Student Demand Leads to Expanded Research Curriculum

A growing student interest in research and NCNM’s institutional drive for more evidence-based therapies are key factors in the college’s decision to add three master’s degrees within the School of Research & Graduate Studies. One, a Master of Science in Nutrition, begins this spring. The other, a Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research, has …

Going Global

A new Master of Science degree in Global Health has been approved for accreditation by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities, and will be offered to matriculating students in fall 2014. It is the first global health degree program to be offered at a naturopathic medical school. This is the sixth accredited degree program …

Food as Medicine Institute Boosts Community Outreach

Continuing education outreach projects at NCNM continue to grow with the recent startup of the Food as Medicine Institute (FAMI), the college’s third community-focused program to launch in the last three years. FAMI joins two other institutes at NCNM with a mission to provide community education: the Women in Balance Institute (WIBI), which provides information …

Leading the Way in SIBO Research  

In the “Case of the Perpetual Patient,” published in the March 2011 issue of the Naturopathic Doctor News & Review, National College of Natural Medicine researchers Dr. Steven Sandberg-Lewis (’78) and Dr. Allison Siebecker (’05) describe a young woman literally tortured by gastrointestinal ailments. Painful gut, chronic heartburn and frequent diarrhea that traded off with constipation. The …

New Curricula Will Emphasize Hands-On, Cross-Discipline Learning

In the past several years, postgraduate educational institutions in the U.S. have been honing in on the importance of revising curricula to address the changing learning styles of a new generation of students.  NCNM, known for its high standards in didactic and clinical training, is embarking on its first top-to-bottom curricula overhaul after a long …

Once Just an Annex, Now It’s Betty Radelet’s Hall

National College of Natural Medicine will honor its first female graduate, Betty Jo Radelet, DC, ND, on June 28. NCNM will christen the college’s Annex lecture hall as Betty Radelet Hall for her groundbreaking endeavors, resiliency, and loving service in the advancement of the naturopathic medicine profession. The official ribbon-cutting for Betty Radelet Hall will …

NCNM Receives Record $1 Million Bequest

Dr. Christine White (’01) had gotten gifts from grateful patients before, including stained glass and a beautiful quilt that hangs in her Black Bear Naturopathic Clinic in Missoula, Mont. And, although she had treated Percy and Adrienne Frazier since 2003 and was close to them, she had no idea the couple would want to make …

Shan Ren Dao

Retreat into Stillness, Advance into Wellness What if conventional doctors had more to offer patients for stress and chronic conditions than pharmaceuticals or supplements and some quick suggestions about sleep, exercise and nutrition? What if they understood the long-term impact of negative emotions held in the body and were able to address this with their …

Alumna Becomes SIBO Warrior

Allison Siebecker (’05) has a personal reason for her interest in Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth (SIBO). She had suffered digestive problems for years but tried to make the best of it while going through medical school at NCNM. Then, after a particularly rough patch, she decided to do more research, including re-reading a book she …

Alumni Updates

Class of 2006 Erica Peirson, ND, is executive director of Down Syndrome OPTIONs, where she helps share awareness that the symptoms of Down syndrome are treatable. She also serves on its Scientific Advisory Board. In addition to lecturing about Down syndrome, Dr. Peirson is owner of the Down Syndrome Treatment Center of Oregon, where she …

A Legacy of Compassion, a Gift of Hope

Percy and Adrienne Frazier Endowed Scholarship Fund National College of Natural Medicine announced a $1.06 million bequest from the estate of Adrienne and Percy Frazier of Missoula, Mont., at a meeting of the college’s board of directors in late February. The gift, the largest bequest in NCNM’s 58-year history, will be used to establish the …