Modern Healthcare features Tracy Gaudet in short video as one Top 25 Women in Healthcare The selection of Tracy Gaudet, MD as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Women marked a kind of arrival for the integrative medicine field. Gaudet

Modern Healthcare features Tracy Gaudet in short video as one Top 25 Women in Healthcare

The selection of Tracy Gaudet, MD as one of Modern Healthcare’s Top 25 Women marked a kind of arrival for the integrative medicine field. Gaudet ran IM programs at the University of Arizona and then Duke. She was then selected to head heads the new Office of Patient-Centered Care and Cultural Transformation for the Veteran’s Administration. She is featured in this short video. Gaudet does not mention “integrative medicine” per se. She  speaks of the importance to “really transitioning to a totally new paradigm” for healthcare. The risk, she says, “is to stay in thee box and just redecorate it – we will have missed a great opportunity.” Boucher’s welcoming note is here.

Guru Sandesh Khalsa, ND selected as new president at Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine 

Guru Sandesh Khalsa, ND, a well-known, long-time educator in the naturopathic medicine field, has been selected as the new president of the British Columbia-based Boucher Institute. Boucher offers one of just two ND programs in Canada. Khalsa is a past dean at National College of Naturopathic Medicine  and, most recently, the University of Bridgeport. He currently serves as the president of the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges and the board of the Academic Consortium for Complementary and Alternative Health Care.

University of Bologna, oldest in the west, in historic appointment of Paolo Roberti di Sarsini, MD to teach CAM course

Paolo Roberti DiSarsina, MD, an integrative practice leader in Italy, has received an appointment from the faculty of medicine at the University of Bologna to teach a course on traditional and non-conventional medicines. In an electronic note, di Sarsina, an Integrator adviser, adds that the university, which dates to 1088 AD, is the oldest in the Western world. The course is an elective and not part of the mandatory 6-year Italian program to become an MD. The course has 36 hours. The title: Medicine Tradizionali e Non Convenzional.

Society of Integrative Oncology seeking first executive director

In a late August note, Gary Deng, MD, PhD, president of the Society for Integrative Oncology (SIO) announces: “We have been contemplating recruiting an Executive Director for SIO for some time, and with the success of our recent conferences we are now able to adequately fund this position.” The position will start at 20 hours per week. The new executive director can work from home. He or she will be charged with building the organization, including serving as the SIO spokesperson. Those interested can get a full job description by emailing here: memberservices@integrativeonc.org.

Palmer College seeks two full-time research faculty

Christine Goertz, DC, PhD, vice chancellor for research and health policy at Palmer College of Chiropractic sends a note that the school has two full-time research faculty positions available. The positions are basic science-focused. Palmer is the best funded research institution of any in the complementary and alternative health care disciplines. The faculty members will be “expected to establish and sustain an externally funded research program and actively contribute to our collaborative environment.” For information contact Lisa Bauer, PHR: hr.dept.ia@palmer.edu