Open Medicine Journal




ISSN: 1874-2203 ― Volume 6, 2019

Note: Average publication time of 18 days between final acceptance of revised manuscript and its publication

Editor-in-Chief:

Ryuichi Morishita (Biography
Ryuichi Morishita

Prof. Morishita received over 20 awards from various academic societies.

He is currently on the editorial board of over 30 scientific journals.He has published over 400 original articles and review papers. Currently, he is a member of Regulatory Affairs and also Strategic Adviser of Health Care & Medical Strategy in Abe Cabinet. He is also Special Strategic Adviser in Osaka City and Osaka Prefecture. His professional activities & appointments include Committee for Industry-Academia Relationship, Ministry of Education, Science and Culture of Japan, Vice Chairman, Bio-Venture Association Originated from Universities, and others.

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Department of Clinical Gene Therapy
Osaka University
Suita
Japan



Co-Editor:

Ray Marks (Biography
Ray Marks

Dr. Marks, has expertise in several areas: arthritis, falls, obesity; hip fractures; health promotion and practice; patient provider communications, pain and chronic disease prevention and management. She has authored many scientific papers and book chapters. She has served as the Director (2005 - present) of the Center for Health Promotion, School of Health Sciences and Professional Studies, City University of New York, York College—a non-profit Public Health Education Center with a 20 year history of serving the local community. She is Founding Director of the Osteoarthritis Research Center, Canada.

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School of Health and Behavioral Sciences
City University of New York
New York, NY
USA


Associate Editors:

Shyr-Chyr Chen (Biography
Shyr-Chyr Chen

Dr. Shyr-Chyr Chen obtained his M.D. degree (1998) from the College of Medicine, National Taiwan University, Taipei, Taiwan, and his EMBA degree (2006) from the College of Management of the same university. Dr. Chen is currently Professor in three departments (Emergency Medicine, Forensic Medicine and Primary Care) at National Taiwan University College of Medicine, as well as the Attending Physician and Vice Superintendent at National Taiwan University Hospital. His research interests mainly lie in the fields of Emergency Medicine, Traumatology, Acute Abdomen, and General Surgery. He, as an author/co-author, has published more than 145 articles in various journals, having a significant number of total citations, i.e. over 2,355.

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Department of Emergency Medicine
National Taiwan University Hospital
Taipei
Taiwan

Stefan Eichmüller (Biography
Stefan Eichmüller

Dr. Eichmüller is heading the GMP & T Cell Therapy Unit at the German Cancer Research Center (DKFZ) in Heidelberg. He has more than 20 years of experience in research on tumor immunology and, more recently, miRNA. He has published more than 80 papers in high ranking journals. Moreover, Dr. Eichmüller is heading a GMP facility at DKFZ and serves as Qualified Person for the production of autologous, tumor-specific T cells for the treatment of cancer patients.

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Department of Translational Immunology
German Cancer Research Center
Heidelberg
Germany

Guido Macchiarelli (Biography
Guido Macchiarelli

Dr. Guido Macchiarelli obtained his M.D. degree in 1983 (cum laude) from the Sapienza University of Rome, Italy, and his specialization in Cardiology in 1987 (cum laude) from the same university. He is currently full Professor of Human Anatomy and Vice Director of the Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences at the University of L’Aquila, Italy. He has nearly 30 years of experience in the study of the ultrastructure of mammalian cells and tissues, especially in the fields of Reproductive Biology and Cardiovascular Sciences. He is also an expert in Distant Learning and History of Medicine. Dr. Macchiarelli, as an author/co-author, has published more than 100 articles in various journals, having total number of citations of over 1,595.

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Department of Life, Health and Environmental Sciences
University of L'Aquila
L'Aquila
Italy

Massimo De Martinis (Biography
Massimo De Martinis

Dr. De Martinis, obtained his Degree in Medicine and Surgery and Specialization in Internal Medicine with honours at University of L’Aquila, Italy. Currently, he is Researcher - Aggregate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Department of Life, Health and Environmental Science, University of L’Aquila. Lecturer in Internal Medicine, Haematology, Oncology, Emergency Medicine. Dr. De Martinis Scientific Research Activity is focused on the Immunophenotypical characterization of immune cells in physiological, neoplastic and reactive conditions, in particular chronic lymphoproliferative diseases,. He authored several publications on relevant International Journals and chapters in books.

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Department of Life, Health & Environmental Sciences
University of L’Aquila
L’Aquila
Italy

Cheorl-Ho Kim (Biography
Cheorl-Ho Kim

Dr. Kim obtained a doctorate (Ph.D) in from The University of Tokyo. He is currently a professor in Sungkyunkwan University, Korea. His works cover the Cancer biology, Angiogenesis, Leukemia, Gene expression and transcriptional regulation, oncogenic transformation, growth factor-receptor interaction; cell differentiation; carbohydrate antigen; cell adhesion and angiogenesis; signal transduction.

He has published more than 360 scientific publications and is a holder of 15 US, EU and Japan patents. He is helping Open Medicine J, a scientifically non-indexed journal in SCI or other authorities.

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Department of Biological Science
Sungkyunkwan University
Suwon City
South Korea

Dean Smith (Biography
Dean Smith

Dean Smith is Dean of the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center-New Orleans School of Public Health and Professor of Health Policy & Systems Management. He is also Professor Emeritus at the University of Michigan School of Public Health. Professor Smith is committed to a line of teaching, research and service that provides a better understanding of the financial aspects of working with and working in health care delivery and financing organizations. He received his bachelor’s degree in economics from the University of Michigan and his doctorate in economics from Texas A&M University.

