Northwestern Health Sciences University announces new Dean

April 25, 2013

Northwestern Health Sciences University named a new Dean of the College of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. Dr. Teri Powers, DAOM, LAc, joined Northwestern on April 1.

Dr. Powers has more than 20 years of clinical and administrative experience. She previously served as president of the Acupuncture and Integrative Medicine College (AIMC) in Berkeley, Calif.; Director of the doctoral program at Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in Los Angeles; and Academic Dean and Clinic Director at SAMRA University in Los Angeles. She also wrote as an education columnist for Acupuncture Today for two years.

Northwestern Health Sciences University is a leader in education, research and health care. With an emphasis on collaborative and integrative care, we offer degrees and programs in chiropractic, acupuncture, Oriental medicine, therapeutic massage, clinical nutrition, chiropractic orthopedics, diagnostic imaging and human biology. Northwestern serves nearly 900 graduate and undergraduate students on a 25-acre campus in Bloomington, Minn. We care for patients at our five clinics, and many community clinics throughout the Twin Cities area.

About Northwestern Health Sciences University

For more than 75 years, Northwestern Health Sciences University, based in Bloomington, Minn., has provided world-class professional education and research as well as comprehensive health and wellness services. Its more than 130 faculty members annually teach about 6,500 students pursuing degrees and continuing education in accredited programs in chiropractic, acupuncture, therapeutic massage, Chinese medicine, nutrition and other health treatments. Northwestern has more than 7,500 graduates throughout the U.S. and in 21 countries. For more information, please visit

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