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NEW UC Health Integrative Medicine Music Therapy Classes

Above: "Common Time" event at Melodic Connections.Co led by Clyde Brown and Betsey Nuseibeh. Photo Credit: Lynn Migliara

Virtual Music Therapy Classes This Spring

Begins May 4, 1PM: Songs of Strength Choir Series – Cancer (12 week series)More Info or Register
Begins May 4, 2PM: Songs of Strength Choir Series – Neurological Disorders (12 week series). More Info or Register
Begins May 5, 10AM:  Music ToGather – Neurological Disorders (4-week series). More Info or Register
According to the Global Council on Brain Health, music impacts different regions of the brain including those involved in hearing/listening, movement, attention, language, emotion, memory, and thinking skills.

Listening to and making music can help us change our emotional state, improve our moods, and even help us manage stress.

Enroll in music therapy sessions to experience the benefits of experiencing and creating music. No prior musical experience necessary.

Due to COVID-19 and the safety of our patients, all Music Therapy Classes will be virtual. Patients who wish to participate in these classes are required to have a UC Health MyChart Account and need access to Microsoft Teams. Click Here for instructions on accessing a virtual group visit. Our friendly staff is standing by to assist patients with set up and navigating the technology.

Comprehensive Lifestyle Modification Intervention

to Improve Chronic Disease Risk Factors and Quality
of Life in Cancer Survivors

Golubic, M., Schneeberger, D., Kirkpatrick, K., Bar, J., Bernstein, A., Weems, F., Ehrman, J., Perko, J., Doyle,J., & Roizen, M.

Healthy lifestyle modifications, including weight management, regular physical activity, prudent diet, and stress relief, have been identified as key components of tertiary cancer prevention. In this study, we evaluate the effectiveness of a comprehensive, lifestyle medicine intervention, Lifestyle 180, on chronic disease risk factors and quality of life in cancer survivors. Cancer survivors participating in a comprehensive intervention could employ the prescribed lifestyle modifications to produce clinically relevant health and quality-of-life benefits. These data support the American Cancer Society (ACS) and American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO) recommendations to incorporate healthy lifestyle modifications into long-term cancer survivorship care.
Free Access to Recordings From Our Wellness Symposium
Our two-part virtual community event in Oct. 2020 and Jan. 2021 was hosted jointly by The UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness and the UC Cancer Center Survivorship and Supportive Services Program and focused on integrative health and cancer survivorship. Presentations from both events are now online and free to access >>

Presentation Topics Include:
  • Practical Nutritional Steps for Cancer Survivors to Improve Their Long-Term Health
  • Cognitive and Behavioral Strategies for Healthy Sleep
  • Anticancer Living: Transform Your Life and Health with the Mix of Six
  • Exercise for Cancer Healing
  • How to Start a Mindfulness Meditation Practice
  • And More

Friends of the Center for Integrative Health and Wellness Circle

The Friends of the Center of Integrative Health & Wellness Circle is a network of supporters of integrative medicine and the UC Center of Integrative Health and Wellness mission. Through grassroots efforts, we aim to expand access to integrative medicine and wellness resources to our under-resourced communities. Gifts of any amount move us towards our goals and qualify supporters for Friend of the Center benefits and opportunities. Learn more about giving levels and what your gift can help support. - Karen Bosse, Chair of the Friends of the Center Program
To make a gift today please visit

For questions about the Friends of the Center of Integrative Health & Wellness Circle or how to make your gift today, please contact Dolores Dodson at or (317) 709-6647


Join the Friends of the Center virtually April 28 at 6PM for the first installment of the Center's Lifestyle Medicine & Wellness Series.  Center Medical Director, Dr. Mladen Golubic will present A Prescription for Good Health: An Introduction to the Health Benefits of Kombucha. Participants can learn more about Dr. Golubic, lifestyle medicine, and the benefits of fermented food and drinks like kombucha via Fab Ferments.

