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Advancing the Science of Natural Medicine Research Viewbook 2013-2014

Our mission is to conduct rigorous, high-quality research on the art and science of healing, specifically working to understand natural forms of medicine. The College

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The Program

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Our Faculty

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Our Students

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Our Alumni

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The City

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Join Us

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Facts at a Glance

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Get Acquainted

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Integrative medicine research is a growing field. As Americans face significant health challenges, the need for additional approaches to disease is increasingly evident. Our research in Chinese medicine, naturopathic medicine, nutrition, mind-body medicine and other natural therapies demonstrates that there are powerful alternatives for people to achieve wellness. With every study, we hope to provide evidence for how natural therapies can decrease obesity, treat pain, prevent cancer, and help people live healthier lives. We stay ever true to our mission to advance the science of natural medicine. Heather Zwickey, PhD Dean, School of Research & Graduate Studies Director, Helfgott Research Institute

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The College NCNM offers five exceptional degree programs: Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research (MSiMR), Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM), Master of Acupuncture (MAc), Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND), and a Master of Science in Nutrition (MScN) starting fall 2014. Our campus, located in the heart of Portland, Oregon, offers students and faculty the benefits and advantages of city living at its most sustainable within an urban setting infused with natural beauty, culture and social conscience. In addition to our onsite teaching clinic, NCNM has access to nearly 20 local clinics offering diverse clinical experiences to students. The college supports a tightly knit, inspiring learning environment, and a vital, groundbreaking research community.

Research Education NCNM is the recipient of a prestigious and highly competitive R25 research education grant from the National Institutes of Health. This project trains naturopathic physicians and Chinese medicine practitioners to become more savvy in evidencebased medicine—a movement prevalent in biomedical institutions. When physicians and researchers speak the common language of research, they are better able to collaborate with one another. High-quality research training for our faculty and students enhances their ability to critically evaluate biomedical literature, increases their knowledge of diagnostic techniques and therapies, and equips them to participate in clinical research. As a result of research education, NCNM students and faculty are playing a critical role in the integration of natural and conventional healthcare delivery.

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The college supports a tightly knit, inspiring learning environment, and a vital, groundbreaking research community.

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The Program Students at the National College of Natural Medicine are deeply interested in research and building the evidence base for natural medicine. NCNM’s School of Research & Graduate Studies was founded with the mission of training the top clinicians and researchers in naturopathic and Chinese medicine research. The Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research program brings students together with expert investigators in the fields of nutrition, mind-body medicine, botanical and environmental medicine, as well as health disparities and global health.

Clinician Researcher Track The MSiMR four-year track is designed for students who wish to become naturopathic or Chinese medicine clinician researchers. The courses are complementary to the clinical degree programs at NCNM and are offered at times that are convenient for medical students. The program allows students to transfer credit between the research and clinical programs to optimize the learning experience and reduce cost. Graduates of this program often pursue research as part of their clinical practice.

Becoming trained in research requires both classroom and experiential learning. Students in the MSiMR program take courses in research design, conducting research, technical writing, and other research skills. All students embark on their own project in applied, basic or clinical research. During this phase of the training, students are paired with a mentor who helps oversee the student’s project. Students can pursue their specialized interests in elective courses such as integrative oncology, psychology and behavior change, women’s health, nutrition, botanical medicine, mind-body medicine, environmental health and global health. As the only research program to offer courses that cover the breadth of integrative medicine, while providing intensive training in research methodology, the MSiMR is truly one of a kind. Integrative medicine research requires innovation and creativity. The modalities of integrative medicine often don’t fit the traditional research model. Furthermore, the research that is most valuable studies the therapies the way that they’re practiced clinically. The MSiMR program is ideal for students who want to meet the challenge of designing rigorous studies that capture the nuances of individualized medical care. Whether your goal is to become expert in a field, or develop a broad understanding of research methodology, you will find courses and design projects that fit your interests.

