Editorial Board


Obesity Research - Open Journal

Christopher N. Ochner, PhD

Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology
Departments of Pediatrics and Psychiatry
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
1428 Madison Ave, New York 10029, USA

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications

Dr. Christopher Ochner completed his PhD in clinical psychology at Drexel University in Philadelphia in 2006. He then completed an individual NIH grant fellowship at the Columbia University Institute of Human Nutrition/New York Obesity Nutrition Research Center. In 2009, he received an NIH career development award and was promoted to faculty at the Columbia University College of Physicians & Surgeons. He became the youngest Columbia faculty to run an independent research laboratory, publishing 20 peer-reviewed articles since 2009. He has served as a mentor for graduate students, fullbright scholars, residents and fellows. Now, as faculty at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Director of Research Training and Development at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center. Dr. Ochner is working to develop a clinically-based program of research in the area of obesity prevention and treatment, as well as fostering the development of research in other areas within the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.

His research interests include: Nutrition, Obesity, Weight, Diet

RESEARCH PROFILE

As a research fellow at Columbia University (2006-2009), he served as Co-Investigator and Project Manager on an NIH-funded research study and, with his mentor, co-conceived and wrote an NIH R01 proposal (funded in 2009). He published eight peer-reviewed articles, four book chapters, a book and 20 abstracts. He was awarded an NIH F32 grant and multiple new investigator awards, securing over $100,000 in direct costs to fund my research.
In 2009, he received an NIH Career Development (K12) Award, becoming one of the youngest faculty members at Columbia University and the youngest to form an independent research laboratory. In the next three years, he published 12 peer-reviewed articles, four book chapters and >20 abstracts. He was awarded nearly $400,000 in direct costs to fund my research, and received scores on two submitted NIH R01 proposals. Since coming to Mount Sinai in October 2012, he implemented a clinical trial, published four peer reviewed articles, obtained over $94,000 in grant funding and have an additional $2.8M in grant funding pending review. He have pioneered research in several areas of obesity. He was the first to publish significant associations between: calcium intake and weight loss maintenance; neural asymmetry and eating patterns; menopausal status and weight loss after bariatric surgery and; changes in neural responsivity and changes in food preferences. His work has been published in numerous international journals, featured on two journal covers, highlighted in an NIH/NIDDK publication, featured in world and national news, and cited grater than 500 times in other published work.


CLINICAL PROFILE

During his doctoral training in clinical psychology at Drexel University (ranked 7th nationally at the time), he worked as an Assessment Counselor at the 126-bed Brooke Glen Behavioral Hospital and as a Behavioral Health Clinician at the MCP Hahnemann University Hospital. He received an Exemplary Contribution Award from Brooke Glen and a full-time offer from MCP Hahnemann. He was also invited to author an online APA-approved continuing education course on implementing a weight management program, and an invited seminar leader for an APA-approved continuing education course on treating medical non-compliance. Utilizing his training in cognitive behavioral therapy through my doctoral program, and interpersonal psychotherapy through his clinical practicum training, He developed a hybrid cognitive-behavioral-interpersonal therapy. This approach was adopted as the preferred form of treatment at The Associates in Psychology, a large psychological practice in Philadelphia. Following completion of my doctoral training, he was offered a full partnership in the practice. By that time, however, his primary interests lied in education and research.
At the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center, he serve as a member of the Clinical Competency Committee, which is responsible for overseeing and ensuring optimal clinical performance of medical fellows. Concurrently, he developed and now direct the Healthy Body Obesity Treatment Program, which serves the 3,000+ obese adolescents seen annually at the Mount Sinai Adolescent Health Center. He recruited and trained 13 volunteers to coordinate patient enrollment and deliver the intervention. Two months after its inception, this program has 34 enrollees and effectiveness data is being collected.


