NCNM and OANP Honor Dr. Rick Marinelli with Living Legends Award

PORTLAND, Ore. (Dec. 13, 2011) —Rick Marinelli, ND, MAcOM, was honored with a Living Legends Award from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) and the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Medicine (OANP) at a banquet held in Portland on Dec. 3. Dr. Marinelli is a clinical authority on pain management and natural medicine. In 2005, …

NCNM Responds to Recent Report on Dietary Supplements

PORTLAND, Ore. (Nov. 16, 2011) —This week Johns Hopkins Medicine Health Alert introduced a recent report from the University of California, Berkeley. The 2011 report, “Dietary Supplements: Your Complete Guide to Making the Best Choices,” suggests that “advertising for ‘alternative medicine’ is often filled with hyperbole,” and that the Wellness Letter report on dietary supplements can help consumers make better-informed choices.

NCNM Receives $864,000 NIH Research Grant

PORTLAND, Ore. (Nov. 1, 2011) —The National Institutes of Health awarded National College of Natural Medicine’s Helfgott Research Institute a four-year, $864,000 grant to continue its Research in Complementary and Alternative Medicine Program (R-CAMP) initiative. This is the second four-year cycle of R-CAMP. NIH funded the first cycle in 2007. The approval for renewed funding allows Helfgott to continue to build on the successful program, which has increased the quality and quantity of evidence-informed practice (EIP) content in NCNM’s classroom curricula.

NCNM and Pagatim Launch True Nature Radio

PORTLAND, Ore. (Oct. 19, 2011)—Laurie Regan, PhD, ND, the dean of the School of Classical Chinese Medicine (CCM) at the National College of Natural Medicine, along with Heiner Fruehauf, PhD, LAc, the CCM School’s founder, have taken to the air waves to share practical solutions for staying healthy in the modern world.

Friedhelm Kirchfeld: the Passing of an NCNM Legend

PORTLAND, Ore. (July 22, 2011)–Library Director Rick Severson just received word from Germany that NCNM’s beloved founding library director, Friedhelm Kirchfeld, died from complications of Alzheimers on July 14 at the age of 71. He lived in Germany with his wife, Sarah Stein-Kirchfeld and is survived by his sons, David and Aaron, and his sister, …

Scientist Wade Davis to Deliver NCNM 2011 Commencement Address

PORTLAND, Ore. (June 20, 2011) — National College of Natural Medicine will confer upon celebrated ethnobotanist and anthropologist Wade Davis, PhD, its highest academic honors in recognition of his work to advance botanical medicine and ancient healing traditions still practiced throughout the world.

NCNM Officially Opens New Min Zidell Healing Garden 6/24

PORTLAND, Ore. (June 14, 2011) — National College of Natural Medicine will celebrate the opening of its new Min Zidell Healing Garden, the most recent addition to its rapidly growing South Portland campus on Friday, June 24 at 10 a.m. Patrick Quinton, executive director of the Portland Development Commission, along with other special guests, will participate in the public celebration of the new botanical garden, a virtual outdoor classroom for students to learn about herbal medicines.

NCNM Student Wins Bob's Red Mill Intercollegiate Scholarship Cup Competition

PORTLAND, Ore. (May 16, 2011) —Erin F. Sharman, a National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) student in her third year of a naturopathic degree program, was awarded a $7,000 scholarship and the first-place trophy in the second annual Bob’s Red Mill Scholarship Cup Competition, an intercollegiate speech contest. This is the second year in a row the coveted competition was held—and the second time that an NCNM student took top honors.

Dr. Rita Bettenburg resigns her post

PORTLAND, Ore. (Feb. 18, 2011)–Dr. Rita Bettenburg resigned from her position as Dean of Naturopathic Medicine effective February 18, after 25 years of service to NCNM.  Dr. Bettenburg can be reached at her private practice or through her personal e-mail.  Dr. Bettenburg’s office contact information is:  10360 NE Wasco St Portland, Oregon 97220, Phone: 503.252.8125.  …

NCNM Awards Dr. Betty Radelet Inaugural Living Legend Award

PORTLAND, Ore. (Dec. 9, 2010) — Betty Jo Radelet, DC, ND, of Beaverton received the inaugural Living Legend award from the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) and the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Medicine (OANP) at a banquet held in Portland on Dec. 4. Dr. Radelet is recognized as NCNM’s first female graduate and for advancing the profession of natural medicine.