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    Integrative Health 

    Integrative health care focuses on the whole person, is informed by evidence and makes use of all appropriate therapeutic and lifestyle approaches, health care professionals and self-care to achieve optimal health and healing.

Year of the Dragon! 2024
On August 4, teams of community members will raise money to support Osher Integrative Oncology at the UVM Cancer Center during the annual Dragon Boat Festival & Races, and we will have a great time doing it! Join us!



Job Opportunities at the Osher Center:

Postdoctoral Fellowship in Integrative Health Services Research (Joint appointment, Larner College of Medicine’s Health Services Research Center (HSRC) and the Osher Center for Integrative Health (OCIH)


Employee Wellness at UVM

Integrative Practitioner Network

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The Osher Center for Integrative Health at UVM offers many educational opportunities, including:

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Integrative Pain Management Conference

Our 4th conference will be held on May 2, 2025. 

Laura Mann Integrative Health Care Lecture Series

Leaders in integrative healthcare share best practices, current research, and innovations in the field.

Resources for a Healthy Academic Community

We contribute to, support, and amplify UVM's wellness programs, for the greater good of the community.


Through rigorous institutional evaluation and needs assessments, including staff and practitioner surveys, the Osher Center for Integrative Health strives to bring integrative therapies to the outpatient and inpatient arenas and to help address the growing demand for integrative health in the region. 

Comprehensive Pain Program (CPP)

CPP served nearly 7,500 patients this past year. Watch this video to see how the program is helping patients like John Killacky address decades of debilitating chronic pain, bringing together modern medicine and evidence-based integrative practices.

Integrative Therapies at the UVM Cancer Center

We provide massage, acupuncture, yoga, mindfulness, and wellness programs and other complementary therapies to cancer patients, caregivers, and survivors.

Integrative Therapies at the UVM Children's Hospital

We provide massage and music therapy to support patients and caregivers, and are bolstering programs through donor support.

UVM Health & Wellness Coaching Employee Connection

Structured to fit into busy schedules, the 12 online, weekly Health & Wellness Coaching sessions are packed with excellent resources and compassionate support to help participants set and reach goals that are important to them.


A top 100 public research university in the United States, the University of Vermont is home to over 1,200 full-time faculty scholars. From biomedical research to philosophy, from data science to musical composition, our faculty members engage daily in the pursuit of meaningful and impactful research, scholarship and creative work. We bring together researchers who are investigating clinical and educational outcomes, to advance the field and shift the healthcare paradigm towards whole-person care.

Our growing portfolio of Integrative Health research is connecting experts from a variety of disciplines across UVM's Colleges, Research Centers, and Units. OCIH Research Affiliates are collecting data on the effectiveness of group health and wellness coaching for UVM and UVM Medical Center (UVMMC) employees and the health economics of this preventive care model. They are actively studying the impact of integrative health programs in the UVM Cancer Center, the UVMMC Comprehensive Pain Program (CPP), and across our University and in the UVM Health Network.

Learn more about UVM's Research