DATE: Saturday, April 29, 2017
LOCATION: Auditorium A at Lovelace Women’s Hospital (4701 Montgomery Blvd. NE)
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Keynote presentation: "Integrate and Conquer: Empower Yourself!", Arti Prassad, M.D., FACP
11 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.: Patient Perspective presentation, Cecilia Biglieri, LPC
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m.: Break & Vendor Fair
11:45 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.: Panel Discussion
12:15 p.m. - 1 p.m.: Vendor Fair
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About Arti Prassad, M.D., FACP:
Arti Prasad MD, FACP, the Division Chief of General Internal Medicine is also the UNM Center for Life's founding Executive Director. She was the founding Section Chief of Integrative Medicine at the University of New Mexico's Health Science Center (UNM HSC) prior to becoming the Division Chief. She is a Professor of Internal Medicine at UNM and was appointed as the Chief of the Division of General Internal Medicine (GIM) at UNM in July 2013 after serving as the Interim Chief for two years before this time. Dr. Prasad was one of the first GIM faculty members recruited to start an off-site community based Internal Medicine practice in 2005 as part of the community outreach initiative of the UNM HSC. As of January 2015, Dr. Prasad will also be leading the Division of Geriatrics which is merging with General Internal Medicine.
Dr. Prasad is not only an excellent physician and educator, but she is also involved in participating in clinical trials, mentoring medical students in research projects related to primary care and integrative medicine, and writing research proposals. As a co-investigator, she completed a CDC-funded project investigating the use of CAM therapies in patients with chronic rheumatological disorders in NM. She is appointed as the Director of Integrative Cancer Programs at the Cancer Research and Treatment Center (CRTC) and received funding by the American Cancer Society to perform "Integrative Medicine Needs Assessment" at UNM Cancer Research & Treatment Center. She served as a member of the executive board of the Primary Care Research Collaborative (PCRC) at UNM from 2001 - 2003, and now is a member of RIOS (Research in Outpatient Setting) Net. She received a grant from PCRC to conduct a UNM SOM faculty survey regarding the knowledge, attitudes, skills, and personal use of CAM. She was the PI on the grant "Access to Health Care through the Door of Recovery" unded by the La Tierra Sagrada Society, UNM SOM in 2006-2007. In 2009, Dr. Prasad received a grant from PCRC for a Nia study entitled "AComparison of a Mind-Body Fitness Practice with a Group Walking Program on Blood Pressure, Body Mass Index, Weight Circumference and Sustainability." Dr. Prasad has received grant support every year from 2010-2014 to develop and support an Integrative Medicine Track in the Internal Medicine Residency program at UNM. The track started in July 2010 and is the first program of its kind in the nation. There are currently 10 Internal Medicine residents and 7 faculty members who are enrolled in the track.
As part of Dr. Prasad's extensive community outreach and presence, she serves on the medical advisory board of the "Cancer Services of NM" and volunteers her time for the Family Cancer Retreat. She gives public service lectures to "People Living through Cancer", "Lymphoma and Leukemia Society,' and a variety of other non-profit organizations. She is a highly respected and sought out speaker for both private and public organizations.
The most important and fulfilling aspect of Dr. Prasad's career is to provide patient-centered and compassionate care to her patients, creating and expanding new programs, fund-raising, and mentoring and coaching her faculty, colleagues, staff, residents, and students.