Dr. Andrew Weil to Discuss COVID-19 Strategies in Webinar

Apr 3, 2020
Six experts from the University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, including Drs. Andrew Weil and Victoria Maizes, will discuss the exploration of integrative medicine based on the current evidence and research on the coronavirus's spread on April 7.

TUCSON, Ariz. — Members of the public and the media are invited to join a virtual discussion on integrative strategies to supplement public health measures against the spread of the new coronavirus.

Victoria Maizes, MD, and Andrew Weil, MD

Organized by University of Arizona Global and hosted by the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, the presentation, “An Integrative Approach to COVID-19,” will feature six experts, including the integrative medicine center's founder and director, Andrew Weil, MD. It will take place from 9:30-11 a.m., April 7, and is viewable at: https://global.arizona.edu/events/integrative-approach-covid-19

"We're excited to have Dr. Weil, the world's leading expert on integrative medicine, as part of this global conversation on COVID-19 prevention and treatment," said Brent White, vice provost for global affairs and dean of global campuses.

A Harvard Medical School graduate and author of 11 books and many scientific and popular articles, Dr. Weil is an internationally recognized expert on medicinal plants, alternative medicine and medical education reform. He founded the namesake center that leads the world in developing a comprehensive curriculum in integrative medicine. He writes a syndicated newspaper column and a monthly column for Prevention magazine, appears in video programs on PBS, and is a frequent lecturer and guest on talk shows.

Esther M. Sternberg, MDIn addition to Dr. Weil, presenters include:

  • Ann Marie Chiasson, MD, PhD, director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine and an associate professor of clinical medicine in the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Randy Horwitz, MD, PhD, medical director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Esther Sternberg, MD, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine research director, Andrew Weil Endowed Chair for Research in Integrative Medicine, and founding director of the UArizona Institute on Place, Wellbeing and Performance
  • Victoria Maizes, MD, executive director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, clinical professor of medicine and public health and the Andrew Weil Endowed Chair in Integrative Medicine
  • Lise Alschuler, ND, professor of clinical medicine and assistant director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine

The webinar is the third in a three-part series that was originally designed to share information with UArizona faculty, staff and students at microcampuses across the globe who are looking for guidance during this unprecedented time, said White, but the webinars are also open to the public.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions before and during the webinar. To view video for this and all webinars in this series afterward, see this link: https://global.arizona.edu/covid-19-resources 

The UArizona Health Sciences COVID-19 Resources webpage can be found here.

For the latest on the University of Arizona response to the novel coronavirus, visit the university's COVID-19 webpage.


NOTE: Photos available upon request.

This article first appeared at the UA News website.

About the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine
The Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine (AWCIM) at the University of Arizona is leading the transformation of health care by creating, educating and actively supporting a community that embodies the philosophy and practice of healing-oriented medicine. AWCIM is internationally recognized for its evidence-based clinical practice, innovative educational programs and research that substantiates the field of integrative medicine and influences public policy. Since its creation in 1994, AWCIM’s vision of making integrative care available to all is being realized worldwide: AWCIM graduates are now guiding more than 1 million patients to take a greater role in their health and healing. For more information: awcim.arizona.edu (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter).

About the University of Arizona Health Sciences
The University of Arizona Health Sciences is the statewide leader in biomedical research and health professions training. UArizona Health Sciences includes the Colleges of Medicine (Tucson and Phoenix), Nursing, Pharmacy, and the Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health, with main campus locations in Tucson and the Phoenix Biomedical Campus in downtown Phoenix. From these vantage points, Health Sciences reaches across the state of Arizona, the greater Southwest and around the world to provide next-generation education, research and outreach. A major economic engine, Health Sciences employs nearly 5,000 people, has approximately 4,000 students and 900 faculty members, and garners $200 million in research grants and contracts annually. For more information: uahs.arizona.edu (Follow us: Facebook | Twitter | YouTube | LinkedIn | Instagram).

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