MUIH Research Symposium 2021

Due to the evolving COVID-19 emergency, MUIH has decided to change the format of the 2021 Research Symposium. The symposium content will be coming soon to

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

Date of the Live Event: April 9, 2021, 5:30 – 8 p.m. EDT

Asynchronous Access: April 9-16th

Abstract submissions are due by November 6, 2020

Finalized Poster submissions are due by March 26, 2021


Overview of the Symposium

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

In order to reach all faculty and students this year’s event will be virtual. The event kick-off will include access to posters and live presentations on April 9th from 5:30-8pm EDT. The live event will be recorded with ongoing engagement through online discussion with poster presenters continuing from April 9th thru April 16th. Details on how to access the live event will be provided as we draw closer to the event.

Presenting a poster gives you the opportunity to:

  • Share knowledge to enhance your field of study
  • Build your academic portfolio and CV
  • Develop your reputation as a subject matter expert
  • Network to find collaborators for future research
  • Meet scholarship requirements for faculty ranking and promotion
  • Develop skills that can be applied to submitting abstracts and posters for national conferences in your field
  • Compete for an award

Interested in Presenting a Poster at the Symposium?

The call for abstracts is now closed.

The 2021 event features:

  • A poster session displaying recent research from the MUIH community. 
  • Students, faculty, staff and alumni abstracts 
  • Presentations from the Keynote speaker and 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

Details coming soon.

Keynote Presenter

Ian Coulter is a senior health policy analyst at the RAND Corporation, where he has also held the Samueli Institute Chair in Policy for Integrative Medicine. He is a professor Emeritus at UCLA where he was a professor in the School of Dentistry; a professor at the Pardee RAND Graduate School; and a research professor at the Southern California University of Health Sciences. Coulter has published over 200 articles, chapters and books. He is the past Vice President for Integrative Medicine at the Samueli Institute and a past President of the Canadian Memorial Chiropractic College. 

His past grants include NIH grants for an Evidenced-Based Practices program in CAM; evaluation of hospital-based integrative medicine; the context effects on the health encounter; and Center of Excellence grant to study Appropriateness of Care in CAM. They also included a grant from the DoD to conduct comparative effectiveness trials of chiropractic in military facilities. His current grant includes support for establishing a Co-operative Research Center for CIH. 

Coulter was born in New Zealand and holds degrees in sociology from the University of Canterbury (B.A., M.A. Honors) and the London School of Economics & Political Science (Ph.D.) and an honorary doctorate in humanities from the Southern California University of Health Sciences. He was a Pew Fellow at the RAND/ University of California at Los Angeles, Center for Health Policy Study from which he is graduate in health policy analysis. Additional qualifications include a diploma in educational management from the Institute of Educational Management, Harvard University. Dr. Coulter is internationally recognized as an expert in Chiropractic, CAM and IM and CIH and is one of the most experienced researchers in these fields. He was recently awarded the Humanitarian of the Year award by the American Chiropractic Association which is the highest awarded given to a non-chiropractor. 

Past Events

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