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Faculty and graduate students of Maharishi University of Management continue to advance the scientific understanding of the mechanisms and applications of natural, prevention-oriented methods for the health of the individual and society. This PhD in Physiology is a research program that is designed for graduate health professionals or those with a master’s in physiology, or the equivalent, to conduct original research on the effects of Maharishi AyurVedasm and the Transcendental Meditation program on health and physiology.

The objectives of the PhD in Physiology program are:

  1. To give students training in research design and implementation at the doctoral level, leading to publication; and
  1. To provide a program for advanced original research on the effects of modalities of Maharishi AyurVeda, including Transcendental Meditation®. Examples of topics with faculty expertise available for research theses include:
  • Aging
  • Applied molecular biology
  • Cardiovascular health
  • Neuroscience applications in health
  • Post-traumatic stress or stress-related mental health disorders

For more information about research at MUM, please check out the Institute for Natural Medicine and Prevention.

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Dr. Robert Keith Wallace

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Dr. Robert Schneider

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