Rebecca Murray, F.N.P.

EDUCATION:

1990 Post-graduate course in Pharmacology
Yale University
1986 MS in Primary Health Care/Family Nurse Practitioner
University of Rhode Island
1974 BS in Nursing
Columbia University

EXPERIENCE:

2016-present: Institute for Hormonal Balance Orlando, FL
Endocrine Nurse Practitioner
Joined Dr. Edwin Lee, a world renowned Functional Medicine Endocrinologist and international speaker on Functional Endocrinology
Specializing in “difficult to diagnose” multi-system problems with cutting edge diagnostics and treatment modalities
2014-present: Ward-Murray Healthcare & Consulting Groton, CT
Consultant and Lecturer
2001-2016: CT Holistic and Integrative Medicine, Groton, CT
Family Nurse Practitioner: Evaluation, Treatment, and
Medical Nutrition Therapy for Diabetes, PCOS,
Insulin Resistance/Metabolic Syndrome X, Hormonal Imbalances,
Identification of Risk Factors for Cancers and Risk Reduction Treatment
1995-2015: West Side School Based Health Center, Groton, CT
Family Nurse Practitioner
1995-2016: Yale University Graduate School of Nursing New Haven, CT
Assistant Clinical Professor of Nursing-FNP Program
1987-2009: Groton Senior Center Health Clinic, Groton, CT
Nurse Practitioner
1994-1995: Community Health Center, Groton, CT
Family Nurse Practitioner
1989-1993: Gladeview Health Care Center, Old Saybrook, CT
Family Nurse Practitioner
1978-1989: Lawrence and Memorial Hospital, New London, CT
Assistant Director for Nursing, Critical Care Division
1974-1978: Various staff nurse/charge nurse positions

CERTIFICATIONS:

1999-present: Certified Diabetes Educator
1987-present: ANCC Certified Family Nurse Practitioner
1984-1996: AHA Certified Basic Cardiac Life Instructor
1983-1996: AHA Certified Advanced Cardiac Life Support Provider
1981-1990: AACN Certified Critical-Care Nurse (CCRN)

PROFESSIONAL COMMITTEES:

State of Connecticut Department of Health 5-Year Task Force on
Prevention and Control of Diabetes
-Medical Treatment Group: focusing on “increasing the early diagnosis of
diabetes and improved control to decrease long-term complications of diabetes”
-Obesity Prevention and Treatment Group: focusing on early detection of abnormal
weight gain and “Metabolic Syndrome” and evaluation of effective treatment options

Southeastern Connecticut School Districts Regional Task Force on Prevention of
Obesity and Diabetes in School Aged Children (comprised of 11 school districts):
-focusing on collaboration between the school districts to define and evaluate effective
strategies to improve health and decrease obesity and risk of diabetes and to positively
influence legislation aimed at health promotion in the school setting

Groton Board of Education Administrative Committee on Health Promotion and Prevention of Obesity
-Committee on Policy and Procedures

PROFESSIONAL DISTINCTIONS:

1985-present: Sigma Theta Tau (National Nursing Honor Society)

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS:

Connecticut Nurse Practitioner Group, Inc.
-Past President 2001-2002,
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
American Heart Association
-Nutrition, Physical Activity & Metabolism Council
American Diabetes Association
-Metabolism and Nutrition Science Council
American Association of Diabetes Educators
Endocrine Nurses Association
Florida Nurse Practitioner Association
Institute for Functional Medicine
Endocrine Society
Androgen Excess/PCOS Society
American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists

PRESENTATIONS:

January 14, 2017 Integrative and Complementary Academic Medicine Program (iCAMP)
University of Miami Miller School of Medicine sponsor
Miami, FL
“A Functional Medicine Approach to Autoimmunity”

November 5, 2016 Integrative Medicine Clinical Seminar by DFH
Orlando, FL
“An Integrative Approach to Metabolic Syndrome/PCOS and Autoimmunity”

September 23, 2016 Integrative Medicine Clinical Seminar by DFH
Hartford, CT
“An Integrative Approach to Metabolic Syndrome/PCOS and Autoimmunity”

