Dr. Pizzorno is Bestowed with the Coveted Visionary Award from the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine
Monday, September 24, 2018

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Bastyr University is pleased announce that Dr. Joseph E. Pizzorno was the recipient of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine’s (AIHM) Visionary Award for his passionate efforts in forging a new health care paradigm dedicated to natural medicine.
Dr. Pizzorno speaking at AIHM podium

Kenmore, WA (September, 2018)  Bastyr University is pleased announce that Dr. Joseph E. Pizzorno was the recipient of the Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine’s (AIHM) Visionary Award for his passionate efforts in forging a new health care paradigm dedicated to natural medicine.  

Dr. Pizzorno was selected as AIHM’s recipient of the Visionary Award due to his tireless effort in naturopathic medicine echoing the values of the organization: People. Planet. Purpose. AIHM acknowledged Dr. Pizzorno for his unwavering passion, wisdom and courage in leading the medical field toward a higher understanding of natural medicine and its practices. 

Dr. Pizzorno’s commitment to sharing knowledge began as early as 1978, when he co-founded Bastyr University, and later led it to become the first accredited naturopathic medicine college in the countryNow 40 years later, he has gone on to become the editor-in-chief of PubMed-indexed Integrative Medicine: a Clinician’s Journal (IMCJ), and currently serves on several prestigious boards including the Institute for Functional Medicine (as treasurer); American Herbal Pharmacopeia; Hecht Foundation; Gateway for Cancer Research; and Bioclinic Naturals. He has also served on two Presidential commissions focused on the integration of natural medicine into the U.S. health care system. 

Academy of Integrative Health and Medicine (AIHM) presents this prestigious award to Dr. Pizzorno and recognizes Bastyr University as the trailblazing pioneer in integrative health and the transformation of healthcare. This award recognizes Bastyr University’s holistic philosophy of person-centered care, an approach that focuses on prevention of illness and treating the whole person -- body, mind, and spirit -- to achieve optimal health and healing, a mindset that forms the backbone of Bastyr University as a whole.  

AIHM has created a global, interprofessional community of integrative clinicians who embrace a person-centered, team-based approach to health care. They provide transformational educational programs and connections to a global network of providers. 

Bastyr University focuses on putting the patient in the driver’s seat by presenting them with all available options of care, both standard and holistic, and providing them with a plan that aims to take care of the person as a whole, beyond initial diagnosis.  

As the demand for holistic medicine rises, Bastyr providers take care of the patient as a whole, not just their medical diagnosis, thereby improving patients’ overall health outcomesA leader in science-based natural medicine, Bastyr exemplifies the future of natural medicine by their “triple aim” approach: healthier patients, lower health care costs, and high level of satisfaction.  

 

For more information please visit: http://www.bastyr.edu/  

 

ABOUT DR. PIZZORNO: 

Joseph E. Pizzorno, ND, is a naturopathic physician, researcher, author, and international authority on science-based natural medicine. Through 12 published books, Dr. Pizzorno has expanded his sphere of influence to the general public. When patients, professional colleagues, academic institutions, and even two former U.S. Presidents have needed expert advice on naturopathic medicine, they have looked to Dr. Pizzorno. 

 

ABOUT BASTYR: 

Bastyr University is a nonprofit, private university offering doctoral, graduate and undergraduate degrees, with a multidisciplinary curriculum in science-based natural medicine. Recognized globally for its rigorous curriculum andstrong research, the 40-year-old University has campuses in Kenmore, Washington, and San Diego, California. Bastyr's internationalfacultyeducate future leaders in the natural health arts and sciences, with an emphasis on integrating mind, body, spirit and nature.  

 

ABOUT AIHM: 

The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) is a society and global community of professionals and health seekers. AIHM provides innovative education, training, leadership, interprofessional collaboration, research, and advocacy that embraces all global healing traditions, to promote the creation of health and the delivery of evidence-informed comprehensive, affordable, sustainable person-centered care. AIHM emerged in 2013 as a solution to our growing health care crisis. The formation of the AIHM is a bold response to a call to action for change — to transform the way we think about health and health care. The Academy is home to a broadening international community of Health Care practitioners, health seekers, and advocates connected by a shared holistic philosophy of person-centered care. The AIHM community recognizes the link between our health and the state of the planet and deeply considers the social determinants of health and the quality of our relationships to ourselves and one another. For more information visit: https://www.aihm.org/ 

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EDITOR'S NOTE: For more information about Bastyr University and to arrange to speak with a spokesperson, please contact Nancy Trent or Pamela Wadler at 212-966-0024 or pam@trentandcompany.com

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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.