Integrative Medicine in Preventive Medicine

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Session Four: Incorporating Integrative Medicine Training into a Preventive Medicine/Public Health Residency: A Place for Interprofessional Education

2:00 - 3:00 pm (ET)

SEPTEMBER 25, 2013 Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and School of Health Related Professions

Webinar Overview

This webinar will review the development of an Integrative Medicine (IM) training program in partnership with Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and School of Health Related Professions. Specifically, the webinar will cover 1) participating organizations and the Newark, New Jersey setting, 2) in-house IM resources, 3) faculty IM knowledge and practice, 4) faculty IM development activities, and 5) Preventive Medicine resident IM rotations.


Webinar Speakers


Pauline A. Thomas, MD, FAAP

Co-Director, Preventive Medicine Residency/Integrative Medicine Program
Associate Professor, Preventive Medicine/Community Health and Pediatrics
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and School of Public Health

Dr. Thomas graduated from Yale College and Yale Medical School and trained in general pediatrics at the University of Rochester and epidemiology at the CDC in the EIS class of 1981. Prior to joining Rutgers New Jersey Medical School, Dr. Thomas worked on public health surveillance and HIV epidemiology at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. As the Department’s Assistant Commissioner of Surveillance Dr. Thomas helped to develop the World Trade Center Health Registry to study 9/11’s health effects on exposed adults and children.  She serves an ongoing role in providing  consultation to the Registry on children’s health issues. In addition to her current responsibilities at Rutgers, Dr. Thomas maintains a multispecialty private practice, serves as Epidemiology Section Chair for the American Academy of Pediatrics, has served on two Institute of Medicine committees, and has co-authored proposed policy on the role of pediatrics in Public Health.

Gwendolyn Mahon, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Associate Dean
Rutgers New Jersey School of Health Related Professions

Dr. Mahon obtained her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and her Masters of Science degree in Medical Genetics and Molecular Immunology from the University of British Columbia and the British Columbia Cancer Agency in Vancouver, Canada.  She completed her doctoral studies in the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics at Rutgers Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at New Jersey Medical School. After serving as New Jersey Cancer Center Director of Research and New Jersey Medical School Assistant Dean for Research, Dr. Mahon currently serves as Associate Dean for the Rutgers School of Health Related Professions where she oversees 37 Allied Health programs offered on four New Jersey campuses and the web.  She also oversees the Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine where she contributes to integrative and interprofessional education and research. 

Marian R. Passannante, PhD

Vice-Chair and Professor, Department of Preventive Medicine and Community Health
Chair designate and Professor, Department of Quantitative Methods: Epidemiology and Biostatistics
Rutgers New Jersey Medical School and School of Public Health

Dr. Passannante completed undergraduate studies at Vassar College and doctoral training in Demography at Johns Hopkins University School of Hygiene and Public Health.  She currently conducts research in the areas of injury and Tuberculosis epidemiology, often involving survey research. Dr.  Passannante has received teaching awards from both students and administration, and most recently was the recipient of the 2013 F. Marian Bishop Outstanding Educator of the Year Award from the Association for Prevention Teaching and Research.

Virginia Cowen, PhD

Director of Education, Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Assistant Professor, Department of Primary Care
Rutgers New Jersey School of Health Related Professions

Dr. Cowen is an exercise physiologist, massage therapist, yoga instructor, and Pilate’s teacher. Her teaching and research is interdisciplinary in nature, spanning alternative medicine modalities, exercise, and curriculum. She holds degrees from Arizona State University, Columbia University, and Indiana University as well as multiple, nationally-recognized certifications in massage, yoga, and Pilates. She also maintains fitness certifications from the National Strength and Conditioning Association, American College of Sports Medicine, and American Council on Exercise. Dr. Cowen oversees the MSHS degree in integrative health and wellness at Rutgers’ School of Health Related Professions, an interprofessional program that trains healthcare professionals in CAM-literacy, health coaching, and integrative medicine research and business administration. She is the author of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork for Autism Spectrum Disorders and has conducted research on the benefits of yoga, massage and physical activity.