-October 1, 2016 In Vivo International Women’s Health Conference
London, England
“An Integrative Approach to Metabolic Syndrome/PCOS”

-May 10, 2016 Functional Medicine Practitioners Dinner Seminar by DFH
San Diego, CA
“An Integrative Approach to Metabolic Syndrome and PCOS”

-May 4, 2016 Pharmaca National Summit for all Lead Practitioners
Colorado Springs, CO
“An Integrative Approach to Metabolic Syndrome/PCOS”

-April 16, 2016 Integrative Medicine Clinical Seminar by DFH
San Francisco, CA
“An Integrative Approach to Metabolic Syndrome/PCOS and Autoimmunity”

September 11, 2015 Body Logic National Clinical Conference
Ft Lauderdale, FL
“Hormonal Imbalances and Differential Diagnosis in Anovulatory Cycles”

June 13, 2015 Integrative Medicine Clinical Seminar by DFH
Atlanta, GA
“An Integrative Approach to Metabolic Syndrome/PCOS and Autoimmunity”

March 7, 2015 Integrative Medicine Clinical Seminar by DFH
Tampa, FL
“An Integrative Approach to Metabolic Syndrome/PCOS and Autoimmunity”

-November 21, 2014 Ontario Association of Naturopathic Doctors Annual Conference
Ontario, Canada
“Case Presentations and Clinical Pearls” (special dinner presentation)

-November 2, 2014 Integrative Medicine Clinical Seminar by DFH
Seattle, Washington
“Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Metabolic Syndrome, and Autoimmunity”

-October 11, 2014 Integrative Medicine Clinical Seminar by DFH
Phoenix, AZ
“Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Metabolic Syndrome, and Autoimmunity”

-September 27, 2014 Integrative Medicine Clinical Seminar by DFH
Houston, TX
“Functional Endocrinology: The DiObesity Epidemic”

-June 19, 2014 American Association of Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference
(first joint conference of the merging of American College of Nurse Practitioner and
American Academy of Nurse Practitioners) Main Speaker
Nashville, TN
“A New Look at Metabolic Syndrome and Dyslipidemia: A Synergistic Approach Using Nutraceuticals and Pharmaceuticals”

-May 17, 2014 Integrative Medicine Clinical Seminar by DFH
Washington, DC
“Functional Endocrinology: The DiObesity Epidemic”

-April 24, 2014 Age Management Medicine Group Annual Conference East
Orlando, FL
“Hormonal Effects Contributing to Weight (or Fat) Loss Resistance”

– April 12, 2014 Integrative Medicine Clinical Seminar by DFH
Fort Lauderdale, FL
“Functional Endocrinology: The DiObesity Epidemic”

-November 2, 2013 Age Management Medicine Group Annual Conference West
Las Vegas, NV
“Breast Cancer Risk Reduction”

October, 2013 CT School Based Health Center Annual Conference
New Haven, CT
“Clinical and Dermatologic Manifestations of Obesity and Insulin Resistance”

– April, 2013 Integrative Medicine Clinical Seminar by DFH
Nashville, TN
“Functional Endocrinology: The DiObesity Epidemic”

-November, 2012 Integrative Medicine Clinical Seminar by DFH
Chicago, IL
“Functional Endocrinology: The DiObesity Epidemic”

-September, 2012 Integrative Medicine Clinical Seminar by DFH
Traverse City, MI
“Functional Endocrinology: The DiObesity Epidemic”

-March, 2012 Integrative Medicine Clinical Seminar by DFH
St. Louis, MO
“Functional Endocrinology: The DiObesity Epidemic”

-July 29, 2011 Florida Nurse Practitioner Network Annual Clinical Conference
Orlando, FL
“Optimizing Outcomes Using Nutrition and Pharmacology”

-June 18, 2011 Integrative Medicine Clinical Seminar by DFH
Denver, CO
“Promoting Optimal Health Across the Lifespan”

