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 26 2014 Portland Business Journal

NCNM President David J. Schleich is among the city’s top health care pros queried about 2015 New Year resolutions in “Be honest and eat more kale,” featured in the publication’s Health Care Inc. Northwest column.

Dec 17 2014 Oregonian

The Oregonian reports on NCNM Provost Dr. Andrea Smith election to serve on the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine in their Oregon Movers story.

Dec 17 2014 The Lund Report

The Lund Report covers NCNM's Living Legend announcement in "Dr. Rita Bettenburg Receives Living Legend Award from NCNM and OANP."

Dec 16 2014 The Portland Physician Scribe

This publication of the Medical Society of Metropolitan Portland carries two NCNM-related stories this month: Associate Dean of Clinical Education Carrie Baldwin-Sayre, ND, and Chief Medical Officer Regina Dehen, ND, LAc, talk about the Affordable Care Act and insurance coverage in "Naturopaths see progress and acceptance, but challenges remain." The publication also features "Naturopaths Without Borders offer healing where it's needed most," and NCNM resident Stephanie Culver, ND, and naturopathic student Molly Langteau discuss their work overseas.

Dec 11 2014 Portland Tribune

Regina Dehen, ND ('96) is interviewed in the Portland Tribune article "Sharing is caring? Not for medical records."

Dec 03 2014 Portland Business Journal

NCNM joins the Portland Business Journal's list of Top colleges and universities for the sixth year running!

Nov 03 2014 Desert Health News

Dean of the School of Research & Graduate Studies, Heather Zwickey, PhD, talks about food sensitivity, antibody reactions and foods testing research in “Food Intolerance Testing.”

Oct 30 2014 Oregon Public Health Institute

Veggie Rx: Pilot ‘Prescription CSA’ program puts local produce in the doctor’s office.

Oct 30 2014 KOIN 6

KOIN 6 reports on the opening of the Beaverton Clinic in this TV news segment.

Oct 28 2014 KOIN 6

NCNM's partnership with Zenger Farm and Multnomah County Health Department is featured in: "Doctor prescription for healthy food?"

Oct 28 2014 Portland Tribune

Dr. Courtney Jackson, lead physician for the Food as Medicine Institute is interviewed in this article about a new partnership between Zenger Farm, Multnomah County Health Department and NCNM: "Prescription food: Veggies make house calls."

Oct 16 2014 Tribune/Beaverton Valley Times

The Tribune's Beaverton Valley Times covers NCNM Beaverton Clinic: "Medical teaching clinic finds natural fit in Beaverton."

Oct 13 2014 San Diego Times

Tabatha Parker, ND ('04), co-director at the NCNM's Master of Science in Global Health program, is appointed to the California Naturopathic Medicine Committee: "San Diego Leader in Alternative Medicine Named to State Panel."

Oct 10 2014 Portland Monthly Magazine

Portland Monthly explores the city's best vertical gardens, including the one at the NCNM Clinic in "6 Amazing Living Walls Redefining "Greenspace" in Portland."

Oct 09 2014 The Lund Report

The Lund Report features NCNM's Beaverton Clinic in the article: "New Beaverton Clinic Expands NCNM Campus Footprint National College of Natural Medicine Holds Clinic Open House Oct. 18."

Sep 29 2014 Fox 12 News

Mark Davis, ND ('11) is featured in a Fox 12 news report on "Fecal Transplants."

Sep 26 2014 NDNR

Heather Zwickey, PhD, Dean of the School of Research and Graduate Studies is interviewed for the NDNR "Voices of Naturopathic Research."

Sep 26 2014 Portland Business Journal

NCNM president David Schleich, PhD joined Oregon’s leading education voices for a Portland Business Journal roundtable discussion on colleges and universities.

Sep 05 2014 Examiner

The Examiner reports on a upcoming clinical trial that brings together Legacy Health and NCNM in: "Low carb diet may help Parkinson's; modified Paleo can boost weight loss." Assistant director of research Angela Senders, ND ('05) is interviewed in this article.

