ZYGO Student Lunchtime Series on Ethics in Medicine - HALF THE STORY: The Increasing Role of Alternative Medicine

A joint program of the Levan Institute for Humanities and Ethics and the Sidney Harman Academy for Polymathic Study

Panelists will discuss how alternative medicine and cross-cultural healing is being integrated into medical school activities, if at all, and whether research on alternative techniques is increasing in the United States.

RSVP | Lunch Served

Complementary and Alternative Medicine (CAM) is being used increasingly alongside conventional medical treatments for a wide variety of medical conditions. However, the techniques employed by alternative health systems such as Ayurveda or Traditional Chinese Medicine have not been researched in a manner acceptable to many US physicians. Panelists will discuss how alternative medicine and cross-cultural healing is being integrated into medical school activities, if at all, and whether research on alternative techniques is increasing in the United States.

Moderator: Pavitra Krishnamani, ZYGO Director, Levan Graduate Fellow, and Harman Academy Fellow

Panelists:
Julia Borovay, Professor, HP 450, “Traditional Eastern Medicine & Modern Health,” Keck School of Medicine
Murali Nair, Clinical Professor and Co-Author of “Healing Across Cultures,” USC School of Social Work
Armaity Austin, MD, Associate Professor of Clinical Family Medicine and Education Committee Co-Chair at the USC Institute for Integrative Health, Keck School of Medicine
Debu Tripathy, MD, Professor of Medicine, Priscilla and Art Ulene Chair in Women’s Cancer, and Clinical Committee Co-Chair at the USC Institute for Integrative Health, Keck School of Medicine

The ZYGO series is organized by USC students in health and medicine who seek dialogue with USC faculty across disciplines to further integrate ethical themes into their curriculum. (ZYGO - prefix indicating a union or joining.)

  • Department of Slavic Languages and Literatures
  • University of Southern California
  • College of Letters, Arts and Sciences
  • Taper Hall 255
  • Los Angeles, CA 90089-4353