John Weeks February 2013 Integrator Round-up covering the topic of People

In Memoriam: Rick Marinelli, ND, MAcOM (1954-2013)

National integrative pain leader Rick Marinelli, ND, MAcOM (1954-2013) died recently from recurrence of a throat cancer. Marinelli is credited with key roles in focusing the American Academy on Pain Management toward an integrative medicine approach and for helping formulate the Institute of Medicine’s 2010 declaration for a culture change in pain treatment toward an integrated, team-care model. Marinelli had a huge influence in naturopathic care in the state of Oregon and in pain treatment in the naturopathic profession. An interview with Marinelli on his appointment to the Institute of Medicine Committee on Advancing Pain, Care and Research is here.

Rick touched many, including me, and my family. In Memoriam: Rick Marinelli, ND, LAc (1954-2013) includes perspectives on his life and contributions from Laura Farr/Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Institute of Medicine pain committee colleagues (Phil Pizzo, MD, Myra Christopher, Adrienne Stith, MD, Charles Inturrisi, PhD), his American Academy of Pain Management colleagues (Robert Bonakdar, MD, Lennie Duensing), Joanna Forwell, ND, Michael Traub, ND, DHANP, Pamela Snider, ND, Elizabeth Goldblatt, PhD, MPA/HA, and John Weeks. His life will be celebrated in Portland on February 16, 2013. See you, Rick.


To Be Honored: Larry Dossey, MD and Mehmet Oz, MD

The Integrative Healthcare Symposium has announced that it will honor Larry Dossey, MD with its Visionary Award and Mehmet Oz, MD with its Leadership Award at the upcoming in conference in New York City, February 27-March 2, 2013. Dossey is an influential author and best-seller who has shaped dialogues on mind-body and energy medicine nationally and internationally. Oz’s television show is far and away the most significant platform in the U.S. from which the merits of integrative medicine and health are trumpeted. Forgotten by many now was the cardiothoracic surgeon’s early partnership with Jerry Whitworth in creating the complementary and alternative medicine program at Columbia-Presbyterian hospital in the late 1990s.


Clay MacDonald, DC, MBA, JD Selected as President of Logan College of Chiropractic/University

Educator-clinician Clay McDonald, DC, has been chosen as the new president of Logan College of Chiropractic/University Programs in Chesterfield, Missouri. McDonald has previously served as provost of Texas Chiropractic College and vice president and provost for New York Chiropractic College, as well as in various leadership positions with Palmer College of Chiropractic. McDonald ran a clinic in Montana for a decade before devoting him self to health professional education. He replaces George Goodman, DC who retired after 20 years and after building a $25-million endowment for the school. McDonald is a Logan alumnus.