Sample Course Schedules Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research Four-Year Program

Two-Year Program Year 1

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Year 1

Credits

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Anatomy & Physiology

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Integrative Research Fundamentals

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Fall

Integrative Research Fundamentals

1

Fall

Research Methodology

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Winter

2

Spring

Intro to Integrative Medicine

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Fall

Intro to Research & Ethics

Research Methodology

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Fall

Research Practicum

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Spring

Biostatistics I

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Winter

Integrative Immunology

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Winter

Year 2

Credits

Term

Intro to Research & Ethics

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Winter

Journal Club I*

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Fall

Journal Club I*

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Winter

Research Practicum

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Biostatistics II with Lab

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Spring

Year 3

Credits

Term

Integrative Medicine Research Seminar I

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Spring

Integrative Microbiology

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Spring

Bioethics

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Summer

Intro to Lab Methods

2

Spring

Intro to Lab Methods

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Summer

Research Practicum

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Biostatistics I

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Fall

Public Health Policy

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Fall

Technical Writing

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Winter

Year 2

Credits

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Biostatistics II with Lab

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Spring

Bioethics

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Summer

Integrative Medicine Research Seminar I

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Spring

Principles of Epidemiology

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Summer

Research Practicum

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Nutrition

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Fall

Public Health Policy

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Fall

Year 4

Credits

Term

Technical Writing

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Winter

Principles of Epidemiology

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Summer

Capstone

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Spring

Journal Club II*

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Fall

Integrative Medicine Research Seminar II

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Spring

Capstone

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Spring

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Spring

Journal Club II*

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Spring

Integrative Medicine Research Seminar II

Research Practicum

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Research Practicum

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Electives

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Various

Electives

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Research Associate Track Students in the two-year research associate track begin with an immersion in the various therapies of integrative medicine. At the same time, they are also provided with a foundation in the basic sciences including anatomy and physiology, immunology, and microbiology. This program allows students to advance quickly through their coursework and focus on their mentored research project. Graduates of this program may work in research intensive institutions, public health settings, or go on to pursue advanced medical or graduate degrees.

As the only research program to offer courses that cover the breadth of integrative medicine, while providing intensive training in research methodology, the MSiMR is truly one of a kind.

Transfer Courses

Credits

Total Required Credits

Organ Systems Anatomy & Physiology

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Required Course Credits

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Microbiology & Public Health

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Elective Course Credits

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Immunology

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Total Credits

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Evidence-Informed Practice

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Nutrition II

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Total Required Credits

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Required Course Credits

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Elective Course Credits

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Transfer Course Credits

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Total Credits

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Our Faculty NCNM’s acclaimed research faculty is composed of scientists from the fields of naturopathic medicine, Chinese medicine, immunology and nutrition. On the forefront of natural medicine research, our faculty members work on projects that include surveys, epidemiological studies, laboratory research and clinical trials. These rigorous studies on natural medicine contribute to the evidence base for integrative medicine. And these rigorous studies can change the world—and you. Our faculty members’ teaching excellence and experience will guide your own research; and the knowledge used to improve clinical practice and provide better medicine for patients. Mentoring the researchers of tomorrow is a vocation our faculty practice with passion and dedication. They are committed not only to advancing the science of natural medicine, but to advancing our graduates into thriving careers in research.

Dr. Kim Tippens

Dr. Kim Tippens, Assistant Professor Helfgott Research Institute

Dr. Alena Guggenheim, Adjunct Faculty Helfgott Research Institute

“What I’m most passionate about is health equity. I want complementary and alternative medicine to be accessible to all. Right now access is a luxury for many. Things may change slightly with the Affordable Care Act, but barriers include location, licensure, patient costs and insurance coverage. Our professions have something unique to offer in preventive care and we know that prevention is a priority for everyone in the U.S. I want to contribute to the discussion about accessibility through research and education, including training students to provide culturally appropriate care.

“When considering graduate school options I had no intention of going into medicine. When I was a young child I watched my mother go through medical school and residency and saw her struggle against a system that uses pharmacological fixes for lifestyle problems. Then I learned about naturopathic medicine and the underlying philosophy immediately struck a chord deep within me. I chose NCNM because of the sense of community and the research department. After graduating, I was fortunate to be offered a two-year residency at the Center for Natural Medicine in Portland focused on cardiopulmonary medicine. The residency really helped me feel grounded in clinical practice.

