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Division of Integrative Medicine

About Us


Promoting wellness in mind, body and spirit across West Texas through education, clinical care and scholarship.


  • To promote educational opportunities for faculty, resident physicians, medical students and community health care providers;
  • To encourage ongoing and new integrative medicine research activities and collaborations;
  • To provide responsible leadership in the evidence-based advancement of integrative medicine in the primary care clinical seeting.


To respect and foster a culture integrating complementary, alternative and conventional medicine in academia and community.

Integrative Medicine Faculty

  • Yan Zhang, Ph.D., L.Ac.
  • Kathy Chauncey, Ph.D., R.D.
  • Tommie W. Farrell, M.D.
  • Betsy Goebel Jones, Ed.D.
  • Kim Peck, M.D.
  • David Trotter, Ph.D.

Our Accomplishments


January - May2014: Mindfulness and Life-Work Integration ( Flyer) seminar series targeting physician and medical students:  Dr. Dissanaike as the instructor.

March 2014: Dr. Zhang led the team and secured the second year of Weil Foundation fund to further develop the Division of Integrative Medicine.

March 2014:  Asha Kovelamudi, Swetha Mandaloju, Vivian Giles presented their poster Complementary and Alternative medicine (CAM): Perceptions and practices at TTUHSC at the MS1 Honors Project Expo.  Zhang as the faculty mentor.

May 2014: Dr. Zhang presented two posters at International Research Congress on Integrative Medicine and Health. ( IRCIMH 2014 Yoga and Acupuncture Poster)

June 2014Asha Kovelamudi MSI was selected among medical student applicants nationwide to participate in the Leadership and Education Program for Students in Integrative Medicine ( LEAPS into IM ). LEAPS is a CAHCIM program to enhance the leadership skills and knowledge base of future physician leaders in Integrative Medicine.


July 2014:  Officially started our Integrative Medicine Residency elective course at Department of Family Medicine Residency program, Dr. Peck as the leading faculty, Drs. Zhang, Trotter and Haynes as core faculty. Our residents are taking the 200 hour online curriculum, an award-winning program at University of Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine ( Curriculum )

August 2014:  MSII initiated elective course approved:  Integrative, Complementary, and Alternative Medicine (ICAM) Elective.  28 medical students enrolled.  Drs. Zhang and Peck as faculty mentor.

Fall 2014:  Integrative Medicine monthly Lunch Lecture Series sponsored by DIM and co-organized by student ICAM group on the first Wednesday noon.  We have received good feedback about this series.

Tai Chi


      • 11/5/2014:  The Role of Music Therapy in Pain Management and Comfort Care by Robin Edwards Ph.D. ( Edwards flyer)



September 2014: Dr. Zhang has been accepted as one of 12 fellows selected among 60 applicants worldwide to participate in International Complementary Medicine Research Leadership and Capacity Building Program at University of Technology at Sydney, Australia Research Center for Complementary and Integrative Medicine,.  This three-year program is the world-first program to help develop the next generation of leaders in the field and encourage international collaboration.


October 2014: MSIV initiated elective course approved:   Research Rotation Acupuncture and Women’s Health.  One student, Dr. Zhang as the faculty mentor. 

October 2014:  DIM organized a group of faculty, residents and medical students to attend Symposium of Integrative Medicine Professionals in the Land of Enchantment (SIMPLE) at Albuquerque.  Dr. Zhang was also an invited speaker.  At the conference, our residents and students had opportunities to interact with IM researchers, educators and practitioners, including Dr. Andrew Weil.



March 2013: Received Weil Foundation grant to establish DIM

June 2013: Obtained Dean Berk’s support and successfully applied and accepted to join Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine ( CAHCIM )

July 2013: Launch of Division of Integrative Medicine

September 2013:  Division of Integrative Medicine (DIM) held the first Integrative Medicine conference in conjunction with Department of Family Medicine CME events.  Dr. Arti Prasad from University of New Mexico was our keynote speaker. ( Conference Flyer )




October 2013:  Drs. Peck and Zhang attended CAHCIM annual meeting and TTUHSC was officially welcomed as the 56th member.

