The Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society is a multidimensional center in the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, within the Department of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

UMASSThe Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Health Care, and Society is a multidimensional center in the Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, within the Department of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. For twenty-five years, we have taken a leadership role in mind-body medicine, pioneering the integration of mindfulness meditation and other mindfulness-based practices into mainstream medicine through patient care, research, medical and professional education, and to the larger society through outreach and public service initiatives. 

Established in 1995, the Center for Mindfulness is an outgrowth of the acclaimed Stress Reduction Clinic — the oldest and largest academic medical center-based stress reduction program in the world. Dr. Jon Kabat-Zinn, PhD, founded the Stress Reduction Clinic in 1979.  As leaders in the fields of mind-body and integrative medicine, we have pursued an active research agenda developing clinical trials, publishing scientific papers and books, and inspiring clinical research by colleagues in the U.S. and around the world.  Parallel with our patient care and research endeavors, we have worked with leaders in business, government, and non-profit organizations, educators, attorneys, inmates and correctional staff, clergy, and Olympic and professional athletes. 

The work of the Center has been featured in the PBS Bill Moyer’s Documentary, Healing and the Mind, on NBC Dateline, and on ABC’s Evening News and Chronicle programs as well as on the Oprah Winfrey Show.

 

Address & Contact
Center for Mindfulness in Medicine, Healthcare, and Society
Division of Preventive and Behavioral Medicine
University of Massachusetts Medical School
55 Lake Ave. North
North Worcester, MA 01655
Tel: 508-856-2656
Email: mindfulness@umassmed.edu
Web: http://www.umassmed.edu/cfm/index.aspx