||Drs. Melanie Henriksen and Laurie Regan, deans at the National College of Natural Medicine, will offer a presentation on careers in naturopathic medicine Friday, March 29, at 2:30 p.m. in Dreier room 102.
NCNM is one of seven member schools of the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges and has been preparing students for careers in natural medicine for over 50 years.
Dr. Henriksen is dean of the School of Naturopathic Medicine and Dr. Regan is dean of Classical Chinese Medicine. They will discuss careers in their respective fields and answer questions.
Everyone is invited to attend this event, which is sponsored by the Department of Physiology and Health.
MELANIE HENRIKSEN, ND, LAC, CNM
Dean of the School of Naturopathic Medicine
Dr. Henriksen graduated from NCNM’s naturopathic and Chinese medicine programs in 2005 and then completed two years of residency at NCNM. Following residency her private practice was focused on women’s health and prenatal care. She further advanced her education by obtaining a Master of Nursing degree (Certi"ed Nurse Midwife) in 2009 from Oregon Health & Science University. In addition to her administrative duties Dr. Henriksen sees patients at the NCNM Clinic and oversees student clinic shifts. She is passionate about collaborative medicine and evidence informed practice.
LAURIE REGAN, PHD, ND
Dean of Classical Chinese Medicine
Dr. Regan’s journey in natural medicine started with a desire to "nd larger truths behind the quantitative science she pursued while earning a Doctorate in Neurobiology from Harvard University. She worked on the curriculum review committee at Harvard, but in the end said she “just felt that straight science wasn’t full enough, it didn’t give a complete picture of what was important.”
While earning a doctorate in natural medicine (ND), Dr. Regan led NCNM students on annual trips to China to learn from master practitioners and healers. She took classes in classical Chinese medicine, and became a Qi Gong instructor. In addition to teaching classes in neuroanatomy, physiology, and pathology at NCNM, she is active in curriculum development.