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AOMA appoints doctoral program…


AOMA appoints doctoral program director, Dr. John Finnell

AOMA announces the appointment of John S. Finnell as director of the new doctoral program in acupuncture and Oriental medicine (DAOM)

John S. Finnell ND, MSAOM, MPH, MS brings strong clinical and research competencies to the DAOM program director role at AOMA. His integrative medicine background and recordof teaching and mentorship will provide leadership and guidance to the doctoral community at AOMA.  The regionally accredited doctoral program at AOMA prepares learners to engage in meaningful inquiry into the care and management of patients with pain and its associated psychosocial phenomena.

Finnell received his Doctor of Naturopathic Medicine and Master of Science in Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine from Bastyr University. He completed NIH/NCCAM pre- and post-doctoral training in the conduct of clinical research at Bastyr University and at the University of Washington, where he was granted a Master of Public Health in Epidemiology. He also developed an innovative program of research at the Bastyr University Research Institute.

Finnell plans to leverage key academic and research collaborations in the region, including relationships with the UT Health Science Center at Houston and the University of Tulsa.  He has already begun to develop strategic relationships within the community, to support AOMA’s mission of innovation in acupuncture and Oriental medical education. AOMA president William Morris responded, “John Finnell is a great addition to the AOMA community. We look forward to transforming healthcare in Central Texas and national arenas.” With an internationally renowned faculty and regional accreditation, AOMA’s reputation as a national forerunner in the field of acupuncture and Chinese medicine education, health care and policy-making continues to grow.  The DAOM program, under the guidance of John Finnell, will continue AOMA’s leadership role as an institution of higher education in the field of integrative medicine.

Read Dr. Finnell's faculty bio.

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