Editorial Board

Editors

Héctor Manuel Riquelme-Heras

University Hospital UANL
USA View Profile

Research Interest:
Family Medicine, Clinical Research

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Dr.Héctor Manuel Riquelme-Heras did his PhD at Universidad Miguel Hernandez, Valencia España in the year 2017 in Clinical Research. He working as Professor for Family Medicine in University Hospital UANL. Member of the Academic FM group certified by the National Council of Science and Technology CONACYT and approved as a quality program. He has published more than 20 articles in top most Journals. He also attended many Medicinal Conferences.
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Kimberly A. Greer

Texas A&M University,
USA View Profile

Research Interest:
Genetic Analysis; Inherited Multifactorial Disorders; Canines; Aging

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Dr. Greer received her B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, USA. Following a postdoctoral study period under NIH funding sponsorship of her F32 award from NIA. Dr. Greer served in faculty positions at Texas A&M University, Indiana University East, North Dakota State University, and currently Prairie View A&M University. Dr. Greer has extensive experience in genetic analyses of multifactorial disorders demonstrated by her discovery of the haplotype for necrotizing meningoencephalitis and the further development of the corresponding genetic test for that invariably fatal disorder. Dr. Greer worked for many years on genetic analysis of inherited multifactorial disorders, most recently she focuses her efforts on canines and aging. She has established and maintained an extensive DNA bank from more than 70 breeds together with detailed clinical data on each contributing dog. These data were utilized to establish the dog as a model of human aging. Dr. Greer published the first demonstration that larger dog breeds have significantly shorter lives than the smallest dog breeds. The experiments carried out in the Greer laboratory analyze plasma levels of IGF-1 across various sizes of animals, across genders, and uniquely, across reproductive status. Additionally, the cellular metabolism of aging is deciphered through detailed analyses of cellular stress levels, mitochondrial activity, and senescence measurements.
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Peter A Lichtenberg

Wayne State University
USA View Profile

Research Interest:
Gerontology; Psychology; Particularly interested in the area of intersection between financial capacity and financial exploitation; finding ways to balance autonomy and protection for older adults

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Peter A. Lichtenberg, Ph.D., ABPP is the Director of The Institute of Gerontology and the Merrill Palmer Skillman Institute. He is also a Professor of Psychology at Wayne State University. He received his bachelor’s degree from Washington University in St. Louis, and his Master’s and doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Purdue University. After his internship he completed a post doctoral fellowship in geriatric neuropsychology at the University of Virginia Medical School where he also became a faculty member. A clinician and researcher throughout his career Dr. Lichtenberg, one of the first board certified Clinical Geropsychologists in the nation, has made contributions to the practice of psychology across a variety of areas including in Alzheimer’s disease, medical rehabilitation and with those suffering from late life depression. He is particularly interested in the area of intersection between financial capacity and financial exploitation; finding ways to balance autonomy and protection for older adults. His work in this area led him to be a contributor to the 2008 Assessment of Diminished Capacity of Older Adults: A Handbook for Psychologists published jointly by the American Bar and American Psychological Associations. In 2013 he published the first nationally representative study on predictors of older adult scam victims. He recently completed the creation of the Lichtenberg Financial Decision Making Rating Scale, and the Lichtenberg Financial Decision Screening Scale: tools to be used to assess major financial decisions and/or transactions of older adults. He has authored 7 books and over 160 scientific articles in Geropsychology including being the senior editor for the American Psychological Association’s Handbook of Clinical Geropsychology.
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Asghar Zaidi

University of Southampton
UK View Profile

Research Interest:
Active and healthy ageing; well-being of older people; Understanding; attitudes and beliefs about dementia; disability and employment; dynamic microsimulation modelling.

