The UCLA Collaborative Centers for Integrative Medicine (CCIM) is a UCLA system-wide program committed to the study and application of integrative medicine. The CCIM sponsors public and professional education, facilitates research, and promotes appropriate practice of complementary, alternative, and integrative medicine. http://www.ccim.med.ucla.edu/.
On the national scene the CCIM represents UCLA in the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine (CAHCIM). CAHCIM includes 42 of the major university medical schools in the United States and Canada that have Integrative Medicine programs. The aim of the CAHCIM is to transform medicine and healthcare through rigorous scientific studies, new models of clinical care, and innovative educational programs that integrate biomedicine, the complexity of human beings, the intrinsic nature of healing, and the rich diversity of therapeutic systems. http://www.imconsortium.org/.
The UCLA CCIM currently consists of the following collaborative centers:
- Center for East West Medicine
- Center for Excellence in Pancreatic Diseases
- Center for Human Nutrition
- Center for Neurobiology of Stress
- Cousins Center for Psychoneuroimmunology
- eCAM (judged as best of 12 journals in integrative medicine, with the highest impact factor)
- Mindful Awareness Research Center
- Pediatric Pain Program
- Stiles Program in Integrative Oncology
- Simms/Mann – UCLA Center for Integrative Oncology
- UCLArts and Healing
The CCIM is now expanding from this small group of centers and programs to include a growing network of clinicians, educators, researchers, and policymakers at UCLA – an effort that parallels the national consortium. The collaborative endeavors of our expanded CCIM is not only focused on maximizing health care while reducing costs but also on realizing increased funding opportunities for members through federal and other agencies. Examples of research, clinical, and educational programs that have been funded at UCLA can be found on this website.