|Dr. Hong Jin Honored with Flying Horse Award|
On Saturday, February 25, Northwest China Council supporters and friends gathered to celebrate Chinese New Year and present the annual Flying Horse Award for community service.
Northwest China Council’s Flying Horse Award recognizes individuals or groups who have made outstanding contributions in community service and in increasing public awareness of Chinese culture, contemporary affairs and business – this year’s recipient was Hong Jin, MD (China), DAOM, LAc.
A leader in the regional, national and international health care community, Jin was honored for her service in promoting the benefits of Chinese medicine in the West. An MD (China) graduate of Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine in 1985, and a 2007 graduate of the Doctor of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine program at Oregon College of Oriental Medicine (OCOM), Jin currently serves as OCOM’s Chair of Oriental Medicine.
Prior to joining OCOM as a faculty member in 1994, Jin served as a teacher and physician in Chinese Medicine at Nanjing University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), a World Health Organization (WHO) training center for traditional medicine. She currently sits on the national Educational Working Group for the Academic Consortium for Academic & Alternative Health Care (ACCAHC) promoting integrative medicine, and serves as a doctoral program faculty member at American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine in San Francisco, CA. Jin also currently serves as a Visiting Professor for Nanjing Medical University in the Acupuncture Department, where she teaches U.S. research methodology and helps design research to match U.S. research standards at the university. She frequently presents at community events throughout Portland.
Past Flying Horse Award recipients include:
The Northwest China Council, established in 1980, is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, dues-based educational organization, located in Portland, Oregon. The mission of the Northwest China Council is to promote greater understanding of Chinese culture, business and contemporary affairs, and to be a regional resource in Oregon and southwest Washington.