UCSF Osher Center Receives Major Gift to Support Academic Integrative Medicine Internationally
The UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine has received a $5.5 million grant from The Bernard Osher Foundation to endow the Coordinating Center of the Osher Collaborative for Integrative Medicine. The gift provides permanent support for the Coordinating Center, the entity that facilitates collaborative initiatives among the Osher Centers for Integrative Medicine around the world.
The Coordinating Center, which is based at the UCSF Osher Center, amplifies the six Osher Centers’ collective impact on health and well-being internationally, as well as maximizes the dissemination of the Centers’ research, educational, and clinical activities. Through their joint efforts as the Osher Collaborative, the individual sites work together to magnify the success of their scientific research, evidence-based care, and teaching innovations.
“Bernard Osher has long been a visionary in the field of integrative medicine,” said Dr. Shelley Adler, Director of the UCSF Osher Center. “This most recent gift ensures permanent support for the Coordinating Center, providing for synergistic collaborations among the Osher Centers worldwide.”
The six Osher Centers are located at renowned academic health institutions:
- University of California, San Francisco (founded 1998)
- Harvard University (2001)
- Karolinska Institutet (2005)
- Northwestern University (2014)
- Vanderbilt University (2014)
- University of Miami (2017)
The Osher Collaborative recently launched a website that highlights its activities and growing network of integrative medicine professionals: www.OsherCollaborative.org.