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April 2, 2020

Dr. Andrew Weil to Discuss COVID-19 Strategies in Webinar

TUCSON, Ariz. — Members of the public and the media are invited to join a virtual discussion on integrative strategies to supplement public health measures against the spread of the new coronavirus.

The presentation, organized by University of Arizona Global and hosted by the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, will feature six experts, including the integrative medicine center's founder and director, Andrew Weil.

An internationally recognized expert on medicinal plants, alternative medicine and medical education reform, Weil runs the center that leads the world in developing a comprehensive curriculum in integrative medicine. A Harvard Medical School graduate, he is the author of 11 books and many scientific and popular articles. He writes a syndicated newspaper column and a monthly column for Prevention magazine, appears in video programs on PBS, and is a frequent lecturer and guest on talk shows.

"We're excited to have Dr. Weil, the world's leading expert on integrative medicine, as part of this global conversation on COVID-19 prevention and treatment," said Brent White, vice provost for global affairs and dean of global campuses.

In addition to Weil, presenters include:

  • Dr. Ann Marie Chiasson, director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine and an associate professor of clinical medicine in the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Dr. Randy Horwitz, medical director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine
  • Dr. Esther Sternberg, Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine research director, Andrew Weil Endowed Chair for Research in Integrative Medicine, and founding director of the UArizona Institute on Place, Wellbeing and Performance
  • Dr. Victoria Maizes, executive director of the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine, clinical professor of medicine and public health and the Andrew Weil Endowed Chair in Integrative Medicine
  • Lise Alschuler, professor of clinical medicine and assistant director of the Fellowship in Integrative Medicine at the Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine

The webinar is the third in a three-part series that was originally designed to share information with UArizona faculty, staff and students at microcampuses across the globe who are looking for guidance during this unprecedented time, said White, but the webinars are also open to the public.

Participants are encouraged to ask questions before and during the webinar.

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Media contacts:
Frank Camp
University of Arizona Global
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Mikayla Mace
University Communications

The University of Arizona, a land-grant university with two independently accredited medical schools, is one of the nation's top public universities, according to U.S. News & World Report. Established in 1885, the university is widely recognized as a student-centric university and has been designated as a Hispanic Serving Institution by the U.S. Department of Education. The university ranked in the top 20 in 2018 in research expenditures among all public universities, according to the National Science Foundation, and is a leading Research 1 institution with $687 million in annual research expenditures. The university advances the frontiers of interdisciplinary scholarship and entrepreneurial partnerships as a member of the Association of American Universities, the 65 leading public and private research universities in the U.S. It benefits the state with an estimated economic impact of $4.1 billion annually. For the latest on the University of Arizona response to the novel coronavirus, visit the university's COVID-19 webpage.