSD School of Medicine, Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, Bastyr University California, and SDSU Doctor of Physical Therapy Program joined forces to launch the AIHM Student Alliance.


The Evolution of Integrative Medicine Practice, Education, and Fellowships

Integrative Medicine — Vol. 15, No. 1 — FEBRUARY 2016

Special editorial published by Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal (IMCJ) by authors David S. Riley, MD; Robert Anderson, MD; Jennifer C. Blair, LAc, MaOM; Seroya Crouch, ND; William Meeker, DC, MPH; Scott Shannon, MD, ABIHM; Nancy Sudak, MD, ABIHM; Lucia Thornton, RN, MSN, AHN-BC; Tieraona Low Dog, MD.


Groundbreaking Integrative Health & Medicine Fellowship Launches, Fills First Class


The new AIHM Interprofessional Fellowship in Integrative Health & Medicine launched with a completely full class this week, surpassing its goal with 60 enrolled practitioners indicating a groundswell of demand for advanced training. 19 scholarships awarded.

AIHM Fellowship approved by the ABIOIM

AIHM Fellowship Officially Recognized and Approved by the American Board of Integrative Medicine (ABOIM)


News affirms that the Academy’s 1,000-hour Fellowship, under the directorship of Tieraona Low Dog, MD, meets or exceeds the highest standards set forth for the study of Integrative Medicine.

Dr. Mimi Guarneri Leads Call to Action to Transform Health Care at AIHM Conference


Transformative and historic turning point, nearly 900 gather at AIHM’s People, Planet, Purpose: Global Practitioners United in Health and Healing.

Mimi Guarneri, MD and Deepak Chopra, MD

Dr. Mimi Guarneri Announces AIHM Conference Faculty of 67 experts with Dr. Deepak Chopra as keynote speaker

SAN DIEGO, CA- JULY 28, 2015

AIHM President, Mimi Guarneri, MD, FACC, and the interprofessional committee, led by chairs Wendy Warner, MD, and Jennifer Blair, LAc, along with Director of Education, Tabatha Parker, ND, released the People, Planet, Purpose: Global Practitioners United in Health & Healing program.


AIHM Plans Partnership with Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine (OCIM)


The Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine (OCIM), which represents a group of prominent accredited health and medicine educational institutions, emerged as the ideal partner for the AIHM Interprofessional Fellowship.

Ruth Westreich, “Good Medicine” Visionary and Philanthropic Leader, Invests in the Academy’s Interdisciplinary Model


The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) announces a major gift from Ruth Westreich, President of the Westreich Foundation, and the “Good Medicine” Visionary and Philanthropist.