Susan Gould Fogerite, PhD, MT (ASCP), CYT

Director of Research, Institute for Complementary and Alternative Medicine
Associate Professor, Departments of Primary Care and Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Rutgers New Jersey School of Health Related Professions

Dr. Gould Fogerite holds a B.S. in Medical Technology from SUNY at Albany and a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology from Albany Medical College with research expertise in mind body medicine, massage, immunology, vaccines, gene transfer and drug delivery. Dr. Gould Fogerite is co-founder of a public specialty pharmaceutical company and holds over 30 U.S. and international patents. She has served as peer reviewer for the NIH and various scientific journals and currently serves as principal or co-investigator on NIH and privately-funded clinical trials in massage, yoga, guided imagery, nutrition, acupuncture, and drug studies - with applications extending from osteoarthritis, multiple sclerosis and HIV to Alzheimer disease, surgery, cancer, diabetes, and kidney disease. Dr. Gould Fogerite serves on the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine Steering Committee, has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, has chaired and helped organize multiple international scientific meetings, and has been teaching medical and graduate school students for over 20 years.



Jennifer Trask, ND, PharmD
IMPriME Center Director
American College of Preventive Medicine

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the role of health professions in the delivery of different aspects of integrative healthcare.
  • Develop respect for the diversity of training, methods of assessment, and opportunities for treatment in urban care settings.
  • Describe successful incorporation of allied health and CAM educational activities into a Preventive Medicine residency program.

Accreditation Statement

The American College of Preventive Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and Policies of the ACCME.


Term of Approval

September 25, 2013 through September 30, 2016. Original release date: September 25, 2013

 CME Information

ACPM is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. ACPM designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 Category 1 credits toward the American Medical Association (AMA) Physician's Recognition Award (PRA)TM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


CME/MOC Credit Requests

To request CME & MOC credit for the webinar, please complete the following FOUR steps.


  1. View/Listen to the webinar.
  2. If requesting MOC credit, complete the quiz by clicking here. If requesting only CME credit, skip to step three.
  3. Complete CME/MOC request form by clicking here.
  4. Remit the appropriate payment amount to ACPM:
    • ACPM Member: Complimentary
    • Non-ACPM Member: $10/credit 


If paying for CME credits, the same number of MOC credits will be provided gratis.


Members please note, in order to receive complimentary CME/MOC credit you will need to log-in to the ACPM membership database prior to making payment. If you can’t remember your log-in information, please click here.

Once you have completed all of the steps, your CME certificate will be e-mailed to you. Please allow one to two weeks for processing. Your MOC credits will be reported directly to the American Board of Preventive Medicine. Please allow 4-6 weeks for these to appear on the ABPM website.


Principal Faculty and Disclosure Policy

In the interest of providing an educational experience free of commercial bias, and as the accredited provider of CME for this activity, the American College of Preventive Medicine was responsible for decisions regarding educational content and allocation of funds. All individuals involved in the planning, development, and delivery of educational activities are required to sign a conflict of interest statement in which they disclose any financial interests or other affiliations with industry or other associations which may have direct and substantial interest in the subject matter of the CME activity. Such disclosure allows program participants to better evaluate the objectivity of the information presented in the program. All commercial relationships that could create a conflict with control of content must be resolved before the development of the activity.



  • Drs. Thomas, Mahon, Gould Fogerite, Cowen, and Passannante have disclosed no financial relationships.



  • IMPriME Center Director Jennifer Trask has disclosed no financial relationships.


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Privacy Policy

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Copyright Information

This material is copyright of the American College of Preventive Medicine.


Acknowledgement of Support

The American College of Preventive Medicine acknowledges the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for its generous support of the Integrative Medicine in Preventive Medicine Education Project. For more information about the project please see

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Contact Information


  • For information on CME or MOC, contact Haydee Barno, ACPM Director of Meetings & Education, at


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