The National University of Natural Medicine (NUNM) Board of Directors announced the following faculty promotions, effective July 1, 2021:
- Dr. Thomas Walton from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
- Dr. Anna Peterson from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
- Dr. Katherine Patterson from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
- Dr. Megan Golani from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
- Dr. Brandt Stickley from Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
“Each one of these exceptional faculty members has already contributed significantly to NUNM in their own unique ways,” said President Melanie Henriksen, ND, LAc, CNM. “What they all have in common is that they are all splendid and inclusive teachers, doctors, and mentors, and dedicated and generous members of the NUNM community. I am so grateful for their contributions and congratulate them on their accomplishments.”
Thomas (Tom) Walton, DC is a full-time faculty member at NUNM. He teaches physical medicine with a specialty in manual medicine, and is the course director for the musculoskeletal block, which covers the diagnosis and treatment of musculoskeletal pathologies. He also maintains an active chiropractic practice at Ashton Chiropractic Center in southeast Portland.
Anna Peterson, ND earned her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from NUNM in 2011. She is currently a full-time faculty member at NUNM, teaching the core botanical medicine curriculum and select topics in clinical nutrition and neurology. She also serves as an attending physician in the NUNM teaching clinic.
Katherine (Kate) Patterson, ND earned her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from NUNM in 2010. She developed a primary care, private practice in Portland, Oregon, and in 2011, she returned to NUNM in a teaching capacity, instructing students in the art of laboratory medicine.
Megan Golani, ND is a naturopathic physician and licensed midwife. She earned her doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine from NUNM in 2012. She is currently the course director for the Clinical Education and Pediatrics and Geriatrics series, Nutrition Tread lead in the College of Naturopathic Medicine, and an adjunct professor in the School of Undergraduate and Graduate Studies. She also sees patients in the NUNM Health Center and continues to support families as a home-birth midwifery assistant.
Brandt Stickley, MSTCM, LAc joined NUNM’s faculty in 2009. He teaches pathology and Chinese medical psychology in the College of Classical Chinese Medicine. A licensed acupuncturist, herbalist and writer, Stickley earned degrees from Cornell University and the American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, completing his internship in Hangzhou, China.
“I join Dr. Henriksen in congratulating the faculty who have worked hard to earn these promotions. Their dedication to their work and their students is a testament to the quality faculty we offer here at NUNM,” said Cheryl Miller, EdD, associate provost and vice president of institutional effectiveness.