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New Associate Authors Join the FNM Project

 In Naturopathic News

New Associate Authors Join the FNM Project … An international team of associate editors recently joined FNM, bringing diverse expertise to finalizing the textbook. Jon Wardle, ND, PhD (cand) from Australia enriches international perspectives in policy, public health, primary care, research and clinical medicine. He is a Trans-Pacific Fellow at the University of Washington Department of Family Medicine; an NHMRC Research Scholar, School of Population Health at the University of Queensland in Australia; and a founding member of the Network of Researchers in the Public Health of Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NORPHCAM). Wardle co-edited the Australian textbook, Clinical Naturopathy.

Airdre Grant, ND, MEd, PhD and Elizabeth Sutherland, ND join FNM as spirituality editors.

Leading the team, Grant received her PhD from Southern Cross University (NSW) in spirituality and culture in CAM education and practice, and was an education and curriculum developer on the faculty of the Australian Center for Complementary Medicine Education and Research (ACCMER). She authored “Education in Naturopathic Medicine: What’s Love Got To Do With It?” in Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal in 2005. Sutherland has a certificate of training in human investigations from Oregon Health and Science University (OHSU) and completed a post-graduate research fellowship with the Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Research before becoming a research associate with that organization.

Currently, she is an adjunct investigator with the Helfgott Research Institute and an NIH-NCCAM post-graduate research fellow in the Arizona Complementary and Alternative Medicine Research Training Program at the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Sutherland teaches Cultivation of the Practitioner and oversees the psychology/mind-body medicine curriculum in the naturopathic medicine department at NCNM.

Her area of research is the practitioner-patient relationship. She is author of Spirituality in the Medical Encounter: The Grace of Presence, published in the spring edition of the Permanente Journal.

For more information regarding the FNM Project, contact Pamela Snider, ND at or visit At NCNM, the FNM Project’s academic home, contact Susan Hunter, at or visit www.

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