The University of Arizona Andrew Weil Center for Integrative Medicine presented its 2020 Integrative Medicine in Residency Innovation Award to Dr. Noshene E. Ranjbar, of the department of psychiatry in the University of Arizona College of Medicine-Tucson. Ranjbar led development of the Integrative Medicine in Residency psychiatry elective at the UA in 2015. All residents now have exposure to integrative psychiatry and a mind-body skills group, as well as 10 hours of lectures on integrative psychiatry topics.
She also directed efforts to create the UA Integrative Psychiatry Fellowship, a one-year in-person program that launched in 2019. Ranjbar is a UA assistant professor and director of the Integrative Psychiatry Clinic at Banner-University Medical Center South. She serves as division chief for child and adolescent psychiatry, as well as training director for the UA Integrative Psychiatry Fellowship.