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Graduate Health Sciences Scholarships

The University of Bridgeport has an international reputation as one of the premier institutions in the United States for academic programs in the Health Sciences. To recognize exceptional incoming students, we offer academic merit scholarships of up to $5,000 per year for the duration of the academic program. Multiple scholarships are available to incoming students in each of the programs listed below.

Acupuncture Institute

 

The two (2) scholarship recipients will spend 2 weeks in Shenyang at the Liaoning University of TCM participating in hospital rounds at several LNUTCM clinical sites. The scholarship includes the cost of travel including airfare, hotel accommodations and a daily allowance for food and local travel, as well as the opportunity to study clinical Chinese Medicine at this prestigious TCM University in China.

Students observe traditional practitioners of acupuncture and receive practical training in hospital-based TCM therapies.

Traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) was born within the milieu of Chinese culture, including Confucianism and Taoism.  Studying in China, students are able to better understand how the Chinese culture has influenced TCM.

Acupuncture practitioners who study in China often say “Participating in a study of the medicine in China is life-changing, thrilling, and immensely rewarding.”

The two-week long study abroad program provides students with advanced clinical training in TCM differential diagnosis and treatment skills. Students work in a hospital in-patient setting. Because TCM is practiced in Chinese hospitals as a primary care medical system, students see a large volume of patients and a wide variety of conditions they might not be able to see with clinical training in the US.  This is a tremendous opportunity to hone clinical skills and observe TCM being practiced as primary care for a wide diversity of conditions.

Qualifications:

  1. Graduating from the Acupuncture Institute in the calendar year of the scholarship award.
  2. Cumulative GPA of 3.2 or higher in the Acupuncture Institute
  3. Demonstrated clinical knowledge and skills through being in the top 20% of those graduates based upon combined clinical evaluation rubric scores and clinic exit exam scores (combined).  Applicants must show they will have completed no less than 300-hours of UBAI clinical rotations prior to travel to China.
  4. Demonstrated scholarship in the field of acupuncture:  having completed (or published) an evidence-based review of a treatment strategy, AOM therapy, or point use/function.
  5. Demonstrated professionalism in the UBAI outreach clinics (Sound Shore Medical Center or School Sisters of Notre Dame)

Deadline for applications is March 1 of each year.  Announcement of the recipient of the scholarship will be made during the annual UBAI meeting/luncheon in April.

Contact UBAI Director Jennifer Brett at jbrett@bridgeport.edu for more information.

For students pursuing the MS in Acupuncture Degree

In 2011, the University of Bridgeport Acupuncture Institute initiated the Bob Flaws/Honora Lee Wolfe Acupuncture Scholarship, which is designed to allow prospective students an opportunity for merit scholarship funds to support their acupuncture education.

Bob Flaws grew up in Rutherford, NJ. He attended Newark Academy and then Middlebury College where he earned a B.A. degree in American Literature. In 1969, Bob went to India and Nepal to become a Tibetan Buddhist in the Nyingmapa lineage. At first Bob wanted to also study Tibetan medicine. However, because Bob could not see a clear path in the mid-1970s to becoming a Tibetan doctor, he decided to study its closest kin or cousin, Chinese medicine. President Nixon had reopened the United States’ relationship with the People’s Republic of China and James Reston had created a groundswell of interest in acupuncture with his articles about that subject in The New York Times.

In 1978, Bob began studying acupuncture with Eric Tao (Xi-yu) in Denver, CO. Dr. Tao had learned the Tao family style of acupuncture from his uncle in Beijing when he was a teenager. Bob studied with Dr. Tao for a year and became certified by Dr. Tao in acupuncture-moxibustion. At the same time, Bob studied acupuncture and Chinese medicine whenever and wherever possible. This largely meant correspondence courses put out by the Occidental Institute of Chinese Studies and Henry Lu. It also meant reading anything and everything on Chinese medicine and taking lots of workshops by such people as Naburo Muramoto, Herman Aihara, Kiiko Matsumoto, Paul Chen, Michael Broffman, etc.

