Judith Brown Joins UA College of Medicine as Director of Community Affairs and Development for the Program in Integrative Medicine
Judith Brown, a longtime City of Tucson spokesperson, has joined the University of Arizona Program in Integrative Medicine as director of community affairs and development.
Directed by integrative medicine pioneer Andrew Weil, MD, the UA Program in Integrative Medicine (PIM) was the first program of its kind in the United States. Ms. Brown is responsible for directing all marketing and development efforts for this internationally acclaimed program.
Prior to joining the UA, Ms. Brown served from 1983-2003 as director of community relations for the City of Tucson. In that role, she served as spokesperson for the City, hosted KGUN-TV's weekly public affairs program, "Topic of Tucson," and created a full-service public relations, marketing and video production division within city government.
She earned both bachelor's and master's degrees at Boston University, and is accredited by the Public Relations Society of America. She is a trustee of the Community Foundation for Southern Arizona; a member of the Executive Board of the Tucson Jewish Community Center; and is a member of the KUAT Advisory Board.
The UA's program -- the only one in the world to develop a comprehensive educational program in integrative medicine -- is oriented toward healing, rather than disease, and emphasizes both prevention and our body's capacity to heal naturally.
Since its inception, PIM has built upon its vision to train medical professionals in integrative medicine. Today, the program includes residential and distance-learning fellowships; an undergraduate, medical-student, and resident education program; continuing medical and professional education; a National Institutes of Health (NIH)-supported research department; and an active outreach program to facilitate the international development of integrative medicine.
The UA Program in Integrative Medicine relies on private support and grant funding.