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Asghar Zaidi is Professor in International Social Policy at University of Southampton, the UK. He is also a visiting Professor at London School of Economics and Political Science; Senior Advisor at European Centre for Social Welfare Policy and Research (in Vienna) and Research Affiliate at German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin). Previously, he was Senior Economist at OECD, Paris; Economic Adviser at UK Government’s Department for Work and Pensions, London; and a Research Officer at London School of Economics and University of Oxford. He is also Adjunct Professor at JC Institute of Ageing, Chinese University of Hong Kong. Previously, he was the Vice President of the International Microsimulation Association (2007-2009). He completed his PhD in Economics from University of Oxford, UK, in 2006. His recent research spans active and healthy ageing, well-being of older people and issues linked with financial and social sustainability of public welfare systems. Within the framework of the 2012 European Year, he led the research work in the Active Ageing Index Project, and he continues this role in the subsequent phase of the AAI project during 2014-2016. During 2013, in collaboration with HelpAge International, he developed the first ever index to measure the wellbeing of older people on a worldwide scale, the Global AgeWatch Index. Recently, during 2015-2016, he has worked with Age UK to construct the Index of Wellbeing in Later Life “WILL” in the UK. He has also been one of the international experts advising the World Health Organization’s Centre for Health Development in Kobe, Japan, in developing indicators for WHO’s Network of Age-Friendly cities. His recent academic publications include books on active ageing; ageing, pensions and health in Europe; on mainstreaming ageing; on microsimulation modelling and on the well-being of older people.
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Cassavdra J Bowers

Wayne State University
USA View Profile

Research Interest:
Multidisciplinary practice with older adults; gerontology; child welfare; and homelessness.

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She currently holds a PhD in Sociology, and have been a Licensed Social Worker in both micro and macro practice for the past 20 years. I am currently Assistant Clinical Faculty at the School of Social Work. From 9/2002 -5/2016 I was the Coordinator of the Bachelors of Social Work Program. She was worked with older adults in the form of baccalaureate experiential learning since 2008, as well as infusing older adult information across both the BSW and MSW programs. In 2009, I began working on an interprofessional team composed initially of 3 allied health disciplines, which has grown to 7 disciplines. The team developed and provided students from each discipline (7) the opportunity to participate in an Interprofessional team visit with community dwelling older adults. I am an active participant on the Urban Aging Committee at the School of Social Work. She is presented at National conferences (Council on Social Work Education, Baccalaureate Program Directors, Association of Gerontology in Higher Education) related to interprofessional teamworkwith older adults. I have worked with many of the disciplines in developing posters at discipline specific national conferences. She is participated in the development of several articles related to team work and older adults. She is received funding from the Hartford Foundation of $3,100 with matching funds from the School of Social Work,$24,000.00 from the Arthur Vining Foundation, and $5,000.00 from the Older Adult Home Visit Program at Wayne State University.
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Linda Ann Gerdner

Stanford University
USA View Profile

Research Interest:
management of agitation in PWD; promoting awareness and understanding of dementia in the Hmong American community and culturally responsive care by health professionals.

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Linda A. Gerdner served as an ethno geriatric specialist at Stanford Geriatric Education Center. Her career is driven by a deep passion to advance care of persons with dementia (PWD). Her most outstanding contributions are in two areas: 1) management of agitation in PWD, 2) promoting awareness and understanding of dementia in the Hmong American community and culturally responsive care by health professionals.She was the first to develop and test a protocol for individualized music in PWD. She advanced this work by developing and testing the mid-range theory of individualized music intervention for agitation. This seminal study became the impetus for further research in the United States, Canada, Great Britain, France, Sweden, Norway, Japan and Taiwan. She expanded the empirical and clinical evidence with publication of an evidence-based guideline for individualized music in 1997, currently in its 5th edition. She is the author of “Musical Memories,” a illustrated story book to teach the basic concepts of individualized music to children and their family. She conducted the first ethnographic study to explore perception and care of dementia in Hmong elders. Findings provide a foundation for culturally responsive care for this population. She advanced this work with a series of online training modules through Stanford Geriatric Education Center. Her research identified a critical need for culturally responsive teaching materials to promote awareness and understanding of dementia by Hmong Americans. She is the primary author of Grandfather’s Story Cloth, a bilingual children’s picture book. Themes from family caregiver experiences provided a culturally meaningful storyline. This book has received six national and international awards. She is also authored “Demystifying Hmong Shamanism: Practice and Use by Hmong Americans Across the Lifespan,” the result of over 10 years of research and close collaboration with Hmong American shamans and other members of the Hmong American community.
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Adonis Sfera

