SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Oct. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Helping to further education within the integrative health community, Natural Partners, Inc. is proud to announce the inaugural winner of the Natural Partners Scholarship through the Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) Fellowship program. Denise Spector, PhD, MPH, NP, an oncology nurse practitioner, is the first recipient of the Natural Partners Scholarship for the Fall 2016 semester.
"It is difficult to fully express in words how profoundly grateful I am for this opportunity," said Spector. "I am truly overjoyed to be a recipient of both this scholarship and fellowship. It will provide me, both personally and professionally, with an enriching and dynamic experience." The scholarship has given her an opportunity to participate in an Integrative Health and Medicine Program that she has been interested in completing for several years.
Natural Partners is an ambassador for education within the integrative healthcare community. In addition to meaningful partnerships with schools and integrative healthcare organizations, they are a key resource for practicing clinicians and their patients. Natural Partners actively advocates for the engagement between a patient and a trained integrative practitioner when considering personal health and wellness care.
"We are honored to support the next generation of integrative medical professionals through the Natural Partners Scholarship," said Fran Towey, President and CEO of Natural Partners. "We are especially pleased to help connect Denise with AIHM's transformative new training and educational program. We wish her well."
AIHM is an interprofessional organization that educates and trains clinicians in integrative health and medicine. Emphasizing research and person-centered care, the member organization introduces practitioners to global healing traditions by bridging science and compassion. Led by Education Director, Tieraona Low Dog, MD, the flagship Fellowship program is transforming the next generation of integrative clinicians by providing effective tools and therapies that can be immediately incorporated into their practice.
Spector is currently the Clinical Survivorship Program Director of the Duke Cancer Institute as well as an assistant consulting professor for the Duke University School of Nursing, teaching in the graduate program. She also provides holistic care in a cancer survivorship wellness clinic and focuses on integrating healthy lifestyle behaviors among patients with genitourinary cancers.
The Natural Partners Scholarship also will be awarded to new Fellows in the spring and fall semesters in 2017.
ABOUT NATURAL PARTNERS
Natural Partners, Inc. is a resource for practitioners who strive to improve patient wellness by providing education, services and professional-grade products to healthcare practitioners and their patients. Since 1995, Natural Partners has researched trusted brands and welcomed them into their portfolio, currently offering over 14,000 premium products from hundreds of high-quality manufacturers. Natural Partners is comprised of passionate and committed people who work with thousands of healthcare practitioners every week to help them maintain an efficient, seamless ordering system, including tools such as NP Script™, a customized online dispensary that allows practitioners to offer high-quality products to their patients without maintaining a physical inventory. No matter how practitioners do business, Natural Partners ensures their patients get the products they need, when they need them, in a way that they love. For more information, visit naturalpartners.com.
ABOUT THE ACADEMY OF INTEGRATIVE HEALTH & MEDICINE
The Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine (AIHM) is a global, interprofessional, member organization that educates and trains clinicians in integrative health and medicine to assure exemplary health care. The AIHM's training incorporates evidence-based practice, emphasizes person-centered care and embraces global healing traditions. By combining science and compassion, AIHM is transforming health care. Applications are currently being accepted for the 2017 Fellows. Learn more at https://www.aihm.org/fellowship.
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