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Thu. March 09, 2017
Last month, MUIH's Steffany Moonaz, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Academic Research, returned to Capitol Hill to lead a monthly meditation session for members of Congress and their staffers. This ongoing initiative was developed by Rep. Tim Ryan (OH), a champion of mindfulness and meditation practice. We recently interviewed Dr. Moonaz about her experience, and the importance mindful-based practices in today’s political landscape. Read more
Wed. March 08, 2017
Steven Combs, Ph.D., has been appointed President and Chief Executive Officer for Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH). “Dr. Combs has devoted the majority of his professional life to the field of higher education, with more than 18 years in leadership positions. He has been a lifelong learner, faculty member, researcher, academic administrator, published author, and scholarly presenter. During Dr. Combs’ exemplary career, his demonstrated successes and chosen priorities have been beautifully aligned with the strategic imperatives for MUIH and will serve us well in the coming years.” said MUIH Board Chair Adele Wilzack. Read more
Thu. February 16, 2017
Surgeon General Vivek Murthy recently presented a Certificate of Appreciation to Sister Charlotte Kerr “for outstanding service on the Presidentially-appointed Advisory Group on Prevention, Health Promotion, and Integrative and Public Health, and contributions to the implementation of the National Prevention Strategy.” Sister Charlotte served on the 21-member advisory group from its inception in 2011 through the submission of its final report in September 2016. Read more
Wed. February 01, 2017
MUIH is pleased to announce that Leana Wen, M.D., M.Sc., FAAEM, Commissioner of Health for the City of Baltimore, will be our 2017 commencement speaker. Dr. Wen’s personal and professional beliefs align with the way we at MUIH approach well-being. “We share a common goal with MUIH in focusing on maintaining health and ensuring well-being for the vulnerable communities that we serve in the city,” said Wen. “I’m looking forward to working together to advocate for a paradigm shift in our approach to health and to find tangible ways to collaborate.” Read more
Thu. October 27, 2016
It is with tremendous sadness that we share news of the recent death of Robert “Bob” M. Duggan, co-founder and President Emeritus of Tai Sophia Institute, now Maryland University of Integrative Health. Bob was a true pioneer in the field of integrative health and an assertive voice for wellness in America. Though he will be missed, his legacy will thrive through all those he touched. Read more
Tue. September 13, 2016
In the first week of September, 317 new students began their journeys at MUIH, our largest incoming class thus far. This fall class brings the total student body population to 1,482 students from 47 states and U.S. territories and 27 countries. Read more
Mon. July 11, 2016
For the July 2016 issue of Acupuncture Today, MUIH Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Academic Director Jeffrey Millison, M.Ac., Dipl.Ac. (NCCAOM), wrote a feature piece on the emerging partnership model between hospitals and universities. Using MUIH’s recent affiliation agreement with University of Maryland Upper Chesapeake Health as an example, Millison explores the trials, successes, and learning curves that come with introducing complementary and integrative care modalities into an established and traditional Western healthcare system. Read more
Wed. June 22, 2016
Board Chair Adele Wilzack, M.S., R.N., announced today the retirement of President & CEO Frank Vitale after nearly a decade of “distinguished service” during which  the school achieved University status, launched its first doctoral programs, set enrollment records and expanded clinical care. The Board appointed John A. Palmucci, a longtime MUIH Board Member and former Valparaiso University Senior Vice President for Finance and Administration, to succeed Mr. Vitale, effective July 1st, on an interim basis while a comprehensive search for a permanent chief executive takes place. Read more
Fri. June 10, 2016
On June 6 at 7 p.m., Maryland University of Integrative Health held its 2016 Commencement. During the evening ceremony, 273 new healers celebrated their graduation and prepared to enter the professional world of health and wellness—our largest graduating class yet! This year also included MUIH’s first crop of yoga therapy graduates. Read more
Wed. June 08, 2016
Last month, five of MUIH’s Clinical Nutrition Interns had articles published on Holistic Primary Care’s website. Topics include vaccinations, vitamin prescriptions, wearable fitness trackers, FDA regulations, and more…. Read more

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