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Integrator‘s John Weeks given Lifetime Achievement Living Tribute Award at IRCIMH 2014

When I mentioned to a colleague my odd feelings in writing a newsletter piece about the Lifetime Achievement Living Tribute Award and wonderful book of 150+ tributes presented to me at the gala of the International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, she said simply: “Let your freak flag fly!” I’ve taken her suggestion. It turns out that the day I received it included threat of cancer re-occurrence (not/all clean), association with a Samurai Data Poet, visits of family, living and dead, a certain affinity with Scrooge McDuck, and more, all of which I share in this Integrator reflectio

by John Weeks, Publisher/Editor of The Integrator Blog News & Reports

Dawn Hague, LMT is new chair of the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation

The director of the Cayce/Reilly School of Massotherapy, Dawn Hogue, MA, CMT, has been chosen to serve as the new chair of the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation. COMTA, the specialized accrediting agency for the massage profession, accredits roughly 90 of the field’s over 1000 massage programs. Hogue replaces Randy Swenson, DC, as massage program director with the National University of Health Sciences.

Marcia Prenguber, ND the new chair of naturopathic medicine at University of Bridgeport

Along-time leader in integrative oncology care for U Indiana-Goshen Health, Marcia Prenguber, ND, has left her position to take over as dean of the naturopathic medicine department at the University of Bridgeport. Prenguber’s academic background includes operating a naturopathic residency, co-founding an agency that is promoting post-graduate educational opportunities for her profession, the Naturopathic Post-Graduate Association, and past service as the chair of the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, the US Department of Education-recognized accrediting body for the field. She replaces Beth Pimentel, ND, who left for a long-planned sailing sabbatical with her spouse and child.

Integrator‘s John Weeks given Lifetime Achievement Living Tribute Award at IRCIMH 2014

When I mentioned to a colleague my odd feelings in writing a newsletter piece about the Lifetime Achievement Living Tribute Award and wonderful book of 150+ tributes presented to me at the gala of the International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health, she said simply: “Let your freak flag fly!” I’ve taken her suggestion. It turns out that the day I received it included threat of cancer re-occurrence (not/all clean), association with a Samurai Data Poet, visits of family, living and dead, a certain affinity with Scrooge McDuck, and more, all of which I share in this Integrator reflection. If you’d rather see the book, with comments from many in the field, just click here: In Living Tribute: John Weeks, The Integrator – Three Decades as an Integrative Health Connector, Crusader and Chronicler. Thanks, each of you who had a hand in this! The joke line is that I should be ashamed of myself as a journalist that some 8 score of my colleagues kept this a secret.

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