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, …
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.
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.
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.
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, …
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.
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.
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.
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. …
PORTLAND, Ore. (Jan. 31, 2011) — A $1.35 million gift from one of the most respected nutritional advocates in the U.S. will help the National College of Natural Medicine educate Oregon families about healthy food choices and eating habits.
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.