Loma Linda University
USA View Profile

Research Interest:
Schizophrenia; Neurodegenerative disorders; Mitochondrial disorders; Developmental disabilities

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Adonis Sfera currently working as Assistant Clinical Professor in Behavioral Sciences, UK, He completed his MD Instiutul de Medicina Timisoara, Psychiatrist in University of Southern California, his working Experience California Evaluation and treatment of severely mentally ill patients , October 1998 – July 1, 2013 Anaheim, California, Research/Clinical Trials in Schizophrenia, affective disorders, dementia, parkinsons disease, Los Angeles University of Southern California June 1996 – August 2004 (8 years 3 months) MD Researcher, he as Board certified in Psychosomatic Medicine, Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine
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Sarah Pakzad

University of Moncton
North America View Profile

Research Interest:
Dementia; Clinical neuropsychology; Treatment of patients suffering from dementia

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Sarah Pakzad is a full professor of psychology, Faculty of health sciences and community services, at University of Moncton, N.B., Canada. She is New Brunswick’s principal investigator on the Canadian Consortium on Neurodegeneration in Aging (CCNA).Dr. Sarah Pakzad is the director of Clinical and Cognitive Neuropsychology Laboratory at the Universityof Moncton, and she is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine of the University ofSherbrooke, (Québec, Canada) since 2009. She is also director of the Atlantic memory clinic since 2011. Professor and clinician, she has a doctorate in neuropsychology of language and a second doctorate in clinical psychology from France. She completed her postdoctoral training in clinical neuropsychology at Boston College in Boston, USA. Since her arrival at the University of Moncton in 2004, Pakzad professor presented more than 80 scientific communications (articles, national or international conferences) and supervised the research of 73 students, and 30 graduate students (PhD or Masters in clinical psychology or in medicine). Professor Pakzad was knighted by the French President with the medal of Chevalier de la Legion d’Honneur on October 15, 2012.
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Ladda Thiamwong

University of Central Florida
USA View Profile

Research Interest:
Falls prevention in older adults; healthy aging; frailty; international gerontology education; and cross-cultural instrumentation.

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Dr. Thiamwong’s research focus is on healthy aging, fall prevention in older adultsand aging education. Her published research has largely focused on the health of older adults in ruralcommunities in her native Thailand, and include the development of a fall risk assessment test for community-dwelling older adults and a healthy aging model for rural older adults. In addition, she has interests in health disparities; minority health; and cross-cultural instrumentation. In 2013, she established a research group of multidisciplinary providers interested in gerontology and geriatrics care. The group of, which she was a founding chair, focused on rural older adult health and was funded with a grant from the Institute of Research and Development in Thailand. Her community service also includes volunteering at vaccine clinics, health education and health screening events. She has been a nurse educator for 20 years. She began her clinical and academic career in Thailand, and most recently was an assistant professor in the Department of Nursing at Henderson State University in Arkansas. She has a nursing and midwifery diploma, MSN in adult nursing and PhD in nursing from universities in Thailand. She completed a predoctoral visiting fellowship in the School of Nursing at the University of California.
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Magdalena I Tolea

Florida Atlantic University
USA View Profile

Research Interest:
Normal and pathologic cognitive aging; Epidemiology and risk factors of dementia; Dementia screening in culturally diverse populations; Interrelationships between cognitive and functional decline in older age; Personality influences on cognitive and functional performance in older adults.

