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NCNM & OANP Living Legends Award

Initiated by NCNM and the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians, the Living Legends Award honors extraordinary lifetime achievement among members of the naturopathic medicine community. Each year a Living Legend is selected from nominations submitted by the community for their demonstrated leadership, commitment to excellence and selfless contributions in the advancement of natural medicine. Recognition of Living Legends also serves as a reminder of the proud history of natural medicine and provides an opportunity for all naturopaths to meet and interact with long-established physicians so that various generations of leaders can become better acquainted with each other. 

The 2014 Living Legends Dinner

The Living Legends Dinner is held during the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians’ Annual Pharmacy and Ethics Seminar, an event which draws 300 naturopathic doctors to Portland. The annual Living Legend is celebrated along with the accomplishments of other NCNM alumni.

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Living Legend Honorees

Martin Milner, ND,was honored with the 2013 Living Legends award by National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) and the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OANP) at a banquet held Dec. 7 at the Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront Hotel. NCNM and the OANP selected Dr. Milner to be honored with the naturopathic medicine’s prestigious Living Legends award for his demonstrated leadership, commitment to excellence and outstanding contributions to the advancement of natural medicine.

Read more about Dr. Milner and the 2013 Living Legends Award Dinner.

Kevin Wilson, ND, was recipient of the third annual “Living Legends” award by the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) and the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Medicine (OANP) at a banquet held Dec. 6, 2012 in Portland. NCNM and the OANP selected Dr. Wilson to be honored with the prestigious Living Legends award for his demonstrated leadership, commitment to excellence and selfless contributions in the advancement of natural medicine.

Read more about Dr. Wilson and the 2012 Living Legends Award Dinner.

Dr. Rick Marinelli: Rick MarDr. Rick Martinellinelli, 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, 2011. Dr. Marinelli is a clinical authority on pain management and natural medicine. In 2005, he was appointed by Governor Ted Kulongoski to the Oregon Pain Commission.

Read more about Dr. Marinelli and the 2011 Living Legends Award Dinner.

Dr. Kenneth D. PetersonDr. Kenneth D. Peterson: Kenneth D. Peterson, DC, ND, of Hermiston 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. Peterson was recognized for 57 years of dedicated service and advancing the profession of natural medicine. In practice since 1953, Dr. Peterson holds the distinction of being the longest continuously practicing naturopathic physician in Oregon.

Read more about Dr. Peterson and the 2010 Living Legends Award Dinner.

Dr. Betty RadelettDr. Betty Radelet: 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, 2010 Dr. Radelet is recognized as NCNM’s first female graduate and for advancing the profession of natural medicine. Prior to retiring at age 89, Dr. Radelet held the distinction of being the oldest continuously practicing naturopathic physician in Oregon.

Read more about Dr. Betty Radelet and the 2010 Living Legends Award Dinner.