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School of Public Health
LSU Health Sciences Center
New Orleans, LA
USA


Section Editors:

(Ophthalmology)
S.K. Bhattacharya (Biography
S.K. Bhattacharya

Professor Sanjoy K. Bhattacharya received his Ph.D. degree from the Indian Institute of Technology, India. He is currently performing the role of Professor of Ophthalmology at Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, University of Miami, Miami, FL, USA. Before joining this institute, he performed services at CaseWestern Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, USA, and ClevelandClinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH, USA. Prof. Bhattacharya has a wide background in proteomics, biochemistry, and vision research, with particular training and expertise in the application of proteomic and lipidomic methods in amblyopia research. He is involved in the publication of more than 125 articles in various journals.

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Bascom Palmer Eye Institute
University of Miami
Miami, FL
USA

(Oral medicine and Oral biology)
D. Lauritano (Biography
D. Lauritano

Doctor Lauritano cares for researches in the oral medicine field, especially about systemic pharmacological protocols for mucocutaneous pathologies. She is also particularly concerned in the precocious oral diagnosis of systemic diseases. She has developed studies about oral stomatopirosis and related problems. Nowadays she is deal in research about biomolecular aspects of precancerous pathologies of oral mucosae, with focus on the role of MAPKinasi. Her researches have had Ministerial funding (COFIN 2005, 2006, 2007). She has developed studies on mucosal diseases in leukemic children, and she won the prize of Monza and Brianza Foundation in 2006: “Evaluation of an oral hygiene protocol in relation to the presence of the principal oral pathogens in pediatric leukemic patients: genome quantification during the antiblastic therapy through the use of the real time PCR”.

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Department of Medicine and Surgery
University of Milan-Bicooca
Milan
Italy

(Gastroenterology and Hepatology)
Xingshun Qi (Biography
Xingshun Qi

Dr. Xingshun Qi serves as Vice-Chief Physician at Department of Gastroenterology, General Hospital of Shenyang Military Area, Shenyang, China. He got his MD degree from Xijing Hospital of Digestive Diseases, Fourth Military Medical University, Xian, China. He also worked as an attending physician in Department of Gastroenterology, General Hospital of Shenyang Military Area, Shenyang, China. Later, Dr. Qi served as Postdoctoral fellow in General Hospital of Shenyang Military Area, Shenyang, China. His major research interests include vascular disorders of the liver (especially portal vein thrombosis and Budd-Chiari syndrome), liver cirrhosis, portal hypertension, hepatocellular carcinoma.

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Department of Gastroenterology
General Hospital of Shenyang Military Area
Shenyang
China

(Dental Materials Biotechnology)
G. Spagnuolo (Biography
G. Spagnuolo

Dr. Gianrico Spagnuolo received a D.D.S. degree at University of Naples “Federico II” in 1997. He completed his Ph.D. in Dental Materials Biotechnology in 2002 and earned a post-doctoral fellowship in 2002-2004. In 2003 he had been Visiting Assistant Professor at Department of Operative Dentistry and Periodontology at University of Regensburg (Germany) and from 2006 is Adjunct Scientist at same Dental School. From 2007 to 2008 he was associate researcher at Interdisciplinary Research Centre on Biomaterials (CRIB) - University of Naples “Federico II”. In 2011 he completed the three-year postgraduate program in Oral Surgery at the University of Naples “Federico II”.

He recently obtained the National Italian Qualification for Associate (2013) and Ordinary (2014) Professor. Moreover, he was Professor at Postgraduate program in Oral Surgery at same University (2015 and 2016).

To date Dr. Gianrico Spagnuolo is Assistant Professor in School of Dentistry at the University of Naples “Federico II” spending his time teaching, giving lectures and participating in the faculty practice.

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Department of Neuroscience, Reproductive and Odontostomatological Sciences
University of Naples Federico II
Naples
Italy

(Oral Biology)
Hee-Jin Kim (Biography
Hee-Jin Kim

Hee-Jin Kim, is a professor in Yonsei University College of Dentistry, Seoul, Korea. Now, he is working as an Associate Editors of “Surgical & Radiologic Anatomy” and “European J Clinical Anatomy”, and as an editorial boards of “Clinical Anatomy”. In addition, he is a section editor of “International Scholarly Research Notices. In addition, as Professor Kim has authored or co-authored 15 textbooks and more than 220 articles that have appeared in peer-reviewed journals.

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Department of Oral Biology
Yonsei University College of Dentistry
Seoul
South Korea

(Anatomy and Histology)
Stefania Annarita Nottola (Biography
Stefania Annarita Nottola

Dr. Nottola has been Associate Professor of Anatomy in the same Department and, in 2014, she qualified to hold the role of Full Professor of Anatomy. Her research interests focus on reproductive biology and assisted reproduction, with particular regard to the ultrastructure of the ovaries, ovarian follicles and oocytes in humans and other mammals. She is author of more than 250 publications, H-index (GS): 28, N. of citations (GS): 2394.

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Department of Anatomy, Histology
Sapienza University of Rome
Rome
Italy

(Medicinal Chemistry)
V.P. Reddy (Biography
V.P. Reddy

Dr. V. Prakash Reddy is Professor of Chemistry at the Missouri University of Science and Technology. He is an internationally recognized scientist, scholar, and teacher, and was an honorary member of the Golden Key National Honor Society at Case Western Reserve University and a NASA Faculty Fellow at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology. He is in the Editorial Board of over five international journals, and has published over 90 peer reviewed articles and a book (Elsevier). His research is focused on the interdisciplinary areas in synthetic organic, materials, and bioorganic and medicinal chemistry.

