NCNM's Helfgott Research Institute

NCNM's Helfgott Research Institute is a professionally independent, non-profit research institute whose mission is to conduct rigorous, high quality, research on the art and science of healing, specifically working to understand natural forms of medicine. Together, scientists from the fields of naturopathic medicine, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, immunology, and nutrition apply their expertise to the study of natural medicine.

About Helfgott

Established in June of 2003 with the help of a donation from Don Helfgott, the Helfgott Research Institute has a state-of-the-art basic science laboratory, as well as the resources to carry out clinical research.

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News & Events

There are many ways in which Helfgott and NCNM reach out and connect with the local community and beyond. Take a look at what’s happening on campus and on the road with our interactive and informative online calendar.

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Thinking about a career in integrative medicine research? Expand your skill set with a variety of educational opportunities!

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Interested in conducting research with Helfgott and NCNM? The following page links provide important information for students, faculty, and community investigators.

Study Participation Opportunities

Mud Therapy & Knee Arthritis

Small Intestine Bacterial Overgrowth

Type 2 Diabetes Herbal Salve

Helfgott Research Institute
National College of Natural Medicine
2220 SW 1st Avenue
Portland, OR 97201
Phone: 503.552.1751
Fax: 503.227.3750

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