March, 2011 Integrative Medicine Clinical Seminar by DFH
Phoenix, AZ
“Metabolic Syndrome, Inflammation, and Estrogen Metabolism”

February, 2011 Integrative Medicine Clinical Seminar by DFH
New York City, NY
“Metabolic Syndrome, Inflammation, and Estrogen Metabolism”

November, 2010 Age Management Medicine Group Annual Conference West
Las Vegas, NV
“Estrogen Detoxification”

September, 2010 Integrative Medicine Clinical Seminar by DFH
Minneapolis, MN
“The Integrative Pink Ribbon: Assessing and Reducing the Risk for Breast Cancer”

June, 2010 Integrative Medicine Clinical Seminar by DFH
Las Angeles, CA
“Metabolic Syndrome, Inflammation, and Estrogen Metabolism”

Nov 7, 2009 Age Management Medicine Group Annual Conference West
Las Vegas, NV
“Estrogen Genomics: Cutting Edge Research and Application to Practice”

May 2, 2009 Age Management Medicine Group Annual Conference East
Boca Raton, FL
“Insulin Resistance and Diabetes: Interventions to HALT the Premature Aging Process”

-May 18, 2006 American Academy of Pediatrics-CT Affiliate Annual Conference
Cromwell, CT
“Diabesity” in Children: Recognizing and Treating Metabolic Syndrome

-December 2, 2005 CT School Based Health Center Association Annual Conference
Cromwell, CT
The Nurse Practitioners Role in Identifying and Treating “Metabolic Syndrome”
and “Insulin Resistance” in Children and Adolescents

-October 21, 2005 American College of Nurse Practitioners Annual National Symposium
Palm Springs, CA
Nutritional Influences on Insulin Resistance and Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

-May 11, 2005 American Academy of Pediatrics-CT Affiliate
Farmington, CT
Identifying Risks for Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes in Children

-April 25, 2005 North Carolina Nurse Practitioner Annual Conference
Charlotte, NC
Plenary Speaker: The Epidemic of Metabolic Syndrome Across the Lifespan

-April 26, 2005 North Carolina Nurse Practitioner Annual Conference
Charlotte, NC
Breakout Session: Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: A Part of Metabolic Syndrome

-April 1, 2005 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference
Phoenix, AZ
The New Female Triad: Obesity, Insulin Resistance, and Polycystic Ovary
Syndrome

-February 28, 2005 Mohegan Pequot Indian Nation—Committee on Health Services
Uncasville, CT
Identifying Risk for Metabolic Syndrome and Decreasing the Risk for Type 2
Diabetes in Native American Indians

-January 28, 2005 Mashantucket Indian Nation Tribal Council
Mashantucket, CT
Risk for Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes in Native American Indians

-November 6, 2004 National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners-NC Chapter
Raleigh, NC
Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents: Evaluation and Treatment Options

-April 20, 2004 North Carolina Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference
Ashville, NC
Metabolic Syndrome and Risk for Diabetes Across the Lifespan

-April 19, 2004 North Carolina Nurse Practitioners Annual Conference
Ashville, NC
Risk of Breast and Ovarian Cancer: Role of Genetics and Environment

-April 7, 2004 Association of School Nurses of Connecticut Annual Conference
Foxon, CT
Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes in Kids

-Nov 4, 2003 Connecticut Affiliate-American Dietetic Association Annual Conference
Plantsville, CT
Diabesity: Recognizing Metabolic Syndrome in Children

-October 31, 2003 American College of Nurse Practitioners National Clinical
Symposium, Cincinnati, OH
PCOS: Beware of Hazardous Waists

-October 24, 2003 Vermont State School Nurses Association Fall Conference
Manchester, VT
Diabesity: Assessing Children’s Risk for Metabolic Syndrome and Type 1 and
Type 2 Diabetes

-October 24, 2003 Vermont State School Nurses Association Fall Conference
Manchester, VT
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Beware of Hazardous Waists

-October 10, 2003 Delaware State Health Department Annual Conference
Dover, DE
Diabetes in Children: Evaluation and Treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes

