QIPARTNER is an acronym for: Quality Improvement: Practitioners and Researchers Together Networking, Educating and Researching.

QIPARTNER is a Practice Based Research Network (PBRN) comprised of licensed acupuncturists, researchers and students.

QIPARTNER is presented by the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine Research Department. After observing a substantial need for a collection and reference for case study research in world of Traditional Chinese Medicine an innovative group of teachers, researchers and students developed QIPARTNER as a graduate capstone project in 2009.

QIPARTNER is dedicated to facilitating the needs of our members and expanding the field of research in Oriental Medicine. QIPARTNER strives to compile research that is easily accessible and functional for practitioners to utilize in their treatment rooms every day.



Project Coordinator

Melissa Zappa, BS, MAOM Student at OCOM


Project Advisor

Deborah Ackerman, PhD is the primary advisor for qiPARTNER bringing a wealth of knowledge in web-based Practice based research network development. Dr. Ackerman is currently the Dean of Research at OCOM.