World Changers

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Robin Gentry McGee of Just Great Foods and Functional Formularies, Joseph Pizzorno, ND served as Bastyr University's founding president for its first 22 years (1978-2000). A licensed physician, educator, researcher and expert spokesperson, Dr. Pizzorno is one of the world's leading authorities on science-based natural medicine. Under his pioneering leadership, Bastyr became the first fully accredited, multidisciplinary university of natural medicine and the first school of its kind to receive research funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH).  With a commitment to advocating for a wider acceptance of natural medicine, Dr. Pizzorno has held a variety of public posts. In 1993 he was appointed to the Advisory Panel on the Safety and Efficacy of Dietary Supplements for the U.S. Congress. Continuing his work with supplement quality, he served in 1996 as an ad hoc advisory committee member for the NIH Office of Dietary Supplements. He has also served on conventional medical boards, including the Seattle/King County Board of Health. In 2000, President Clinton appointed Dr. Pizzorno to the White House Commission on Complementary and Alternative Medicine Policy. President Bush's administration appointed him to the Medicare Coverage Advisory Committee in 2003.  Since 2001, Dr. Pizzorno has had his own company, Salugenecists, Inc., which develops science-based, artificial intelligence-aided advice systems that provide personalized health promotion and self-care guidance.  Dr. Pizzorno has written and coauthored numerous books and publications, including A Textbook of Natural Medicine, Encyclopedia of Healing Foods, Total Wellness,I and Natural Medicine for the Prevention and Treatment of Cancer. He is the founding executive editor of Integrative Medicine: A Clinician's Journal and is on the editorial board of Alternative Medicine magazine and Alternative Therapies magazine, among others.  Dr. Pizzorno has been the recipient of numerous awards and honors. In 2000, Alternative Healthcare Management recognized him as one of the four most influential leaders in alternative health care. That same year, the Cancer Treatment Centers of America named him "Humanitarian of The Year." In 2001, Natural Health magazine recognized him as one of the leading health educators in the past 30 years. He was awarded "Naturopathic Physician of the Year" in 2002 by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians as well as the "Founder's Award for Pioneering Complementary and Alternative Medicine" by the National Foundation for Alternative Medicine. The American Holistic Medical Association recognized Dr. Pizzorno in 2003, naming him the "Pioneer in Holistic Medicine." In 2006, at the 50th anniversary of the founding of his alma mater, the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Dr. Pizzorno was recognized as its most illustrious graduate.  When he is not writing and editing, serving on boards and running Salugenecists, Inc., Dr. Pizzorno travels worldwide, lecturing and promoting science-based natural medicine and collaborative health care.






Bastyr University is a nonprofit, private university offering both graduate and undergraduate degrees, with a multidisciplinary curriculum in science-based natural medicine. The University is recognized globally for its rigorous curriculum and strong research. Bastyr's international faculty teaches the natural health sciences with an emphasis on integrating mind, body, spirit and nature. A pioneer in natural medicine since its inception, Bastyr continues to be in the forefront of developing the model for 21st-century medicine















The Block Center: Keith I. Block, M.D., Medical Director  Practicing medicine since 1979, Keith Block, M.D., is a graduate of the University of Miami School of Medicine. After completing a residency in Internal Medicine at Illinois Masonic Medical Center, he undertook post-graduate training in nutritional oncology and enteral and parenteral nutrition. Among his many academic and national appointments are:  Academic Appointments      * Clinical Assistant Professor, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago     * Editor in Chief, Integrative Cancer Therapies (A Sage Publications Journal)     * Adjunct Assistant Professor of Pharmacognosy, Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy, University of Illinois at Chicago     * Research Assistant Professor, Department of Human Nutrition and Dietetics, College of Associated Health Professions, University of Illinois at Chicago     * Director of Integrative Medicine – University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago     * Clinical Instructor at the University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago     * Member, Committee on Continuing Medical Education, Department of Continuing Medical Education, College of Medicine, University of Illinois at Chicago     * Medical Preceptor. University of Illinois College of Pharmacy     * Medical Preceptor. University of Illinois College of Medicine     * Faculty Member, Functional Foods for Health Program; a joint program of the University of Illinois at Chicago and Urbana-Champaign     * CME Committee Member – University of Illinois College of Medicine in Chicago Editorial Board National Cancer Institute, National Institute of Health Complementary and Alternative Medicine  National Appointments      * Facilitator, NCI's POMES (Practice Outcomes Monitoring and Evaluation System) Project, and Medical/Research Consultant to the Office of Alternative Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), Washington, D.C.     * Member, Advisory Panel for Alternative and Adjunctive Cancer Therapy, Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C.     * Medical Consultant on Nutritional-Oncology Research for the Office of Technology Assessment of the U.S. Congress, Washington, D.C.     * Consultant to the Congress of the United States; Health and Science Policy Issues, Washington, D.C.     * Member, Advisory Group and Research Team. The University of Texas-Houston, Health Science Center, School of Public Health, an alternative medicine research center for the National Institutes of Health, Washington, D.C.             Professional Associations:      * American Medical Association     * Illinois State Medical Society     * Chicago Medical Society     * American Cancer Society     * American Academy of Family Physicians     * Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback     * American Society for Parenteral & Enteral Nutrition     * American Society of Contemporary Medicine and Surgery     * The Chemotherapy Foundation










Robin Gentry McGee of Just Great Foods and Functional Formularies, Congress Woman Jean Schmidt of Ohio, The Start-Up Summit, Bad Girl Ventures, BGV





Jean Schmidt, Congresswoman Ohio's 2nd District






Robin Gentry McGee of Just Great Foods and Functional Formularies, James S. Gordon, MD, Founder & Director of The Center for Mind Body Medicine





The Center for Mind Body Medicine, James S. Gordon, MD, Founder & Director







Robin Gentry McGee of Just Great Foods and Functional Formularies, Lynn Goldstein, MS, RD, CDN of You Are What You Eat, The Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center.






