Master's Program Administration
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Lawrence Lau, MD (Singapore), MSOM, L.Ac.
MATCM Dean of Academic and Clinical Affairs
Dr. Lau graduated from medical school in Singapore where he was in private practice for several years before moving to Hong Kong for advanced training. His interest in Traditional Chinese Medicine brought him to California where he obtained a Masters degree in Oriental Medicine and California acupuncture licensure. Lawrence joined Yo San University in 2001 and currently holds the appointment of Dean of Academic and Clinical Affairs. In addition to teaching courses in Western and integrative clinical medicine, Lawrence also maintains a private practice at Yo San University. Lawrence was instrumental in setting up the Premiere Oncology Foundation/Yo San University Integrative Clinic program in 2007 and was principal acupuncturist for the collaboration from its inception to 2009. Lawrence was also part of the team that successfully launched the Children's Hospital Los Angeles (CHLA)/Yo San University Pediatric Acupuncture program that formally introduced acupuncture as a validated treatment modality at CHLA. Lawrence is also actively involved in the acupuncture profession and is an accreditation site visitor with the Accreditation Commission (ACAOM) since 2001, and regularly chairs ACAOM site visits to acupuncture schools across the country.
Andrea Murchison , MATCM, L.Ac.
Assistant Academic Dean
Andrea Murchison, originally from Halifax Nova Scotia, represents the 6th generation of healthcare professionals in her family. She studied Child Psychology in Toronto, Ontario and counseled emotionally challenged children and their families. While working with children with ADHD, Andrea began to search for alternative ways to assist these children, including dietary changes and Chiropractic medicine. After moving to California, Andrea developed a stronger passion for complementary medicine and an interest in TCM. She is a graduate of Yo San University and returned in the fall of 2008 to manage the Herbal Dispensary. She has recently moved into the Assistant Academic Dean position, is currently practicing at the University Community Clinic, and is teaching some of the TCM Fundamentals courses.
Albert Vaca, L.Ac.
Dean of Clinical Education
Albert Vaca graduated from Yo San in 2006. After completing the Lerner Acupuncture Orthopedics course, he went to work treating patients in various pain clinics in the Los Angeles area. In the Summer of 2009, Albert joined the Yo San clinic as a Post Graduate Fellow. He quickly moved to an Assistant Supervisor position, and then on to his current position as Clinic Manager. Albert also has an acupuncture practice in Westwood, focusing on pain management and adrenal fatigue issues.
Director of Enrollment
In her role as Director of Enrollment, Joslyn is most likely he first person that master’s students connect with as they make inquiries to learn more about Yo San University. Joslyn grew up in the same Venice neighborhood where Yo San is Located. After graduating from Loyola Marymount University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications and Fine Arts, Joslyn brings to Yo San a broad range of public relations, communications and marketing experiences. Joslyn’s life is full. Besides her busy days at YSU, she is in the process of earning a master’s degree in Architecture and Interior Design at UCLA.