Heather Zwickey, PhD, Dean of Research at the National College of Natural Medicine (NCNM), director of Helfgott Research Institute, and Professor of Immunology, trained at the world renowned National Jewish Medical and Research Center in Denver. She received a Ph.D. in Immunology and Microbiology from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. Dr. Zwickey went on to complete a postdoctoral fellowship at Yale University, where she taught in the first year medical curriculum for 3 years.
Dr. Zwickey is a popular instructor at NCNM and has won several teaching awards. She is currently principal investigator on an NIH grant to increase Evidence Based Medicine in the curriculum at NCNM. As such, she has worked with faculty to integrate a longitudinal research literacy curriculum into basic science and clinical courses. Recently, Dr. Zwickey launched a Master of Science in Integrative Medicine Research degree at NCNM. This accredited program teaches students how to conduct clinical research in natural medicine.