The winning residency sites are selected and for the 2009 Integrative Therapeutics and American Association of Naturopathic Physicians STAIRSM Residency Scholarship Program. 

Green Bay, WI (Dec. 31, 2008) — The winning residency sites have been selected for the 2009 Integrative Therapeutics (ITI) and American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) STAIRSM Residency Scholarship Program.  This unique scholarship offers postgraduate naturopathic physicians the opportunity to work in a truly integrated duel residency.

ITI and AANP are proud to announce the following clinics:

• Integrated Health Center, located in Redmond, WA combines naturopathic, allopathic, acupuncture and Chinese medicine, chiropractic, massage and physical therapy to give the best care possible.

Brooke Azie-Rentz, ND is a primary care physician specializing in musculoskeletal system disorder, chronic disease and women’s health including bioidentical hormones and the Wiley Protocol©.

Stephanie Baker, MD specializes in chronic disease management, women’s health, conventional medicine and improving general health of children & adults. 

• Eric Hassid, MD is the founder and medical director of the Institute for Restorative Health located in Davis, California.  He is board certified in neurology and fellowship trained in rehabilitation neurology. His areas of interest include functional neurology, optimal brain health management and longevity medicine.

Marco Vespignani, ND is the medical director of Restorative Health services at the Institute for Restorative Health.  He received his naturopathic medicine training from the Bastyr University in Seattle, Washington.  Dr. Marco’s areas of expertise include neurology and pain management, environmental medicine, nutritional medicine, hormonal balancing and adolescent medicine. 

These clinics will play a vital role in the development of the next generation of Naturopaths. Both will provide an outstanding opportunity for the two resident winners (still to be determined). 

ITI would also like to thank all of the highly qualified clinics that applied for the 2009 site positions and acknowledge their support and commitment to the future of naturopathic medicine.

Applications for the 2009 STAIR Residency Scholarships are currently being accepted. All graduating naturopathic seniors from US-based naturopathic schools are encouraged to apply.  The deadline for applications is January 26, 2009. Please visit for details.

Contact: Rachel Bleser
ITI STAIRSM Coordinator – Residency Scholarship Program