UNPA’s Loren Israelsen and Frank Lampe join integrative medicine advisory boards

SALT LAKE CITY (Aug. 8, 2017) — The United Natural Products Alliance (UNPA) is pleased to announce that two of its executives have joined the advisory boards of two renowned integrative medicine organizations.

UNPA President Loren Israelsen has accepted an invitation to become a member of the Bastyr University Council, and Frank Lampe, VP, communications and industry relations, has joined the Leadership Council for the Institute for Natural Medicine (INM).
The Bastyr University Council is an advisory board of thought leaders and community supporters, who help to advise the Seattle-based university throughout its process of growth and transformation. The university’s 2021 Strategic Plan guides the council’s agenda, inclusive of improving the career preparedness of its graduates, expanding its research efforts, serving a greater number of patients in its clinics and creating opportunities for people around the world to learn about the work of Bastyr University and its graduates.
“Mr. Israelsen’s extensive, diverse knowledge of herbal products, experiences gained in his advisory board positions over the years and his service on the editorial advisory board of Nutrition Business Journal will serve Bastyr University well on many levels of executing our strategic plan,” said Harlan Patterson, chair of Bastyr’s board of trustees. “During his visit to Bastyr University Seattle, Mr. Israelsen toured and familiarized himself with our teaching clinic, the Bastyr Center for Natural Health, and met with Dr. Jamey Wallace, chief medical officer. He also spent time with Dr. Leanna Standish, medical director of Bastyr’s Integrative Oncology Research Center. We welcome Loren to the Bastyr Council.”

Founded in 1992, the Institute for Natural Medicine envisions optimal health and wellbeing through the transformation of the healthcare system by education about and promotion of the principles and practices of naturopathic medicine. As a member of the INM Leadership Council, Lampe will assist INM in its fundraising and marketing efforts and help create collaborations between naturopathic medicine and the natural products industry.

“INM is pleased to welcome Frank to its Leadership Council. He is a long-tenured and highly respected veteran of the natural health products industry,” said Michelle Simon, Ph.D., N.D., INM president and board chair. “His many years of natural products, integrative medicine and sustainability publishing and trade association experience, combined with his deep knowledge of cause-based marketing and fundraising, make him a natural for the council. We look forward to his contributions as we continue to bring together the naturopathic community and the dietary supplement industry in a common goal to improve the health and wellbeing of consumers everywhere.”

To access photos and bios of Israelsen and Lampe, visit the UNPA website.

About Bastyr University
Since its inception in 1978, Bastyr University has been a pioneer in science-based natural medicine. Although the school started as a naturopathic medicine college, Bastyr University now offers more than 20 degree and certificate programs. Building on its science-based foundation, the University has been the recipient of a number of multimillion-dollar research grants from the National Institutes of Health. In September 2012, the university expanded, opening Bastyr University California in San Diego. With programs in Acupuncture, Exercise Science, Herbal Sciences, Human Biology, Midwifery, Naturopathic Medicine, Nutrition, Psychology and Public Health, find where your vision combines with Bastyr's integrated approach to education, research and clinical service. Visit www.bastyr.edu.
About the Institute for Natural Medicine
The Institute for Natural Medicine (INM) provides empowering education for people who want to understand the true range of natural medicine options. We help people make informed decisions as they research and choose a licensed N.D., who can help them cultivate tangible health transformation. INM has launched the Association of Accredited Naturopathic Medical Colleges, played a key role in obtaining licensure for N.D.s in California and is involved in a number of other initiatives to grow naturopathic medicine. Visit www.naturemed.org.
MEDIA CONTACT: Frank Lampe, VP, Communications & Industry Relations, 720.398.8172, frank@unpa.com.
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