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HarperCollins to Publish "Facing East" by Jingduan Yang MD With Collaboration by Fashion Icon Norma Kamali, Sold by Agent Alan Morell, Creative Management Partners


May 20, 2014 - NEW YORK, NY

Tao Institute of Mind and Body Medicine, in association with Tao of Living LLC, is pleased to announce that their founder, Jingdaun ("JD") Yang, MD, board-certified psychiatrist, has signed with HarperCollins Publishers for his book "Facing East" with collaboration by fashion icon Norma Kamali, sold by agent Alan Morell, Creative Management Partners.

Dr. Yang said: "We're very excited about our Integrative Medicine Network (IMN) Model, which I spoke to many agents about before personally selecting top agent Alan Morell, who understands the full potential of our IMN initiatives."

"I worked with Lisa Sharkey and her talented team at HarperCollins for my client Dr. Bob Arnot's New York Times bestselling book, 'Aztec Diet' and additionally with them on 'The Original Greek Diet,' by my clients Chef Maria Loi and Sarah Toland, coming out this fall and I felt my client Jingdaun Yang MD, would be an ideal fit for Lisa and HarperCollins in collaboration with Norma Kamali and writer Hope Innelli. Our next agenda is to create product licensing to support Dr. Yang's book and were currently in talks with my client, VitaQuest CEO Keith Frankel on this initiative," said agent Alan Morell.

About Jingdaun Yang, MD:

Jingduan Yang, MD, FAPA, Integrative Psychiatry & Natural Medicine, Medical Director, Locations: Marlton, NJ | Bryn Mawr, PA | Philadelphia, PA | New York, NY

Dr. Yang is a leading physician, board-certified psychiatrist and international expert on classic forms of Chinese Medicine. He uniquely incorporates acupuncture, Chinese herbal medicine, neuro-emotional technique, nutritional and dietary consultation, psychotherapy and medication management in the care of patients with a variety of emotional and physical illnesses.

Following family tradition, he is a fifth generation teacher and practitioner of Chinese medicine, specializing in acupuncture. Dr. Yang received his medical and neurology training at the Fourth Military Medical University in Xian, China. He then completed a research fellowship in clinical psychopharmacology at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. When he relocated to the United States, Dr. Yang worked as a professor at the Minnesota Institute of Acupuncture and Herbal Studies, while obtaining all necessary credentialing to be a licensed U.S. physician. He then completed residency training in psychiatry at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia.

Dr. Yang has authored numerous peer-reviewed articles and book chapters in his fields of expertise, and he has been a speaker at several national and international conferences and academic forums. In 2008, awarded with the Bravewell Fellowship, Dr. Yang completed a 2-year long prestigious Integrative Medicine Fellowship at the University of Arizona. This Fellowship had been launched in 2000 by internationally recognized integrative medicine pioneer Dr. Andrew Weil. Dr. Yang has been a certified Neuro-Emotional Technique practitioner since early 2011. Dr. Yang is the founder and medical director of Tao Integrative Medicine.

In addition, Dr. Yang is the Director of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture Program at the Jefferson Myrna Brind Center of Integrative Medicine and Assistant Professor of psychiatry and emergency medicine at the Thomas Jefferson University Hospitals. Dr. Yang is currently on the faculty of the Center for Integrative Medicine of University of Arizona. Dr. Yang is a board member of the International Network of Integrative Mental Health and Mental Health Issues for Diabetes. Dr. Yang is a fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and a member of both the American Medical Association and the American Medical Acupuncture Association.

About Hope Innelli:

Hope Innelli is a long-time veteran of the publishing and entertainment industries where she has amassed experience in content and new business development, branding, licensing, merchandising, marketing, and promotions.

She has previously held management and executive positions with CBS Inc., The Walt Disney Company, Bantam Doubleday Dell, Byron Preiss Multimedia (a digital content developer funded in part by Microsoft and Simon and Schuster), Random House, and most recently HarperCollins Publishers. She is currently the founder and President of Rare Word Sanctuary LLC where she provides editorial, writing/ collaboration, and consulting services to the publishing community.

She has edited more than 40 New York Times bestsellers and countless other top-selling titles throughout her career.

Some of the many notable authors and artists she has worked with include: Star Wars and Indiana Jones creator, George Lucas; television news journalist and commentator, Bill O'Reilly; Simpsons creator, Matt Groening; Family Guy creator Seth McFarlane; comic legend, Bill Cosby; entertainment icons Regis Philbin and Susan Lucci; supermodels Cindy Crawford and Carrie Otis; fashion guru and Project Runway judge, Nina Garcia; fashion journalist Camilla Morton; legendary designers Christian Lacroix and Manolo Blahnik; reality television star Tabatha Coffey; former American Idol judge and prolific music producer and writer Kara DioGuardi; child actors-cum-fashion entrepreneurs, Mary Kate & Ashley Olsen; pop-star and Backstreet Boys member Nick Carter; ReMax International CEO, Dave Liniger; and controversial and preeminent religious theorist Michael Baigent just to name a few. She is also proud to have worked with all the major Hollywood studios on tie-ins to numerous blockbusting films and highly rated television shows.

For further information, go to:
www.taoinstitute.com
www.creativemanagementpartners.com

Contact Information:
THE CREATIVE MANAGEMENT AGENCY
Creative Management Partners LLC
433 North Camden Drive
6th Floor
Beverly Hills, Ca. 90210
508-292-7900

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