IMPACT

With obesity reaching pandemic proportions, much of his work has received international attention. He have been fortunate in having been able to present my work to 40 national and international audiences, and having his work published in a number of international journals (e.g., International Journal of Obesity). In addition, a psychological scale hedeveloped (The Male Body Dissatisfaction Scale) has been translated into Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Swedish, French and Turkish.
This international recognition led to invited opportunities to serve as a plenary session expert panel speaker at an international conference (Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior), serve as an external grant reviewer for the National Science Centre in Poland and the Chief Scientist Office Experimental & Translational Medicine Research Committee in Scotland, and participate in the Benjamin Franklin / Lafayette Seminar in Frejus, France, which takes place every three years and is limited to the 50 most influential obesity researchers of the day. He have also received invitations to join the editorial board of an international bioscience journal (Advances in Bioscience and Biotechnology), as well as the International Journal of Nutrition. Currently, he is collaborating with parties in Portugal (Dr. Paulo Machado) and the Netherlands (Dr. Jan Apers) on grant proposals (serving as a co-investigator), as well as publishing recent work with Sr. colleagues in Switzerland (Drs. Nori Geary and Lori Asarian).
His recent work is the first to propose an explanation for the near universal failure of weight loss dieting. This work suggests that the majority of current weight loss efforts have very limited chance for long-term success and that an alternate approach is necessary for effective treatment of obesity. Specifically, my work presents neurobiological evidence that the restrictive nature of conventional weight loss diet interventions may be counterproductive in increasing the perceived reward value of unhealthy foods, making dietary failure nearly inevitable. He was contracted by the Association of American Medical Colleges to write a paragraph and questions about the neurobiological studies leading to this conclusion, which will be included on the MCAT 2015. This work suggests that weight loss interventions should focus on reducing reward expectancy rather than increasing inhibition. This line of investigation directly answers the NIHs call for new ways to conceptualize and treat obesity, and holds implications for all non-surgical and non-pharmacological weight loss interventions, which constitutes >90% of obesity treatment worldwide.
Since coming to Mount Sinai in October 2012, he have been quoted as an expert in >50 national and international media outlets, including the New York Times and Wall Street Journal. His most recent published research presents empirical evidence that the human body adopts an individuals highest sustained body weight and will then vehemently defend that weight with the very same biological mechanisms as it would to prevent death from starvation. This research explains why yo-yo dieting occurs, and why less than 1% of individuals are ever able to achieve and maintain a healthy body weight after being obese for an extended period of time. It was featured on NY1 and World News with Diane Sawyer late in 2013. While at Mount Sinai, he have also been appointed as a content expert for the Society for Behavioral Medicine, a member of the Public Affairs Committee for The Obesity Society, an advisory board member for the journal Obesity & Control and to the editorial board for four peer reviewed scientific journals.
Most recently, the Healthy Weight Program has received interest from the New York City Mayor’s office, with which he was engaged in on-going talks in an effort to disseminate this program, and a full-page feature about this research is scheduled to appear in the NY Daily News Sunday edition on March 9, 2014. Finally, he have just been asked to head the composition of two editorial position papers regarding The Obesity Societys Treat Obesity Seriously campaign for the Journal of the American Medical Association and The New England Journal of Medicine.