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Department of Chemistry
Missouri University of Science and Technology
Rolla, MO
USA


Editorial Board Members:

B.R. Ali (Biography
B.R. Ali

Prof. Bassam R. Ali is the professor of Molecular and Genetic Medicine at the College of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, UAE. Prof. Ali obtained his PhD degree in biochemistry from the University of Cambridge and worked at UCL and Imperial College London before joining UAE University in August 2006. His current research interests include (1) Elucidation of the cellular and molecular mechanisms underlying human monogeniv diseases (2) Pharmacogenomics and (3) Cellular trafficking in eukaryotic cells. Prof. Ali published over 100 original research articles and reviews in international refereed journals and participated in numerous scientific meetings.

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Department of Pathology
United Arab Emirates University
Al-Ain
UAE

T. Archer (Biography
T. Archer

Dr. T. Archer was obtained an Honour’s degree (Psychology and Physiology) at Newcastle-upon-Tyne University (1974), and a PhD, Uppsala University, Uppsala, Sweden (1979). From 1978 (Aug) to 1988 (Dec), he was employed by Astra Läkemedel AB with the position of Head of CNS Drugs when he left to take up his appointment as Professor and Chair of Biological Psychology. He has the position of Guest or Visiting Professor at: University of Hawaii at Manoa(1994), Örebro University(1996-2006), Karlstad University (2000-2004), Kalmar University (2003-2013), Madrid University(1991-2009), Sapienza University,Rome(2013-) and received an Outstanding Lifetime Achievement Award from St. Joseph’s College, North Point (2010); Honorary Doctorship,: Professorship and Membership Awards from the Polish Academy of Science Pharmacological Society (May, 2013); and the Sansone Award (April, 2014): School of Medicine, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri.

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Department of Psychology
University of Gothenbur
Gothenburg
Sweden

R.R. Arora (Biography
R.R. Arora

Dr. Rohit Romesh Arora is presently a Professor of Medicine (Tenure Track) at the Department of Medicine, The Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, North Chicago, IL. Since 2004, he is also a Professor of Physiology and Biophysics (Adjunct) at the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, The Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science North Chicago, IL. Dr. Arora has numerous honors, awards and scientific publications to his credit.

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The Chicago Medical School
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
Chicago, IL
USA

A. Barassi (Biography
A. Barassi

Dr. Alessandra Barassi graduated in Medicine (2001) and did post-graduation in Clinical Chemistry (2005). Since 2006, she is Assistant Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology, University of Milan and from 2007 onwards she also became Assistant of Laboratory of Clinical Chemistry, San Paolo University Hospital (Milan, Director Prof. Gianlodovico Melzi d’Eril). Prof. Barassi is co-author of 68 peer reviewed publications overall.

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Department of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology
University of Milan
Milan
Italy

R.J. Chilton (Biography
R.J. Chilton

Dr. Robert is a doctorate of Medicine from University of Osteopathic Medicine and Surgery, Des Moines, IA in 1972. He is presently serving as a Professor of Medicine at the University of Texas Health Science Center, Department of Medicine, San Antonio, TX. He has also some Non- Academic appointments as a Director at Clinical Proteomics Research NHLBI-UTHSCSA, as a Medical Director: Invasive Cardiopulmonary Technicians Training St Phillips College: San Antonio, Texas, and as a Cardiology Consultant to NASA. He has been recognized with many awards and honors such as Interventional Cardiology Outstanding Teaching Award, Outstanding Teacher Award from Internal Medicine Residents 1980 and Outstanding Teacher Award from senior medical student class 1994.

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Department of Medicine
University of Texas Health Science Center
San Antonio, TX
USA

G. Cieślar (Biography
G. Cieślar

Prof. Grzegorz Cieślar, M.D., Ph.D. Vice-Head of Department of Internal Medicine, Angiology and Physical Medicine in Bytom, Medical University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland. Education: 1985 - M.D., 1989 - Ph.D., 2006 -Ass. Professor, 2013 – professor. Specialist in internal medicine (1992), balneology and physical medicine (2010) Co-author of: 11 monograph books, 37 chapters in book, 178 articles in journals, 219 congress papers. Scientific editor of 7 monograph books. Member of Editorial Boards of 15 international Journals and reviewer in 34 international Journals.

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Department of Internal Medicine
Angiology and Physical Medicine
Medical University of Silesia
Katowice
Poland

R. Das (Biography
R. Das

Dr. Rupali Das did her Bachelors (B.Sc.) and Masters (M.Sc.) in Microbiology and Immunology from University of Mumbai, India in 1998 and 2000. She did his Doctorate (Ph.D.) in Immunology, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences, Little Rock, AR (2006). Since 2015, she is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology, Michigan State University. Dr. Das has numerous publications and honors/awards to her credit.

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Department of Physiology
Michigan State University
Lansing, MI
USA

K. Dohi (Biography
K. Dohi

Dr. Kenji Dohi is a professor of emergency medicine, and chief director of emergency center at Showa University, School of Medicine, Japan. Dr. Dohi has published extensively on the neuroscience, clinical neuroscience and emergency medicine with over 100 peer reviewed international publications. Especially, his research activity is focused on neuro-resuscitation, neuroinflammation and oxidative stress on CNS diseases. He is an associate editor of journal on behalf of the Japanese Association for Acute Medicine.

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Department of Emergency, Disaster and Critical Care Medicine
Showa University
Tokyo
Japan

C. Jacova (Biography
C. Jacova

Dr. Jacova is Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology at Pacific University. She has internationally recognized research expertise in characterizing early clinical, cognitive and neuroimaging manifestations of Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), Frontotemporal Dementia and Vascular Cognitive Impairment. She has contributed to defining the diagnostic entities of prodromal and preclinical AD. Dr. Jacova has also contributed to designing and implementing randomized controlled trials of pharmacological and behavioral interventions in older adults with and without cognitive impairment. She has authored or co-authored over 50 peer-reviewed articles, and several book chapters/books on topics of cognition, aging, and dementia.

