MUIH Research Symposium 2022

The 2022 MUIH Research Symposium will be entirely online with both live and asynchronous components. 

Access to the online content will be coming soon to:  https://muihresearchsymposium.wordpress.com/

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 8, 2022, 4:30 – 7:30 p.m. EDT

Asynchronous Access: April 8-15th

Overview of the Symposium


This year’s event will be virtual to reach all faculty students, staff, alumni, and guests. The event kick-off will include access to posters online, with live presentations on April 8th from 4:30-7:30 pm EDT. The live event will be recorded with ongoing engagement (April 8th – April 15th) through online discussions with poster presenters. To join the Zoom event on April 8th at 4:30pm (Eastern) please register before the day of the event for a join link.

Program Schedule

  • Opening remarks by Marc Levin, President, and CEO 
  • Introduction of the Keynote speaker, Steffany Moonaz, Ph. D 
  • Keynote Speaker, Kimberly R. Middleton, RN, MPH, MS 
  • Bio break (15 min)
  • Awards Ceremony, Christina Sax, Provost & VP Academic & Student Affairs
  • Introduction of Faculty Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award Winner, Heidi Most, D.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac 
  • Faculty Excellence in Research and Scholarship Award Winner Presentation, Heidi Most, D.Ac., L.Ac., Dipl.Ac 
  • MUIH Research Update, Steffany Moonaz,  Ph.D. 
  • Introduction to the poster website and Wrap-up 

Keynote Presenter

Kimberly R. Middleton, RN, MPH, MS

Nurse Research Specialist

NIH-Clinical Center, Translational Biobehavioral and Health Disparities Branch

Kimberly R. Middleton, RN, MPH, MS has served as a Nurse Research Specialist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Clinical Center since 2007. She created and served as the principal investigator on clinical trial# NCT01617421 A Pilot Study of Yoga as Self-Care for Arthritis in Minority Communities. Her background includes survey methodology, health disparities researcher, Mindful Self-Compassion (MSC) teacher, and yoga instructor (RYT500) trained in Kripalu yoga. She has served as first author on several peer-reviewed articles and government reports; and has presented nationally within the fields of yoga research, public health, behavioral health, and nursing.

Prior to beginning her career with NIH, she worked as a Health Scientist for the Center for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Center for Health Statistics focusing on establishment-based surveys related to pediatric emergency department preparedness and ambulatory care. Additional public health roles at the state and local level include Epidemiology Coordinator for the Arlington County Health Department; and Maternal/Child Health Epidemiologist at the Oklahoma State Department of Health. 

Kimberly holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Howard University, and both a Master of Public Health from Columbia University and a Master of Science in Survey Methodology from the University of Maryland College Park. With over 30 years of clinical experience, she obtained the certification Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse (CRRN) while working at the National Rehabilitation Hospital and Hospital for Sick Children. She has worked in medical/surgical nursing, case management/utilization review, and served as adjunct nursing faculty at Howard Community College. Ms. Middleton is a member of Sigma Theta Tau (Gamma Beta), American Public Health Association, and the American Statistical Association.

Past Events

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