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Tolea received her PhD in Gerontology from the University of Maryland, Baltimore and completed postdoctoral training in Epidemiology of Aging at the National Institute on Aging. She is currently Research Assistant Professor at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, Florida Atlantic University (FAU) where she conducts research focused on the interface between cognitive and functional decline, common occurrences among older adults. Prior to her FAU appointment, she was Research Scientist at the New York University, Langone Medical Center where she was involved in several cognitive and aging research programs focused on early detection, identification of biomarkers of preclinical disease, lifestyle modification, and health outcome improvement in dementia populations. She also provides mentorship to undergraduate, graduate, and medical students engaged in research activities guiding them throughout the entire research process from development of research questions to study design, data analysis, and dissemination. Many of her students have presented their work at local and national scientific meetings.She is a reviewer for several peer-reviewed specialty journals and serves on several FAU faculty committees.
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Yu-Jang Su

Mackay Memorial Hospital
Taiwan View Profile

Research Interest:
Emergency in Internal Medicine; Toxicology; Surgery; Geriatrics and Gerontology

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Graduated from China Medical College, Taichung, Taiwan (1990-1997) and served as Director of Poison Center, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei. Taiwan since 2017 July; Senior Attending Doctor, Department of Emergency Medicine, Mackay Memorial Hospital, Taipei. Taiwan since 2003.Assistant Professor, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan since 2011 Oct; also teaches at Department of Medicine, Mackay Medical College and Mackay Junior College of Medicine, Nursing, and Management. AILS (Acute Intoxication Life Support, Taiwan Society of Emergency Medicine) instructor since 2009 Oct. Published fifty-three SCI (Science Citation Index) articles and six medical books till 2017 Sep. Editorial Board, Austin Journal of Emergency Medicine. since 2015 September; Heliyon since 2015 April, and Associate Editor-in-Chief, Journal of Acute Disease. 2012~2016. Reviewer of Am J Med (American Journal of Medicine) Since May 18, 2011; IJID (International Journal of Infectious Diseases)since Jan 15, 2008; Frontiers of Medicine since 2011 July. Pharmaceutical Biology since Oct 7th, 2010. International Journal of Gerontology since June 5, 2013 and International Journal of Cardiology. Since 2016 Aug, also of several SCI and Medline journals. Honors and Awards Best teacher of the year, Mackay Memorial Hospital: 2015-2016, 2012-2013, 2009-2010, 2008-2009, 2007-2008, 2004-2005, and 2003-2004. Marquis Whos Who in the World, 26th ed. 2009. 2011 to 2015, Whos Who in Science and Engineering® 2016-2017, Whos Who in the World®2016; Marquis Whos Who in Asia 2012.Edition of Whos Who in Medicine and Healthcare2009-2010. 2000 OUTSTANDING INTELLECTUALS of THE 21st CENTURY, 2009 / 2010, Published by International Biographical Center, and Great Minds of the 21st Century. Fourth Edition. (American Biographical Institute, Inc.)
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Angelina Passaro

University of Ferrara
Italy View Profile

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She graduated in Medicine and Surgery, cum laude and postgraduated in “Endocrinology and Metabolic Diseases. cum laude. PhD in “Medical Physiopathology”. Post-graduate qualification in Economics and Management of Health Services – Master (2nd level) at the University of Ferrara. Researcher (assistant professor) at the University of Ferrara since 1st July 2005. Actualy, adjunct Professor. Head of the research group on cardiometabolic risk factors in obesity, diabetes and metabolic syndrome since March 2002. Member of many scientific societies. Cultural interests were directed in the fields of Diabetology, Nutrition and Metabolic Diseases, and Successful aging mechanisms carrying out tasks of basic and clinical research, in vivo and in vitro. Author of journal publications and conference proceedings. Speaker at national and international conferences and refresher courses.Responsible for the Outpatient Services for the Study of Obesity, Diabetes and Metabolic Syndrome and Inpatient services for the Parenteral Nutrition Services for the Medical Department, University Teaching Hospital of Ferrara. Supervisor for the Quality and Verification of Results for the Medical Department, University Teaching Hospital of Ferrara. Expert Consultant at the clinic of the Center for the Study of Metabolic Diseases and Atherosclerosis. More experience on Clinical trials as Principal Investigator under GCP regulation. Member of the Joint Committee faculty-students of the Medicine School.
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Donatella Rita Petretto

