The Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UCI is successfully advancing patient care through education, evidence based research and clinical practice applying integrative medical therapies. The Center is rapidly becoming recognized for providing “new knowledge” bridging complementary and conventional treatments – all for the singular purpose of achieving better health.

Susan Samueli Center UC IrvineThe Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine at UCI is successfully advancing patient care through education, evidence based research and clinical practice applying integrative medical therapies. The Center is rapidly becoming recognized for providing “new knowledge” bridging complementary and conventional treatments – all for the singular purpose of achieving better health.

The Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine is an academic center focused on scientific research and education in the broad field of complementary and alternative medicine. The Center was established in early 2000 through a generous gift of $5.7 million from Henry and Susan Samueli. 

With a growing interest from the public in the use of complementary and alternative approaches for maintaining wellness, preventing disease, and treating specific illness, the need for a Center to conduct rigorous scientific investigations of the physiological effects of these interventions became evident.

Education in this field has become a high priority. The medical community itself is becoming more and more interested in complementary or “integrative” approaches that embrace non-conventional medical interventions as a part of medical treatment, if they are evidence-based and supported by a foundation of solid scientific research.

UC Irvine is taking a leadership role in exploring new frontiers in complementary and integrative medicine, putting some of these new approaches into practice with our new clinic in integrative medicine at Gottschalk Plaza. We also are working to educate both the medical and the lay communities about the benefits and cautions associated with the new approaches to medical practice.

Address & Contact
Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine
1034 Hewitt Hall
UC Irvine School of Medicine
Irvine, California, 92697-5850
Tel: 949-824-5763
Fax: 949-824-2812
Web: www.sscim.uci.edu/