In 1982, Bob published his first book on Chinese medicine. This was titled Path of Pregnancy. It was a compendium of everything Bob had found on acupuncture and Chinese medicine for gestational, birthing, and postpartum diseases. This was the beginning of Blue Poppy Press. Bob and Honora then wrote and published a book on Chinese dietary therapy, titled Prince Wen Hui’s Cook.

Around the beginning of the new millennium, Bob and Honora decided to put more energy into growing Blue Poppy Enterprises which, by then, had three divisions: Blue Poppy Press, Blue Poppy Seminars (later to become Blue Poppy Institute), and Blue Poppy Herbs.

Some of Bob’s other acupuncture-Chinese medicine credits include being a Fellow and Governor of the National Academy of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine, a founder, past President, and Lifetime Fellow of the Acupuncture Association of Colorado, a founding member of the National Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine Alliance, and a Fellow of the Register of Chinese Herbal Medicine in the U.K. In addition, Bob has been the editor of the Colorado Acupuncturist and The Journal of the National Academy of Acupuncture & Oriental Medicine and is currently a contributing editor to The Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patient s. He has written, edited, and translated approximately 100 books and hundreds of articles which have been published in professional and popular journals and magazines all over the world. Bob has taught at dozens of American acupuncture schools and Chinese medicine colleges as well as at a number of national professional conventions and symposia. He regularly teaches throughout Europe and has taught in Australia, New Zealand, and Israel. Bob is coauthor of an NIH-funded acupuncture research protocol on AIDS-related peripheral neuropathy, the report of which was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association. In addition, Bob is a founder of the Council of Oriental Medical Publishers.

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Honora Lee Wolfe was the founding director at the Boulder College of Massage Therapy from 1976-1980 and went on to study tuina massage at the Shanghai College of TCM during 1984, ’85, and ‘86. She completed her acupuncture training in 1988. Ms. Wolfe has taught at many national and regional acupuncture colleges and conferences in North America and Europe and is the author or co-author of several books, including Prince Wen Hui’s Cook: Chinese Dietary Therapy, How to Have a Healthy Pregnancy Healthy Birth with Chinese Medicine, Managing Menopause Naturally with Chinese Medicine, Better Breast Health Naturally with Chinese Medicine, Points for Profit: The Essential Guide to Practice Success for Acupuncturists, The Successful Chinese Herbalist: How to Prescribe Correctly, Gain Patient Compliance, and Operate a Profitable Dispensary, and most recently is co-author of Western Physical Exam Skills for Practitioners of Asian Medicine.


 

College of Chiropractic

For students pursuing the DC in Chiropractic Degree

In 2011, the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic initiated the the Dr. Rose Galiger Chiropractic Scholarship, which is designed to allow prospective students an opportunity for merit scholarship funds to support their chiropractic education.

“I am exceptionally proud to have been a faculty member at the University of Bridgeport College of Chiropractic since its inception in 1991. The small classes and dedicated faculty in the basic sciences, clinical sciences and clinical services provide the optimal environment for individual attention and encouragement as well as personal growth as a health care professional. The goal of the college is to produce the best and most up to date chiropractic physicians who will continue in their quest to become life-long learners dedicated to the care of their patients.”

Rose Bucsi Galiger Ph. D, Professor Emeritus


 

College of Naturopathic Medicine

 

In 2011, the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine initiated the Dr. Peter J. D’Adamo Scholarship, which is designed to allow prospective students an opportunity for merit scholarship funds to support their naturopathic education. Peter J D’Adamo ND is a naturopathic physician noted for his popular books on the Blood Type Diet. His series of books suggest that appropriate diet and lifestyle depend in part on an individual’s blood type. An acknowledged expert in naturopathic medicine, Dr. D’Adamo’s numerous publications, and bestselling books have greatly contributed to our understanding of dietary individuality.

Versant in over ten computer languages, he is the author of four major medical software systems and one music composition tool. He holds numerous patents involving nutritional supplementation, cosmetics and fragrance technology. A second-generation naturopathic doctor, Dr. D’Adamo has been practicing naturopathic medicine for over 20 years. Best known for his research on human blood groups and nutrition, Dr. D’Adamo is also a well-respected researcher in the field of natural products.

