The Center supports training and education in the form of co-hosting journal clubs and lecture series, hosting workshops and conferences, and sponsoring students to learn in the biomarker lab.
The Center co-sponsors with the Centers for Integrative Health an Integrative Health Journal Club in the Medical Education - Telemedicine (MET) building. Attendees review articles on integrative medicine topics published in peer reviewed scientific journals. Peer reviewed journal articles on topics in integrative health are presented and discussed by UC San Diego medical students, naturopathic medical students, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, and faculty, as well as nurses, acupuncturists, Chinese medicine practitioners and nutritionists. The goal of the Journal Club is to connect individuals from allopathic medical backgrounds, integrative practitioners and researchers to discuss the latest integrative medicine research.
Lunchtime Integrative Health Seminar Series
The Center also co-hosts with the Centers for Integrative Health the UCSD Medical Student HI-Med interest group a monthly lunchtime integrative health seminar series in the Medical Education - Telemedicine (MET) building on topics that correspond with medical school courses, including oncology, cardiology and mind brain behavior.
Lectures are held on the UCSD School of Medicine campus, with specific locations announced with each lecture.
The Center co-hosts with the Centers for Integrative Health a Grand Rounds series offering CME credits. Lectures are held on the UCSD School of Medicine campus, with specific locations announced with each lecture.
Conferences / Workshops
The Center helped launch the UC San Diego New Centers for Integrative Health; https://medschool.ucsd.edu/som/fmph/research/cim/media/Pages/UC-San-Diego-Launches-New-Centers-for-Integrative-Health-.aspx.
In collaboration with the UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine, the Center recently co-hosted a highly successful Workshop on Practice Based Research, which was held on the UC San Diego campus. Practice-based research is a form of original research undertaken within the setting of medical practice. The workshop educated health providers and students on the principles and practice of PBR and helped establish new research collaborations to support their research interests.
In collaboration with the Naval Medical Center San Diego, the Center recently co-hosted a Military and Veteran Resiliency Medicine Summit. The Summit, with speakers from around the US, highlighted best practices, cutting-edge research and helped attendees develop new skills in mind-body medicine. The overarching goal of the Summit was to improve integration of these disciplines into the care provided to service members, veterans and their families.