“The CAM research field is fairly new and my work is even newer. There are very few naturopathic schools and even fewer with research institutes. At NCNM, we’re really contributing to the evidence base in naturopathic and Chinese medicine. Our students are very invested in what they’re doing. It’s great to work with this caliber of students. Most of the research students will work in an evidence-based practice or become a clinician-researcher. They will bring to their research a level of understanding of clinical practice and philosophy that non-clinician researchers don’t have.” Kimberly Tippens received her ND and MSAOM degrees from Bastyr University in 2003 and her MPH degree from Oregon Health & Science University in 2012. She joined the NCNM faculty as an assistant professor in 2012. While a student at Bastyr, she completed a family practice residency at NCNM with an emphasis on community health. From 2009 to 2011 she was a postdoctoral fellow at Helfgott Research Institute and OHSU. Dr. Tippens teaches public health policy and a health disparities elective course in the MSiMR program, and mentors MSiMR students. She also teaches a public health course in the CCM program. One of her current research interests is investigating low-cost, sustainable models of acupuncture, including group acupuncture.

“Naturopathic medicine is an incredible field to work in. I love the clinical aspect of putting pieces of a puzzle together to make an accurate diagnosis, then applying treatment. We have so many treatments to offer, treatments that truly do no harm to the patient. I’m also interested in impacting our profession on a larger scale by teaching both students and physicians and participating in research. I’m fascinated by the mind-body-spirit connection and how this changes our physiology. Currently, I’m adjunct faculty at the Helfgott Research Institute and NCNM where I teach microbiology and an integrative medicine survey course in the MSiMR program, and rheumatology and clinical physical diagnosis in the ND program.” Alena Guggenheim, ND, is a fourth-generation physician. She graduated from Reed College with a degree in biology in 2001 and received her ND degree from NCNM in 2007. As a student at NCNM, she shadowed her mother, rheumatologist Dr. Carla Guggenheim, at her practice in Michigan; she still consults with her today. The younger Dr. Guggenheim has practiced medicine at the Center for Natural Medicine in Portland since 2009. She has a special interest in rheumatology, autoimmune and bone diseases, and working with children. She participates in both clinical and laboratory research.

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Our Students The students in the research program are a diverse group of individuals who are motivated to hone their problem-solving skills. They are inquisitive, intelligent, and drawn to the unique combination of research and natural medicine. Characterized by their passion to learn, as well as their wide-ranging interests and backgrounds, they include dancers, photographers, engineers and hospital lab technicians. They’ve worked in the financial industry, managed restaurants, taught language arts, mastered martial arts and lived abroad. Above all, NCNM students are forward thinking. Ultimately, NCNM students are healers with a dream for medicine that offers preventive, compassionate care. They have chosen a profession that offers unlimited opportunity for lifelong learning and personal transformation. They want to contribute to the health and wellbeing of patients by advancing the science of natural medicine.

“With the MSiMR degree, I’ll be prepared to do research at private companies, academic institutions and government agencies...I think that I’m on the cutting edge in my program.” ~Eric Withee, NCNM Integrative Medicine Research Program

“NCNM’s research program has given me, after years of academic research, the tools to conduct clinical research with human participants.”

~Kirsten Wright, NCNM Naturopathic Medicine Program and Integrative Medicine Research Program

“One of the best things we can do in natural medicine is collect data from our patients and treatments to create a new research paradigm.”

~Bob Graybill, NCNM Naturopathic Medicine Program and Integrative Medicine Research Program

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Eric Withee, NCNM Integrative Medicine Research Program “I heard about the MSiMR degree program when I was looking into various post-grad options related to nutrition, research and natural medicine in 2009. I had been working in politics and community organizing since graduating from Oregon State University in biology, and I wanted to get back to science and research. Everyone at NCNM has been extremely supportive. So far it’s been a very good mix of research-focused classes. I’ll be designing a research project measuring the effects of MSM on exercise recovery, and I’ll graduate with a certificate in shiatsu massage because I wanted to broaden my understanding of the body and medicine. “My family has a business manufacturing MSM supplements that I’ve worked at now and then. With the MSiMR degree, I’ll be prepared to do research at private companies, academic institutions and government agencies. More research showing the benefits of integrative medicine is needed and a lot of organizations will be looking for this. With ancient practices like CCM coming around again, I think that I’m on the cutting edge in my program.���

Kirsten Wright, NCNM Naturopathic Medicine Program and Integrative Medicine Research Program

Bob Graybill, NCNM Naturopathic Medicine Program and Integrative Medicine Research Program

“I was raised in a family that valued natural medicine and nutrition, and from a young age I knew that I wanted to pursue medicine. I grew up with plants and conducted research in plant evolution during my undergraduate biology studies. I began a postgraduate research program in the Netherlands in plant biomolecular chemistry, but withdrew when I decided to pursue naturopathic medicine. NCNM’s research degree was not established when I was accepted, but there was already a nurturing and challenging research environment. When the program began, I jumped at the opportunity and switched from the dual degree in naturopathy and Oriental medicine to naturopathy and research. Botanical medicine is my strongest interest, but I’ve also become fascinated by physical medicine and nutrition.

