Honoring Edward J Keenan
Dr. Edward J Keenan, PhD was one of the founders of the Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine in 2003. Dr. Keenan was the Principal Investigator for the NIH Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) Education Grant that was awarded to OHSU in 2002. This grant represented a collaborative education and research partnership between OHSU, NCNM, UWS and OCOM. Dr. Keenan remained an active and engaged participant of our Board of Directors once he left OHSU to become President of the Foundation for Medical Excellence and up until his passing in 2014. He was innovative, collaborative and kind. Dr. Keenan and his colleagues started the Integrative Medicine Distinguished Lectureship as a component of the NIH CAM Education Grant and it continues today. The Distinguished Lectureship now alternates each year as a standalone event and as the keynote session for the OCIM/SPARC Conference and features nationally renowned educators, researchers and clinicians in integrative medicine and health. It is Portland's premiere integrative medicine event and although we will miss the contribution we felt that Dr. Keenan would have continued to provide to this field, his legacy will continue with this event that he founded with the grant Program Director, Anne Nedrow, MD, MBA. Learn more about the Edward J Keenan Integrative Medicine Distinguished Lectureship.