Sep 04 2014 Bloomberg Business Week

Bloomberg Businessweek reports on committee appointment for adjunct professor Amy Bader, ND ('00) in: "Kamedis Adds Top Naturopathic Physician to its Naturopathic Advisory Committee." 

Aug 28 2014 Portland Business Journal

Elizabeth Hayes, staff reporter for the Portland Business Journal interviews Master of Science in Global Health program co-chair, Angelas Senders, ND ('05) in the article: "Eating 80 percent fat? Legacy and College of Natural Medicine will study the diet on Parkinson's patients."

Aug 25 2014 AANP

NCNM President David Schleich, PhD was one of more than 30 participants at the 2nd International Congress on Natural Medicine on July 4–5, 2014. Read about their historic vote in: "Unanimous Vote to Form the World Naturopathic Federation."

Aug 06 2014 The Rossland Telegraph

Brenda Gill, ND ('96) discusses "Treating psychological imbalances with natural medicine" in her column, "The Road to Wellness."

Aug 07 2014 Organic Spa Magazine

Writer Liz Robins investigates consumers’ supplement safety with NCNM Clinic’s Medicinary Manager, Micaela Angle, LAc, in “Supplement Sense/ A little sleuthing goes a long way toward better choices.”

Aug 06 2014 Natural Medicine Journal

NCNM School of Research and Global Medicine faculty members Angela Senders, ND ('05), Andrew Erlandsen, ND ('11), and Dean, Heather Zwickey, PhD are featured in this month's issue: "The Importance of Research Literacy: Developing the critical skill of interpreting medical research."

Aug 04 2014 AANMC in the News

"NCNM’s Dr. Tabatha Parker Takes Naturopathic Medicine Global." Parker played a prominent role in the historic launch of the new World Naturopathic Federation at the second annual International Congress of Naturopathic Medicine held in Paris in July.

Aug 04 2014 The Oregonian

The Oregonian's society column, Scene & Heard, shares the news about the Min Zidell Garden Gala, featuring the Zidell family and poet Andrei Codrescu.

Jul 30 2014 Natural Awakenings - South Carolina

Natural Awakenings in upstate South Carolina is helping the South Carolina Association of Naturopathic Physicians mount a grassroots campaign for naturopathic licensure in that state. NCNM and sister school Bastyr are highlighted in the story for the medical education and clinical training NDs receive to obtain licensure and practice in Oregon and Washington.

Jul 20 2014 Portland Society Page

NCNM's 2014 Garden Gala is featured in the Portland Society Page: 50 Shades of Green” a Hit for National College of Natural Medicine

Jul 15 2014 Palm Springs Life

NCNM graduate Nicole Ortiz, ND (’08), is featured in Palm Springs Life magazine’s Annual 2014 Medical Guide article, Putting Prevention First.Dr. Ortiz was awarded the magazine’s Top Women in Business Award in May 2013.

Jul 02 2014 HealthWave

NCNM alumni Richard Maurer, ND ('94) is interviewed for HealthWave's "Practitioner Spotlight: Dr. Richard Maurer, ND."

Jun 25 2014 Portland Business Journal

NCNM joins the Portland Business Journal's list of Biggest colleges and universities for the sixth year running!

Jun 20 2014 Portland Business Journal

Portland Business Journal “Health Care Inc. Northwest” reporter Elizabeth Hayes covers Andrei Codrescu's upcoming visit to Portland for NCNM's Garden Gala and delivery of the keynote address at the June 28 graduation ceremony: "Why is poet and NPR commentator Andrei Codrescu coming to Portland next week? It's only natural."

Jun 19 2014 Portland Monthly Health Issue

Twenty National College of Natural Medicine faculty and alumni are listed and featured in Portland Monthly magazine’s mid-year "Health" issue, including School of Research & Graduate Studies Dean Heather Zwickey and instructor Dave Allderdice.