University of Cagliari
Italy View Profile

Research Interest:
ageing; neuropsychological disorders;Schizophrenia; psychosis

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Donatella Rita Petretto is a psychologist, neuropsychologist. Aggregate professor in Clinical Psychology and Researcher in Clinical Psychology since 2005 in the Department of Pedagogy, Psychology and Philosophy of the University of Cagliari. Aggregate professor of Neuropsychopatology and Neurorehabilitation since 2010. Rectors delegate on Disability and Inclusions issues of the University of Cagliari since 2010. She coordinates initiatives on disability, learning disorders and other Educational needs in the University of Cagliari. She is the Principal Investigator of various research projects on ageing, disability fields, on Special Educational Needs, on neuropsychological profiles of learning disorders, on the assessing of intelligence and the History of intelligence assessment, and on psychoeducational treatment for people with Schizophrenia and other psychosis. Authors of international papers on these topics and co-author of four books.
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Shehab M Abd El-Kader

Cairo University
Egypt View Profile

Research Interest:
Geriatric, Cardiopulmonary Disorders, Women Health, Hepatology, Metabolic Disorders and Wound Care.

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Shehab Mahmoud Abd El-kader, PT, MPT, PhD in physical therapy for cardiopulmonary, metabolic and geriatrics, Faculty of Physical Therapy, Cairo University, Egypt, since 2000. Recent research interests include the areas of caring for older people, cardiopulmonary disorders; geriatrics; women health, hepatology, metabolic disorders and wound care. Prof. Shehab is interested in teaching Physical therapy for patients with respiratory disorders, geriatrics, hepatology and metabolic disorders. In addition, he has published several original researches in refereed pioneer journals, published ten online textbooks with LAMBERT Academic Publishing in Germany that are available in Amazon and participated in many international conferences all over the world. Prof. Shehab is a designer and reviewer for several teaching curriculum for bachelor and master degrees in physical therapy for many universities in the middle east. Also he is a reviewer for many medical and scientific journals in addition to be a supervisor and referee for several post-graduate scientific thesis, he is an editorial board member for many international Journals. Finally, Prof. Shehab has a long history in teaching for students in the bachelor, master and doctorate degrees in physical therapy.
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Stavros J Baloyannis

Aristotelian University
Greece View Profile

Research Interest:
Cognitive disorders; Alzheimer’s disease; Parkinson’s disease; Electron microscopy; Golgi apparatus; Mitochondria; Synapses; Neuropathology; Neurophilosophy; History of Neurology; Brain and music; Brain and linguistics

