NCNM in the News

Nutritional Strategies for Living with Parkinson’s

Heather Zwickey, Ph.D., Dean of Research and Graduate Studies shares her expertise in the Parkinson’s Foundation’s quarterly newsletter: “Nutritional Strategies for Living With Parkinson’s” Jan. 6, 2016 | News & Review/ Parkinson’s Disease Foundation

Alumna Dr. Melissa Berry and Her Missionary Chocolates


NCNM alumna Dr. Melissa Berry (’08) took an unconventional route to naturopathic success. Her strategy to fund a research and healing center is featured in “Missionary Chocolates prepares for international take-off.” Dec. 9, 2015 | Portland Business Journal

Use of Essential Oils in Medical Treatment


NCNM’s CCM Faculty Karin Parramore, MSOM (’12), and alumna Azure Karli, ND (’03), weigh in on the use of essential oils in medical treatment in “Essential oil users debate medicinal use.” Nov. 26, 2015 | The Bend Bulletin

Oregon Insurance Coverage of Alternative Medicine


In his series of articles on Oregon’s annual open enrollment insurance coverage period, reporter Nick Budnick offers this take on “Oregon health insurance tricky for alternative health.” Nov. 05, 2015 | The Oregonian

Naturopaths Face Legal Challenge from Health Net


Associate Dean and OANP President Carrie Baldwin-Sayre, ND, talks to reporter Diane Lund-Muzikant about the OANP Health Net lawsuit in “Naturopaths Face Legal Challenge from Health Net.” Nov. 4, 2015 | The Lund Report

Opinion Stories – Regina Dehen, ND, LAc


A Win-Win for Oregon: Naturopathic Doctors as Primary Care Providers Naturopathic doctors who absolutely meet the standards of care as required by the state are an underutilized resource and diagnose and treat the entire gamut of conditions. October 16, 2015 | The Lund Report

Beaverton Clinic Now Offers Immunization


NCNM Beaverton Clinic now offers immunizations: “Several Immunization Clinics Scheduled Across Washington County.” Oct. 7, 2015 | KUIK AM Radio/

NCNM alum Emily Hedberg Hanger in the News


NCNM alum Emily Hedberg Hanger, MSOM, is the subject of an article in the Stauton, Virginia Gannet paper, “Healing Mind and Body with Ancient Chinese Philosophy.” Oct. 7, 2015 | News Leader

NCNM Beaverton Clinic News


NCNM Beaverton Clinic now provides vaccines, as well as well child visits and naturopathic primary care for all ages: “Several Immunization Clinics Scheduled Across Washington County.” Oct. 7, 2015 | Washington County Health & Human Services Department

Orna Izakson, ND, RH (AHG), Shares her Herbal Expertise


Orna Izakson, ND, RH (AHG), lead physician of NCNM Traditional Roots Institute shares her herbal expertise with military families who want to learn about “Natural Rx: Your Home Apothecary.” Sept. 21, 2015 | Salute to Spouses/ Bryant & Stratton College (military relations dept.)

Stinging Nettle Research


None other than Andrew Weil, MD, asserts that he backs up his facts with NCNM’s research about the benefits of an aggressive weed called nettles. Check out “Stinging nettle will test your mettle.” September 2, 2015 | The Toledo Blade

Naturopathic clinic designated as top tier primary care facility


The Oregon Health Authority has certified the National College of Natural Medicine clinic as a patient-centered primary care home, a designation for facilities that offer coordinated care among providers and focus on prevention and managing chronic conditions. Read more… August 27, 2015 | The Oregonian

NCNM Doc Transforming Medicine & Research in Portland


“Three Locals Transforming Medicine and Research in Portland,” features an interview with NCNM’s Food as Medicine Institute co-founder, Dr. Julie Briley. Portland Monthly Magazine–Annual Health Issue | July 13, 2015

NCNM Professor and Alumnus in the News


NCNM Professor, Marty Milner, ND (‘83), and alumnus Tom Messinger, ND (’10) are the focus of “Naturopathic mix traditional, modern treatments.” Portland Tribune | July 21, 2015

NCNM Announces $3M in NIH Grants

NCNM’s announcement of $3M in NIH Research grants is reported on by the Integrative Practitioner. Read the posts: The Integrator blog post, July 10, 2015 The Integrative Practitioner news story, July 2015

College Graduates Record Class


The Class of 2015 is the largest graduating class in NCNM history, according to figures from the Registrar’s office. Registrar Kelly Garey said approximately 167 students received degrees this spring. A packed house at the Oregon Convention Center cheered the new grads June 28. Heather Zwickey, dean of the School of Research & Graduate Studies, told …

NDs and Patients Sue Oregon’s Health Net Insurance


“Naturopathic docs and patients sue Oregon’s Health Net insurance plan.” Class action lawsuit was filed in U.S. District Court against Health Net Health Plan of Oregon for discriminatory practices. The Portland Business Journal | July 7, 2015

Demand for Home Births is Increasing in SW Washington


A story featuring NCNM alumni and NCNM student Kai Morrison reports that home birth is a popular, empowering option for many Clark County, Washington, moms. The two doctors say demand for home births is increasing in Southwest Washington. The Reflector | May 27, 2015

NCNM ND Graduate Doing Unexpected Aid Work in Nepal


Reporter Elizabeth Hayes reports on NCNM grad, Dr. Erin Moore (’14), who survived the 7.8 earthquake in Nepal while she working in the remote village of Karmidanda: “A Portland naturopath’s unexpected aid work in Nepal.” Dr. Moore has set up a a YouCaring page to support the people of the village The Portland Business Journal …

