Strauss-Wisneski Lecture: Developing Resilience in an Era of COVID

Tuesday, June 15, 2021 12:00pm to 1:00pm

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Presenter: Michelle Simon, PhD, ND


The pandemic of COVID-19 has focused our global attention on the importance of immune function. Individual abilities to withstand illness are always a topic of interest, but now even more so. We know that those with chronic disease are at greater risk. They are, generally, less resilient. What makes us resilient? How can we increase our resilience? Dr. Simon will address these questions with evidence-informed approaches frequently used by naturopathic medicine providers.


Dr. Michelle Simon is a licensed naturopathic doctor who is passionate about applying her skills as a solution-oriented, systems thinker to organizations dedicated to improving the quality and delivery of healthcare through greater utilization of integrative medicine and clinical nutrition. With a unique background including research and engineering experience, clinical practice, and non-profit leadership, Dr. Simon currently serves as President and CEO of the Institute for Natural Medicine (INM). This 501(c)3 organization educates about and increases access to natural medicine options for consumers. She serves on several advisory boards for corporations and Interprofessional associations and was awarded Physician of the Year for the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians in 2019.


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