Brassard chosen as incoming president for the Association of Chiropractic Colleges  Richard G. Brassard, DC, president of Texas Chiropractic College, was elected as incoming president of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges. Brassard, the son of a chiropractor, is a past

Brassard chosen as incoming president for the Association of Chiropractic Colleges 

Richard G. Brassard, DC, president of Texas Chiropractic College, was elected as incoming president of the Association of Chiropractic Colleges. Brassard, the son of a chiropractor, is a past president of the American Chiropractic Association and has held many leadership positions in his field over the past 40 years. Brassard succeeds Frank Nicchi, DC, MS, president of New York Chiropractic College. Nicchi’s term was marked by a focus on, and advances in, integration. (See article on ACC-RAC conference under Academics, above.) Mark Zeigler, DC, president of the multidisciplinary Northwestern Health Sciences University, will serve as ACC’s vice president.

Israeli integrative medicine doctor, Shay Pintov, leads team to Japan 

Georgetown integrative medicine leader Adi Haramati, PhD reports that Shay Pintov, MD, “one of the pioneers of Integrative Medicine in Israel” is serving as the ambassador of an Israel Defense Forces medical mission to Japan. Pintov spent time in Japan after his medical training to learn traditional Japanese Medicine and is bringing that knowledge together with his integrative medicine/pediatrics expertise.

In Memoriam: Michelle Eustache 

There was a huge loss to the naturopathic medical profession and, from all accounts, to healing, when 3rd year Bastyr University ND student Michelle Eustache drowned off the island of Ometepe, Nicaragua, March 25, 2011. Eustache, a second generation Haitian immigrant, was part of a student Brigade participating in a service learning program to delivery clinical and public health services through Natural Doctors International. NDI director Tabatha Parker, ND, told the Integrator that Eustache was “just a natural leader, involved in everything, just a horrible loss.” One example of Eustache’s work is this article on a Bastyr program posted here in which Eustache was a principal. A memory of Eustache is here.


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