Regina Dehen, ND, MACaOM
As the Chief Medical Officer at NCNM, and previously as Chair of Clinical Studies at OCOM, I create and deploy the clinical curriculum and am responsible for developing clinical policy and procedural manuals with input from clinical faculty. Chairing clinical supervisor meetings, establishing professionalism guidelines and clinical quality measures, as well as assessing clinical outcomes and adherence to guidelines also falls under my purview. As Chief Medical Officer, I also develop and evaluate competencies for evidence-based clinical judgment, provide oversight of all didactic classes with clinical impact, and evaluate and manage clinical supervisors and interns. I have facilitated and performed clinical research. Currently, I oversee and coordinate between investigators and clinicians; and between the College Research Committee, the Research Scholars program, and the Institutional Review Board. I benefited from participating in OCOM’s Acupuncture Practitioner’s Research Education Enhancement (APREE) Research Scholars Program and the Oregon Health & Science University’s Human Investigations Program. As a result, I have incorporated research literacy and an evidence-based approach into all of my teaching and administrative duties. Additionally, I continually work with clinic supervisors and interns to ensure that evidence-based competencies and methods are included and evaluated in clinical classes and rotations.
Dehen R. Regression of ductal carcinoma in situ after treatment with acupuncture. J Altern Complement Med. 2013 Nov;19(11):911-5. doi: 10.1089/acm.2012.0696. Epub 2013 Mar 28.