Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Bastyr University Dean Appointed to NCCAM Advisory Council

Jane Guiltinan, ND, Dean of the School of Naturopathic Medicine, was one of six doctors - and the only ND - named to the NCCAM Advisory Council by the National Institutes of Health.

Bastyr University is proud to announce that Jane Guiltinan, ND, Dean of the School of Naturopathic Medicine, was one of six doctors recently named to the National Advisory Council for Complementary and Alternative Medicine by the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM), part of the National Institutes of Health.

According to NCCAM, the advisory council:

Serves as the principal advisory body to NCCAM, the lead federal agency for research on complementary medicine, and a component of the National Institutes of Health.

The highly distinguished NCCAM council — composed of physicians, scientists, complementary health practitioners and members of the public — represents a broad range of science and practice. Members serve a four-year term and meet three times per year to provide second-level peer review, as well as other advice and recommendations on the prioritization of complementary and integrative health research.

"It is an exciting honor to be a member of the advisory council. I look forward to participating as a representative of naturopathic medicine as NCCAM considers how best to allocate funding for research in the area of complementary and alternative medicine (CAM)," said Dr. Guiltinan from Bethesda, Md., where she attended her first advisory council meeting. "Research on CAM will lead to new knowledge that can help people make informed decisions about their health care, and assist policymakers on the integration of CAM practices and professionals into the health care system."

"Dr. Guiltinan’s appointment to this prestigious council speaks volumes for her as an individual, and shines a positive light on Bastyr University and the naturopathic medical community as a whole," said Bastyr University President Daniel K. Church, PhD. "We are confident that Dr. Guiltinan will represent us proudly and with dignity as a member of the NCCAM advisory council, and we look forward to her contributions both at our University and now on a national level."

ABOUT JANE GUILTINAN, ND

Jane Guiltinan, ND, is the dean of the School of Naturopathic Medicine at Bastyr University. Dr. Guiltinan has also served as clinical professor, medical director and dean of clinical affairs at Bastyr. She was the co-medical director for the King County Natural Medicine Clinic, the first publicly funded integrated health clinic in the United States. She was also appointed to the board of directors at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, becoming the first naturopathic doctor to serve on a public hospital board in the nation. Additionally, Dr. Guiltinan is principal investigator on an NCCAM grant to increase the teaching and practice of evidence-based medicine within the naturopathic medical school curriculum. Dr. Guiltinan's practice is focused on women's health, disease prevention and wellness promotion.

About Bastyr University

Bastyr University, located near Seattle, Washington, is internationally recognized as a pioneer in natural medicine. As the largest accredited university for natural health arts and sciences in the U.S., Bastyr offers more than 17 degree and certificate programs in fields such as naturopathic medicine, acupuncture & Oriental medicine, and whole-food nutrition. Founded in 1978, the University now includes a leading-edge research facility (the Bastyr University Research Institute) and outstanding clinical training at Bastyr Center for Natural Health. The University’s second campus, Bastyr University California, opened in San Diego, California, in fall 2012, becoming the state’s first and only accredited school of naturopathic medicine.

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