Jun 11 2014 Galen's Way Herbal Artistry

Galen’s Way in Sebastopol, California offers kudos after attending the NCNM Traditional Roots Conference in May: " It was a fabulous event most worthy of attending again next year. A huge thank you to the wonderful people at NCNM for bringing naturopathic doctors and herbalists together to share and enjoy our mutual herbal roots!" 

May 13 2014 Portland Society Page

NCNM President Dr. David Schleich attended the Morrison Child and Family Services fundraising luncheon: "Morrison Child and Family Services Raises Over 110,000 with First Annual Silver Linings Luncheon."

May 08 2014 Portland Business Journal

Portland Business Journal reports on NCNM's awarding of an honorary doctorate to Bob Moore in: "The Doctor is in: Bob's Red Mill chief to get highest honor from Portland's NCNM."

May 01 2014 Portland Business Journal

The Biz Journal (via its Health Care Inc. newsletter) story, "Oregon insurers, consumer advocates, business and docs set to duke it out over network rules" quote Jeff Clark, ND, about the need for fair treatment for NDs in insurance rules. Dr. Clark, (an NCNM '07 grad) sits on the board of the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians and is its insurance committee chair. 

Apr 09 2014 PSU Vanguard

Dr. Brenda Hood, Associate Professor and Clinical Supervisor School of NCNM's Classical Chinese Medicine program speaks out in defense of Chinese medicine: "Letter to the editor: Response to 'The Perils of Chinese Medicine'."

Mar 18 2014 Bob's Red Mill Blog

Bob's Red Mill blog features a post on the upcoming "Food as Medicine Symposium: April 5-6, Portland."

Mar 11 2014 KATU TV News

A news segment on KATU features Dr. Andrew Erlandsen, the chair of NCNM’s Master of Nutrition program, for nutrition advice as it investigates the use of the chemical azodibicarbonamide in Protests grow over yoga-mat chemical’s use in bread.”

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Mar 07 2014 The Oregonian

NCNM's Food as Medicine Institute upcoming symposium is featured on the Oregonian website: "Portland's new Food as Medicine Institute aims to make pros and public smarter about nutrition."

Mar 05 2014 The Oregonian

The Oregonian’s society column, Scene & Heard, featured NCNM’s Appreciation Reception for the Oregon Department of Transportation (ODOT), the Portland Development Commission (PDC) and Portland Bureau of Transportation (PBOT). On hand to accept NCNM awards were Portland City Commissioner Steve Novick, PDC’s Executive Director Patrick Quinton and ODOT’s Western Metro Manager David Kim.

Jan 30 2014 ND News and Review

"NCNM introduces Center of Excellence in Naturopathic Cardiovascular Medicine" is announced in the NDNR.

Feb 13 2014 Energy Times

NCNM Assistant Professor Dr. Leslie Fuller talks about surviving, preventing and reversing the damage of strokes in New Hope for Stroke Survivors by writer Lisa James.

Feb 04 2014 The Oregonian

NCNM graduate Jacqui Villalobos, ND is featured in The Oregonian editorial: "Coordinated care organizations cutting ER visits, costs: Guest opinion."

Jan 29 2014 The Lund Report

The Lund Report includes an article on a new center at NCNM: "NCNM introduces Center of Excellence in Naturopathic Cardiovascular Medicine."

Jan 25 2014 Natural Practitioner Magazine

Chief Medical Officer Regina Dehen, ND, LAc participates in a round table discussion on the "Future of Medicine" with Drs. Jared Skowron, Jane Guiltinan, Jacon Teitelbaum and others.

Jan 16 2014 Portland Radio Project

Portland Radio Project reports on the SIBO Symposium in "Portland College Leads on Digestive Health."

Jan 09 2014 Portland Monthly Magazine’s Top Docs Issue!

Ten National College of Natural Medicine faculty and 14 of the medical school’s graduates were featured in Portland Monthly magazine’s annual “Top Docs” issue, on newsstands this month.

Jan 07 2014 NCNM

Happy New Year from all at NCNM