Minor in Integrative Health
Approved at UC

We are excited to announce that the Undergraduate Integrative Health Minor has been officially approved by the Office of the Provost!
The Minor in Integrative Health consists of 18 instructional hours (9 hours from 3 required courses in the College of Medicine MEDS program and 9 hours from a choice of 14 elective courses across multiple colleges). The degree can be completed online, in-person or a combination of both and is open to all learners. Full details and the option to declare the minor will be available soon at
Please see below for a list of upcoming integrative health MEDS courses that all learners can register for. Courses can be taken as stand-alone classes or as part of the minor or certificate in integrative health. Interested community members or healthcare professionals who are not enrolled as UC students can register for classes as non-matriculated students. Learn more about non-matriculated registration here >>
  • MEDS 2087 – Fundamentals of Integrative Health  - Fall 2021
  • MEDS 2088 – Science and Practice of Mind Body Medicine - Fall 2021
  • MEDS 2089 – Self-care and Mental Well-being - Fall 2021
  • MEDS 3070 – Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction and Compassionate Care - Fall 2021
  • MEDS 4037 – Functional Medicine and Gut Health - Fall 2021
Visit the Registrar's Office to learn more about how to enroll.  For additional registration questions, please email

Students who choose to complete an integrative health minor increase their awareness of emerging issues in integrative and complementary health.  They will become aware of how integrative health care brings conventional and complementary approaches together in a coordinated way with a  patient-centered approach to health care and wellness which often including mental, emotional, functional, spiritual, social, and community aspects.

Please share the good word and reach out to Kelly Lyle at with any questions.
Upcoming Virtual Events

April 28, 6-7 PM, Lifestyle Medicine and Wellness Series - A Prescription for Good Health: An Introduction to the Health Benefits of Kombucha with Dr. Mladen Golubic. Register online >>

Mindfulness Meditation for Optimal Health for Cancer, Series: May 4, 11, 18, 25 at 9 AM. Learn More & Register >>

Every Monday at 8:30 AM
Free Virtual Mindfulness Sessions
with Dr. Barbara Walker
Learn More & Register >>

Every Tuesday, 11:30 AM - Virtual Tai Chi for Parkinson’s and Neurological Disorders. Learn More & Register >>

Every Thursday, 10:30 AM - Virtual Yoga for Cancer. Learn More & Register >>

Every Friday, 11:00 AM - Virtual Yoga for MS - Mat. Learn More & Register >>

Every Friday, 12:30 PM - Virtual Yoga for MS - Chair. Learn More & Register >>

Socca are chickpea pancakes rich in protein, fiber and nutrients; they can be a brain-healthy upgrade to your flour tortilla, white bread toast, or bagel. Socca cook up crispy on the outside, creamy on the inside, and taste like hummus.

  • 2 cups chickpea flour
  • 2 cups water (can sub almond or nut milk for some of the water for more nutrients)
  • 2 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil, plus more for the pan
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/4 teaspoon tumeric (optional)
  1. Whisk all ingredients together in a medium bowl. Set batter aside to rest for 10 minutes.
  2. Warm 1 teaspoon olive oil in a a 6-inch nonstick skillet over medium heat. Pour in ⅓ cup batter, swirl pan to create an even pancake.
  3. After about 2 minutes, air bubbles will appear on the surface of the socca. Use a spatula to release edges from the pan, then carefully lift and turn over. (Socca are delicate and can easily tear, but they'll still taste delicious.) Cook on the other side for about 2 minutes, or until it is crispy and starting to brown.
  4. Place finished socca on a plate. Eat as is, or top with whatever you like. .

Be sure to use a nonstick pan. Batter can be kept in fridge for up to 5 days. To freeze: Place cooked socca pancakes in a stack divided by parchment paper; wrap with plastic wrap and freeze for up to 3 months.

Versions of Socca Recipes at Brain Health Kitchen >>

Wellness Resources and Integrative Medicine Research to Explore
UC Mind-body Skills Program Panel Discussion Recording

Our Cancer Journey Podcast Intro to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Part 1 with Angela Lai, L.O.M.

UC Internal Medicine Grand Rounds with Dr. Kim Williams from Rush University, “Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Ethnic Disparities, Covid-19 Mortality and Nutrition

NCCIH Spring Integrative Medicine Research Lecture Series Starts May 4, 2021

JAMA Internal Medicine: Mind-body therapies alleviate pain in people prescribed opioids

UH Connor Integrative Health Network: Music Therapy Relieves Patient Stress, Pain and Anxiety
Visit UC Health Integrative Medicine TO SCHEDULE A PHYSICIAN CONSULTATION, CALL 513-475-9567.
Healthy UC Virtual Resources

The UC Center for Integrative Health and Wellness is seeking an experienced research director to lead and expand integrative and lifestyle medicine research, with a focus on integrative oncology.

Learn more about the opportunity >>
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