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School of Graduate Psychology
Pacific University
Forest Grove, OR
USA

J. Kalra (Biography
J. Kalra

Dr. Jay Kalra is a Professor of Pathology in the University of Saskatchewan and has served as Head of the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, Saskatoon Health Region. He is recognized for his many contributions as a clinical scientist, academic leader and health system administrator. He has been a pioneer in the area of applied biochemistry by establishing the role of oxygen free radicles in the pathophysiology of cardiovascular diseases including heart failure and atherosclerosis and guidelines for thyroid-function testing, laboratory utilization. He has also contributed nationally and internationally in the area of total quality management and lean transformation strategies. He has published extensively and is the author of the book “Medical Errors and Patient Safety: Strategies to reduce and disclose medical errors and improve patience safety.”

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Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
University of Saskatchewan and Royal University Hospital
Saskatoon, SK
Canada

M. Kontoyianni (Biography
M. Kontoyianni

Dr. Kontoyianni holds a PhD in computational chemistry from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, and is an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Southern Illinois University Edwarsdville. Before joining the SIUE School of Pharmacy, she worked in Research & Development of Fortune 500 companies such as Johnson & Johnson and Procter & Gamble. Dr. Kontoyianni’s interests involve the development of computational methodologies to understand ligand recognition, and implementation of processes to accelerate drug discovery. She sits on the editorial board of several journals, holds seven patents, and is panelist for the European Union large scale grant application proposals.

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School of Pharmacy
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Edwardsville, IL
USA

S. Lahewala (Biography
S. Lahewala

Dr. Lahewala has completed Medical School from Tver, Russia, and Doctor of Medicine in Internal Medicine from a Rutgers affiliate residency program in New Jersey, USA. He is currently working as an Attending Physician and Assistant Professor of Medicine in Connecticut, USA. He has been actively doing research in Cardiology for the past 6 years. His area of research interest includes Cardiac Arrhythmias, Cardiomyopathy, and CHF. He has also served as a reviewer and editorial board member for multiple prestigious journals.

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Department of Medicine
University of Connecticut
Hartford, CT
USA

S. Masuda (Biography
S. Masuda

Dr. Shigeo Masuda received his MD from the University of Tokyo in 1996, and PhD in Hematology/Oncology from the Graduate School of Medicine, University of Tokyo, Japan. He was an Assistant Professor and an Associate Professor at Jichi Medical University, Japan, from 2007 to 2012, and joined RIKEN CDB in 2011. He studied at the Belmonte Lab in the Salk Institute from 2012 to 2014. Currently, he is an Associate Professor of Cardiovascular Surgery in Osaka University, Japan. His interest is regenerative medicine using iPS-derived cells, including molecular targeted therapy for iPS-derived undifferentiated cells to improve safety.

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Department of Cardiovascular Surgery (Sawa Lab)
Osaka University
Osaka
Japan

G. Murdaca (Biography
G. Murdaca

Dr. Murdaca has obtained Ph.D. in Sciences and Space Engineering. He is presently serving as an Assistant Professor at Internal Medicine-University of Genova-Italy. He has contributed more than 100 publications, having citations around 2373. His skills and expertise are in Immunology, Innate Immunity, T Lymphocytes, Rheumatic Diseases, Psoriasis, Clinical Immunology and Autoimmune Disease.

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Department of Internal Medicine
University of Genova
Genova
Italy

R. El Oakley
Libyan International Medical University
Benghazi
Libya

K.V. Ramana (Biography
K.V. Ramana

Dr. Ramana obtained a doctorate (Ph.D.) in Biochemistry form the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Research, Chandigarh, India. Currently, he is a Professor at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX, USA. The chief objectives of his investigations are to examine the involvement of cellular metabolism and oxidative stress signals in inflammation and to delineate the role of aldo-keto reductases and anti-oxidants in mediating the inflammatory pathways. He has published more than 100 peer reviewed articles. He is also serving as an editorial board member of several journals.

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
University of Texas
Galveston, TX
USA

S. Sanada (Biography
S. Sanada

Dr. Sanada obtained a doctorate in Cardiology from Osaka University and is an Associate Professor in Department of Medical Innovation, Osaka University Hospital. His professional career is dedicated to understanding cardiac functional or ischemic disorders and developing novel treatments. He has published more than 100 scientific publications.His continuous and outstanding contributions resulted in receiving many YIAs and other awards including JHF Research Award and Cardiology Research Award, JVDRF Okamoto Research Award, Osaka University President Encouragement Award as well as the Best Reviewers of the Year Award from JCS in 8 consecutive years from 2008.

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Department of Cardiovascular Medicine
Osaka University
Osaka
Japan

E. Soto (Biography
E. Soto

Dr. Enrique Soto is Full Time Research Professor at the Institute of Physiology of the Autonomous University of Puebla, Mexico. Is the author of more than hundred articles in peer reviewed journals and several book chapters. His main focus is on Sensory Neurobiology. His work has dealt with the study of vestibular and auditory system and holds patents for the developing of a Vestibular Prosthetic System. He is also involved in the study of ionic channels in physiology and pathophysiology. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences and the National Academy of Medicine of Mexico.

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Institute of Physiology
Autonomous University of Puebla
Puebla
Mexico

M.Z. Younis (Biography
M.Z. Younis

M.Z. Younis is an internationally recognized scholar and was a member of the Executive Committee of the International Society for Research of Healthcare Financial Management. Dr Younis has authored and published over 200 articles, abstracts and presentations in refereed journals and meetings, and has presented at national and international conferences. Dr. Younis has consulted with several organizations on Healthcare Finance, and Economics. He has presented topics, such as, healthcare reform, ownership structure, profitability, unit cost, payment system and efficiency in management, at a variety of forums and conferences in Europe, Asia and Middle East.

