NCNM & the News

Media coverage of the college, our alums and natural medicine stories making headlines.
The Office of Media Relations compiles news stories about NCNM; its students, faculty, administration and alumni. For more information, call our office at 503.552.1504.

Dec 06 2011 iVillage

Jeremy Mikolai, ND, an NCNM research post-doctoral fellow, is featured in ivillage, Thirteen Natural remedies for Migraine Pain. The online media company is owned by NBC Universal, which now attracts 34 million visitors per month. The site claims to be the largest content-driven community for women on the web—and focuses on health, food, family, and beauty & and style.

Nov 28 2011 Kanon Russian-American Community Magazine

NCNM's Dr. Elena Panutich's monthly column, "Be Healthy," in Kanon magazine. In the November 2011 issue, Dr. Panutich writes about “Hypertension and Natural Medicine,” including the stages of hypertension, and how a naturopathic physician can help you. Nutrition, exercise and herbal supplements can make a difference.

Nov 23 2011 Portland Monthly

The December 2011 issue of Portland Monthly magazine features NCNM’s ECO Project leader, Dr. Courtney Jackson, who “dishes up foods that help fight stress.”

Nov 21 2011 KOIN Local 6 News

“OHSU study offers hope for veterans with PTSD,” features Helane Wahbeh, ND, who is leading the multiyear study. Dr. Wahbeh is an NCNM adjunct faculty member with Helfgott Research Institute, and also an assistant professor in OHSU’s Department of Neurology.

Nov 02 2011 The Bee

Widely-recognized botanical medicine expert, Dr. Glen Nagel, helps install a "healing garden" near Ross Island Bridge.

Oct 28 2011 Kanon Russian-American Community Magazine

NCNM's Dr. Elena Panutich has a new monthly column, "Be Healthy," in Kanon magazine. In the October 2011 issue, she writes about the "Maximum Benefits for Your Health." Your nutrition and exercise both play a significant part in staying healthy; included are tips on the types of foods to eat, and how to break loose from a sedentary lifestyle to feel your best. Future columns will discuss various pathologies.

Oct 24 2011 Utne Reader

25 Visionaries Who Are Changing Your World: NCNM alumna Dr. Tabatha Parker is a natural medicine “mover and shaker" who founded Natural Doctors International.

Sep 29 2011 The Lund Report

As reported in The Lund Report, during an Oregon Health Policy Board’s Coordinated Care Organization work group meeting, Dr. Jill Sanders, dean of NCNM’s clinical operations, suggested that that each new Oregon coordinated care organization (CCO) tailor its business plans to meet the needs of a diverse population in order to better address health equity issues.

Sep 20 2011 Portland Woman

The Sept.–Oct. health and wellness issue of Portland Woman magazine's cover story, “Who’s on Your Wellness Team?” features NCNM faculty Dr. Kim Windstar and Associate Professor Xiaoli Chen, and NCNM alumna Dr. Tori Hudson about the changing face of health care.

Sep 14 2011 Whole Living Magazine

NCNM Associate Professor Kimberly Windstar, ND, and 1984 alumna Tori Hudson, ND, share their natural medicine treatments (“Three Ways to Treat BV”) in the Sept. 2011 issue of Whole Living magazine.

Aug 23 2011 The Gazette

A little fresh air goes a long way for your health. Dr. Kurt Beil talks about environmental impacts on overall health.

Aug 21 2011 Min Zidell Healing Garden in the Examiner

The Min Zidell Healing Garden, a project lovingly embraced by the NCNM staff and community, opened its gates on June 24, 2011.

Aug 08 2011 Yale Journal of Medicine & Law

Naturopathy's Battle for Licensing. Dr. Dohn Kruschwitz stresses the rigorous education received by naturopathic doctors at accredited colleges.

Jul 11 2011 SW Portland Post

More media coverage on the Min Zidell Healing Garden: A photo montage is featured in the July 2011 issue of the Southwest Portland Post

Jun 30 2011 The Oregonian /

Oregon's Largest Urban Healing Garden is at NCNM. Medicine doesn't just come in plastic bottles. Join Anne Jaeger for a look at the brand new garden at the National College of Natural Medicine in Southwest Portland. The garden is packed with all sorts of healing plants students at the school routinely use to treat patients.

Jun 24 2011 The Oregonian

Min Zidell Healing Garden opens on NCNM campus in South Portland

Jun 16 2011 NCNM’s Min Zidell Healing Garden is featured on KOIN-TV’s Studio 6 Spotlight!

