Student Spotlight

Jared Keele, OMS II

Class of 2021

  • Hometown: Anchorage, AK
  • Undergraduate Studies: Human Nutrition/Dietetics and Biology
  • Clubs and Activities: Vice-President of the Student Government Association and RVU Ambassador for the Emergency Medicine Club.

Why did you choose RVUCOM? A big reason was to stay in Colorado. I have also had friends matriculate through RVU before me who...
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Faculty Spotlight

David R. Crimin, DO, CMD

Assistant Professor of Primary Care

  • Hometown: Phoenix, AZ
  • Undergraduate Studies: Weber State College, Ogden, UT.
  • Graduate Studies: Medical School: Des Moines University, Des Moines, IA. Internship at Doctors Hospital Medical Center in Colorado Springs, CO and Residency at Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation and Family Medicine Center. I spent nearly 27 years in a Rural Family Medicine, hospital and ED practice in Richfield, UT.

What do you like most about teaching at RVUCOM? I brag that I have the best of two worlds: teaching...
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Profile

Clyde B. Jensen, PhD

Professor of Pharmacology
Department of Biomedical Sciences

cjensen@rvu.edu • (435) 222-1282
RVUCOM-SU Campus

 


Education | Professional Experience | Service and Contributions | Honors and Awards | Publications and Presentations | Research Interests | Biographical Information


 

Education


  • Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
    Pharmacology
    University of North Dakota
    Grand Forks, ND
    1974
  • Master of Science
    Physiology
    University of North Dakota
    Grand Forks, ND
    1973
  • Bachelor of Science
    Zoology
    Brigham Young University
    Provo, UT
    1970

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Professional Experience


  • 2018 – Present: Professor of Pharmacology
    Rocky Vista University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 2001 – Present: President Emeritus
    National University of Natural Medicine
  • 2017 – 2018: Interim Dean, College of Chiropractic
    University of Western States
  • 2014 – 2018: Senior Executive
    Oregon Collaborative for Integrative Medicine
  • 2013 – 2018: Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology
    Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
  • 2012 – 2018: Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology
    University of Western States
  • 2004 – 2018: Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology
    National University of Natural Medicine
  • 2001 – 2018: President and Owner
    Continuum Biomedical Consultants, Inc.
  • 2012 – 2015: Vice President for University Relations, Executive Consultant and Adjunct Professor
    University of Western States
  • 2012 – 2015: Chairman, Board of Governors
    Sint Eustatius School of Medicine
  • 2010 – 2012: Dean of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
    Mt. Hood Community College
  • 2009 – 2010: Adjunct Instructor (Pharmacology, Medical Terminology)
    Clackamas Community College
  • 2009 – 2010: Provost and Professor of Pharmacology
    Sint Eustatius School of Medicine
  • 2006 – 2010: Chairman, Board of Governors
    Sint Eustatius School of Medicine
  • 2007 – 2009: Adjunct Instructor, Health Sciences
    University of Wisconsin College of Health Sciences
  • 2005 – 2006: President and Professor of Pharmacology
    Sint Eustatius School of Medicine
  • 2001 – 2006: Director of Scientific and Integrative Affairs
    Standard Process, Inc.
  • 2001 – 2004: Adjunct Professor, Preventative Medicine
    Oregon Health and Sciences University
  • 1996 – 2001: President and Professor of Pharmacology
    National University of Natural Medicine
  • 1999 – 2000: Executive Consultant
    Southwest College of Natural Medicine
  • 1993 – 1997: Adjunct Professor of Pharmacology
    Rogers State University
  • 1993 – 1997: Senior Executive and Clinical Professor of Medicine
    University of Oklahoma College of Medicine – Tulsa
  • 1992 – 1993: Interim President
    Northeastern Oklahoma A&M College
  • 1991 – 1992: Interim President
    Kansas City University of Medicine and Biology
  • 1987 – 1991: President and Professor of Pharmacology
    Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine
  • 1981 – 1987: President
    West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
  • 1979 – 1981: Director of Research
    Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
  • 1976 – 1981: Adjunct Instructor of Pharmacology
    University of Tulsa
  • 1976 – 1981: Adjunct Instructor of Pharmacology
    Southwestern State University College of Pharmacy
  • 1974 – 1981: Assistant/Associate Professor of Physiology and Pharmacology
    Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery
  • 1976 – 1979: Assistant Dean for Student Affairs
    Oklahoma College of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery

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Service and Contributions


Miscellaneous

  • Board Member and Chair, Boucher Institute for Naturopathic Medicine, 2016-Present
  • Board Member, American College of Healthcare Sciences, 2013-Present
  • Board Member (public), Accreditation Council for Occupational Therapy Education, 2011-Present
  • Editorial Board, Integrative Medicine: A Clinician’s Journal, 2009-Present
  • President, Association of Health Sciences Colleges and Universities, 2013-2016
  • Board Member, Naturopathic Post-Graduate Medicine Association, 2009-2012
  • Board Member, Council on Chiropractic Education (CCE), 2003 – 2012
  • Board Member, Oregon Association for Multiple Sclerosis, 1996 – 2006
  • Board Member, American Red Cross Northwest Blood Services Region, 1996 – 2002
  • Board Member, Association of American Colleges of Naturopathic Medicine, 1998 – 2001
  • Board Member, American Red Cross Southwest Blood Services Region, 1991 – 1996
  • Board Member, American Diabetes Association (Oklahoma Chapter), 1987 – 1996
  • Board Member, American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine, 1981 – 1992
  • Board Member, Greenbrier Valley National Bank, 1983 – 1987

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Honors and Awards


  • Honorary Doctorate
    Canadian College of Naturopathic Medicine
  • Honorary Doctorate
    National University of Health Sciences

Publications and Presentations


Publications

 

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Research and Studies


  • Conducted original research and published in peer-reviewed journals in aerospace medicine and pharmacology.
  • Served as principal investigator in phase III pharmaceutical clinical trials.

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Biographical Information


Dr. Jensen grew up on a dairy farm in Rigby, Idaho, a small town in a medically underserved area. This early experience led him to pursue a career in which he could “return to the intermountain west to help train physicians and other healthcare professions” to mitigate the shortage. After receiving a Bachelor of Science degree in Zoology from Brigham Young University, he obtained a Master of Science degree in Physiology and a Doctor of Philosophy degree in Pharmacology from the University of North Dakota. He has taught at and/or led a number of medical institutions including Oklahoma State University College of Osteopathic Medicine and Kansas City University of Medicine and Biology.

During his career, he has held several claims-to-fame: when he was just 32 years old, he became America’s youngest medical college president; he has served as CEO for seven different colleges; and, in 1996, he was invited to enter post-Cold War Russia on a humanitarian mission, one of the first American scientists to do so. One of his proudest moments as an educator came when he helped a perpetually failing student stay in school. Years later, he received a call from the former student. “He thanked me for not giving up on him and informed me that he had been named Chief Resident in his surgical residency,” he said.

Yet despite all of his accomplishments, it was that determination as a young man to improve health care in the intermountain west that brought him to RVU. “RVU has enabled me to complete my career circle.”

He and his wife, Marteen, will celebrate 50 years of marriage next year. They have three children and eleven grandchildren. When he’s not working, Dr. Jensen enjoys running, wood/stone carving, and fly fishing (which he did professionally during college). He is currently writing three books and is pursuing research in interprofessional education and “mending the cleft that separates conventional and complementary healthcare.”

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