Dr. Chen Lifu (1899-2002) honored the first anniversary in 1994 by presenting a work of calligraphy representing the centerís name.
In 1929, Dr. Chen, a prominent politician, convinced the government to withdraw the abolishment of Chinese medicine. Subsequently, the government founded the Institute of Chinese medicine in the capital, which was a crucial step for the continual presence of Chinese medicine in China.
Sonya Pritzker, PhD, LAc
UCLA Center for East-West Medicine
Department of Medicine
David Geffen School of Medicine, UCLA
Dr. Sonya Pritzker is a medical anthropologist and a licensed practitioner of Chinese medicine. Her research focuses on the global translation and dissemination of Chinese medical knowledge, including the linguistic choices of specific translators as well as the transfer of research findings into clinical practice, the interpretation of textbooks by teachers, and the explanation of Chinese medical concepts to patients. She is also currently involved in several research studies pertaining to the development and practice of integrative medicine and person-centered medicine in the U.S., and has previously researched the treatment of anxiety and depression with Chinese medicine in China. She is fluent in Chinese and has extensive experience studying Chinese medicine and researching both Chinese medicine and psychology in Beijing, China.