August 26, 2016

Palo Alto, CA, August 19, 2016:  Well-known consciousness theorist and one of the world’s foremost experts on integrative and mind body medicine Deepak Chopra, M.D. has been appointed Professor of Consciousness Studies at Sofia University in Silicon Valley. Sofia University is widely known as the original and leading higher education institution in the area of Transpersonal Psychology, one of the first areas of psychology to begin the comprehensive study of human consciousness. This summer Dr. Chopra gave the commencement address at the university, and received an honorary doctorate.

“We’re incredibly excited that Dr. Chopra has accepted this professorship at Sofia,” said Dr. Liz Li, President of Sofia University. “Dr. Chopra is among the foremost theorists, and the leading public advocate for transpersonal theories of consciousness. His knowledge and understanding of this field will be a tremendous benefit to the university and its mission.”

“I was inspired by what I saw at Sofia when I participated in the 2016 graduation ceremonies,” Dr. Chopra remarked, going on to add that, “the University is one of very few research institutions in higher education that has actively worked to advance the understanding of the most fundamental realities of consciousness. I’m very pleased to join their distinguished faculty in this area.”

Dr. Chopra’s appointment will begin on September 1, 2016. He will be working with the school on a new initiative that combines Transpersonal Psychology with the scientific study of transpersonal aspects of consciousness. The university expects the collaboration to result in several new programs, including a Masters of Arts degree in Transpersonal Psychology and Consciousness Studies, as well as PhD-level research initiatives.

1Deepak side view high res_3197.300dpiDEEPAK CHOPRA MD, FACP, founder of The Chopra Foundation and co-founder of The Chopra Center for Wellbeing is a world-renowned pioneer in integrative and mind body medicine, and personal transformation.  He is Board Certified in Internal Medicine, Endocrinology and Metabolism,  a Fellow of the American College of Physicians,  a member of the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, and Clinical Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Public Health at the University of California, San Diego, Health Sciences. The World Post and The Huffington Post global internet survey ranked Chopra #17 influential thinker in the world and #1 in Medicine.”


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