Hello SIM Members, 

Thanks to everyone to came out to support SIM during Integrative Medicine Week on January 21-23!  We appreciate everyone who came out, got involved, and learned some things from the event.  Also, a great thanks to all our specialists who helped make the event happen and educated participants.

SIM will resume its regular meetings this winter quarter.  This quarter, our meetings will be held on Wednesdays, WEEK 5 (February 5) and WEEK 8 (February 26).  Both our time and location has changed to the following:

  • 5:30-6:30pm, Humanities Hall 143

As always, come to learn about integrative medicine from guest speakers, get involved with the club, and ask questions to our speakers or board member to learn more!

See you all soon,
Hello everyone!

We would like to thank those who came out to our last meeting of the Fall quarter, where we had Heather Rice from the Susan Samueli Center for Integrative Medicine demonstrate various techniques used in her practice of acupuncture and Chinese medicine.  She also gave us a close look at all the difference equipment used in acupuncture, as well as a hands-on experience and demonstration of using needles as well as cups, among other things.  Lastly, we closed off by holding a board meeting, and invited any interested general members to join us and help us plan for next quarter's events, including the much-anticipated IM week!

Thanks again to everyone who came out, participated, and got involved with our board.  We hope to see you all next quarter.  Good luck on finals, and have an amazing holiday break!

Hello everyone!

It is never too late to be a part of SIM.  Join us for our final meeting of the quarter this upcoming Wednesday, November 20th from 5-6pm in RH 184.  This meeting, we will be going over any remaining volunteering opportunities available for you all, as well as informing you of events we will be hosting next quarter, and how you can get involved too!

Additionally, we will have guest speaker Heather Rice, LAC, DIPL. AC. MSTOM.  She has had over 10 years of clinical experience in acupuncture and Chinese medicine.  Her practice aims to treat patients for pain management, weight loss, stress reduction, and a list of other things.  Come join us in welcoming Heather Rice and watching her acupuncture demonstrations! Refreshments will also be provided.

See you all Wednesday, November 20th, 5-6 pm in RH 184.

SIM (:

Thank you so much to everyone who came out to join us for our 2nd general meeting!  We had the pleasure of meditating for most of our meeting under the guidance of Dr. Rael Cahn, who introduced us to the concept of MBSR (Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction).  Dr. Cahn helped us achieve a better understanding of the psychological, clinical, and medical applications of meditating.  Those who came also received free boba and fruits as refreshment!  We were so glad to see you all come out, but if you missed the meeting, here is a brief recap:
  • Introduction to Dr. Rael Cahn & his research in MBSR
  • Meditation activity
  • Dr. Cahn's explanation of medication as it is applied not only in spiritual practices, but also in health practices to relax the mind.
  • Q&A from our members about other applications of meditation as well as the importance of practicing it everyday
  • Wrap up with a quick 3 min practice of meditation
  • Upcoming events/opportunities to look forward to with SIM: mentorship program with high school students from Anaheim High School; hospice training this Saturday, Nov 2nd from 8am-12pm; meeting #3 featuring an acupuncturist.
  • Interested in working alongside the board members in planning events & meetings?  Then apply for a board position to get an insider look at what we do & an early opportunity to show off your leadership skills by contributing to our projects!  Attend meetings to sign up for these!

If you have any suggestions as to who you would like to hear from, or what you would like to hear more about in regards to IM, please email any of the board members; we would love to hear your input.
In addition, our next meeting will be during Week 8.  Please check your emails for additional information on location and our next guest speaker! 

SIM (:

Hi everyone!

Please come out and join us at our 2nd general meeting this Wednesday, October 30th from 5-6pm at RH 184.  Our guest speaker is Dr. Rael Cahn, who obtained his PhD in the Department of Neurosciences, and did his MD/PhD training at UCSD.  Dr. Cahn will be giving us an introduction to Mindfulness Based Stress Reduction, which will also include a hands-on component!

BOBA and other refreshments will be provided, so we hope to see you all there!

Hi everybody!

Thanks again to all who came out to learn about SIM during our 1st general meeting.  It was great getting to know everyone and seeing you all be interactive during our Speed Dating icebreaker.  If you were unable to make it, here's a brief recap:
  • Introduction to SIM: promotes integration between East & West medicine; members are encouraged to take advantage of the information; community service, education, and research opportunities
  • Purpose of SIM: to take an approach in IM and applying it to community service, research, and education
  • Icebreaker & refreshments
  • Guest speakers at each general meeting
  • Community Service Opportunities: Susan Samueli Center for IM, Miller's Children's Hospital, CHOC, hospice, ... and more!
  • Research: on-campus survey-based studies and UROP, among other opportunities
  • Education: Integrative Medicine Week (January 21-25): promote awareness of IM; held on campus
  • Please feel free to contact board members for any suggestions of what you would like to hear more about
If you didn't make it to our first meeting, come out and join us at our 2nd general meeting on October 30th from 5-6 pm in RH 184.  Check the site regularly for more information, and sign in during meetings so that we can send you more follow-up emails.  

See you all at our next meeting during Week 5!
Hi everyone! 

Integrative Medicine provides an innovative approach to medicine by integrating conventional western medicine with alternative medical techniques through scientific methods and empirical research. What is SIM? SIM stands for “Students for Integrative Medicine.” Students take the initiative to learn and apply integrative medicine to enhance the health of our community in a wide range of activities. We offer research, community service, and educational opportunities. How do I get involved? 

Join us for our FIRST GENERAL MEETING of the year! 
Date: October 9th When: 5-6 PM Where: Pacific Ballroom A (in the Main Campus Student Center) 

FYI. For those of you who are very gung-ho about IM and would like to take a leadership position/discuss your ideas, please contact me (pschmalb@uci.edu///305-322-9483) 

Best wishes, Priel Schmalbach SIM President 6th year MD/PhD student

Hi Everyone! 

Are you looking for a leadership opportunity with lots of networking opportunities? Want to meet healthcare professionals? Then become a Students for Integrative Board Member? Studentents for Integrative Medicine spreads the awareness of Integrative Medicine through education,research and community service. We are looking for board members for the 2013-1014 school year. Click on the link below to sumbit an application.


Take part in this year's 2013 SIM Research Symposium. This is a great opportunity to present your data to your fellow students as well as faculty. Gain recognition for the research you have done from your peers and awards we will be presenting.
When: May 16th, 2013: 5:00pm-7:00pm 
Where: Doheny Beach B Student Center

Requirements: Must have research and data to be presented either in oral (powerpoint)/or poster format. All sciences are welcome.

Awards: 3 Students will have the opportunity to win:
1st place: Honors Research in Integrative Medicine Award 2013 - $150
2nd place: Honors Research in Integrative Medicine Award 2013 - $50
3rd place: Honors Research in Integrative Medicine Award 2013 - $25

*Posters will be given back on the same day.

If you do not hear a response from us within 1 day or if you have any further questions, please email: skurumad@uci.edu.

To register, please go to: http://simuci.weebly.com/events.html
Dear SIM members, 

 We happily invite you to the last Students for Integrative Medicine general meeting of the quarter. It is in: Humanities Hall 100, Monday, Feb 25th from 5-6 PM. 

Learn about how you can get involved with the club. Also, we will have the first ever presentation: Right Under Your Nose: Research in the Field of Integrative Medicine Across Campus. 

By Priel Schmalbach and SIM Board Thanks everyone! Priel