Dr. D’Adamo gained a Naturopathic Doctorate (ND) from Bastyr College, Seattle WA, in 1982, and is licensed as a naturopathic physician in Connecticut, California, British Columbia, Washington, Ontario, and Arizona. He has a medical practice in Wilton, Connecticut.

In 1990 Dr. D’Adamo was awarded Physician of the Year by The American Association of Naturopathic Physicians. He is Adjunct Clinical Professor for both the Southwest College of Naturopathic Medicine, Tempe AZ, and the National College of Naturopathic Medicine, Portland OR.

In 2001 Dr. D’Adamo founded the Institute for Human Individuality (IfHI). In 2003 he instigated the first IfHI biannual conference and certification, at which he was the keynote speaker. These conferences, which have attracted the best and brightest minds in nutritional genomics, have continued through 2005, 2007 and 2009.

The life work of Dr. Peter D’Adamo is the heart and soul behind The D’Adamo Clinic. In September 2009, Dr. D’Adamo created and supervises the first Personalized Medicine rotation shift in naturopathic education at the University of Bridgeport.

With the publication of Eat Right 4 Your Type in 1996, Dr. D’Adamo became known internationally as an author. Dr. D’Adamo’s series of books are NY Times Bestsellers and have been translated into over 65 languages. He has been named the Most Intriguing Health Author of 1999, and his first book Eat Right 4 Your Type was voted one of the “Ten Most Influential Health Books of All Time” by industry analysts. Publisher’s Weekly called his third book, Live Right 4 Your Type “A Comprehensive and fascinating theory.. Meticulously researched.”

In addition to writing and his medical practice, Dr. D’Adamo is an enthusiastic practitioner of martial arts (Tai Chi and Tang Soo Do), woodworking and cabinetry, sailing and vintage Volkswagen restoration. He lives in Western Connecticut with his wife and two daughters.

For more information, visit:
http://www.dadamo.com/

In memory of a life dedicated to nutrition and functional medicine. For students pursuing a degree program in Human Nutrition (M.S.) or Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.)

The Michael Katke Memorial Scholarship was established and is funded by Designs for Health, Inc. to benefit students pursuing their dreams of degrees in fields related to nutrition, lifestyle and functional medicine. Eligible programs at UB include the Master’s in Human Nutrition (both on-campus and online) and the Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.), and application is limited to new incoming students to either program.

“Michael Katke, was a longtime mentor and pioneer in the field of professional nutritional supplement and nutraceutical marketing, and a tireless advocate for nutritional, lifestyle, and functional medicine. Mike Katke was also friend, colleague, mentor, and visionary to many during the three decades he devoted himself to this industry. Whether you knew Mike for a decade or a day, he left an impression that was hard to forget. His warmth and energy was endearing. His 35 years of experience, knowledge, and passion for the field of nutrition and lifestyle medicine have inspired the creation of the Michael Katke Memorial Scholarship.” – David M. Brady, N.D., Vice President for Health Sciences

Apply For This Scholarship

1. Submit a well-written, typed essay that is at least six hundred (600) words and states the reason(s) that the student desires to practice functional or lifestyle medicine

2. Attach a cover page that includes the following information:

  • First and last name
  • Student ID
  • Academic Program
  • Phone Number
  • Mailing Address
  • Email Address

3. Email your scholarship essay and cover page to Melanie Rogers, Director of Graduate Admissions, at mrogers@bridgeport.edu.

Once received, your scholarship application will be reviewed by the admissions committee, and you will be notified of the results as soon as possible.

The Michael Katke Scholarship is only awarded once a year for the Fall semester. Due to the competitive nature of this award, you are strongly encouraged to submit your scholarship application as soon as possible and not wait until the deadline below.

