A trifecta with Bastyr University connections was among the big winners earlier this week, as the Natural Products Association (NPA) announced its 19th Annual NPA Awards on Tuesday.
The NPA Awards highlight individuals and businesses that have made important contributions to the success of the natural products industry. This year that list includes Bastyr University founding President Emeritus Joseph E. Pizzorno, Jr., ND, and Bastyr Integrative Oncology Research Clinic (BIORC) Medical Director Leanna Standish, PhD, ND, who each won Clinician Awards. Bastyr alumnus Michael T. Murray, ND, was given the President’s Award.
According to the NPA, Clinician Awards are presented to licensed health care practitioners whose work exemplifies the best standards and dedication to responsible holistic, non-invasive and integrative, complementary and alternative medicine modalities.
The President’s Award recognizes an individual who has made long-time contributions to the natural products industry, or has made a one-time, uniquely significant impact on the industry.
Awardees will be honored during Natural Products Association MarketPlace 2012, NPA’s annual trade show and convention, June 14 to 16 in Las Vegas.
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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.