MUIH Research Symposium 2020

Due to the evolving COVID-19 emergency, MUIH has decided to change the format of the 2020 Research Symposium. The symposium content, including abstracts, posters and recorded talks can all be found at

Maryland University of Integrative Health’s Research Symposium is an annual event that highlights the University’s research and scholarship.

Overview of the Symposium

Maryland University of Integrative Health’s Research Symposium is an annual event that highlights the University’s research and scholarship.

The 2020 event features:

· A poster session displaying recent research from the MUIH community. Students, faculty, staff and alumni are all eligible to submit abstracts and are chosen to present through a peer-review process.

· Presentation from Dr. Raymond Teets, faculty and director of integrative medicine at the Mount Sinai Downtown Residency in Urban Family Medicine, and Assistant Professor at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

· Presentation from the winner of the University’s Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award.

· Research update from Steffany Moonaz, Ph.D., C-IAYT, MUIH’s Director of Academic and Clinical Research.

· Awards for student and faculty poster presentations.

Program Schedule

4:30-5:30 pm: Poster Session (Rooms 3 & 4)

5:30-5:45 pm: Break

5:45-6:15 pm: Keynote Address by Raymond Teets, M.D. (Rooms 5 & 6)

6:15-6:30 pm Update on MUIH Research Initiatives by Steffany Moonaz, Ph.D.

6:30-7:00 pm Research and Poster Awards announced by Christina Sax, Ph.D.

7:00-7:30 pm Presentation by Excellence in Research and Scholarship Awardee

Keynote Presenter

Raymond Teets, M.D., Assistant Professor, Family Medicine and Community Health, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, will present the keynote address.

Dr. Teets practices Integrative Family Medicine, bringing together the best of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) with conventional medicine to his patients. This interest carries over in teaching CAM to family medicine residents. Dr. Teets is closely involved in the hospital portion of the family medicine resident curriculum at Mount Sinai Beth Israel. He has a Bachelor’s in Philosophy from DePaul University, which drives him to look at how we integrate evidence-based medicine into practice; as well as mind-body issues in the clinical setting.

Dr. Teets has an integrative medicine practice at the Institute for Family Health at 17th Street, where he uses the electronic health record to aid in providing integrative medicine within an underserved location. He has a strong interest in nutrition, herbs and supplements, and mind-body medicine. With a background in philosophy, Dr. Teets also is interested in how the medical paradigm can be rethought to improve mind-body medicine, e.g., in situations where patients present with unexplained symptoms. In 2019, Dr. Teets was elected secretary to the Board of Directors of the Academic Consortium for Integrative Medicine and Health.

Past Events

Click here to view details, award winners, and presentations from previous years.