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Stavros J. Baloyannis was born in Thessaloniki, Greece. He graduated from the School of Medicine, Aristotelian University, Thessaloniki,Greece Postgraduate training (a) Neurology, Aristotelian University and Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, London, (b) Neuropathology in Institute of Neurology, Queen Square, Catholic University of Louvain, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia (c) Neurootology and Neuropathology of Auditory pathway in Harvard University, (d) Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology,Universityof Pennsylvania, (e) Neuroimmunology, Yale University, New Haven. Research on Blood Brain Barrier in dementias and Demyelinating diseases, Mitochondria in Alzheimer’s disease, Synaptogenesis in vivo and in vitro, Neuronal apoptosis in dementias and demyelinating diseases, Dendritic pathology in dementias, Pathology of Golgi apparatus in dementias. Special interests: Neuroethics,Neurolinguistics,Philosophy of Neurosciences, Application of mathematics in Neurosciences, Neurology and the Art. Member of 56 scientific societies in Greece and abroad. Honorary Member of the Academy of Hellenic Air Forces. President of the Society for the amelioration of the quality of life in chronic neurological diseases. President of the Orthodox Medical Association for Health and medical education in Africa. Visiting professor in Tufts University, Democretian University, Thrace, Aristotelian University, School of Theology, Aristotelian University, School of Philosophy. Author of 28 textbooks on Neurology,Neuropathology, Neuropsychology and of 717 papers, published in Greek and International Journals on Neurology, Neuropathology, Neuroimmunology and Neuroethics. In 2014 he published a collection of poems and a second one in 2016. Head of the 1st Department of Neurology, Aristotelian University (1992-2011).
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Bechor Zvi Aminoff

The Chaim Sheba Medical Center
Israel View Profile

Research Interest:
Development of and research on the first objective tool for evaluation of suffering in end-stage dementia; the Mini-Suffering State Examination (MSSE) scale.

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Bechor Zvi Aminoff was born in the former Soviet Union, in Uzbekistan, Samarkand on 5 June, 1946 he was married, and has 4 sons and 20 grandchildren. He studied medicine and in 1970 graduated with MD degree from the Samarkand Medical Institute, Uzbekistan, and received his PhD degree from Stavropol Medical Institute, Russia, in 1974. In 1982 the his family emigrated from the USSR to Israel, where Geriatric Medicine and Gerontology. On 16 February, 2015, He was awarded a Research Professor Degree from the International Biographical Centre, Cambridge, England.
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Belgin Akın

Selcuk University
Turkey View Profile

Research Interest:
Home Environment Conditions Evaluation Form for fallforcommunity-dwellingolderadults”; Writting a bookchapteraboutdisabilityprocess in olderadults; Inaddition; She has interests in socio-economicinequality in health; Healthpromotion; Healthpolicy.

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Belgin Akın, received her bachelor’s degree in Nursing from Eage an University in İzmir, and has Master’s in Fundamentals of Nursing from Selcuk University and doctorate in Public Health Nursing from Hacettepe University. She has been a nurse educator for 25 years. She had her professorship in 2016. She is still a Professor of Public Health Nursing at Selcuk University, Faculty of Health, Nursing Department. She is head of nursing department and also programme director of nursing graduate programme in master’s and doctoral degree in Selçuk University. She has been teaching resarch methodology in undergraduate and graduate level.
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Gang Li

Chongqing Medical University
China View Profile

Research Interest:
Geriatrics; type 2 diabetes mellitus in elderly; Internal medicine; Molecular Cardiology

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Dr. Gang Li did hid Doctoral and Philosophy degree in Medicine in the year 1998. He is currently working as a Professor in the Division of Cardiology, Department of Geriatrics in The First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, China. He has research experiences in abroad. Gang Li has published more than 20 articles in reputed Journals.
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Navas Nadukkandiyil

Hamad Medical Corporation
Qatar View Profile

Research Interest:
improving the life standard of adults with special emphasis on the elderly people. The research interest is mainly on dementia, delirium, depression, Diabetes, Hypertension, Osteoporosis, Infectious disease.

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he acted as lead physician and bedside teacher and trainer for medical graduate students for their OSCE (objective structured clinical examination) since January 2013 to present date. As a senior physician, my role was to give directions and advice in relation to the course and also to undertake some work-based assessments. I was actively involved all kind of clinical sessions, lectures, seminars, journal club presentations for medical, dental, nursing students. Lead Clinicians for Internal Medicine (IM) and Family Medicine (FM) Residents Rotating in Medicine and Geriatrics Department. Regular Weekly teaching sessions are planned and organized for IM and FM residents. My teaching includes didactic lectures, bedside teaching, and presentations. Team Leader, Mentor for clinical care improvement training (CCITP) Program, in HMC My role is to guide, direct, supervise, and monitor a CCITP project team Members to train their respective Multidisciplinary level staff. Geriatrics Curriculum Committee core faculty, Preparing the curriculum for geriatrics fellowship program and helps in preparing and completing their clinical research.
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Rajesh Chauhan

Medical Director at Family Healthcare Centre
India View Profile

Research Interest:
Geriatric Medicine; Family Medicine; Industrial Health; Communicable Diseases.

