Dr. Peter D’Adamo Naturopathic Scholarship
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.
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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.