Townsend Letter Editor Tours NCNM


Dr. Jonathan Collin, Townsend Letter publisher and editor, writes about his visit with NCNM President David J. Schleich and Dr. Sussanna Czeranko as they toured the NCNM campus. Townsend Letter | May 2015

CMO, Dr. Regina Dehen Reports on Team-Based Patient Care


Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Regina Dehen, posts an article about NCNM Clinic and team-based patient care for this medical organization dedicated to transforming patient primary care in Oregon: “Forming Meaningful and Engaging Teams: Keys to Success.” Patient Centered Primary Care Home Institute | April 16, 2015

A Sneak Peak at Elizabeth Hayes’ Interview with President Schleich


Portland Business Journal’s healthcare reporter Elizabeth Hayes gives us a sneak preview of her interview with NCNM President, Dr. David J. Schleich in “College of Natural Medicine’s chief on chronic disease, vaccinations and mainstream vs. natural medicine.” The entire interview will run in the April 17 issue of the paper. Portland Business Journal | April …

NCNM’s New Undergraduate Programs

NCNM’s new undergrad program was covered in a number of blogs, including John Weeks’ industry round-up: “Naturopathic Mothership NCNM to Add Bachelors’ Programs to Expanding Graduate Offerings.”

Alumni Mark Davis in the News


Alumni Mark Davis snags more headlines with his groundbreaking work on fecal transplants and gut health. Townsend Letter | March 30, 2015

NCNM Faculty Presents at Clark College Symposium


The Battleground, Washington newspaper promotes NCNM faculty presenting at Clark College April 1: “Program asks Baby Boomers and Seniors: ‘What does it mean to be healthy?‘” Marcus Miller, ND, MD gives the keynote address and Shawnte Yates, ND, LAc, will also present at the event. The Reflector | March 25, 2015

Dr. Marcus Miller Gives Keynote on Symposium on Aging


In “Retirees Taking Control of Their Health,” the Vancouver, Washington paper features a story about a symposium at Clark College on April 1 on Healthy Aging that features NCNM’s associate professor Marcus Miller, ND, MD, as its keynote speaker on April 1. The symposium is targeting boomers, age 55 and above. The Columbian | March …

Board Director Mohan Nair in the News

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NCNM board director Mohan Nair is the subject of the Portland Business Journal’s weekly Q&A in “This music man loves to innovate/ Cambia’s Mohan Nair on startups, bagpipes and ‘America’s Got Talent.’” Portland Business Journal | March 20, 2015

Mindfulness Research at NCNM


The mindfulness research of NCNM’s, Dr. Helané Wahbeh (’02), also an assistant professor at OHSU, receives notice in “Study Finds Adults Prefer to Learn Mindfulness Training Online.” PRWeb | March 18, 2015

The Southwest Community Connection

The Lake Oswego paper reports that NCNM looks to the SW Corridor Plan for safe crossing options in: “Route proposal would allow better access to NCNM campus.” The Southwest Community Connection | March 18, 2015

Staying Active Key to Managing Diabetes


Dr. Amy Bader, a member of the NCNM clinical faculty, advises readers that “Staying Active is Key to Managing Diabetes” in the weekly paper’s health section. Portland Tribune | February 19, 2015

Dr. Rita Bettenburg, 2014 Living Legend


Natural Practitioner magazine reports that NCNM’s past Dean of Naturopathic Medicine, “Dr. Rita Bettenburg was awarded the prestigious 2014 Living Legend award.” Natural Practitioner | February 19, 2015

Island no more?

Metro News posts story on NCNM and the Southwest Corridor Plan: “Island no more? NCNM seeks to reconnect with South Portland neighborhood.” Metro News | February 13, 2015

NCNM & the Metro SW Corridor Plan

The Portland Tribune reports on the impact of the Metro Southwest Corridor Plan on NCNM in: “Route proposal would allow better access to NCNM campus.” Portland Tribune | February 10, 2015

Interview with NCNM Alum Jill Edwards


Jill Edwards, ND (’07), does a Q&A for Mother Earth News: “Interview with Homebirth Midwife Jill Edwards.” Mother Earth News | February 6, 2015

NCNM’s Master Plan in the News


Portland Business Journal reports on NCNM’s master plan in “Portland’s College of Natural Medicine’s 20-year master plan includes ‘outdoor library’ with permaculture.” Portland Business Journal | January 30, 2015

OPB’s “Think Out Loud” Interviews NCNM Alum

OPB’s “Think Out Loud” host Dave Miller interviews OANP Board Director (and NCNM graduate) Jeff Clark, ND, along with Oregon Health Co-op CEO Ralph Prows for their views concerning the Affordable Care Act and its mandate for insurance plans to include coverage for naturopathic physicians—and how that requirement is playing out in Oregon.

Annual Top Docs include NCNM Faculty & Graduates


National College of Natural Medicine salutes its faculty and graduates who were listed in Portland Monthly magazine’s annual “Top Docs” issue, on newsstands this month. Portland Monthly Magazine | January 15, 2015

The Healing Power of Moxibustion


“The Healing Warmth of Moxibustion,” examines the healing power of moxibustion and why it’s been slow to catch on with Western practitioners of Chinese medicine. Daniel Silver, LAc, adjunct faculty the School of Classical Chinese Medicine contributes to the article. Epoch Times | January 4, 2015