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Expanded Certification Program Provides More Opportunity for Medical Professionals to Practice Functional Medicine

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) today announced an expansion to its certification program; allowing a broader range of medical professionals to have the opportunity to integrate Functional Medicine into their practice. READ MORE
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A Focus on Strategic Partnerships Ushers in Exciting Leadership Changes for IFM

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) announced the appointment of Andie Crosby as director of Strategic Partnerships and Innovations and the promotion of Katy Scheck to director of the Partner Experience and Engagement Team (PEET). In their new roles, Crosby and Scheck will spearhead initiatives designed to continue the organization’s overall mission—the widespread adoption of Functional Medicine. READ MORE
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IFM Names Terry Wahls, MD, as the 2018 Linus Pauling Award Recipient

IFM is proud to announce Terry Wahls, MD, as the 2018 recipient of the Linus Pauling Award. Dr. Wahls received this award for her work as a physician, researcher, teacher, and patient advocate. Read More
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The Institute for Functional Medicine Confirms Amy R. Mack as Chief Executive Officer

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) has named Amy R. Mack as IFM’s next Chief Executive Officer, effective April 1, 2018. She succeeds Laurie Hofmann, MPH, who has been serving IFM in various Board and executive leadership roles since 2001. READ MORE
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Practice Implementation Training Program to Launch in January 2018, in Partnership Between IFM and the Kalish Institute

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) has partnered with the Kalish Institute to deliver the in-depth, online practice implementation course, “My Practice Plan.” Read More
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IFM Appoints Laurie Hofmann, MPH, as Chairman of the Board of Directors

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) is excited to announce that Laurie Hofmann, MPH, IFM’s current chief executive officer, has accepted the additional role of chairman of the IFM Board of Directors. Read More
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The Institute for Functional Medicine Names Amy R. Mack as Chief Operations Officer

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) welcomes Amy R. Mack as its new chief operations officer (COO). In this role, Mack will work closely with Chief Executive Officer Laurie Hofmann, MPH, on the organization's overall strategy and execution. Read More
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The Institute for Functional Medicine Names Patrick Hanaway, MD, as the 2017 Linus Pauling Award Recipient

Patrick Hanaway, MD, receives this award for his innovation in medical education and pioneering work in clinical outcomes research. Read More
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The Institute for Functional Medicine Launches New, Redesigned, Mobile-Friendly Website

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) is excited to announce the launch of its newly redesigned website (IFM.org), which will serve to better meet the needs of practitioners, patients, and visitors. Read More
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The Institute for Functional Medicine Grants 25 Scholarships to Integrative Medicine for the Underserved

IM4US clinicians have the opportunity to apply for one of the scholarships to attend IFM's five-day foundational conference, Applying Functional Medicine in Clinical Practice (AFMCP), or one of the six Advanced Practice Modules (APMs). Read More
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The International Nurse Coach Association Announces Educational Partnership With IFM

The International Nurse Coach Association (INCA) is proud to announce its educational partnership with The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). Read More
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PLMI and IFM Team Up to Present Free, Six-Part Series

The Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM) is pleased to announce an exciting, six-part series in partnership with Dr. Jeffrey Bland and his Personalized Lifestyle Medicine Institute (PLMI) called, “Functional Medicine and Genomics: Is the Future Here?” Read More