NUNM’s Helfgott Research Institute is a professionally independent, non-profit research institute whose mission is to conduct rigorous, high quality, research on the art and science of healing, specifically working to understand natural forms of medicine. Together, scientists from the fields of naturopathic medicine, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, immunology, and nutrition apply their expertise to the study of natural medicine.
Established in June of 2003 with the help of a donation from Don Helfgott, NUNM’s Helfgott Research Institute (Helfgott) has a state-of-the-art science laboratory, as well as the resources to carry out clinical research.
Current faculty research projects at Helfgott include grants directly funded by the National Institutes of Health’s National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine. In addition, Helfgott participates in several collaborative grants with Oregon Health & Sciences University (OHSU) as well as with other Western biomedical and naturopathic schools.
Helfgott promotes a strong student research program. NUNM students are excited to contribute to the evidence base that supports their profession. Each year as much as 25% of the NUNM student body participates in research. NUNM students are published in national journals and present their research at local, national and international conferences.
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