“Before I even knew about naturopathy, I was considering medical school or an MPH degree. While considering my options, my wife had a severe foot injury in a bike accident and after surgery was advised to expect chronic pain that she could manage with painkillers. A friend of hers who taught yoga offered an alternative healing approach through diet and yoga that was very effective. I was overweight and I began making dietary changes, too. When friends told me about their experience with naturopaths, I decided to look into NCNM. Right away, the research program with its public health aspect really appealed to me. Then the ND program became appealing, too.

“NCNM’s research program has given me, after years of academic research, the tools to conduct clinical research with human participants. My thesis research is investigating the effect of botanical medicine on endothelial function in people at risk for cardiovascular disease. When I graduate, I hope to find a post-doc position in botanical medicine and clinical research and later on transition into a combination of clinical work and research.”

“Natural medicine is a great fit for public health and issues such as obesity. At Helfgott I’m creating a research protocol to collect data from the ECO (Ending Childhood Obesity) Project. One of the best things we can do in natural medicine is collect data from our patients and treatments to create a new research paradigm. When I graduate I’d like to work with families in an integrative practice as well as conduct research.”

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Our Alumni NCNM’s Alumni Association is here to support and connect you with resources, opportunities and each other after graduation, when networking is vital to your success. Our alumni, 2,200-strong, are spread across the U.S. and several continents. They’re active in their communities and value a continued link to NCNM. We are expanding our alumni outreach to keep graduates updated about the college, the profession and each other through newsletters, email and social media. NCNM also keeps alumni current with state licensure requirements through its growing roster of continuing education courses available online and through webinars and DVDs. If you would like to visit with one of our alumni in your area, please call NCNM’s Office of Admissions for a referral. Your success is our priority!

Angela Senders, ND

Amanda Shallcross, ND, MPH

“I’ve always been interested in cultivating health and well-being. I chose to pursue a medical career with NCNM because I wanted to learn how to use food as medicine and I wanted training in counseling and mind-body techniques.

“I was drawn to natural medicine because of my interest in mindbody medicine—in particular, the ways in which we can learn how to regulate our experience of stress. And I was drawn to NCNM because of the diverse clinical opportunities offered at NCNM compared to other schools.

“When I started at NCNM there was no research department. Heather Zwickey arrived about halfway through my schooling and immediately started opening doors for students to participate in research. She placed me in a work-study position with a naturopath at OHSU who was studying the use of complementary and alternative medicine by people with multiple sclerosis. It was a great experience. After graduating I opened a private practice with a focus on mind-body medicine and psychotherapeutics. Six years later I decided to study these modalities in a larger context and I applied for a postdoctoral research fellowship with the Oregon Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine in Neurological Disorders at OHSU. I’m now studying the effect of psychological stress in MS and how mind-body approaches can support people with chronic neurological conditions. My ultimate goal is to inform integrative care so that patients can access the best of both CAM and conventional medical approaches. I think that solid, well-designed, and rigorously conducted research will make this possible. “I’ve recently returned to NCNM as adjunct faculty and I’m amazed by the transformation of the research department. Dr. Zwickey has built a phenomenal opportunity for students and faculty to study not only how this medicine works, but how it’s used by patients, how it’s applied in practice, and how policies and economics determine its accessibility.” Dr. Angela Senders earned her Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine degree from NCNM in 2005. Prior to NCNM, she received a bachelor’s degree in biology from Macalester College in St. Paul, Minn. Dr. Senders has trained extensively in mindfulness and somatic psychotherapy, and had a private practice in Boston, and later in Portland, before beginning her fellowship at OHSU.

