Emperor’s College Welcomes New and Returning Faculty Members for the 2011 Academic Year
New faculty to teach in the Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine program at Emperor’s College.
Santa Monica, CA (PRWEB) December 7, 2010
Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine, one of the oldest and most distinguished acupuncture colleges in the nation, is pleased to welcome five new and returning faculty members in the Master of Traditional Oriental Medicine program.
“Emperor’s College is committed to ensuring that our students receive the best possible acupuncture and Oriental medicine education in the nation, one that will enable their success in the health care field,” said Dean Jacques MoraMarco, OMD, LAc. “By recruiting faculty who represent the finest practitioners and scholars in Oriental medicine, we continue to provide students the opportunity to learn and utilize an array of medical thought while deepening our commitment to cultivating brilliant healers, teachers and leaders in the field.”
Atsuki Maeda, MTOM, LAc
Atsuki Maeda is returning to Emperor’s College as a clinical supervisor and will also be joining Emperor’s academic faculty for the first time teaching Japanese acupuncture courses. A licensed acupuncturist in Japan and California, Maeda specializes in Japanese acupuncture, moxibustion, and tuinna. Maeda successfully spearheaded the Japanese acupuncture program at AIMC Berkeley as an instructor and a clinical supervisor from 2008 to 2010 and has appeared as a guest speaker at California State University of Long Beach lecturing on alternative medicine topics. From 1987 to 1992, Maeda worked extensively with stroke patients at Kuroda Hospital in Tokyo.
Maeda is a 1988 graduate from Goto College of Medical Arts & Science in Tokyo, Japan, and received his master’s degree in traditional Oriental medicine from Emperor’s College, Santa Monica, California in 1993.
Lorraine Wilcox, PhD, LAc
Lorraine Wilcox is a returning faculty member at Emperor’s College who will be teaching Advanced Moxibustion. An experienced TCM practitioner, Wilcox served as staff acupuncturist at the Jeffrey Goodman Special Care Clinic in Los Angeles from 1995 to 2005. At the Goodman Clinic, a Western medicine treatment facility for HIV patients, she implemented Chinese medicine and acupuncture treatments into the patients’ care. Wilcox is an experienced translator of medical texts from Chinese into English and an accomplished author on various Chinese medicine topics; her research articles have been published in the Journal of Chinese Medicine, Chinese Medicine Times and others. She is the author of Moxibustion: The Power of Mugwort Fire, and Moxibustion: A Modern Clinical Handbook.
A 1988 graduate of Samra University of Oriental Medicine, Wilcox then received a PhD in classical Chinese medicine from the American College of Complementary Medicine under the guidance of Jeffrey Yuen. Her dissertation was on the use of moxibustion during the Ming Dynasty.
Sergei Shaginyan, PhD, MD (Russia), LAc
Dr. Sergei Shaginyan is a new faculty member at Emperor’s College and will be teaching Basic Nutrition. He is specialized in pediatrics, neurology, and pathophysiology. Shaginyan has practiced a variety of treatment forms, including acupuncture, herbs, medical qi gong, and meditation.
Among his publications is the 1991 book entitled Nutritional in Indian Traditional Medicine as well as several articles for magazines such as Whole Life Times. Shaginyan recently served as a research assistant at UCLA’s department of neuro-muscular pathology, is a former faculty member at Yo San University and teaches at American College of Complementary Medicine. He is a 1981 graduate of Moscow Medical School, Russia, and received his master’s degree of Oriental medicine from Samra University in Los Angeles, California.
Robert Chu, PhD, LAc, QME
Dr. Robert Chu joins the Emperor’s College master’s program faculty and will serve as clinical supervisor in Emperor’s clinical externship rotation at The Roy & Patricia Disney Family Cancer Center in Burbank, California. Chu is a California-licensed acupuncturist and herbalist specializing in Master Tung’s painless acupuncture methods. Formerly affiliated with the St. Vincent Medical Center in Los Angeles as the first full-time staff acupuncturist, Chu treated cancer patients using acupuncture, herbal therapy, qi gong, and tai chi. He has been a featured speaker for the American Cancer Society. Chu has taught acupuncture at various TCM schools including Samra University and Southern California University School of Oriental Medicine and Acupuncture.
Robert Chu received his master’s degree in 2000 from Samra University of Oriental Medicine, Los Angeles, California. He was awarded a PhD in 2004.
John Hah, PhD, SE
Dr. John Hah joins the academic faculty at Emperor’s College teaching physics. Hah comes from a family of traditional Oriental medicine practitioners and is a former instructor at Dongguk University, Los Angeles. From 2007 to 2008, Hah was a faculty member at California State University in Los Angeles. He received his PhD in Civil Engineering from the University of California in Los Angeles in 1997.
About Emperor’s College
Emperor’s College of Traditional Oriental Medicine is one of the oldest and most distinguished acupuncture colleges in the nation specializing in an open minded approach to the art and science of Oriental Medicine. Founded in 1983, Emperor’s College has been leading the way for the integration of Oriental medicine in the modern health care system. Offering a master’s and doctoral degree program, Emperor’s College alumni are the pioneering leaders in academia, clinical practice, advocacy, and research.
For more information, visit http://www.emperors.edu.
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