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Instructor Nominated for Award

September 21, 2011 - The Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine is pleased to announce that Dr. Neil McKinney, oncology instructor at the Boucher Institute, has been nominated for the esteemed Dr. Rogers Prize for excellence and contributions in complementary and alternative medicine (CAM).

McKinney is nominated for his role in founding the British Columbia Naturopathic Association and the Boucher Institute of Naturopathic Medicine; his authorship and many contributions to school accreditation and regulation in the profession; his involvement with a number of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Registered Massage Therapy colleges; his participation in the Tzu Chi Institute for CAM and his biomedical research in radiation therapies for cancer. Also noted in the nomination is McKinney's extensive mentoring and teaching efforts through peer-reviewed articles and other publications, as well as his willingness to lend his far-reaching oncology expertise to medical professionals around the world.

A graduate of the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, McKinney began practicing in 1985. He is best known for his body of work on oncology—the study and treatment of cancer. A member of the Oncology Association of Naturopathic Physicians, McKinney has written three books on naturopathic medicine and oncology: Naturally There's Hope; Naturally There's Always Hope and his latest publication, Naturopathic Oncology: an Encyclopedic Guide for Patients & Physicians.

The Dr. Rogers prize is named for the founder of the InspireHealth clinic, Dr. Roger Rogers, and is administered by the Hecht Foundation. The winner will be announced Friday, Sept. 23 at the Dr. Rogers Prize Award Gala, a black tie event held at the Fairmont Waterfront Hotel in Vancouver.

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