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Department of Health Economics & Finance
Jackson State University
Jackson, MS
USA

A.S. Warsy (Biography
A.S. Warsy

Professor Arjumand S. Warsy did his B.Sc. from St. Joseph College, Karachi University, Karachi, Pakistan (1966) and M.Sc. from Department of Biochemistry, University of Peshawar, Pakistan (1968). Later (1974) he did Ph.D. from Department of Applied Biochemistry & Nutrition, University of Nottingham, U.K. Currently, Dr Warsay is a Senior Scientist in Central Laboratory, Female Centre for Medical and Scientific studies, King Saud University.

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Center for Science and Medical Studies for Girls
King Saud University
Riyadh
Saudi Arabia

G.K. Paraskevas (Biography
G.K. Paraskevas

Dr George K. Paraskevas born in Greece and works as Associate Professor of Anatomy at Department of Anatomy, Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki (AUTH), Thessaloniki, Greece. He received the Medical degree from Medical School, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, attained the Ph.D. degree in 2000 (degree:excellent) and gained full qualification as specialist in Orthopaedic surgery in 2005. In 2005 was appointed as Postdoctoral Lecturer at Department of Anatomy, AUTH and in 2010, G.K.Paraskevas served as Assistant Professor at the Department of Anatomy in Medical School of Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece and since 2014 serves as Associate Professor.

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Department of Anatomy
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
Thessaloniki
Greece

A. Almeida (Biography
A. Almeida

Adelaide Almeida is Assistant Professor with Habilitation at the Department of Biology from the University of Aveiro (Portugal), where she got her Ph.D. degree, in 2001. She is an integrated member of the Associated Laboratory Centre for Environmental and Marine Sciences (CESAM). In the last years, she has been involved in the development and application of alternative methods to the use of antibiotics, such as photodynamic therapy and phage therapy. She has published in these fields and her publications can be found in http://www.cesam.ua.pt/adelaidealmeida

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Department of Biology
Aveiro University
Aveiro
Portugal

A. Arnaiz-Villena (Biography
A. Arnaiz-Villena

Prof. Dr. Antonio Arnaiz-Villena studied Medicine and Biology at Complutense University, Madrid, Spain, and obtained his Ph.D. doctorate in Medicine. He spent 9 years at the London Hospital Medical College and the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, London, UK, giving training in Immunology and Genetics. He came back to Spain and set up the Immunology departments of Hospital Ramon y Cajal and Hospital 12 de Octubre, Madrid. He also participated in Spanish Transplant Law redaction and promotion, for which he has recently received an award at Senate by Queen Sofia. He has published over 350 articles in Immunology, Ornithology, HLA and Population Genetics. At present, he works and is Chairman at The Madrid Regional Blood Center and University Complutense, Madrid.

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Department of Immunology
University Complutense
Madrid
Spain

D. Banerjee (Biography
D. Banerjee

Born in 1975 at Kolkata, West Bengal , India. Studied MBBS from North Bengal Medical College . Graduated out in 1999. Awarded MD (Biochemistry) in 2003 from Manipal Academy of Higher Education. Established urinary hydrogen peroxide as a biomarker of oxidative stress in malignancy. Currently working as Professor at PGIMER, Chandigarh. Continuously working for development of POCT.

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Department of Experimental Medicine and Biotechnology
PGIMER
Chandigarh
India

C. Bellan (Biography
C. Bellan

Dr. Cristiana Bellan obtained her Ph.D. degree (2006) in Quantitative and Diagnostic Pathology from University of Siena, Siena, Italy. Dr. Bellan is currently Researcher of Anatomical Pathology (Faculty of Medical Biotechnologies) at University of Siena. Her skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of PCR, Cancer Biology, Molecular Biology, Cell Biology, Cancer Research, Cancer Diagnostics, Histopathology, Microscopy, etc. Dr. Bellan, as an author/co-author, has published more than 65 articles in various journals, having over 1,860 total citations.

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Department of Medical Biotechnologies
University of Siena
Siena
Italy

M. Ciacciò (Biography
M. Ciacciò

Marcello Ciaccio is Professor of Clinical Biochemistry and Director of Section of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Medicine of the Department of Biopathology and Medical and Biotechnologies at the University of Palermo. Moreover, he is Director of the Complex Operating Unit of Analysis of Laboratory Medicine - CoreLab of the A.O.U.P. Palermo. He has been invited to take part in several conferences as moderator and as speaker. He is the Chair of the Italian Society of Clinical Biochemistry and Clinical Molecular Biology (SIBioC). He has published over 300 scientific papers and he is reviewer of several scientific journals.

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Department of Biopathology and Medical Biotechnologies
University of Palermo
Palermo
Italy

N. Daniele (Biography
N. Daniele

Dr. Nicola Daniele received Undergraduate Degree in biology (Molecular and cellular biology, genetics) in 2006 and Master Degree in biology from University of Rome in 2009. In 2014 he became a Clinical Pathologist from University of Rome. His current research areas include vitro fertilization, ICSI, studies of human gamete, zygote and embryo morphology in relation to their developmental ability, and chromosomal constitution (PGD, PGS), as well as the cryopreservation of embryos and oocytes.

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CryoLab
University of Rome “Tor Vergata”
Rome
Italy

J. Devesa (Biography
J. Devesa

MD, Ph.D, Professor of Physiology, Specialist in Endocrinology, Scientific Director of The Medical Center Foltra, Qualified Deputy in Advanced Regenerative Therapies. 25 Prizes in Research. Maximum grade reached in my professional career as researcher and medical doctor. Nominated as Excellence in Research. Reviewer of Several Spanish and Foreign Agencies for qualification projects and researchers. Member of the New York Academy of Sciences, Member of the Royal Society. Invited plenary lectures in several World Congresses around the world.

