A Miami University professor has recently been awarded a grant to study the impacts of Tibetan meditation practices on sufferers of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
Deborah Akers, a professor in the department of anthropology, was awarded $98,366 on March 13 by the Ohio Department of Mental Health to fund the research project, titled "Treatment of Trauma Survivors: Effects of Meditation Practice on Clients' Mental Health Outcomes." The project will take place now through June 2009.
Akers' project is part of a Miami summer field program conducted by the department of anthropology, in which Miami students study . . . in Dharamsala, a city in northern India.
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