SAR - Society for Acupuncture Research

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The Society for Acupuncture Research is dedicated to improving the quality and increasing the awareness of research in acupuncture, herbal therapy and other modalities of Oriental Medicine.

SAR’s Board is comprised of both clinicians and research scientists – each well-respected experts in their field of practice. These dedicated leaders devote their time and resources to keep a pulse on what’s happening in the field of acupuncture research, with an over-arching goal of identifying gaps between research and practice, opening dialogue about issues that affect the global Oriental medicine community, and hosting public conferences, Think Tanks, and symposia that foster communication between all of the different stakeholders to Oriental medicine research.

SAR board is actually formed by:
Vitaly Napadow, PhD, LAc - Co-President
Massachusetts General Hospital, Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging, Boston, MA

Robert Davis, MS, LAc - Co-President
Clinician, Acupuncture Vermont Oriental Medical Clinic, PLC

Jiang-Ti Kong, MD - Secretary
Department of Anesthesiology Pain and Perioperative Medicine,
Stanford University Hospital and Clinics,Stanford, CA

Remy Coeytaux, MD, PhD - Treasurer
Associate Professor, Community and Family Medicine
Interim Vice Chief of Research, Doctor of Physical Therapy Program
Duke University School of Medicine,Durham, NC

Richard Harris, PhD
Associate Professor
Department of Anesthesiology
Department of Internal Medicine Division of Rheumatology
University of Michigan,Ann Arbor, MI

Helene Langevin, MD, LAc
Department of Neurology, University of Vermont , Burlington, VT

Hugh MacPherson, PhD
Professor of Acupuncture Research, Department of Health Sciences,
University of York,UK

Rosa Schnyer, DAOM, LAc
Clinical Assistant Professor, School of Nursing
University of Texas in Austin, TX

Peter Wayne, PhD
Assistant Professor or Medicine, Harvard Medical School
Director of Research, Osher Center for Integrative Medicine,
Division of Preventive Medicine
Brigham and Women’s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA

Claudia Witt, MD, MBA
Professor and Director, Institute for Complementary and Integrative Medicine;
University Hospital Zurich and University Zurich

SAR’s individual professional members include researchers, educators, students, acupuncturists, healthcare practitioners, and members of the public. SAR institutional members are organizations that directly support the unique and important mission of SAR, recognizing that the promotion of scientifically sound research into acupuncture and Oriental medicine may directly support their own organizational goals.