Fall semester: May 1

UBCNM Scholarships are awarded each fall to incoming naturopathic medicine students.  Students who receive the scholarship serve as ambassadors to the ND program and participate in recruitment duties such as Open Houses, virtual fairs, and meeting with prospective students.  Recipients are eligible to receive the award each year of the four-year program provided that they are full-time students, maintain a 3.0 GPA, do not obtain a graduate assistantship, and participate regularly as student ambassadors.


 

Human Nutrition Institute

For students pursuing the MS in Nutrition Program

In 2011, the University of Bridgeport Nutrition Institute initiated the The Dr. David M. Brady Scholarship in Human Nutrition, which is designed to allow prospective students an opportunity for merit scholarship funds to support their nutrition education.

Dr. David M. Brady has 25-years of experience as an integrative practitioner and over 21 years in health sciences academia. He is a licensed naturopathic physician in Connecticut and Vermont, a board certified clinical nutritionist, and completed his initial clinical training as a doctor of chiropractic. He currently serves as the Vice President for Health Sciences, Director of the Human Nutrition Institute, and Associate Professor of Clinical Sciences at the University of Bridgeport in Connecticut. He maintains a private practice, Whole Body Medicine, in Fairfield, CT.  Dr. Brady is also an expert consultant to the professional nutraceutical & nutritional supplement and clinical medical laboratory industries. He is an internationally sought-after presenter on nutritional, functional and integrative medicine. He has appeared on the speaking panel of some of the largest and most prestigious conferences in the field including; IFM, ACAM, A4M, IHS, AANP and many more. Dr. Brady has published a multitude of peer-reviewed scientific papers and textbooks related to chronic pain, autoimmunity and functional gastroenterology and is a featured contributing author in the medical textbooks; Advancing Medicine with Food and Nutrients-2nd Ed. (edited by Kohlstadt I-Johns Hopkins Univ.), Integrative Gastroenterology (edited by Mullin G-Johns Hopkins Hospital) and Laboratory Evaluations for Integrative and Functional Medicine 2nd Ed. (edited by Bralley & Lord). His latest popular book, The Fibro-Fix, was published by Rodale and released July of 2016 and coincided with his hosting of the popular online Fibro-Fix Summit in June of 2016 with over 30,000 attendees.

For more information, visit: DrDavidBrady.comFibroFix.com, and FibroFixSummit.com.

In 2011, the University of Bridgeport Nutrition Institute initiated the The Dr. Jeffrey Bland Scholarship in Human Nutrition,which is designed to allow prospective students an opportunity for merit scholarship funds to support their nutrition education.

“Bridgeport University is recognized as a leadership organization in providing clinical nutrition education. Over the past thirty years that I have been involved as a nutrition educator/researcher I have developed the highest professional respect for the graduates from the clinical nutrition program at Bridgeport University. I am very proud to have a scholarship provided by Bridgeport University to the next generation of clinical nutrition leaders in my name.” - Dr. Jeffrey Bland

The University of Bridgeport Human Nutrition Institute Establishes the Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D. Merit Scholarship in Clinical Nutrition

Award Honors Bland’s Achievements in Science, Education, and Research in Nutrigenomics – the Science of How Food Impacts Gene Expression

San Clemente, Calif. (October 3, 2011) – The University of Bridgeport Human Nutrition Institute today announced that an annual academic merit scholarship in clinical nutrition has been established in honor of Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D., FACN, CNS, chief science officer for Metagenics, Inc., a nutrigenomics and lifestyle medicine company dedicated to reducing chronic illness and improving health. “The Jeffrey Bland, Ph.D. Merit Scholarship in Clinical Nutrition” honors Dr. Bland’s work in and dedication to the science and clinical application of nutrition and the education of healthcare practitioners.

“Dr. Jeffrey Bland is a pioneering forward thinker in clinical nutrition and science whose work has changed the way medicine is practiced, today and in the future,” said David M. Brady, ND, DC, CCN, DACBN, director of the University of Bridgeport Human Nutrition Institute. “He has influenced a new generation of physicians, nutritionists and other healthcare providers to literally think a different way about how and why they practice their craft and to incorporate the science of nutrigenomics — the relationship of food and gene expression — in their work. We at the University of Bridgeport Human Nutrition Institute can think of no greater way to honor Dr. Bland than to name a scholarship after him that furthers the education of a deserving future nutritionist.”

