Thursday, April 25, 2013

Dr. Bradley Appointed to Expand Research and Clinical Services at California Campus

"In many cases, healthy lifestyle choices are often more effective than pharmaceutical care, and actually decrease the incidence of diabetes, heart attacks and other circulatory problems.”

Ryan Bradley, ND, MPH
Ryan Bradley, ND, MPH

Ryan Bradley, ND, MPH, has been appointed associate director of Bastyr University Research Institute (BURI) and will be based at Bastyr’s San Diego campus.

“I am excited about the new opportunities my transition to California will create for Bastyr University,” says Dr. Bradley. “My goals in San Diego are to build research collaborations, re-create my successful Diabetes and Cardiovascular Wellness Clinic and educate students and other health care providers on naturopathic clinical care and research.”

In his research role, Dr. Bradley will lead several initiatives, including:

  • Fostering research collaborations at Bastyr University California 
  • Increase the research capacity at Bastyr University California with the goal of implementing clinical protocols at multiple sites.
  • Managing external research inquires and grant funding
  • Providing students with more research opportunities
  • Consulting on research project development

Additionally, Dr. Bradley will bring his unique model of naturopathic diabetes and cardiovascular care to patients in the San Diego area at Bastyr University Clinic. Re-creating the successful program Dr. Bradley created at Bastyr University’s Seattle clinic, the Diabetes and Cardiovascular Wellness program will be designed to help patients with these controllable and preventable conditions. Patients will benefit from education about their condition(s), comprehensive lifestyle guidance, naturopathic perspectives on choices in medications and recommendations for supplemental nutritional and botanical treatments.

“You might not associate diabetes with cardiovascular disease, but what the two diseases share is the power people have to control and prevent them,” says Dr. Bradley. “By delivering cutting-edge risk assessment and integrative clinical services, Bastyr University hopes to care for San Diego patients by delivering diet and lifestyle modifications as routine elements of care. In many cases, healthy lifestyle choices are often more effective than pharmaceutical care, and actually decrease the incidence of diabetes, heart attacks and other circulatory problems.”

“We welcome Dr. Bradley to San Diego and are excited about the wealth of knowledge and experience he brings,” says Bastyr University California Vice President Moira Fitzpatrick, PhD, ND, FICPP, CHT. “Dr. Bradley is a shining star in the naturopathic medicine community and his arrival to Southern California promises to benefit patients, students and other doctors in the San Diego integrative medicine community.”

Dr. Bradley started in his new role on April 8, 2013. Bastyr University California and its teaching clinic are located at 4106 Sorrento Valley Blvd., San Diego.

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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