November 8, 2013 — The University of Western States (UWS), a leader in the education of healthcare professionals, announced that Michael Haneline, DC, MPH, has joined the administration as director of the Master of Science degree program in human nutrition and functional medicine (MSHNFM). Haneline will be responsible for overseeing the program’s curriculum, development, operations, budget, and personnel.
“Dr. Haneline is an important addition to the MSHNFM team and to the university,” said Peter Szucs, UWS interim dean for graduate and undergraduate studies. “He is a prolific author, speaker, and an internationally-known healthcare practitioner. With 40 years of experience as a physician, researcher, educator, and businessman, we are delighted to have the experience and expertise Dr. Haneline brings to our team. He will be instrumental in helping us broaden the MSHNFM program to provide students with the skills and knowledge they need to offer the best possible care to their clients.”
Before joining UWS, Haneline spent five years in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, with the International Medical University developing and implementing their chiropractic program. He has also served as a professor at Palmer College of Chiropractic West in San Jose, Calif., and as an associate director for the Spine Research Institute of San Diego.
After graduating from the Los Angeles College of Chiropractic with a Bachelor of Arts degree in biology and a doctor of chiropractic degree, Haneline spent the next 30 years operating private chiropractic practices in California, Idaho, and Colorado.
“I’m excited about joining UWS and leading the MSHNFM program,” said Haneline. “Our program has a strong reputation because of the caliber of our teaching staff, the course curriculum, and the ongoing relationships we have with educational organizations including the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM). It is our goal to strengthen and expand that partnership so we can continue to provide the highest quality education to our students.”
“The Institute for Functional Medicine looks forward to a continued and mutually beneficial collaboration with the University of Western States to support the MS in human nutrition and functional medicine program,” said IFM CEO Laurie Hofmann, MPH.
Source: University of Western States