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The Medical Center Foltra
La Coruña
Spain

E. Gammella (Biography
E. Gammella

E. Gammella obtained her doctorate in pathology and neuropathology experimental (Ph.D) at the university of Milan. She worked on the field of hypoxia and pulmonary hypertension, and more recently she is working on the field of iron metabolism and its modification in different pathophysiological conditions such as increased erythropoiesis and different inflammatory processes. He authored several publications on relevant international journals.

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Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health
University of Milan
Milano
Italy

A. Jurjus (Biography
A. Jurjus

Dr. Abdo R. Jurjus is a Professor of Anatomy for the past 40 years, at the Faculty of Medicine of the American University of Beirut Dr. A.R. Jurjus is the author of more than a hundred articles and book chapters. His main focus is on inflammation, burn wound healing, He is also a member of the American Association for Advancement of Science, The N.Y. Academy of Sciences and the American Association of Anatomists.

Dr. Jurjus is also the Chair of the Animal Care Facility and Chair of the Institutional Animal care and Use Committee at the American University of Beirut.

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Department of Anatomy
American University of Beirut
Beirut
Lebanon

Y.-K Kim (Biography
Y.-K Kim

Dr. Young-Kug Kim is currently an anesthesiologist and a professor in the Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine at Asan Medical Center in Seoul, Republic of Korea. His anesthesiology specialties include urologic surgery, robotic surgery, plastic surgery, and organ transplantation. He is particularly interested in preoperative anesthetic risk evaluation, intraoperative hemodynamic monitoring, perioperative fluid management, blood transfusion management, coagulation management, and postoperative outcomes evaluation. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed scientific papers and is on the Editorial Board for multiple journals.

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Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
University of Ulsan College of Medicine
Seoul
South Korea

J. Kopecka (Biography
J. Kopecka

Dr Joanna Kopecka received her PhD degree from University of Turin, Italy in 2013. Her research focuses on basis of chemoresistance and immunoresistance of cancer cells. In particular, she is interested in finding new therapeutic approaches to target resistant cancer cells, using both pharmacological and molecular biology tools. She has coauthored more than 30 scientific papers, abstracts and reviews.

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Department of Oncology
University of Turin
Turin
Italy

K. Mangano (Biography
K. Mangano

Prof. Katia Domenica Mangano was born in Catania, Italy in January 10 th 1975. She is graduated in Chemistry and Pharmaceuticals Technologies (equivalent to Master degree) at the University of Catania, Italy and she obtained Habilitation in Pharmacist profession, in 2001 and PhD in Microbiologies Disciplines in 2004. Prof. Katia Mangano has acted and acts as reviewer and is in the Editorial Board for different journals. Her research is focused on the study of pathogenetic mechanisms involved in the study of these diseases both in animal models and in humans and on the evaluation of the efficacy of new therapeutic approaches. The aforementioned collaboration also together with other research groups, has produced 80 publications in international scientific journals reaching a h-index of 21 (Scopus 24/05/2019).

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Department of Biomedical and Biotechnological Sciences
University of Catania
Catania
Italy

P.P Mathur (Biography
P.P Mathur

Premendu P. Mathur, Ph.D. is the Vice-Chancellor, KIIT University, Bhubaneswar, India. He is Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences (India)and received Ph.D. from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He served as Dean, School of Life Sciences, Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology and Head, Center of Excellence in Bioinformatics at Pondicherry University, Pondicherry. He is General Secretary (Scientific Activities), Indian Science Congress Associationand Vice-President, Asian Association of Andrology. He has contributed more than 150 papers and book chapters. He is on the Editorial Boards of many international journals and reviewer for more than 100 journals.

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Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Banaras Hindu University
Varanasi
India

A. Nunes (Biography
A. Nunes

Alexandra Nunes completed her PhD in Chemistry in 2004 in Aveiro University, since then she has participated actively in the implementation of    several methodologies of analysis in the areas of biochemistry and metabolomics. She developed skills in the area of spectroscopy and multivariate analysis that allowed her to interpret of spectroscopic signals for the analysis of biological samples. She is interested in metabolic profiling and use FTIR as a screening tool discriminate biologic samples with different ages and with different pathologies (age related pathologies, dementia, prostate cancer and viral infection) with particular interest in protein aggregation profile.

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Department of Health Sciences
University of Aveiro
Aveiro
Portugal

B.F. Peckler (Biography
B.F. Peckler

Dr. Peckler received his undergraduate BA from Tulane University and doctorate from St. George’s University School of Medicine. He was part of a team that had developed and trauma course for primary care providers in Spanish that was given in many different countries He was the director of simulation and worked extensively with the medical school simulation program. He has been working in New Zealand part time since 2009 and has been a full time consultant since 2013 at Wellington Hospital and runs the simulation program. Simulation and educational process have been his main focus of teaching and research. He has traveled the globe presenting and giving courses in trauma, simulation, and ultrasound.

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Department of Emergency Medicine
Wellington Hospital
Wellington
New Zealand

W.F. Riesen (Biography
W.F. Riesen

Dr. Walter F. Riesen has obtained Ph.D. from University of Bern, Switzerland. He is a fellow at the Basel Institute for Immunology. He is a member of the Executive Committee and treasurer of the International Task Force for the Prevention of Coronary Heart Disease, Member of the Editorial Board of the Eur Heart Journal, Corresponding Member of the Austrian Society of Clinical Chemistry. He does his research in diagnosis and treatment of Lipid disorders. He has contributed more than 350 publications, having citations around 5812.

