Diana Zitserman ’16, N.D. in Naturopathic Medicine, M.S.Ac. in Acupuncture


My experience at UB has truly been an inspirational journey. Coming to this school after a seven-year career in developmental biology and cancer research has really opened my eyes and heart into better understanding of how nature works and heals from the inside out. As a fourth-year Naturopathic and Acupuncture student, I find great connections and associations when it comes to treating pattern disharmonies or ‘conditions’ ranging from the most common to the most complex of cases. The classroom studies provide a surplus of working knowledge for students to utilize in the clinical setting. Our teachers and clinicians are one-of-a-kind, and not a day goes by where I don’t marvel over all of the new information I gain into better assessment, treatment, and patient care.

The programs here in UB provide wonderful opportunities to get involved in the community, including outreach clinics, Dr. D’Adamo’s Generative Medicine shift and Pathfinder mentorship program, NMSA organization and knowledge bowl tournament, integrative medicine shift among all health sciences programs, student representative positions from top nutraceutical companies, student representative positions in school committees (including philosophy, global affairs, curriculum, research, and social chair), participation in regional legislative efforts, state association conferences, preceptorship experience, scholarships, and much more.