January 2012 Integrator Round-up on People:  Carla Wilson, DAOM, LAc honored for clinic leadership; Joseph Pizzorno, ND to receive industry award

Carla Wilson, DAOM, LAc honored by San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee for clinic leadership

Acupuncture and Oriental medicine leader Carla Wilson, DAOM, MA, LAc was presented with a Certificate of Honor from San Francisco Mayor Edwin Lee. The occasion was Wilson’s exit from leadership of the Quan Yin Healing Arts Center after 15 years. Wilson successfully obtained federal Ryan White funding that allowed the clinic to provide full-service acupuncture and alternative medical services. These included counseling, Chinese herbal medicine, Tai Qi, Qi Gong, and health education to over 800 HIV patients according to this release. Wilson, the immediate past chair of the Accreditation Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, will take a new position as director of the Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (DAOM) program and of research at the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine.

Bastyr founding president and IMCJ editor Joseph Pizzorno, ND to receive industry award

InnoVision Professional Media, the publishers of Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal (IMCJ), sent an announcement January 5, 2012 that Joseph Pizzorno, ND “has been selected by the Natural Products Association (NPA) to receive the association’s annual clinician award.” The announcement continues: “The award is presented to a licensed healthcare professional whose work ‘exemplifies the best standards and dedication to responsible holistic, non-invasive, and integrative, complementary, and alternative medicine modalities.'” Pizzorno has one of the most distinguished resumes in the integrative practice world. Among his current involvements, in addition to editor of the IMCJ, is his founding of Salugenecists. Pizzorno is also directly involved in the industry as chair of the scientific advisory board of Bioclinic Naturals. The NPA announcement is here.