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Immunology Medical Faculty
University of Berne
Diessenhofen
Switzerland

G. Scalabrino (Biography
G. Scalabrino

Prof. Giuseppe Scalabrino obtained his M.D. degree in 1968 (magna cum laude) from University of Milan, Italy. Prof. Scalabrino has served most years of his career at University of Milan on the positions of Assistant Professor, Professor and Director in different departments. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Neuroscience, Neurobiology, Neurodegenerative Diseases, Neurodegeneration, Brain Diseases, Neuropathology, Central Nervous System, Cerebrospinal Fluid, Experimental Pathology, etc. Prof. Scalabrino, as an author/co-author, has published more than 80 articles in various journals, having over 1,670 total citations.

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Department of Biomedical Sciences for the Health
University of Milan
Milan
Italy

A.D. Vadlapudi (Biography
A.D. Vadlapudi

Aswani Dutt Vadlapudi, currently a Senior Scientist at Mylan Pharmaceuticals, Inc. He obtained Ph.D. degree from the University of Missouri-Kansas City. He is actively engaged in improving drug delivery and development approaches for new drug products and has extensive experience in manufacturing of oral dosage forms, process optimization, scale-up, and technical investigations. He has authored/coauthored more than 30 peer-reviewed scientific articles in reputable international journals. He is currently an Editor titled “Drug Delivery”. Dr. Vadlapudi is also the Chair for AAPS Targeted Drug Delivery and Prodrug Focus Group whose goals are to expand drug-targeting technologies impact the direction of targeted drug delivery, encourage interdisciplinary collaborations, provide a common forum for universities, industry, and government.

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Division of Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Missouri-Kansas City
Kansas City, MO
USA

R. Zhdanov (Biography
R. Zhdanov

Dr. Zhdanov obtained PhD from at N.N. Semenov Institute of Chemical Physics, USSR Academy of Sciences, Moscow in 1971. He has presently been serving as a Chief scientist and Chairman of Expert Council at the Russian Institute of Advanced Studies, RIAS at Moscow State Pedagogical University since 2013. He has valuably contributed more than 177 publications, having citations around 1399. His skills and expertise are in Material Characterization, DNA, Biophysics, Lipids, Cholesterol, Fatty Acids, Chemistry, Phospholipids, Oligonucleotides, Transfer RNA Amino acylation and Positron Annihilation.

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Department of Genetics and Bioengineering
Yeditepe University
Istanbul
Turkey

G. Cairo (Biography
G. Cairo

Dr. Gaetano Cairo is a professor of General Pathology at Department of biomedical sciences for health at University of Milan. He was a member of “Scientific research commission” from 2006-2012 and Director, Institute of General Pathology from 2004-2008. His major research interests include Molecular mechanisms controlling iron homeostasis, Gene expression under pathological conditions and Cellular response to stress. He has over 120 publications in international peer-reviewed journals. Prof Cairo has chaired many scientific sessions in international congresses and has been invited to present his work as invited lecture or selected abstract in national and international meetings.

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Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health
University of Milan
Milano
Italy


Associate Editorial Board Members:

G. Androutsopoulos (Biography
G. Androutsopoulos

Georgios Androutsopoulos completed his Degree in Medicine in 1995, at the University of Athens. He received his Medical Specialization in 2006 and his Doctorate of Medicine in 2007, at the University of Patras. He started his clinical career in 2006, as Obstetrician - Gynecologist at “Mitera” Hospital of Athens. In 2009 he became a Consultant of Obstetrics and Gynecology at General Hospital of Amfissas. He started his academic career in 2012 as a Lecturer and Consultant of Obstetrics and Gynecology at the University of Patras. In 2014 he became Assistant Professor and Consultant at the same Department.

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Department of Obstetrics & Gynecology
University of Patras
Patras
Greece

P. Erkekoglu (Biography
P. Erkekoglu

Dr. Pınar Erkekoglu did her Bachelor of Science from Faculty of Pharmacy, Hacettepe University in 1992 and Faculty of Public Relations, Anadolu University in 2002. She did her Master of Science in Pharmaceutical Toxicology from Hacettepe University in 2004. Later she did Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Toxicology from Hacettepe University in 2009. Since 2013, Dr. Erkekoglu is an Associate Professor in Hacettepe University Faculty of Pharmacy Department of Toxicology. She has around 100 papers published in international peer-reviewed journals.

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Department of Toxicology
Hacettepe University
Ankara
Turkey

G. Michail (Biography
G. Michail

Dr. Georgios Michail graduated from Athens University Medical School in 1996 and received the title of Obstetrician-Gynaecologist in 2005. After a research fellowship in Ireland (RCSI) and relevant clinical work he acquired the British Society of Colposcopy & Cervical Pathology (B.S.C.C.P.) Diagnosis & Treatment Diploma in 2006. Following a short period of private practice during which he presented his Thesis, in 2010 he was appointed as a Consultant in Obs & Gynae. Since 2013 he serves as a Senior Clinical Lecturer in Obstetrics and Gynecology in Patras University Hospital Ob/Gyn Dept., contributing in the clinical and surgical curriculum of the ward. He is Head Colposcopist of the Outpatient Cervical Pathology Clinic, and a member of the multidisciplinary Oncological Board of the Department. He is an active member of the Greek Colposcopic Community.

