Emory University engages with traditional Tibetan Medicine through the Emory-Tibet Medical Science Initiative, a bold collaborative effort creating bridges between western research and pedagogy and this ancient healing practice. Two distinct efforts are underway.
Emory is investigating the potential of traditional Tibetan medicine by utilizing state of the art research technology. World-renowned Emory researcher Dr. Raymond Schinazi is collaborating with Tibetan medical doctors like Dr. Tashi Dawa to investigate the anti-cancer and anti-viral properties of Tibetan medicinal compounds. Other Emory faculty members are also involved in the anthropological and clinical investigation of traditional Tibetan medicine.