Integrative Medicine in Preventive Medicine

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Session Seven: Incorporating Integrative Medicine into a Combined Preventive Medicine and Internal Medicine Residency

3:00 pm - 4:00 pm (ET)

DECEMBER 18, 2013 Griffin Hospital and Yale University School of Medicine

Webinar Overview

This webinar will provide a brief overview of curricula in integrative medicine and strategies to incorporate these innovative curricula into an existing combined preventive medicine and internal medicine residency program. We will review creation of new rotations at Griffin Hospital's Integrative Medicine Center and the Yale Stress Center, challenges in implementation, and formal and semi-formal feedback from residents and faculty.    


Webinar Speakers


  Haq Nawaz, MD, MPH 

Chair, Department of Preventive Medicine
Program Director, Preventive Medicine Residency Program
Griffin Hospital, Yale University School of Medicine

Dr. Nawaz is the Chair of the Department of Preventive Medicine, Program Director for the Combined Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine Residency Program at Griffin Hospital in Derby, CT, which is an affiliate of the Yale School of Medicine.   He completed his medical training in Pakistan and residency in combined internal medicine/preventive medicine program at Griffin Hospital.  He received his MPH from the Yale School of Public Health. He is a research faculty at the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Yale School of Medicine. In his clinical role, he works as an academic hospitalist at Griffin Hospital.   He has served as Project Director on several residency training grants including  HRSA for Preventive Medicine Training,  Primary Care Residency Training, Equipment to Enhance  Residency Training, and a cancer prevention residency training grant from the American Cancer Society.  He has over 15 years experience in medical education.  In his administrative roles, he leads the hospital-wide Evidence Based Care Council and Clinical Pathway Committee.  Dr. Nawaz also had taught at the Yale School of Public Health.  Dr. Nawaz is a member of Graduate Medical Education Committee, Library committee, Clinical Competence Committee, Clinical Pathways Committee among several other committees. His research interests include cardiovascular risk reduction, obesity prevention, behavior modification, and international health. 


  Ather Ali, ND, MPH

Associate Research Scientist, Department of Pediatrics
Integrative Medicine Specialist, Yale Stress Center
Yale University School of Medicine

Ather Ali, ND, MPH is an Associate Research Scientist in the Department of Pediatrics and Integrative Medicine Specialist in the Yale Stress Center at the Yale School of Medicine. His clinical practice focuses on the primary, secondary, and tertiary prevention of chronic disease, including chronic pain syndromes in adults and children. He has been involved with a number of clinical trials of complementary therapies, including massage therapy, nutritional supplements, and dietary interventions. He is currently supported by a NIH Career Development Award (K23) to study mindfulness meditation in chronic pain conditions in adolescents. Other current research focuses on dietary interventions for irritable bowel syndrome, unconventional medical laboratory testing and vaccine practices in CAM providers. He is a founding Director of Integrative Medicine at Yale and part of the Executive Committee of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine. Dr. Ali completed a BS in psychobiology from UCLA, doctorate in Naturopathic Medicine (ND) from Bastyr University, MPH in Chronic Disease Epidemiology at Yale, residency training in Integrative Medicine at Griffin Hospital, and research fellowship training at Yale’s Prevention Research Center supported by a NIH National Research Service Award (F32). He is currently a candidate for a Master’s Degree in Health Science Research at the Yale School of Medicine.  From 2006 to 2012, Dr. Ali was co-director of the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital and Assistant Director of Complementary Medicine Research at the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center. He has worked closely with the Preventive Medicine Residency Program at Griffin Hospital as teaching faculty.


  Lisa Rosenberger, ND, MS, LAc

Adjunct Faculty, University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine
Study Coordinator, Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center, Griffin Hospital
Naturopathic Physician and Licensed Acupuncturist, Integrative Medicine Center, Griffin Hospital

Dr. Rosenberger is currently licensed as a Naturopathic physician and an acupuncturist in Connecticut. She graduated in 2008 from the National College of Natural Medicine in Portland, OR, with honors in Research. She completed her first year of residency in Integrative and General Medicine at The Center for Natural and Integrative Medicine in Orlando, Florida, and second year of residency at the University of Bridgeport and the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital in Integrative and Internal Medicine. Dr. Rosenberger also completed a NIH-funded research fellowship at the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center. Her undergraduate studies were completed at the University of Maryland‚where she graduated with a degree in Biology. At present, she is working as adjunct faculty at the University of Bridgeport College of Naturopathic Medicine, a study coordinator at the Yale-Griffin Prevention Research Center at Griffin Hospital and practicing at the Integrative Medicine Center at Griffin Hospital and her private practice in Branford, CT.




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

Learning Objectives

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

  • Describe the history and structure of Griffin Hospital Combined Internal Medicine and Preventive Medicine Program.
  • Provide an overview of curriculum in integrative medicine for Preventive Medicine residents.
  • Review the structure of integrative medicine rotation at Yale Stress Center.
  • Provide a brief overview of Griffin Hospital Integrative Medicine Center and resident rotation at the Center.

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

December 18, 2013 through September 30, 2016. Original release date: December 18, 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. Nawaz, Ali and Rosenberger have disclosed no financial relationships.



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


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Copyright Information

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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


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