Education for Faculty Members
The University of Cincinnati and its faculty provide training to colleagues and other health care professionals to improve the quality of life for the local and global community as they discover, teach, and apply knowledge in the health sciences.
Current opportunities for faculty to learn more about integrative health include the Dr. Khushman V. Sanghvi Memorial Lectureship on the Mind-Body Interface in Health and Healing, various grand rounds presentations, mindfulness practice and more.
Faculty Facilitator Training in Mind-Body Skills
UC faculty serve as mentors and course facilitators for the UC Student Mind-Body Courses. The UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness offers a mind-body skills facilitator training retreat for faculty interested in co-leading interdisciplinary student groups in their home colleges.
Learn more about faculty mind-body skills training or apply to join an upcoming retreat >>
NCIPH Primary Care Course
The University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine (AzCIM) and the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine & Health (The Consortium) in cooperation with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) created the National Center for Integrative Primary Healthcare (NCIPH). The purpose of the NCIPH is to advance the incorporation of competency and evidence based integrative health (IH) curricula and best practices into primary care education and practice.
UC is currently participating as a pilot site for faculty to participate in a 45-hour introductory interprofessional integrative healthcare course, Foundations in Integrative Health.
Finding Meaning in Medicine (FMM) Faculty and Resident Group
The UC Department of Internal Medicine hosts a monthly FMM group (modeled after the program developed by Rachel Remen, MD with the Institute for the Study of Health and Illness) that meets to explore the personal meaning and values inherent in the practice of medicine. The group is open to all specialties. Please contact Elise Henning, MD to learn more.
Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation
An “Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation" pilot program was led by experts in mindfulness for College of Medicine faculty in summer 2015. Planning for additional courses for faculty and staff is currently underway. Please contact Kelly Lyle, health affairs program officer, for additional information.
Participants in the Introduction to Mindfulness and Meditation program meet once per week for four weeks to gain a better understanding of mindfulness practice and to learn meditation exercises.
Practical benefits of meditation include marked and lasting reduction of stress, increased ability to focus and concentrate, increased learning capacity and memory, and enhanced well-being.
Sample topics include:
- Session 1: Mindfulness Meditation—Introduction to Mindfulness
Presented by Geraldine Wu, MD
- Session 2: Stress Reduction—Letting Go and Managing Our Emotions
Presented by Geraldine Wu, MD
- Session 3: Lifestyle and Healthy Mind
Presented by Mehran Attari, MD
- Session 4: Integrating Acceptance and Compassion Into Your Life
Presented by Richard Sears, PsyD