“I am honored and very gratified that this scholarship will help students understand the field of nutrition and its value in health and medicine,” said Dr. Bland. “Today, most physicians and other health care practitioners are not trained to counsel their patients on nutrition and lifestyle change and are more accustomed to prescribing drugs for people with lifestyle-related conditions. This scholarship offers students the ability to change all this. These future practitioners will be equipped to prescribe food as medicine and address the root causes of chronic disease, instead of merely treat the symptoms of these conditions.”

The scholarship will award one prospective student pursuing the on-campus Master of Science degree in human nutrition $5,000 to $6,000 a year for the duration of his or her program. The first scholarship will be awarded for the fall 2011 semester.

The human nutrition program at the University of Bridgeport Human Nutrition Institute provides a biochemical and physiological study of nutrition and its role in health and disease.

For students pursuing the MS in Nutrition Program – On Campus Only

In 2011, the University of Bridgeport Nutrition Institute initiated the The Dr. Jeffrey Moss Scholarship in Human Nutrition, which is designed to allow prospective students an opportunity for merit scholarship funds to support their nutrition education.

“It has been an honor to work with the classes that preceded you over the years. Therefore, it pleases me greatly that my role as a instructor has now been expanded so that I am now associated with the program not only from an educational standpoint but from a very practical standpoint, how to make the education at UBNI more affordable. While it is far from certain that I will ever instruct you directly, by virtue of the fact that you are taking the time to fill out this application, I feel a personal connection is being established. Thus, if I can answer any questions about UBNI, please feel free to contact me. My e-mail address is jeffmoss@mossnutrition.com.” - Jeffrey Moss, DDS, CNS, DACBN

In memory of a life dedicated to nutrition and functional medicine. For students pursuing a degree program in Human Nutrition (M.S.) or Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.)

The Michael Katke Memorial Scholarship was established and is funded by Designs for Health, Inc. to benefit students pursuing their dreams of degrees in fields related to nutrition, lifestyle and functional medicine. Eligible programs at UB include the Master’s in Human Nutrition (both on-campus and online) and the Doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (N.D.), and application is limited to new incoming students to either program.

Apply For This Scholarship

1. Submit a well-written, typed essay that is at least six hundred (600) words and states the reason(s) that the student desires to practice functional or lifestyle medicine

2. Attach a cover page that includes the following information:

  • First and last name
  • Student ID
  • Academic Program
  • Phone Number
  • Mailing Address
  • Email Address

3. Email your scholarship essay and cover page to Melanie Rogers, Director of Graduate Admissions, at mrogers@bridgeport.edu.

Once received, your scholarship application will be reviewed by the admissions committee, and you will be notified of the results as soon as possible.

The Michael Katke Scholarship is only awarded once a year for the Fall semester. Due to the competitive nature of this award, you are strongly encouraged to submit your scholarship application as soon as possible and not wait until the deadline below.

Fall semester: May 1

Apply for a Health Sciences Scholarship


 

1. Submit a well-written, typed essay that addresses the following three areas:

  • Why have you chosen this profession and what is your career plan?
  • Why is the program at the University of Bridgeport the best fit for you?
  • Discuss any personal, financial, or academic circumstances that warrant receipt of the scholarship. How will you plan to “give back” to the University if this scholarship is awarded to you?

2. Attach a cover page that includes the following information:

  • First and last name
  • Student ID
  • Academic Program
  • Phone Number
  • Mailing Address
  • Email Address

3. Email your scholarship essay and cover page to Melanie Rogers at mrogers@bridgeport.edu.

Once received, your scholarship application will be reviewed by the admissions committee, and you will be notified of the results as soon as possible.

Deadlines

Due to the competitive nature of these awards, you are strongly encouraged to submit your scholarship application as soon as possible and not wait until the deadlines below.

Fall semester: June 15
Spring semester: November 1