Beth Howlett

OCOM Names Dr. Deborah Howe as President

PORTLAND, OREGON — Deborah Howe, PhD, FAICP has been appointed president of Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM), the nation’s preeminent acupuncture and Chinese medicine graduate school.

OCOM Announces Interim President

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) today announced the selection of Trustee Deborah Howe, PhD, FAICP as Interim President, pending the retirement of current President Michael J. Gaeta, EdD after his 10 years of service to OCOM.

Kaiser Grant Awarded for Low-Income Health Care Access

Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM) has received a $15,000 grant award from Kaiser Permanente supporting access to acupuncture care for low-income patients in the Portland metro area. Thanks to Kaiser Permanente’s support, OCOM will provide qualifying low-income community members $15 acupu

Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine Embraces the Triple Aim

Its association has been invited by Dr. Bruce Goldberg to participate in a new advisory group on how to integrate complementary and alternative medicine into the state's healthcare programs.


OPINION -- Six months into presiding over the Oregon Association of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (OAAOM), I see an organization in the midst of enormous transformation and professional opportunity. Today we are at a pivotal moment for balancing the needs of the future with the lessons of the past.

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