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[Media Coverage] Mining Ancient Chinese Herbs for Cutting-Edge Therapies

October 3, 2012

Yale Professor, Dr. Yung Chi (Tommy) Cheng, shares his insights on searching for innovative therapies from ancient Chinese herbs.


"An Oct. 3 KSCI-Channel 18 story featured an interview with Dr. Ka-Kit Hui, the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Integrative East-West Medicine and director of the UCLA Center for East-West Medicine and professor Yung-Chi Cheng, the Henry Bronson Professor of Pharmacology from Yale University.  The interviews were part of a two-day event at UCLA highlighting the latest research and uses of Chinese Herbal Medicine."



UCLA Center for East-West Medicine 


Yung Chi (Tommy) Cheng, Ph.D.

Henry Bronson Professor of Pharmacology, Yale University School of Medicine 

Mining Ancient Chinese Herbs for Cutting-Edge Therapies

October 3, 2012 at 12:00 Noon

Tamkin Auditorium, UCLA Ronald Reagan Medical Center

(Lunch is provided)

 As the Henry Bronson Professor of Pharmacology at Yale University School of Medicine and the former Program Director of Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center, Professor Cheng is internationally renowned for his significant role in the advancement of pharmacology and exceptional contributions to herbal medicine research.

Professor Cheng also founded PhytoCeutica, Inc., a biotech company specializing in the development of traditional Chinese medicine and FDA-approved prescription drugs for the treatment of cancer, and co-founded Achillion Pharmaceuticals, a company striving to further improve the existing antiviral compounds for the treatment of HIV/AIDS and hepatitis B. His extensive training and background in pharmacology has led him to the invention of multiple drugs that are routinely used for the treatment of cancer, hepatitis B, and HIV/AIDS—relieving the suffering of millions of people.


Sponsored by Shirley Hui Memorial Lecture Series

CEWM@mednet.ucla.edu  Office: 310-794-0712

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