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STAIR Program
The ITI-AANP STAIRSM Residency Scholarship Program†

Encouraging the Next Generation of Naturopaths to "Step Up" to Success.
Integrative Therapeutics™ announces Scholarship Openings and 2010 STAIR Program Residency Sites

Integrative Therapeutics, Inc. (ITI®) and the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP) have chosen the 2010 STAIRSM Residency Sites and are seeking scholarship candidates for this unique program.

Two clinics that combine the best of medicine
After reviewing all the clinics, two were recognized for their forward-thinking approach of combining the best of naturopathic and allopathic medicine — The Integrative Family Wellness Center and Naturemed. Each of these will host a fully-paid student resident for a one year residency experience in the life of an integrative practice.

The 2010 residency sites were awarded to:

The Integrative Family Wellness Center in Brookfield, Wisconsin combines family practice, chiropractic care, internal medicine, acupuncture and naturopathic medicine.

Michele Nickels, NMD, LAc is a graduate of Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine and completed her naturopathic residency in family practice. She has extensive training working in corporate wellness and has done private practice for over eight years. Dr. Nickels works with her patients to establish a team approach to help them transition into health and healing. In her practice she offers naturopathic medical treatments for all ages and conditions. Her professional goal is to bridge the gap between naturopathic and conventional medicine.

Bozena Simon, MD is a Board Certified Internist practicing internal medicine since 1995, which she expanded into complementary medicine in 2003. She graduated from the University of Arizona Fellowship Program in Integrative Medicine directed by Dr. Andrew Weil and completed multiple training programs in functional and complementary medicine. Dr. Simon considers her mission in medicine as teaching and guiding her patients to use preventive measures, reversing the disease process whenever possible and maintaining youthfulness by slowing the aging process. She combines natural medicine approach with functional medicine diagnostic algorithms to find underlying metabolic imbalances in order to design individualized healing programs for every patient. www.ifwcenter.com

Nestled just outside of Milwaukee, Brookfield offers the best of both worlds – green, open spaces and parks; and access to sophisticated dining and nightlife.

NatureMed Clinic, LLC, in Boulder, Colorado is an integrated clinic with training in Western, Eastern, alternative, complementary, and holistic medicine.

Stephen W. Parcell, ND, is certified in chelation therapy through the College for the Advancement of Medicine, and is a certified Defeat Autism Now practitioner. He also completed a two-year residency in integrative medicine and advanced longevity medicine with anti aging specialist Terry Grossman, MD. Dr. Parcell has a strong research background has published articles in medical journals and recently authored a chapter for the textbook Integrative Pain Medicine. Dr. Parcell has been practicing since 2002, is an expert in evidence based natural medicine and has a great interest in heart health. He is currently writing book on preventive cardiology. While at Bastyr, he co-authored National Institutes of Health research grant proposals and worked for the research department. Other strengths include intravenous therapies, integrative oncology, male hormone replacement and environmental medicine.

Fran Mason, MD, is board certified in internal medicine and oncology and specializes in sports medicine at all levels – recreational, competitive, elite, and Olympian. She is a graduate of Swarthmore College and the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Thereafter; she had 6 years of postgraduate training including specialty fellowship in hematology and oncology and chief residency in medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Her academic positions have included professorships at Penn Medical School and the University of Colorado. A recognized fitness expert, Dr. Mason has a comprehensive understanding of integrative medicine, and believes that optimal performance requires the right mix of hard training and meticulous attention to the unique physiological needs of each individual. Her specialties include integrative oncology, physical recovery after cancer treatment and sports medicine.

Kelly Parcell, ND is a women's health expert. Her practice almost exclusively focuses on gynecology, fertility and endocrinology. Dr. Kelly graduated from Bastyr University in 2000 with a doctorate in naturopathic medicine. She went on to intern at the Tahoma clinic under the direction of Jonathan Wright, MD and practiced as a primary care doctor in Washington State for two years specializing in woman's health. Her specialty also includes adrenal dysfunction, weight issues, bio-identical hormone replacement, intravenous therapies and chronic fatigue. www.naturemedclinic.com

One of the great cities in America, Boulder is known for its seamless blend of outdoor fun, amazing scenic beauty, and vibrant culture.

Real-world experience
The STAIR residency provides invaluable, real-world experience for the scholarship candidates selected. They participate in the whole spectrum of clinic life, from patient care to the daily financial workings of the practice creating a well rounded experience in practice management. ITI is proud to support this hands-on knowledge that helps shape the future of naturopathic medicine.

Interested in a scholarship? Let us know before January 22, 2010!
ITI is actively seeking qualified students for the STAIR residency scholarships. Graduating seniors from U.S. naturopathic programs are strongly encouraged to apply. No applications fees - deadline is January 22, 2010.

Integrative Therapeutics, Inc (ITI®) is pleased to announce its continued sponsorship of the STAIR Residency Scholarship Program in collaboration with the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians (AANP). This unique scholarship will offer two fully paid postdoctoral naturopathic residencies. The residency provides an amazing opportunity for new graduates to experience a truly integrated residency with time spent at both a naturopathic practice and an MD managed
integrative medicine practice.

ITI has been a strong advocate for the Naturopathic community since the company's inception over 30 years ago in Portland, Oregon. Naturopathic physicians have played a key role in the company's development and ITI is proud to partner with the AANP to help ensure future leadership in integrative medicine, foster the expansion of graduate medical education, and support licensing for Naturopathic Physicians.

The STAIR Program reflects ITI's continued commitment to the Naturopathic community. The STAIR Residency Scholarship Program offers postdoctoral Naturopathic Physicians a unique and vital preparatory step for future opportunities and to "step up" to the next level of professional success. These residencies provide real world experience for graduates in practicing natural medicine and running a naturopathic and integrative medicine clinic.


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