At the 2nd annual conference of the Illinois Association of Naturopathic Physicians, two National University faculty members were honored with the organization’s most prestigious awards.
Dr. Louise Edwards received the President’s Award from ILANP President Eliot Edwards, ND, FABNO(no relation). “It is with heart-felt gratitude that this year I honor Dr. Louise Edwards,” said Dr. Eliot Edwards. “She is someone with a great perspective on our profession’s transformation, which is bringing us out of the shadows and into the mainstream. And yet, she helps us all keep in touch with our roots and the tradition of nature cure. Our profession appreciates her for her many years of work on the licensing efforts in Colorado and has offered her insight and support for the licensing efforts here in Illinois.”
Dr. Kristina Conner was honored with the ILANP’s Henry Lindlahr Award. The award is a form of public recognition for outstanding contributions and commitment to naturopathic medicine in Illinois. The name of the award recalls a great figure in naturopathic medicine whose medical work was done in Illinois.
Assistant Dean of Naturopathic Medicine at NUHS, Dr. Fraser Smith, acknowledged Dr. Conner for her critical role in helping to develop the naturopathic medicine program at NUHS since its inception, as well as her service to the ILANP as a board member since 2008. Dr. Conner has also published several articles on women’s health, and has helped organize the ILANP conferences both in 2013 and 2014.
“We’re proud that our faculty are noted leaders in the naturopathic profession both nationally and in the state of Illinois,” says NUHS President Joseph Stiefel. ” We congratulate Dr. Edwards and Dr. Conner on their many combined accomplishments reflected in these two awards.”