The Open Rheumatology Journal

ISSN: 1874-3129 ― Volume 15, 2021

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Xiaodong Zhou (Biography
Xiaodong Zhou

Dr. Xiaodong Zhou is a professor of Internal Medicine in the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. His major research interests include inflammation, fibrosis, genetics and autoimmunity in scleroderma, ankylosing spondylitis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis and other rheumatic diseases. He holds editorial positions in multiple medical and translational journals.


Department of Internal Medicine
University of Texas
Houston, TX

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Alberto Lo Gullo (Biography
Alberto Lo Gullo

Alberto Lo Gullo is a PhD student at University of Messina, Italy. He graduated at University of Messina and He is specialized in internal medicine. The main interest are Atherosclerosis and cardiovascular comorbidities in arthritis, biomarkers of endothelial damage, arterial stiffness, giant cell arteritis, polymyalgia rheumatica, vasculitis, periodontal involvement in systemic sclerosis. He is regular reviewer of international journals.


Department of Clinical and Experimental Medicine
University of Messina

Alvin F. Wells (Biography
Alvin F. Wells

Dr. Alvin Francis Wells obtained his Ph.D. degree (1988) from University of South Carolina (School of Medicine – Department of Microbiology and Immunology), Columbia, SC, USA. Since May 2015, Dr. Wells currently holds the position of Director at Rheumatology and Immunotherapy Center, Franklin, WI, USA. His skills and expertise mainly lie in the subject areas of Biochemistry, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Microbiology, Pharmacology, Toxicology, Pharmaceutics, Health Professions, etc. Dr. Wells, as an author/co-author, has published more than 30 articles in various journals, having over 825 total citations.


Department of Internal Medicine
Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC

Carlomaurizio Montecucco (Biography
Carlomaurizio Montecucco

Dr. Carlomaurizio Montecucco, MD, is Full Professor of Rheumatology at University of Pavia since 2000. Currently, he is also affiliated with Policlinico S. Matteo Foundation and University of Brescia. His main fields of investigation are: (1) Biomarkers in Rheumatoid Arthritis, Systemic Sclerosis and Sjogren’s Syndrome; (2) Immunopathology, Chemokines and Lymphocyte Homing in Rheumatoid Arthritis; (3) Interventional Rheumatology (synovial biopsy, salivary gland biopsy, ultrasound guided procedures); and (4) Therapy of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Polymyaglia Rheumatica. Dr. Montecucco’s he has authored/co-authored more than 280 peer-reviewed papers.


Division of Rheumatology IRCCS
University of Pavia

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Faten Frikha (Biography
Faten Frikha

Dr. Faten is an Associate Professor of Internal Medicine at the Department of Internal Medicine, Hedi Chaker Hospital, Sfax TUNISIA. Her skills and expertise are in manual therapy, Rheumatology and systemic diseases, sexology, Osteoporosis and bone diseases, Hypertension, cardio-vascular and renal diseases and Immunotherapy and biologic drugs in inflammatory and auto-immune diseases. She has contributed more than 350 publications, having citations around 404.


Department of Internal Medicine
Hedi Chaker University Hospital

Mohanad N. Sahib (Biography
Mohanad N. Sahib

Dr. Mohanad received his B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences and MSc. in Pharmaceutics from College of Pharmacy, Baghdad University, Baghdad, Iraq in 1999 and 2006, respectively. He received his Ph.D. degree in Pharmaceutical Technology from School of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Universiti Sains Malaysia in 2012. He was formerly worked as an Assistant Professor at Universiti Sains Malaysia and currently he is a Lecturer in the Faculty of Pharmacy, Al-Rafidain University College, Baghdad, Iraq. His interdisciplinary research focuses on osteoporosis and related problems, improve pharmacy practice, quality of life and management of chronic diseases. Moreover, formulation and characterization of drug delivery system.


Faculty of Pharmacy
Al-Rafidain University College

Majed Odeh (Biography
Majed 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.


Department of Internal Medicine A
Bnai Zion Medical Center

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