Peer Reviewed Original Contributions


1. Ochner C, Lowe M. Self-Reported Changes in Dietary Calcium and Energy Intake Predict Weight Regain following a Weight Loss Diet in Obese Women. Journal of Nutrition. 2007; 137: 2324-2328.
2. Lowe M, Tappe K, Annunziato R, et al. The effect of training in reduced energy density eating and food self-monitoring accuracy on weight loss maintenance: A randomized controlled trial. Obesity. 2008; 16: 2016-2023. doi: 10.1038/oby.2008.270
3. Ochner C, Green D, van J, Kounios J, Lowe M. Asymmetric Prefrontal Cortex Activation inRelation to Markers of Overeating in Obese Humans. Appetite. 2009; 53: 44-49. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2009.04.220
4. Lowe MR, Butryn M, Didie E, et al. The Power of Food Scale: A New Measure of the Psychological Influence of the Food Environment. Appetite. 2009; 53: 114-118. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2009.05.016
5. Ochner C, Gray J, Brickner K. The development and initial validation of a new measure of male body dissatisfaction. Eating Behaviors. 2009; 10: 197-201. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2009.06.002
6. Ochner C, Puma L, Raevuori A, Teixeira J, Geliebter A. Effectiveness of a prebariatric surgery insurance-required weight loss regimen and relation to postsurgical weight loss. Obesity. 2010; 18: 287-292. doi: 10.1038/oby.2009.230
7. Lowe M, Tappe K, Butryn M, et al. An Intervention Study Targeting Nutritional Intake in Worksite Cafeterias. Eating Behaviors. 2010; 11: 144-151. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2010.01.002
8. Ochner C, Kwok Y, Conceicao E, et al. Selective Reduction of Neural Responses to High Calorie Foods Following Gastric Bypass Surgery. Annals of Surgery. 2011; 253: 502-507. doi: 10.1097/SLA.0b013e318203a289
9. Isaacson R, Safdieh J, Ochner C. Effectiveness of Continuum as a teaching tool for medical students. Neurology. 2011; 76: 125-130.
10. Stice E, Rohde P, Gau J, Ochner C. Relation of Depression to Perceived Social Support: Results from a Randomized Depression Prevention Trial. Behaviour Research and Therapy. 2011; 49: 361-366. doi: 10.1016/j.brat.2011.02.009
11. Ochner C, Stice E, Hutchins E, et al. Relation between changes inneural responsivity and reductions in desire to eat high-calorie foods following gastric bypass surgery. Neuro science. 2012; 209: 128-135. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroscience.2012.02.030
12. Ochner C, Laferrere B, Afifi L, Atalayer D, Geliebter A, Teixeira J. Neural Responsivity to Food Cues in Fasted and Fed States Pre and Post Gastric Bypass Surgery. Neuro science Research. 2012; 74: 138-143. doi: 10.1016/j.neures.2012.08.002
13. Ochner C, Jochner M, Caruso E, Teixeira J, Sunyer F. Effect of preoperative body mass index onweight loss after obesity surgery. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2013; 9: 423-427. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2012.12.009
14. Geliebter A, Korins M, Hernandez D, et al. Supermarket discounts of low-energy foods: Effects on purchasing, food intake, and body weight. Obesity. 2013; 21: E542-548. doi: 10.1002/oby.20484
15. Ochner C, Texiera J, Geary N, Asarian L. Greater Short-Term Weight Loss in Women 20-45 versus 55-65 Years of Age Following Bariatric Surgery. Obesity Surgery. 2013; 23: 1650-1654. doi: 10.1007/s11695-013-0984-1
16. Ochner C. A Neural Theory of Food Selection in a Toxic Food Environment. Frontiers in Behavioral Neuro science.


Other Peer Reviewed Publications

1. Ochner C, Geliebter A. Binge Eating Disorder. Obesity Management. 2007; 3(4): 161-164.
2. Geliebter A, Ochner C, Aviram R. Appetite Related Gut Peptides in Obesity and Binge Eating Disorder. American Journal of Lifestyle Medicine. 2008; 2: 305-314.
3. Lowe M, Van Steenburgh J, Ochner C, Coletta M. Neural correlates of individual differences related to appetite. Physiology and Behavior. 2009; 5: 561-571. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2009.04.001
4. Gibson C, Carnell S, Ochner C, Geliebter A. Neuroimaging, gut peptides and obesity: novel studies of the neurobiology of appetite. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 2010; 22: 833-845. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2826.2010.02025.x
5. Ochner C, Gibson C, Carnell S, Dambkowski C, Geliebter A. Alterations in the Neurohormonal Regulation of Energy Intake through Bariatric Surgery for Obesity. Physiology and Behavior. 2010; 100: 549-559.
6. Ochner C, Gibson C, Shanik M, Goel V, Geliebter A. Changes in neurohormonal gut peptides following bariatric surgery. International Journal of Obesity. 2011; 35: 153-166. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2010.132
7. Carnell S, Gibson C, Benson L, Ochner C, Geliebter A. Neuroimaging, appetite and obesity: currentknowledge and future directions. Obesity Reviews. 2012; 13: 43-56. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2011.00927.x
8. Ochner C, Dambkowski C, Yeomans B, Teixeira J, Sunyer F. Pre bariatric weight loss requirements and the effect of preoperative weight loss on postoperative outcome. International Journal of Obesity. 2012; 36: 1380-1387.doi: 10.1038/ijo.2012.60
9. Ochner C, Barrios D, Lee C, Sunyer F. Biological Mechanisms of Weight Regain following WeightLoss Diet in Obese Humans. Physiology and Behavior. 2013; 120: 106-113.doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2013.07.009
10. Ochner C, Tsai A, Kushner R. Treating Obesity Seriously: Recommendations from the Obesity Society. Journal of the American Medical Association.