October 2013:  Two MSII and one MSI attended the National Student Conference for Integrative Medicine in Chicago and brought back extremely positive experiences to their peers.  Student Interest Group (Integrative and Complementary and Alternative Medicine ICAM) has been reorganized and expanded.  Drs. Zhang and Peck served as Faculty mentor.


Our faculty has an established track record in Integrative Medicine/Complementary and Alternative Medicine-related research that have results in numerous selected peer-reviewed journals publications, conference presentations, and grants/awards.  Below is a select list of most recent research activities:

Journal Articles

  • Zhang Y, Shen, LC, Peck, K, Brismee JM, Doctolero S, Lo, D, Lim Y, Lao L, 2012, Training Self-administered Acupressure Exercise among Postmenopausal Women with Osteoarthritic Knee Pain: A Feasibility Study and Lessons Learned, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine vol. 2012, Article ID 570431, 9 pages, 2012. doi:10.1155/2012/570431.
  • Zhang Y, Peck KE, Spalding M, Jones BG, Cook RL. 2012 “Discrepancy between patients' use of and health providers' familiarity with CAM” Patient Education and Communication, DOI: 10.1016/j.pec.2012.02.014. 89 (3): p.399-404

Conference Presentations

  • Zhang Y, Shen LC, Brismee JM, Peck K, Dagda R, Lo D, Doctolero S, 2012, Exploring the Effects of Self-Managed Acupressure on Pain, Function and Osteoarthritis Biomarkers among Postmenopausal Women with Osteoarthritic Knee Pain: A Feasibility Study, poster presentation at the Society of Acupuncture Research 2013 International Conference in Ann Arbor, MI, April 18-21,2013.
  • Zhang Y, Shen, LC, Peck, K, Brismee JM, Doctolero S, Lo, D, Lim Y, Lao L, 2012, Training Self-Managed Acupressure to Improve Physical Function among Postmenopausal Women with Osteoarthritic Knee Pain: A Feasibility Study, International Congress for Educators in Complementary and Integrative Medicine in Washington, DC, October 24 – 26,2012


  • Zhang Y(PI), Using Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement Information System (PROMIS) to assess the effectiveness of self-administered acupressure protocol among KOA patients: a pragmatic study, submitted to NCCAM PA-12-006, R15 Academic Research Enhancement Award, 1/10/2014-1/09/2016, Total Cost $452,646 (Pending Review)
  • Zhang Y (Project Director 15%), 07/1/2013 to 06/30/2014, Establishment of Division of Integrative Medicine within the Department of Family and Community Medicine, Weil Foundation, $30,000 (awarded)
  • Zhang Y (PI), 3/1/2011-8/31/2013Acupressure's Impact on Knee Pain among Osteoarthritic Women, Laura W. Bush Institute for Women’s Health & University Medical Center Women’s Health Scholar Program. (in progress).

Our TTUHSC faculty has been involved series of activities educating medical students as well as the public sector.  Below is a select list of most recent educational activities:

Medical Students

  • A three-session Early Clinical Experience elective mini course, Integrative and Complementary Medicine has been developed for first year medical students. This course is expected to help students gain a deeper understanding of IM and CAM.


  • Zhang Y and Peck K, “Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) use among geriatric patients”, TTUHSC GEC sponsored CME conference, The Balancing Act: Nutrition, Medications, Homeopathic & Complementary/Alternative Remedies, Amarillo, Texas
  • Kim Peck, MD, Overview of Vitamins & Supplements, Invited Speaker, Lubbock-Crosby­ Garza County Medical Society Fall Medical/Surgical Conference, Lubbock, Texas, November 17, 2012.

General Population

  • Zhang Y, “Traditional Chinese Medicine and Acupuncture” at Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI), Lubbock, Texas.

Clinical Care

The faculty in the department of Family and Community Medicine, have a track record of involvement in Integrative Medicine or Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) in patient care. We offer the following services:

  • Acupuncture
  • Integrative Medicine Consultation
  • Nutrition Consultation

Contact Information:

Department of Family & Community Medicine
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
First Floor, Medical Pavilion 3601 4th Street
Lubbock, Texas 79430 806-743-2757

Useful Links

TTUHSC has been accepted as the 56th member of the Consortium of Academic Health Centers for Integrative Medicine.  More information about the consortium can be found HERE