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Rajesh Chauhan is one of the few Honorary National Professors of the IMA CGP, India. He is an alumni of the AFMC, India and has served as an Indian Army doctor for 25 years (including a three year stint in Botswana as Senior Medical Officer), before seeking a voluntary retirement in 2008 at the age of 47 years when he was a Lieutenant Colonel. His name and biography has been included amongst the best of the world, for a decade and more, in some of the most coveted biographies that have been published by renowned international biographers from the UK and USA, where his name figures amongst some of the very top scientists and health professionals of the world. His interests are in Geriatric Medicine, Family Medicine, Industrial Health, and Communicable Diseases. For the elderly (geriatric) population he has developed and published many innovative non-surgical and painless medical techniques that are totally non-invasive & without any need of anaesthesia or needles, for management of such medical conditions ranging from ischaemic heart disease, microvascular coronary artery disease, atherosclerotic stroke, sleep apnea, benign prostatic hyperplasia, arthritis of knees, frozen shoulder, reversal of hearing loss with restoration of normal hearing in age-related hearing loss (presbycusis), etc, and then some more. He has published two medical books, and has diagnosed many first cases in the world. By invitation, he is on the editorial board of an international journal on Geriatrics, besides being a reviewer to some of the very top international medical journals published from USA, UK, Canada, Switzerland, etc. He is available for the world as a ‘Visiting Professor’, where he can teach about Geriatric and Family Medicine, and about his numerous innovative medical techniques, and would be happy to collaborate with international NGOs who would like to work for overcoming multi-morbidities in the aged population along with restoration and rejuvenation of health in the aged.
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Vinod Nikhra

NDMC Medical College,
India View Profile

Research Interest:
Gerontology; Aging; Obesity

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Dr Vinod Nikhra is a Consultant and Faculty at NDMC Medical College and Hindu Rao Hospital, a multispecialty, thousand bedded, public hospital, New Delhi. He is a healthcare administrator, academician and clinician. He is an M.D. in Internal Medicine, and qualified and trained in nephrology, endocrinology, and cardiology, and hospital management. He has been a Visitor at Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, and an Observing Physician at East Alabama Medical Center – a tertiary care facility in Opelika, Alabama, USA. He has been elected Fellow by International Medical Sciences Academy and the Royal Society of Medicine, London. He is Life member of Association of Physicians of India, Cardiological Society of India, Indian College of Interventional Cardiology, Indian Rheumatology Association, Indian Society of Nephrology, Asian Pacific Society of Nephrology, Indian Society of Haemodialysis, Indian Medical Association, Delhi Society of Haematology, Association of Physicians of India – Delhi Chapter and Cardiological Society of India – Delhi Chapter, He is a Member - Alumni of Association, Department of Nephrology, I.M.S., Banaras Hindu University, Member – National Kidney Foundation, USA and Long term member – European Society of Endocrinology. Apart from this, he is President of Association for Health in Middle Aged. He has been Editor of “Madhya: the midage”, the official Journal of Association for Health in Middle Aged during 2003-2006. He has been on Reviewer panel of, among others, the Family Practice, an Oxford University medical journal and International Journal of Obesity. His interests include gerontology and geriatrics, and a published Author of four books, which include his widely acclaimed book, ‘Aging slowly, Living longer’, and over 60 papers in international, national and other journals. He has travelled widely and participated and spoken over in various international Conferences.
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