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Science and Integrative Medicine Speaker Series

Mistletoe and the Treatment of Cancer: A Therapy from Anthroposophic Medicine

October 22, 2015, 5 p.m.
Violet Beebe Classroom, Helfgott Research Institute

Dr. Gunver Kienle, MD (IFAEMM) – Freiburg, Germany

Dr. Gunver Sophia Kienle studied medicine in Witten-Herdecke and Göttingen, Germany and received methodological training at Harvard, in the United States. The subject of her thesis for a doctorate in medicine was on the misinterpretations of placebo effects.

She is co-founder of and senior research scientist at the Institute for Applied Epistemology and Medical Methodology at the University of Witten-Herdecke and works as a research scientist at the University Hospital of Freiburg in Freiburg, Germany. She is member of the Commission C for Anthroposophic Medicinal Products at the Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices, in Bonn, Germany. She is member of the German evidence-based medicine network, and of the CARE‐group. Her research interests include placebo effects, clinical research methodology, clinical judgment, single-case study designs, cognition-based medicine, clinical research on integrative medicine and on mistletoe therapy. Dr. Kienle has conducted a health technology assessment report on Anthroposophic Medicine. For her placebo research she has been awarded the Hevert research prize. Dr. Kienle has published four books and more than 130 papers, articles, book chapters and monographs

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In the News

June 10, 2015–The National Institutes of Health, through the National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health (NCCIH), has awarded $3,092,898 to the Helfgott Research Institute at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM) for two five-year complementary integrative health (CIH) research grants.

Nov. 3, 2014  Desert Health News: Dean of the School of Research & Graduate Studies,Heather Zwickey, PhD, talks about food sensitivity, antibody reactions and foods testing research in “Food Intolerance Testing.”

Tabatha Parker, ND (’04), co-director at the NCNM’s Master of Science in Global Health program, is appointed to the California Naturopathic Medicine Committee: “San Diego Leader in Alternative Medicine Named to State Panel.”

Heather Zwickey, PhD, Dean of the School of Research and Graduate Studies is interviewed for the NDNR “Voices of Naturopathic Research.”

Natural Medicine Journal, August 2014 NCNM School of Research and Graduate Studies global medicine faculty members Angela Senders, ND (’05), Andrew Erlandsen, ND (’11), and Dean, Heather Zwickey, PhD are featured in this month’s issue: “The Importance of Research Literacy: Developing the critical skill of interpreting medical research.”

June 2014 Portland Monthly Health Issue! Twenty National College of Natural Medicine faculty and alumni are listed and featured in Portland Monthly magazine’s mid-year “Health” issue, including School of Research & Graduate Studies Dean Heather Zwickey and instructor Dave Allderdice.

Congratulations to MSiMR/ND student Kirsten Wright! Her research poster, Evidence for Phytochemical Synergism in Classical Chinese Herbal Pairs, won an award at the recent IRCIMH 2014 conference in Miami, Florida!

Summer 2014 – The School of Research & Graduate Studies led a global health trip to Tanzania for NCNM students. Read the engaging letters from Dr. Heather Zwickey