Integrative Health Equity and Applied Research (IHEAR) Summer Training Program

The goal of the eight-week interprofessional Integrative Health Equity and Applied Research (IHEAR) training program is to build the capacity and diversity of the integrative medicine research workforce to advance health equity. Integrative health equity is an emerging field focused on applying integrative approaches to improving health among underserved and vulnerable populations and testing models to improve access to integrative medicine in inadequately resourced settings. The IHEAR predoctoral fellowship program is funded by a T35 Training Grant from the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

IHEAR Summer Training Program includes:

  • Instruction in the science of social health and healthcare disparities and enhancing the under-developed role of complementary and integrative health approaches in advancing health equity
  • Development of foundational research skills (e.g., formulating research questions, selecting research methods, interpreting evidence)
  • Participation in mentored, applied research projects
  • Standard NIH stipend (current monthly stipend is $2110)
  • Additional funds for tuition, travel, and health insurance, if needed
  • Open to doctoral level students from all UCSF professional schools (SOM, SON, SOP, SOD, Grad)
  • Applicants to the program must be currently enrolled in a health professions doctoral program (e.g., acupuncture, medicine, naturopathy, nursing, osteopathy, pharmacy, public health).
  • Applicants must be a United States citizen, a non-citizen national, or a foreign national possessing a visa permitting permanent US residence.
  • Application must meet the minimum standards of the review committee and be submitted on time.
  • Applicants from diverse backgrounds underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences will be given priority, although membership in one of these groups is not a requirement. For details regarding underrepresented populations, see Notice on NIH's Interest in Diversity.
8 weeks

Yvette Coulter: or 415-353-7991


Submit completed application electronically by 12pm PST on February 28, 2020.

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