PORTLAND, Ore., August 28, 2014 – University of Western States (UWS), a leader in the education of health sciences professionals, announced that Daniel Redwood, DC, director of the human nutrition and functional medicine program, was named “Educator of the Year,” by the Missouri State Chiropractors Association (MSCA) at their Annual Convention awards banquet on August 21.
Patrick Montgomery, DC, president of the MSCA, cited Dr. Redwood’s diligence, as an appointed member of the Missouri House Task Force for Medicaid Reform, in bringing to the attention of Missouri’s legislators the importance of chiropractic coverage for Medicaid patients.
“Dr. Redwood did a great job informing members of the committee about chiropractic…,” Dr. Montgomery said. “The MSCA is very proud of what he has done for the chiropractic profession in Missouri.”
In addition to being a new faculty member at UWS, Dr. Redwood is an avid health science writer. He was a founding member of the editorial board of The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and for many years served as their book review editor. He is also associate editor of the journal, Topics in Integrative Healthcare. Most recently he served as a professor at Cleveland College of Chiropractic-Kansas City.
“I am deeply honored to receive this award. Like so many other chiropractic practitioners and educators, I have always wanted to share what I know with all who might benefit from it,” Dr. Redwood said. “Whether it’s speaking or writing about chiropractic or nutrition for professional or lay audiences, reviewing articles for a journal, or going the extra mile to help one of our students, I see it all as service to a worthy cause. I accept this award on behalf of all my colleagues who also go that extra mile.”
Dr. Redwood joined UWS in June 2014 as director of human nutrition and functional medicine overseeing the institution’s human nutrition and functional medicine online master’s degree program.
“We are thrilled to have such an acclaimed educator and writer as the program director,” said Michael Haneline, DC, MPH, dean of the college of graduate and professional studies. “With Dr. Redwood’s background in nutrition, both as a teacher of doctoral students and a practitioner, he is fully capable of leading the MS in human nutrition and functional medicine program at the highest level.”