NCNM’s Min Zidell Healing Garden is featured on KOIN-TV’s Studio 6 Spotlight!

Jun 16 2011 KATU-TV / Southwest Portland

Grand opening being held for Min Zidell Healing Garden. The National College of Natural Medicine's healing garden is about to open June 24.

May 20 2011 Natural Health Magazine

How can I avoid an asthma attack? Natural remedies to help you breathe easier,  NCNM's Dr. Deborah Frances is interviewed about natural remedies for asthma.

Apr 22 2011 Portland Business Journal

NCNM makes the Portland Business Journal’s list of the Top 25 Colleges & Universities ranked by enrollment for fall 2010.

Mar 11 2011 Portland Business Journal

The Portland Business Journal's list of the 2010 Oregon National Institutes of Health award recipients included NCNM's Helfgott Research Institute, which was ranked 36 (in a field of 48) for two awards of $278,532 for Complementary and Alternative Medical Research.

Mar 05 2011 The Oregonian

NCNM is "Scene and Heard" at the fifth annual Sweetheart Medicine Ball, which was held Feb. 12 at the NCNM Annex.

Feb 18 2011 KATU 2 News, Portland

Video: Too much sugar: modern diets are awash in the sweet stuff

Print version: Too much sugar: modern diets are awash in the sweet stuff. Dr. Courtney Jackson, lead physician of NCNM's ECO Project, talks about sugar.

Feb 17 2011 KGW News Channel 8, Portland

Video: The Vitamin D Debate...For years, calcium and vitamin D supplements have been touted as the key to a healthier body.

Print version: Long and short of calcium and vitamin D. KGW interviews Dr. Marnie Loomis, Director of Professional Formation.

Feb 15 2011 The Oregonian

Bob Moore, founder of Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods, celebrates his 82nd birthday. He commemorated this year with large donations to OSU and NCNM.

Feb 11 2011 Regence BC/BS E-Newsletter

Vaccines for Adults: What do adults need to know to keep themselves safe from disease? Dr. Heather Zwickey, Dean of Research at NCNM, weighs in.

Feb 10 2011 Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges (AANMC)

Gift from Bob's Red Mill Launches NCNM Community Nutrition Program

Feb 10 2011 Clackamas Review

Bob Moore celebrates his 82nd and you're invited.  His recent donation to NCNM will fund healthy eating initiatives.

Feb 09 2011 Southern California University of Health Sciences

Inaugural Keynote Speaker: Dr. William J. "Bill" Keppler, recently retired as the President Emeritus of NCNM.

Feb 07 2011 Business News Daily

Giving Back: 36 Ways Your Small Business Can Help. Bob and Charlee Moore's donation to NCNM is spotlighted.

Feb 04 2011 Portland Business Journal

Bob's Red Mill founders donate $1.35M

Feb 04 2011

Bob's Red Mill founders donate for ECO Project

Feb 03 2011 Natural Healing Magazine

Blues Busters: Six natural remedies that can help prevent and ease depression. Amy Bader, ND, faculty member at NCNM is interviewed.

Feb 03 2011 Medill Reports - Chicago, Northwestern University

Traditional herbal medicines face deadline for Eu regulations. Micaela Angle, LAc, manager of the NCNM medicinary is quoted.

Feb 01 2011 Portland Tribune

Donation boosts natural medicine college's obesity project

Feb 01 2011 Food CEO

Gift from Bob's Red Mill Founders to Launch NCNM Community Nutrition Program

Jan 31 2011 Portland Business Journal

A $1.35 million gift from Bob and Charlee Moore, founders of Bob's Red Mill Natural Foods, will help Portland's National College of Natural Medicine develop strategies to end childhood obesity.

Jan 19 2011 New Hope 360

Sleep Solutions: If you long for more shut-eye, you're not alone. Jenny Tufenkian, ND, clinical instructor at NCNM, is interviewed.

Jan 17 2011 Regence BC/BS E-Newsletter

Vitamins, Supplements and You: Get expert tips on whether or not to get your nutrients in pill form – and which ones to take if you do.  Dr. Vanessa Esteves, CE & Alumni Affairs Officer, weighs in.

Jan 06 2011 Portland Monthly

Oregon's Pre-Existing Condition: Freelancers may love Portland's creative lifestyle, but when it comes to getting insurance, only the healthy need apply.  Mercy & Wisdom (an NCNM community clinic) and NCNM make the Top Docs issue of Portland Monthly.