Manoj Sharma, MBBS, MCHES, PhD, FAAHB

Professor
Health Promotion & Education
University of Cincinnati
Teachers College, 526 HA
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0068, USA

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications

Manoj Sharma, MBBS, MCHES, Ph.D., FAAHB, is a professor in the Health Promotion and Education program and Department of Environmental Health at the University of Cincinnati. He is a physician by initial training and has also completed his doctorate in Preventive Medicine/Public Health from The Ohio State University. He has worked in Community Health designing and evaluating health education programs for more than 25 years at all levels: local (Columbus Health Department, Omaha Healthy Start Program, Lead Safe Omaha Coalition); state (Nebraska Health & Human Services, Ohio Commission on Minority Health, Ohio Department of Health); national (American School Health Association, National Commission for Health Education Credentialing); and international (India, Italy, Mongolia, Nepal, United Arab Emirates, Vietnam).

His research interests are in designing and evaluating theory-based health education and health promotion programs, childhood obesity, alternative and complementary systems of health, and community-based participatory research.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS:

• American Public Health Association (1994 onward).
• American Academy of Health Behavior (2002 onward).
• Eta Sigma Gamma (Health Education Honorary Society) (Life member since 1992).
• American School Health Association (Life member since 1992).
• Indian Association of Preventive & Social Medicine (Life member since 1991).
• Indian Society for Training & Development (Life member since 1990).
• Indian Science Congress Association (Life member since 1985).
• Ohio State University Alumni Association (Life member since 1997).


CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSURES, & REGISTRATIONS:

• Licensed and registered to practice medicine and surgery anywhere in India, Registered with Medical Council of India (MCI), New Delhi, India (1986 onward).
• Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES), certified by National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. (NCHEC), Whitehall, PA (1999-2011CHES, April 2011 onward MCHES).
• Certified Kundalini Yoga Meditation Master, certified by Universal Peace Foundation (UPF), Erode, India (1999 onward).
• Certified Peer Reviewer for online courses, Quality Matters, (2012 onward).

