Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH) and Instituto Salgado de Saúde Integral (Salgado Institute, Brazil) have announced that they have signed an international partnership agreement.
MUIH and Salgado Institute have entered into this partnership with the shared goal of working across international borders to positively impact the health and wellness of individuals and communities. Plans include collaboration on a variety of initiatives including educational programs, research and health promotion.
Among the first collaborations was MUIH’s participation in Salgado Institute’s International Congress on Integrative Health Therapies in October 2019. The congress provided a review of evidence-based integrative approaches to health through a program developed in collaboration with European, North and South American integrative therapy universities, institutes and professional associations. MUIH’s Marlysa Sullivan, associate professor of yoga therapy, presented her work on the role of yoga therapy in pain management. Rebecca Pille, chair of MUIH’s health and wellness coaching department, spoke about the benefits of health and wellness coaching in integrative health practices and settings.
“We are excited to begin a partnership with the Salgado Institute, and we look forward to learning from the unique expertise of Salgado’s scientists, practitioners, and educators. By sharing and combining our perspectives, we hope to enhance health and wellness practices in both North and South America,” said Marc Levin, MUIH’s president and CEO.
“It is truly a blessing to work with such an amazing institution and excellent group of professionals,” added Afonso Salgado, founder and CEO of the Salgado Institute.We consider it a great opportunity for our students and professors to network with peers, learn and teach about integrative health therapies.”