Lynn Goldstein, a graduate of New York University with a MS in clinical nutrition, is a Registered Dietitian, certified by the Commission on Dietitians, a certified dietitian of New York, and a member of both the American Dietetics Association and the New York State Dietetic Association. Lynn is an active member of the Oncology and Complimentary Care Dietary Practice Group. Lynn has served as clinical dietitian at New York Presbyterian Hospital's in-patient care and Beth Israel's ALS Center for treatment of Lou Gehrig's Disease.  Lynn is a graduate of New York's Institute for Integrative Nutrition and is certified by the Association of Drugless Practitioners as a Holistic Health Counselor.  Lynn developed and runs a nutrition program at the Jay Monahan Center for Gastrointestinal Health, a center inspired by Katie Couric's fight against colon cancer, which has led her to develop talents as a nutrition educator with special focus on gastrointestinal health, cancer prevention and treatment.  Lynn can help you lose weight, combat disease, improve gastrointestinal health, improve sports performance or simply learn how to give your body what it needs. She will analyze your current diet and will create an eating plan to fit your lifestyle and achieve your goals. You will learn how to control portion sizes, understand food labels, eat out, shop at the market, and the ABC's of healthy cooking  Through private counseling sessions, Lynn can pinpoint dietary weaknesses and strengths and customize a nutrition plan for the individual to help achieve his or her personal goals. Lynn provides nutrition education and utilizes the behavioral approach to change dietary habits. Lynn can help you identify areas of your life that are out of balance that are contributing to unhealthy food choices and habits.  Lynn is also available for small and large group lectures. To see a list of speaking events and seminars check out our events list.  Lynn is a guest lecturer at the Institue for Integrative Nutrition in New York City. To find out more about this school visit













Robin Gentry McGee of Just Great Foods and Functional Formulas, Rebecca Katz New York Times Best selling author of The Cancer Fighting Kitchen and One Bite at a Time






A nationally-recognized expert on the role of food in supporting health during cancer treatment, Rebecca has a Masters of Science degree in Health and Nutrition Education, and received her culinary training from New York's Natural Gourmet Institute for Health and Culinary Arts. As a consultant, speaker, teacher and chef, Rebecca works closely with patients, physicians, nurses, and wellness professionals to include the powerful tool of nutrition in their medical arsenal.  Rebecca is the Executive Chef for The Center for Mind-Body Medicine's Food As Medicine and CancerGuides® Professional Training Programs, which attracts the country's top cancer wellness physicians, nurses, social workers, and researchers. She is also visiting chef and nutrition educator at Commonweal's Cancer Help Program in Bolinas, California, which offers intensive self-care programs for cancer patients and their caregivers.












Neurosurgeon  Areas of expertise - brain tumors, spinal cord tumors, acoustic neuromas, pituitary tumors, shingles, trigeminal neuralgia, glossopharyngeal neuralgia, percutaneous stereotactic rhizotomy (PSR), microvascular decompression (MVD), hemifacial spasm, and Chiari malformations  Education          * Undergraduate: Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina         * Medical School: Bowman Gray School of Medicine - Wake Forest University, Winston-Salem, North Carolina, 1961         * Internship: Cornell University, New York City, 1961-1962         * Residency: Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 1962-1969; Boston Children's Hospital, 1966-1967         * Fellowship: University of Zurich, Switzerland, 1969-1970  Certification      American Board of Neurological Surgery  Experience          * Mayfield Clinic, Cincinnati: Neurosurgeon, 1969-present; Vice Chairman, Board of Directors, 2000-2002         * UC Neuroscience Institute: Clinical Director, 2006-present; Medical Director, 1998-2006; Neurosurgeon, Brain Tumor Center, Cerebrovascular Disease and Stroke Center, and Functional Neuroscience Center         * UC College of Medicine: Professor of Neurosurgery, 2002-present; Frank H. Mayfield Professor and Chairman, Department of Neurosurgery, 1982-2002; Director, Division of Cerebrovascular Surgery, 1982-2001; Professor of Radiology, 1995-present         * Children's Hospital Medical Center: Chief of Neurosurgery, 1982-1999         * U.S. Army Reserve: Colonel, MC Consultant to Surgeon General, 1984-1997         * Good Samaritan Hospital, Cincinnati: Chairman, Section of Neurosurgery, 1977-1991; Director, Residency Program, 1976-1982  Primary hospital affiliations*      University Hospital, The Christ Hospital Spine Surgery Center     *Mayfield is affiliated with most major hospitals in Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky  Professional memberships          * American Academy of Neurological Surgery, President, 1996         * American Association of Neurological Surgeons         * American College of Surgeons, Fellow         * Congress of Neurological Surgeons, President, 1982         * Acoustic Neuroma Association, Co-chairman, Medical Advisory Board         * Hemifacial Spasm Association         * Pituitary Tumor Network Association, Member, Scientific Advisory Board         * Trigeminal Neuralgia Association  Publications      View Dr. Tew's publications on PubMed Publications database.