I left a PhD program in Pharmacology to pursue an ND because I wanted to do research on lifestyle and non-pharmacologic interventions. Before I left Duke University to go to ND school, the Heart Health Study was published by Dean Ornish, MD, demonstrating advanced cardiovascular disease could be stabilized by lifestyle changes. Upon learning about that study’s findings, I decided I didn’t want to study drug mechanisms anymore, and instead I wanted to learn how to help people create health.
National University of Natural Medicine and its Helfgott Research Institute are at the forefront of naturopathic research. Active projects and initiatives include NIH-funded research of natural products, research embedded within ND clinics, and NIH-funded research training programs, plus ongoing support for those entering research careers.
A career as a licensed naturopathic physician is exciting and rewarding. With numerous types of naturopathic programs advertised, how do you choose the program that is right for you? Learn the difference between a traditional naturopath and a licensed naturopathic doctor in North America.
SCNM is committed to the advancement, education, and application of cutting edge naturopathic treatments in the classroom and on the campus Medical and Pain Relief Centers. It is within this supportive atmosphere that students feel they can grow into the future leaders of naturopathic medicine. This year has been one of success and growth for SCNM students and faculty. Here are a few recent highlights.