-May 3, 2003 New England Region School Nurses Association
Hartford, CT
“Diabesity” in Children: Evaluation of Treatment of Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes
Epidemic of Obesity and Type 2 Diabetes in Children and Adolescents

-May 2, 2003 CT Nurse Practitioner Group Annual Conference
Cromwell, CT
Metabolic Syndrome and Type 2 Diabetes Across the Lifespan

-April 28, 2003 North Carolina Nurse Practitioner Conference
Sunset Beach, NC
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

-May, 2002 CT Nurse Practitioner Group Annual Conference
Cromwell, CT
Targets and Techniques in Treating Type 2 Diabetes

-April, 2002 NAPNAP Group Dinner Conference
Meriden, CT
Update on Type 1 and Type 2 Diabetes in Children: Diagnosis and Treatment

-March, 2002 UCONN/Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation Diabetes Conference
Ledyard, CT
Decreasing Obesity and Other Ways to Prevent or Postpone Diabetes

-January, 2002 Grand Rounds, Yale University Health Services
New Haven, CT
Estrogen and Androgen Metabolism: The Good, the Bad, and the “UGLY”

-October, 2001 American College of Nurse Practitioners National Symposium
Atlanta, GA
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome: Insulin Resistance

-June, 2001 Grand Rounds Oakland Children’s Medical Center
Oakland, CA
Diagnosing and Treating Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Adolescent Females:
Reducing the Risk of Developing Type 2 Diabetes

-May, 2001 CT Nurse Practitioner Group Annual Conference Meeting
Farmington, CT
Doing More of What Nurse Practitioners Do Best

-April, 2001 CT Nurse Psychotherapists Dinner Conference
Old Saybrook, CT
The Grief in Losing a Child and the Healing Process Associated with the
Donation of Their Organs (co-presented with Jason’s liver recipient)

-April, 2001 CT NAPNAP Group Dinner Conference
Meriden, CT
Diagnosing Polycystic Ovary Syndrome in Adolescents

-February, 2001 Yale New Haven Hospital OB/GYN Grand Rounds
New Haven, CT
Insulin Resistance/Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

-November, 2000 Yale New Haven Hospital Community Lecture
New Haven, CT
Update on Diabetes: Type 1, Type 2, and Type 1.5 Diabetes

-October, 2000 Yale Women’s Health & Fitness Conference
New Haven, CT
Polycystic Ovary Syndrome

-May, 2000 Southeastern CT School Nurses Association Annual Meeting
New London, CT
Update on Measuring Blood Glucose Levels in Children in School

-April, 2000 Kiwanis Club District 29 Annual Meeting
Norwich, CT
The Healing Process through Organ Donation

-April, 2000 National Trauma Conference at Foxwoods
Ledyard, CT
The Gift of Organ Donation

-October, 1999 CT Nurse Practitioner Group Annual Education Conference
Hamden, CT
Insulin Resistance Syndrome

-October, 1999 Yale Women’s Health & Fitness Conference
New Haven, CT
Metabolic Syndrome X

-September, 1999 American College of Nurse Practitioner Symposium
Nashville, TN
Insulin Resistance Syndrome

-June, 1999 National Association for School Based Health Centers National Conference
Washington, DC
Insulin Resistance in Adolescents

-October, 1998 CT Nurse Practitioner Group Annual Education Conference
Hamden, CT
Update on Asthma: Diagnosis and Treatment Guidelines

PUBLICATIONS:
-Murray RR. The Nurse Practitioner and Home Care of the Diabetic Patient:
The Role of Clinician and Educator. Home Health Care Management & Practice.
13 (5): 367-374, 2001.

-Murray RR. Recognizing the Signs of Metabolic Syndrome and Polycystic Ovary
Syndrome in a Caucasian Adolescent Girl: Differentiating Type 2 from Type 1
Diabetes. Diabetes Spectrum. 15(4): 227-231, 2002.

-Murray RR. Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, Obesity, and Insulin Resistance: The New
Female Triad. Advance for Nurse Practitioners: 12(8): 23-36, 2004.