“Toward the end of my training at NCNM, the primary teaching clinic offered a rotation in psychophysiology that focused on teaching patients how to regulate their autonomic nervous system in order to minimize psychological and physiological reactivity to stress. Initially I was interested in the clinical implications of psychophysiological treatments such as biofeedback, but gradually I became intrigued by questions about the mechanisms by which such treatments could effect change and how methods of affective science could be used to address these questions. The research department was just getting started at the time. If I were a student now, the MSiMR program would have been the perfect opportunity for me. I’m most impressed with the Helfgott Research Institute and its growth in faculty, funding and projects.

Dr. Amanda Shallcross

“Thanks to my education at NCNM, I have a keen understanding of the psychological, biological and environmental influences on health and well-being and I’ve applied this model to my research.” Dr. Amanda Shallcross graduated from NCNM in 2005 and received her Master of Public Health from the University of Colorado in 2012. As a post-doctoral research fellow in the Department of Psychology at the University of Denver from 2010-2013, Dr. Shallcross ran a randomized clinical trial supported by the NIH’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. Her project examined the effects and mechanisms of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy (MBCT) on depressive symptoms and depression relapse prevention. Dr. Shallcross is now a post-doctoral researcher with the school of medicine at New York University (Langone Medical Center) where she is examining the effects of psychosocial interventions on physical health outcomes including diabetes, cardiovascular disease and strokes.

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The City Home to more than two million residents, Portland is Oregon’s largest metropolitan area. The “City of Roses” boasts a growing multicultural population and a thriving urban lifestyle as energizing as it is diverse. Portland offers an array of restaurants ranging from gourmet to bistro, and organic to vegetarian. Coffee houses, music clubs, galleries, and a wide range of event venues support a rich and colorful nightlife. A small city with a big heart, Portland is proud of its reputation for progressive politics and social consciousness. Portland is also known for being forward-thinking. Consistently winning top prizes for sustainability, its innovative urban planning is a model of livability that keeps urban sprawl in check while promoting distinctive, vibrant neighborhoods and luxuriant, tree-filled parks. Its extensive mass transit system is a great complement to the bicycling revolution happening in Portland. The city boasts a number of natural forested areas, including the 5,100 wooded acres of Forest Park, the largest forested area in the U.S. situated within city limits. Surrounded by sweeping vistas of natural beauty, Portland is ideally located on the

Columbia and Willamette Rivers, and is close to an astonishing array of natural environments that include the Columbia Gorge, old-growth forests, coastal ocean towns, ancient volcanic mountains and high desert. Portland has a unique research climate because it is home to a variety of medical schools including naturopathic, Chinese, chiropractic and conventional medicine. This diversity in approaches to medicine, along with a strong core of devoted researchers, makes Portland the ideal place to pursue integrative medicine research. Investigators at NCNM’s Helfgott Research Institute have strong collaborations with researchers at many of the other medical schools. While MSiMR students have the opportunity to present their research at conferences nationally and internationally, in our own backyard is SPARC—the Symposium for Portland Area Research on Complementary and Alternative Medicine. SPARC is a unique environment where researchers, clinicians and students from various backgrounds and disciplines gather to learn about the latest research taking place in our community.

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Best of Portland

Opposite page: City of Portland; along the waterfront; fresh produce from the Portland Farmers Market; Forest Park. Below: Portland’s International Rose Test Garden.

America’s Best Bike City Bicycling magazine (May 2012)

The 10 Best Cities for People Without Cars Living Green Magazine (March 7, 2013)

No. 1, World’s Best Street Food U.S. News Travel (October 17, 2011)

The Five Best Places to Live in the World The Guardian (Jan. 20, 2012)

The 10 Best U.S. Cities for Urban Forests American Forests (February 2013)

No. 2, Best U.S. Cities For Urban Gardening Care2 (March 20, 2013)

The World’s Best Cities for Beer Frommer’s (August 2012)

America’s 50 Best Cities Bloomberg Businessweek (September 2012)

No. 2, Best Farmers’ Markets Travel + Leisure (July 2011)

America’s Best Downtowns Forbes (Oct. 14, 2011)

No. 1, America’s Greenest Cities Travel + Leisure (April 2012)

Columbia River Gorge, Mitchell Point, Hood River, OR

Learn more about Portland: www.ncnm.edu/portland NCNM Viewbook NCNM Classical Chinese Medicine Viewbook 13

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Facts at a Glance

Get Acquainted

PROGRAMS AND TRACKS

Selecting the right school is a big decision. We invite you to become acquainted with NCNM, our students, faculty, programs and more at an Exploration Day. The day begins with a series of brief presentations from faculty and research staff about their work, natural medicine, and student opportunities at NCNM. You’ll also have a chance to meet current students, tour the campus and teaching clinic, and ask questions of the Admissions counselors about the application and selection process.