Articles in peer-reviewed journals

1.Knowlden A, Sharma M. Process evaluation of the Enabling Mothers to prevent Pediatric Obesity through Web based learning and Reciprocal Determinism EMPOWER. Randomized Control Trial. Health Promotion Practice. doi: 10.1177/1524839914523431
2.Dai C, Sharma M. Between inhale and exhal Yoga as an intervention in smoking cessation. Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary Alternative Medicine. doi: 10.1177/2156587214524580
3.Elmore S, Sharma M. Predicting childhood obesity prevention behaviors using social cognitive theory among upper elementary African American children. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. doi: 10.2190/IQ.34.2.f
4. Han H, Sharma L, Zeng M, Zhang H, Li Y, Zhao H. Evaluation of cognitive and behavioral effects of peer education model-based intervention to sun safe in children. Iranian Journal of Public Health.
5.Ickes M, Haider T, Sharma M. Alcohol abuse prevention programs in college students. Journal of Substance Use.
6.Sharma M. Yoga as an alternative and complementary approach for arthritis: A systematic review. Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary Alternative Medicine. 2014; 19(1): 51-58. doi: 10.1177/2156587213499918
7.Zhou W, Ma R, Sharma M, Zhao Y. Nutritional attitudes of homosexual people living with Human Immunodeficiency Virus HIV in Chongqing, Southwest China. A cross sectional study. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 2013; 34(1): 87-100. doi: 10.2190/IQ.34.1.g
8. Sharma M. Yoga as an alternative and complementary approach for stress management: A systematic review. Journal of Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine. 2014; 19(1): 59-67. doi: 10.1177/2156587213503344
9. Sharma M, Branscum P. School based drug abuse prevention programs in high school students. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education. 2013; 57(3): 51-65.
10. Asare M, Sharma M. Establishing validity and reliability of a scale for measuring safer sex and sexual communication behaviors among African immigrants based on health belief model and acculturation. Journal of Immigrant Refugee Studies. doi: 10.1080/15562948.2013.826842
11. Mehta P, Sharma M, Lee R. Designing and evaluating a health belief model based intervention to increase intent of HPV vaccination among college men. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 2013; 34(1): 101-117. doi: 10.2190/IQ.34.1.h.
12. Knowlden A,Ickes P, Sharma M. Systematic analysis of tobacco treatment interventions implemented in worksite settings. Journal of Substance Use.
13. Sharma M, Haider T, Knowlden A. Yoga as an alternative and complementary treatment for cancer: A systematic review. Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine. 2013; 19(11): 870-875. doi: 10.1089/acm.2012.0632
14. Haider T, Sharma M. Barriers to family planning and contraception uptake in sub Saharan Africa. A systematic review. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 2012; 33(4): 403-413. doi: 10.2190/IQ.33.4.g
15. Branscum P, Sharma M. Comparing the utility of the theory of planned behavior between boys and girls for predicting snack food consumption: Implications for practice. Health Promotion Practice. 2014; 15(1):134-140. doi: 10.1177/1524839913481974
16. Ickes M, Sharma M. A systematic review of community-based childhood obesity prevention programs. Journal of Obesity Weight Loss Therapy. 2013; 3: 188. doi: 10.1542/peds.2013-0886
17. Knowlden A, Sharma M. Narrative topical review of sleep for public health professionals. WebmedCentral Plus. 2013; 4(10): 1-15.
18. Sharma M, Haider T. Tai chi as an alternative and complementary therapy for patients with asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease: A systematic review. Journal of Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine. 2013; 18(3): 209-215.
19. Knowlden A, Sharma M. Systematic review of school-based obesity interventions targeting African American and Hispanic children. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2013; 24(3): 1194-1214. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2013.0129
20. Mehta P, Sharma M, Lee R. Using health belief model in qualitative focus groups to identify HPV vaccine acceptability in college men. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 2012; 33(2): 175-187. doi: 10.2190/IQ.33.2.f
21. Bailey A, Sharma M, Jubin M. The mediating role of social support cognitive appraisal and quality health care in Black mothers stress-resilience process following loss to gun violence. Violence and Victims. 2013; 28(2): 233-247.
22. Knowlden A, Sharma M, Kanekar A, Atri A. Sense of coherence and hardiness as predictors of the mental health of college students. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 2012; 33(1): 55-68. doi: 10.2190/IQ.33.1.e
23. Branscum P, Sharma M, Wang L, Wilson B, Guyler L. A process evaluation of a social-cognitive-theory-based childhood obesity prevention intervention: The Comics for Health program. A process evaluation of a social-cognitive-theory-based childhood obesity prevention intervention. Health Promotion Practice. 2013; 14(2): 189-198. doi: 10.1177/1524839912437790
24. Branscum P, Sharma M. Beyond traditional lifestyle interventions. Using the Beyond Scared Straight program to demonstrate theory. Health Education Teaching Techniques Journal. 2013; 3(1): 8-20.
25. Asare M, Sharma M, Bernard A, et al. Using the health belief model to determine safer sexual behavior among African immigrants. Journal of Health Care for the Poor and Underserved. 2013; 24: 120-134. doi: 10.1353/hpu.2013.0020
