Welcome to the Program on Integrative Medicine

Integrative Medicine combines conventional medicine with complementary and alternative medicine (CAM), including mind-body-spirit approaches to health and healing, so that patients receive a more comprehensive and holistic approach to their health care.

The mission of the Program on Integrative Medicine (PIM) is to enhance the public’s health and to improve effectiveness and safety of health care through the appropriate integration of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) with mainstream health-care. Areas of emphasis include research, education, clinical practice, and community collaboration. PIM serves UNC faculty, staff, students, and health professionals and the public throughout the State.

Integrative Health Care brings together complementary, alternative, and mainstream medical research, knowledge, and practice to provide the safest, most effective options for patients and consumers. Your gift will help us to achieve our mission of raising the standard of integrative medicine education, research, and clinical care throughout North Carolina.

CAM Research Fellowship Program

The overall goal of this program is to recruit talented postdoctoral health professionals and allied scientists for training in research designed to examine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, mechanisms of action and cost-benefits of complementary and alternative medical therapies (CAM), and integrative medicine. Click here for more information.

Become a PIM Partner

Help support Integrative Medicine at UNC: Click here for more information about funding needs at PIM.  Click here to donate to the Program on Integrative Medicine.

Mindfulness-Based Stress & Pain Management Courses

Water Lily

Basic/Foundation (8-week) and Graduate (4-week) courses offered throughout the year. Information on the Mindfulness Program, including dates for classes:

Mindful in Communication

Susan Chapman

On Friday, September 9, 2016, the Program on Integrative Medicine welcomed guest speaker and author Susan Chapman, who will discuss contemplative psychology and mindful communication.

Please follow the link below for the presentation:


Susan Gillis Chapman brings expertise in western relationship psychology together with the wisdom of meditation practice.  After receiving an MA in Buddhist and Western Psychology, she spent ten years working with domestic violence as program director for a battered women’s shelter in Colorado and as clinical director for a counseling center in Alaska.