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Dexa Medica Group
Tangerang
Indonesia

S. Soylu (Biography
S. Soylu

Prof.Dr. Soner Soylu received his PhD from Wye College, University of London, UK in 1998. Since He is working at the Department of Plant Protection, Mustafa Kemal University, Agriculture Faculty as Academician & Researcher Professor Dr. He has more than 20 years research experience and has guided MSc and PhD thesis & Studies in the field of Plant Pathology. He is the principal investigator several externally funded projects in this area. He has published more hundreds research papers, book chapters and conference proceedings. His published research papers in different aspects have been extensively cited and has been included among "The Top 10 Cited Papers" in the particular Journal category in the area of Agriculture Science.

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Department of Plant Protection
Mustafa Kemal University
Antakya
Turkey

M. M. Donma
Department of Pediatrics
Namik Kemal University
Tekirdag
Turkey

M. Odeh (Biography
M. Odeh

Prof. Majed Odeh completed his M.D. in the Faculty of Medicine at the Technion – Israel Institute of Technology with the Prize of Excellence on his M.D. theses. He is the head of the Department of Internal Medicine A' at Bnai Zion Medical Center, Haifa, Israel, for more than eleven years, and serves as an associate professor of medicine at the Technion Faculty of Medicine. His main research interests include the role of tumor necrosis factor-α in the pathogenesis of various diseases, pathogenesis of hepatic encephalopathy, pleural diseases, obstructive sleep apnea, specific topics in rheumatology, and adverse drug reactions. Prof. Odeh has published more than 200 papers of basic and clinical research in international peer-reviewed medical and physiological journals. He is a permanent distinguished lecturer in medical education and teaching at the Technion Faculty of Medicine for more than 25 years. He is also a winner of more than 38 prizes and awards in basic and clinical research, and medical education and teaching. Prof. Odeh is the winner of Ig Noble Prize in the field of Medicine for the year 2006. He served and is serving as an Editorial Board Member or Reviewer of more than 43 international medical journals.

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Department of Internal Medicine A
Bnai Zion Medical Center
Haifa
Israel

N. Chauhan (Biography
N. Chauhan

Dr. Nidhi Chauhan is Assistant Professor at Amity Institute of Nanotechnology, Amity University, Noida, India. She has published 65 high quality research papers in International journals with H-index of 21. Her research work in the area of disease detection and biological important molecules is of high scientific and social relevance. Her research work focused on "Synthesis of nanosensing interfaces for the detection of various metabolites in clinical samples". She has made outstanding contribution in developing novel biosensors for fine detection or measurement of metabolites in human body fluids essential for reliable diagnosis and better management of human health and diseases.

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Amity Institute of Nanotechnology (AINT)
Amity University
Noida
India

M. Fiore (Biography
M. Fiore

Dr. Marco Fiore is a Senior Resident in Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care Medicine at the University of Campania "Luigi Vanvitelli" (Italy). He earned his MSc in Hepatology from the Department of Gastroenterology of the University of Padua (Italy) and Specialization in Infectious Diseases at the Second University of Naples (Italy). He is a member of the "Infection Study Group" of the Italian Society of Anesthesiology, Resuscitation and Intensive Care and the European Society of Intensive Care Medicine. Dr. Fiore' publications reflect his interest in difficult-to-treat infections in end stage liver diseases patients and non-invasive diagnostic techniques.

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Department of Anesthesiological, Surgical and Emergency Sciences
University of Campania “Luigi Vanvitelli”
Naples
Italy

M. Ortiz (Biography
M. Ortiz

Dr. Michael S Ortiz is a qualified pharmacist, pharmaceutical industry consultant and Conjoint Associate Professor at the St Vincent's Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, UNSW, Sydney. Dr Ortiz has prepared of a large number of major reimbursement submissions in a broad range of treatment areas.  His has published  the area of patient compliance and in particular, treatment persistence with cardiovascular products.

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St Vincent’s Medical School
University of New South Wales
Sydney
Australia

P. Wal (Biography
P. Wal

Dr. Pranay Wal born in India, 1983. He received the B. Pharm degree from UPTU, Lucknow, India, in 2006. M.Pharm degree iin Clinical Pharmacy from Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Manipal University, Karnataka, India, in 2008 and Ph.D. in Clinical Pharmacology from Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, JNU., India, in 2014.

Currently is working as Associate Professor Dean, R & D, Pranveer Singh Institute of Technology. He has received 7 patents, 41 research and review publications in journals and 8 books published making him a diverse person. He has received grants from the various agencies government of India namely UPCST, DST, CSIR, ICMR, NSTDEB-NIMAT, etc. for R & D projects and entrepreneurship development programmer.

Serving as SPOC for NPTEL an Initiative of IIT Madras, and have established NPTEL Centre of education an initiative of IIT Madras at our Institute. Life Member of RED CROSS Society and participated and conducted AIDS Eradication and Polio awareness programs in various districts of India.

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Pranveer Singh Institute of Technology
Kanpur
India

E. Gara
Oxford Centre for Clinical Magnetic Resonance Research
University of Oxford
Oxford
England

F. Sciandra
Institute of Molecular Recognition Chemistry. CNR
Catholic University of Sacred Heart
Rome
Italy


Executive Guest Editor:

N. Nimeri (Biography
N. Nimeri

Nuha Nimeri works as a consultant at Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (Women's Wellness and research Centre).she is a graduate from Faculty of Medicine Khartoum Sudan, and obtained her MD in pediatrics and child health from the same college.Nuha worked as Assistant Professor in Pediatrics and Child Health Department, Elneelain University. Nuha completed her Neonatal-perinatal fellowship training form Hamad Medical Corporation in2011 and worked as Research fellow after that for 3 years in PEARL study (Perinatal Neonatal Outcomes Research Study in the Arabian Gulf). Nuha has multiple research activities under her name, her work had led to many publications, book chapters, and awards. Her research interests include Neonatal and perinatal mortality and morbidities.

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Department of Pediatrics
Hamad Medical Corporation
Doha
Qatar












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