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Speaker Biosketch for Acupuncture: An Evidence-Based Assessment

Richard Hammerschlag, Ph.D.

Richard Hammerschlag, Ph.D.

Research Director at the Oregon College of Oriental Medicine
Adjunct Professor in the Department of Neurology
Oregon Health and Science University

Dr. Hammerschlag received a bachelor of science in chemistry from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and obtained a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Brandeis University. He completed postdoctoral training in neurochemistry at University College in London, England. He was recognized by the National Institutes of Health with the Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award and was a 1999 elected fellow at the National Academy of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine.

Dr. Hammerschlag has published extensively and has served on the editorial boards of a number of journals, including Cellular and Molecular Neurobiology, the Journal of Neurochemistry, Clinical Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine, and the Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. Dr. Hammerschlag is the President of the Society for Acupuncture Research.