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Why is Integrative Medicine Important?

Leading faculty and scholars from the Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine at UCLA talk about their views on why integrative medicine is important.


Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine (CCIM) is a UCLA system-wide program committed to the study and application of integrative medicine. Speaking from the perspective of clinicians, researchers, and educators, these CCIM leading members represent diverse areas of expertise from neuroscience, psychiatry, traditional Chinese medicine, integrative oncology, to pediatric pain, and health policy. They share a common view that, “Integrative medicine is good medicine, and it is the medicine of the future.”

Speakers in order of their appearance:

  • Michael Irwin, MD
    Director, UCLA Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology
  • Malcolm Taw, MD
    UCLA Center for East-West Medicine
  • Richard J. Pietras, MD, PhD
    Director, UCLA Stiles Program in Integrative Oncology
  • Mary Hardy, MD
    Director, Sims/Mann-UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology
  • Lonnie K. Zeltzer, MD
    Director, UCLA Pediatric Pain Program
  • Michael S. Goldstein, PhD
    Professor, UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
  • Subhandra Evans, PhD
    UCLA Pediatric Pain Program

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