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Our Mission

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

PIM is funded by the state of North Carolina and federal and private foundation grants. The team at PIM is dedicated to implementing evidence-based education and research activities in complementary and alternative therapeutic modalities and integrative healthcare, as well as promoting the integration of effective therapies into clinical practice. The Program on Integrative Medicine/PM&R is known nationwide for its research, education, and research-related training in complementary and integrative medicine. PIM faculty, staff, and affiliates are experienced in NIH-supported and DoD-supported research, including clinical trials.


Located at UNC PM&R

It is housed at the School of Medicine’s Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation Department.  PIM has approximately 1,000 square feet of research office space, located in Wing D of the UNC School of Medicine within easy walking distance of the numerous research resources on the UNC Campus.  This space offers a comfortable, well equipped environment for faculty, staff and fellows, with dedicated office space equipped with desks, chairs, and computers. Color printers, scanners, and fax machines are available for use, as well as access to a wide range of software for word processing, graphics, spreadsheets and statistics, on-line literature and data searches.  A 250-square-foot library and conference room, well equipped for research meetings and presentations, is adjacent and accessible to all. There are ample lockable file cabinets and electronic media for secure data storage as well as space of any needed research equipment. Also within this space are the offices of Dr. Gaylord (Co-Investigator) and Dr. Faurot (Advisory Board).