Naturopathic Medicine: Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine (ND) Classical Chinese Medicine: Master of Science in Oriental Medicine (MSOM) Master of Acupuncture (MAc) Research: Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research (MSiMR) Nutrition: Master of Science in Nutrition (MScN), starting fall 2014 Concurrent Track: ND/MSOM ND/MAc ND/MSiMR MSOM/MSiMR MAc/MSiMR

ENROLLMENT: 542 ND: 304 CCM: 97 MSiMR: 4 ND/CCM: 101 ND/MSiMR: 34 CCM/MSiMR: 2 Faculty to Student Ratio ND: Faculty to Student Ratio CCM: Faculty to Student Ratio MSiMR:

Clinic: 10:1; Lecture: 14:1 Clinic: 5:1; Lecture: 7:1 Lecture: 10:1

Average GPA: Average Age: Women: Ethnic Diversity:

3.35 31 75% 33%

ACADEMIC YEAR 2013/2014 Matriculation: Fall and Winter Quarters Fall Quarter Begins: Sep. 16, 2013 Winter Quarter Begins: Jan. 6, 2014 Spring Quarter Begins: April 7, 2014

Join Us! The supportive environment at NCNM fosters profound academic and philosophical awakening. Our outstanding faculty welcome discussion and investigation during traditional lecture and case-based discussion courses. Competition for admittance in our programs increases every year. We attract and seek out highly motivated,

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resourceful, dedicated, academically strong and wellrounded individuals who have a clear understanding and affinity for naturopathic and Chinese medicine. In addition to fall matriculation, we also accept applications for a January entry in all programs and tracks.

Should an Exploration Day not fit into your schedule, individual visits are welcomed. Please call at least two weeks prior to your visit. This allows us to help you make your time with us as productive and informative as possible. Campus tours are available at set times that vary throughout the year. Our professors and students welcome visitors to class, but to avoid conflicts such as examination periods, please contact the Office of Admissions before visiting classes. To apply, or for more information: Online: www.ncnm.edu Phone: 503.552.1660 Toll free: 877.669.8737 Email: admissions@ncnm.edu

If natural medicine is your dream, if you want to change the future of health care—we can’t wait to meet you! To register for an Exploration Day, or arrange a private tour with our Admissions staff, please visit www.ncnm.edu/tour or call 503.552.1660.

Exploration Day Calendar 2013:

2014:

July 12, 2013 (Friday)

Jan. 10, 2014 (Friday)

APPLICATION DEADLINES

Aug. 16, 2013 (Friday)

Feb. 8, 2014 (Saturday)

Fall 2014 Scholarship Deadline: Application Deadline:

Sep. 21, 2013 (Saturday)

March 2014 (No Event)

March 1, 2014 July 1, 2014

October 2013 (No Event)

Apr. 11, 2014 (Friday)

Winter 2015 Scholarship Deadline: Application Deadline:

Nov. 15, 2013 (Friday)

May 9, 2014 (Friday)

July 1, 2014 Nov. 1, 2014

December 2013 (No Event)

June 2014 (No Event)

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MSiMR Admissions Requirements GPA: 3.2 or higher Science GPA: 3.0 or higher Course Prerequisites: General Chemistry

Two courses required

General Biology with lab

One course required

Math Pre-calculus, calculus 1, or math-based statistics

Two courses required

Social Sciences Human psychology

One course required

Humanities English composition

One course required

Strongly Recommended Courses: Statistics, Cell Biology, Ethics Essay: What interests you about integrative medicine research? (800 words or less) Resume: Please include internships, extracurricular activities and publications. Personal Statement: Describe your background in research, research-related interests, or career goals in 800 words or less. Minimum GRE Scores: Subject test not required. Verbal: 150 (500 prior to 8-1-2011) Quantitative: 160 (650 prior to 8-1-2011) Writing: 4.0 An MCAT score of 20 will be accepted in place of the GRE. TOEFL: Required for international students. Minimum computer test score: 213; minimum paper test score: 550.

“Research is creating new knowledge.� ~Neil Armstrong

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