Spotlight on the NESA Research Department
NESA’s leadership in research is unmatched among other schools of acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (AOM).
NESA has received in excess of $5 million in federal funding to support clinical research on acupuncture, a history of success built on collaboration with top quality academic and research institutions in the Boston area.
NESA is one of the few schools that provides training on research on acupuncture to students in the masters program. Dr. Lisa Conboy is an engaging teacher as well as NESA’s research director and a clinical instructor at Harvard Medical School. She is committed to studying Traditional Chinese Medicine in a way that honors its differences from biomedicine. Electives are available for advanced students to pursue self-directed study under Dr. Conboy’s mentorship.
For those who want to serve in leadership positions in bringing acupuncture into medicine, NESA provides the opportunity to learn to speak and write about acupuncture from the perspective of biomedicine and to critically evaluate research literature.