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Lecture: Dr. Victoria Maizes, Internationally Recognized Leader in Integrative Medicine, May 6

Dr. Maizes will describe local and national initiatives that are being implemented and producing meaningful change, from school-based mindfulness programs to community gardens as well as University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine programs that can enhance well-being and improve the health of our society. The lecture is free and open to the public.

Victoria Maizes, MD

Victoria Maizes, MD

Victoria Maizes, MD, executive director of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine and professor of clinical medicine, family medicine and public health, will present The James E. Dalen, MD, MPH, Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy titled, “Wellness in Action: Integrative Medicine Meets Public Health.”

The free lecture is open to the public and will be held Friday, May 6, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., in DuVal Auditorium at Banner – University Medical Center Tucson, 1501 N. Campbell Ave.

In Tucson and nationwide, a remarkable set of initiatives, ranging from school-based mindfulness programs to community gardens are being implemented and producing meaningful change. Dr. Maizes will describe these exciting developments as well as the UA Center for Integrative Medicine programs that can enhance well-being and improve the health of our society.

Dr. Maizes is internationally recognized as a leader in integrative medicine. She stewarded the growth of the University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine from a small program educating four residential fellows per year to a Center of Excellence training more than 1,000 fellows and residents annually. She was responsible for developing the Center’s curriculum in integrative medicine and pioneered multiple educational innovations including Integrative Medicine in Residency; a national model for educating primary care physicians licensed worldwide by 67 residencies, and the Integrative Health and Lifestyle Program, an interprofessional lifestyle-training program.

Dr. Maizes is committed to pioneering change efforts that solve U.S. health-care system problems. Under her leadership, the Center developed an innovative, integrative primary care clinical model, and she is carrying out research to assess the clinical and cost effectiveness of integrative care.

Dr. Maizes graduated from Barnard College of Columbia University; received her medical degree from the University of California, San Francisco; and completed her residency in family medicine at the University of Missouri, Columbia, and her fellowship in integrative medicine at the UA.

Dr. Maizes is the co-editor of Integrative Women’s Health (Oxford University Press 2010; 2nd edition 2015) and the author of Be Fruitful: The Essential Guide to Maximizing Fertility and Giving Birth to a Healthy Child (Scribner 2013). She lectures worldwide to academic and community audiences on integrative medical education, women’s health, nutrition, environmental issues, cancer and healthy aging. In 2009, Dr. Maizes was named one of the world’s 25 intelligent optimists by ODE magazine.

The endowment for The James E. Dalen, MD, MPH, Distinguished Lecture for Health Policy supports a series of visiting professors in health policy. These distinguished scholars offer lectures and discussions to the UA Health Sciences campus community and to the public on local, state, national and international health policy issues and connect the academic world with the “real world” of public health.

Parking for the lecture is available in the Banner – University Medical Center Tucson visitor parking garage at the rate of $1.50 per hour, cash only.

For more information please contact Roxanna Apaez: 520-626-5983, rapaez@email.arizona.edu

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