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Living Legend and NUNM Hall of Fame Award Winners Announced!

Wednesday, October 30, 2019   (0 Comments)
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Noel Peterson ND, DAAPM will be honored with the 2019 Living Legend award by the Oregon Association of Naturopathic Physicians (OANP) and the National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) at the reception held on November 16th at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Portland Airport during the Annual Conference.

The OANP and NUNM selected Dr. Peterson to be honored with naturopathic medicine’s prestigious Living Legend Award for his demonstrated leadership, commitment to excellence, and outstanding contributions to the advancement of natural medicine in the state of Oregon.

In addition to his work as a naturopathic physician, Peterson, a 1978 NUNM graduate, and former Medical Director for the Portland Naturopathic Clinic at NUNM (1984-1987), is a longtime supporter of the OANP including his role as OANP President of the OANP from 1979-1982. He was appointed to the Oregon Board of Naturopathic Medicine in 1998 and was responsible for administering ORS-685, the Naturopathic Licensing Act. He served on the Council on Naturopathic Medical Education, which is the only recognized naturopathic medical school accrediting body in the world, and operates under the U.S. Department of Education. He also served as a board member with the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, 2000-2006.

Dr. Peterson has a long list of accomplishments outside of his public service to our community. He is the Medical Director of Oregon Regenerative Medicine and has practiced in Lake Oswego since 1978. He has specialized in integrative orthopedic medicine since 1990, with an emphasis on chronic pain and prolotherapy using platelet-rich plasma and autologous stem cell therapy. He is the only Oregon physician certified in prolotherapy by the American Association of Orthopedic Medicine. He is a Diplomate of the American Academy of Pain Management. He integrates naturopathic medicine with orthopedic medicine addressing both the structural and metabolic roadblocks to pain and recovery. He has taught prolotherapy nationally and internationally and currently conducts research on platelet-rich plasma in regenerative injection therapy.

A supporter of Dr. Peterson said "One cannot help but to see the joy in his eyes as the therapies show the healing power of nature within our patients.” OANP Board President Carrie Baldwin-Sayre acknowledged Dr. Peterson’s years of service to naturopathic medicine, “Dr. Peterson is truly a living legend. This is evident through his service to the profession, his patience, his longevity in this field, and his commitment to the principles of naturopathic medicine. We are grateful for all of his selfless work on our behalf and honor his time, effort and dedication to naturopathic medicine.”

NUNM Inducts Drs. Barbara Jolley N.D. and Satya Ambrose N.D.

into NUNM Hall of Fame

Naturopathic physicians Barbara Betcone-Jolley and Satya Ambrose will be inducted into the National University of Natural Medicine Hall of Fame on November 16, 2019, in recognition of the vital role they have played in the enhancement of Naturopathic Medicine’s reputation, prestige, and pursuit of excellence. Established in 1956, NUNM is the oldest accredited naturopathic medical university in North America and a leader in natural medicine education and evidence-based research.

The accomplishments that earned Dr. Betcone-Jolley's induction into the NUNM Hall of Fame include her dedication to studying her craft. She graduated from NUNM in 1987 and continued her journey at the Upledger Foundation from 1992-2002, where she studied with Alain Géhin and Claudia Kohn, Etiopaths/Osteopaths from 1992-2010. Dr. Jolley studied with Jean Pierre Baral at the CIDO from 1993-2017, and completed course work from the New England School of Homeopathy. She has been a long-time supporter of the OANP, and served as an Oregon Delegate to the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. Dr. Jolley loves spending time with her husband of 40 years, and her children and grandchildren.

Dr. Ambrose’s accomplishments include her work as an acupuncturist and naturopathic physician. She received a B.A. in Psychology and Biochemistry from Evergreen State College in 1975, her first acupuncture degree from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1976, her second acupuncture degree from the New England School of Acupuncture in 1978, and her ND from the National College of Naturopathic Medicine in 1989. She has been practicing for over 30 years. She is the co-founder of the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine, where she currently teaches nutrition/biochemistry and pediatrics. She also supervises acupuncture and naturopathic students at the naturopathic school clinic. She is currently writing a book about integrating natural and conventional medicine. She is a long-time supporter of the OANP. Overall the most utilized medicine of all in her practice is love and laughter. Dr. Ambrose is working with several colleagues to found a hospital which uses integrative care.

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