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

Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO selected as AANP Physician of the Year

At their August 2014 annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona, the American Associations of Naturopathic Physicians selected Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO as Naturopathic Physician of the Year. Alschuler, a writer, presenter and organization leader, has been a profoundly impactful member of that profession. An exceptional communicator, Alschuler has for years represented her profession in multiple public environments where she was likely the first naturopathic doctor through the door. She is co-author of The Definitive Guide to Cancer and co-founded and remains as vice president of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, a robust specialty for the field. She is a past president of the AANP.

Additional notes: At the same AANP function: Emily Telfair, ND was awarded the President’s Award, for her leadership of a successful licensing effort in Maryland; botanical medicine expert Eric Yarnell, ND as presented the “Vis Award,” for manifesting and advancing the core spirit of naturopathic medicine in his work; Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians executive director Laura Culberson Farr the Champion of Naturopathic Medicine Awa

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

Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO selected as AANP Physician of the Year

At their August 2014 annual conference in Phoenix, Arizona, the American Associations of Naturopathic Physicians selected Lise Alschuler, ND, FABNO as Naturopathic Physician of the Year. Alschuler, a writer, presenter and organization leader, has been a profoundly impactful member of that profession. An exceptional communicator, Alschuler has for years represented her profession in multiple public environments where she was likely the first naturopathic doctor through the door. She is co-author of The Definitive Guide to Cancer and co-founded and remains as vice president of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, a robust specialty for the field. She is a past president of the AANP.

Additional notes: At the same AANP function: Emily Telfair, ND was awarded the President’s Award, for her leadership of a successful licensing effort in Maryland; botanical medicine expert Eric Yarnell, ND as presented the “Vis Award,” for manifesting and advancing the core spirit of naturopathic medicine in his work; Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians executive director Laura Culberson Farr the Champion of Naturopathic Medicine Award (to a non-ND who has contributed to the profession); and Mountain Peak Naturals, owned by Jim Massey, ND and Karen Massey, received the 2014 Corporation of the Year Award.

 

Early University of Washington integrative medicine leader Nassim Assefi, MD curator of stage content at TEDMED

A medical doctor at the University of Washington who helped organized early interest in integrative medicine there, Nassim Assefi, MD, has been hired as curator and director of stage content at TEDMED. Assefi is a second generation Iranian-American. She is a novelist and a TED Global Fellow, who has traveled to over 50 countries. She likes to call herself a “thrillionaire.” TEDMED is the burgeoning franchise owner by billionaire Jay Walker that from time to time features someone from the integrative medicine arena. This year Assefi had a hand in bringing in acupuncturists and placebo expert Ted Kaptchuk, OMD.