Research

The UCSD Center for Integrative Medicine is committed to contributing to the growing body of scientific research in the field of integrative medicine and health. Our Krupp Endowed Fund sponsors innovative integrative medicine approaches that show the greatest promise of bettering human health for the largest number of people, at the lowest cost. Our Practice-Based Research network allows us to uniformly collect patient outcomes and health data across clinical services and disparate clinical sites. Our Center of Excellence for Research and Training in Integrative Health (CoE) serves as the hub for research excellence and collaboration in integrative health within UCSD and across the greater San Diego region.

Krupp Endowed Fund
Practice-Based Research
The Center of Excellence for Research and Training in Integrative Health
Journal Club
Research Interest Group

Krupp Endowed FundKrupp Endowed Fund (KEF)

The primary aim of the KEF is to support research that examines the benefits of natural complementary and alternative medicine and integrative medicine approaches that show the greatest promise of bettering human health for the largest number of people, at the lowest cost, without the use of prescription drugs or surgery.

Two award mechanisms are available. The KS is an award of up to $50,000 per year for research projects lasting 1–2 years. The KL is an award of up to $150,000 per year for projects lasting 1–3 years.  To be eligible to apply for a grant, an applicant must be a UC San Diego employee and a member of the KEF.  Non-UC San Diego members may be co-investigators on KEF proposals.

For questions regarding KEF funding cycles or membership, please contact KruppREC@ucsd.edu.

Practice-Based Research

The UC San Diego Center for Integrative Medicine is now a proud member of the large-scale practice-based research project, BraveNet and the PRIMIER (Patients Receiving Integrative Medicine Interventions Effectiveness Registry) data repository project, which focuses on uniformly collecting patient outcomes and health data across Academic Health Centers. That large dataset can then be used for quality improvement, evidence-based research, and determination of "best practices" to help improve the health and well-being of patients.

To learn more about how clinicians can employ Practice-Based Research in practice, review materials from our Workshop on Practice-Based Research (PBR) and Pragmatic Studies.

The Center of Excellence for Research and Training in Integrative Health

The growth of the Center for Integrative Medicine, and the increasing recognition of the need for more organized and centralized research support, led to the formation of the Center of Excellence for Research and Training in Integrative Health (CoE). The CoE serves as the hub for research excellence and collaboration in integrative health within UCSD and across the greater San Diego region. The CoE is advancing research excellence in integrative health to transform how medicine is practiced, supporting education and mentorship in integrative health research for students as well as healthcare professionals, and helping to guide the creation of new models of clinical care, combining the best of traditional medicine and evidence-based integrative therapies. The overarching goal is to advance the investigation of integrative health approaches and the integration of effective approaches in health care. For more information about The Center of Excellence for Research and Training in Integrative Health, click here, or please contact Paul Mills at pmills@ucsd.edu.

Journal Club

Journal club provides our research community – from students to seasoned scientists – with an opportunity to gather regularly to critically evaluate and discuss recent published articles in the academic literature on diverse topics in integrative medicine. Join JOURNAL CLUB on integrative medicine research on the 4th Wednesday of every month (schedule is subject to change)… More Info

Research Interest Group

If you would like to participate in the Center for Integrative Medicine research activities, please complete this short survey.

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