26. Sharma M, Haider T. Tai Chi as an alternative or complementary therapy for patients with depression. A systematic review. Journal of Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine. 2013; 18(1): 68-74.
27. Sharma M, Haider T. Yoga as an alternative and complementary therapy for patients suffering from anxiety: A systematic review. Journal of Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine. 2013; 18(1): 40-47.
28.Sharma M, Haider T. Yoga as an alternative and complementary treatment for patients with low back pain: A systematic review. Journal of Evidence Based Complementary Alternative Medicine. 2013; 18(1): 48-53.
29.Branscum P, Sharma M, Wang L,Wilson B, Guyler L. A true challenge for any superhero. An evaluation of a comic book obesity prevention program. Family and Community Health. 2013; 36(1): 63-76. doi: 10.1097/FCH.0b013e31826d7607
30. Mehta P, Sharma M. Evaluation of a social cognitive theory based yoga intervention to reduce anxiety. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 2012; 32(3): 205-217. doi: 10.2190/IQ.32.3.d
31. Knowlden A, Sharma M. Health belief model predictors of undergraduate students engagement in short messaging services while operating a motor vehicle. Safety Science Monitor. 2012; 16(1): 1-10.
32. Branscum P, Sharma M. Creating healthy heroes: Helping children create comic books to reinforce healthy lifestyles. Health Education Teaching Techniques Journal. 2012; 2(1): 88-102.
33. Sharma M, Haider T, Bose P. Yoga as an alternative and complementary treatment for asthma. A systematic review. Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary Alternative Medicine. 2012; 17(3): 212-217.
34. Sharma M, Haider T. Yoga as an alternative and complementary treatment for hypertensive patients A systematic review. Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary Alternative Medicine. 2012; 17(3): 199-205.
35. Haider T, Sharma M, Bernard A. Using social cognitive theory to predict exercise behavior among South Asian college students. Journal of Community Medicine and Health Education. 2012; 2(6): 155.
36. Knowlden A, Sharma M. A feasibility and efficacy randomized controlled trial of an online preventative program for childhood obesity: Protocol for the EMPOWER intervention. Journal of Medical Internet Research: Research Protocols2012; 1(1): e5. doi: 10.2196/resprot.2141
37. Asare M, Sharma M. Role of health belief model on sexual communication among African immigrants. American Journal of Health Studies.2012; 27(2): 97-106.
38. Ickes M, Sharma M. (Does behavioral intention predict physical activity behaviors related to adolescent obesity. Archives of Exercise in Health and Disease. 2012; 3(1-2): 173-182.
39. Claros E, Sharma M. The relationship between emotional intelligence and abuse of alcohol, marijuana, and tobacco among college students. Journal of Alcohol Drug Education. 2012; 56(1): 8-37.
40. Branscum P, Sharma M. Applying the Freirian model to the development and evaluation of problematic drinking. Journal of Alcohol Drug Education. 2012; 56(1): 59-82.
41. Knowlden A, Sharma M. Systematic review of family and home based interventions targeting pediatric overweight and obesity. Obesity Reviews. 2012; 13(6): 499-508. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2011.00976.x
42. Jimba K, Sharma M. Ethnic differences in susceptibility to smoking and intention to smoke on smoking behavior among adolescents. Journal of Community Medicine and Health Education. 2012; 2: 14.
43. Branscum P, Sharma M. Using the theory of planned behavior to predict two types of snack food consumption among upper elementary children: Implications for practice. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 2011; 32(1): 41-55. doi: 10.2190/IQ.32.1.e
44. Branscum P, Sharma M. Afterschool based obesity prevention interventions: A comprehensive review of the literature. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2012; 9: 1438-1457. doi: 10.3390/ijerph9041438
45. Mehra R, Branscum P, Sharma M. A needs assessment of factory workers in India for health promotion programs. Journal of Community Medicine and Health Education. 128.
46. Sharma M, Knowlden A. Role of yoga in preventing and controlling Type 2 diabetes mellitus. Journal of Evidence-Based Complementary Alternative Medicine.2012; 17: 88-95.
47. Knowlden A, Sharma M, Bernard A. Sleep hygiene of a sample of undergraduate students at a Midwestern University. American Journal of Health Studies. 2012; 27(1): 23-31.
48. Knowlden A, Sharma M, Bernard A. Theory of Planned Behavior research model for predicting the sleep intentions and behaviors of undergraduate college students. Journal of Primary Prevention. 2012; 33(1): 19-31. doi: 10.1007/s10935-012-0263-2
49. Ickes M, Sharma M. A systematic review of physical activity interventions in Hispanic adults. Journal of Environmental and Public Health. 2012; 156435.
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51. Kanekar A, Sharma M. Teaching modules to build HIV/AIDS knowledge and safer sex skills among African-American college students. Journal of Health Education Teaching. 2011; 2(1): 12-28.
52. Ickes M, Sharma M. Establishing validity and reliability of an instrument using the Theory of Planned Behavior to predict behaviors related to obesity in middle school students. The International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 2010; 31(3): 291-307. doi: 10.2190/IQ.31.3.g
53. Branscum P,Sharma M. Predictors of snack food consumption among upper elementary children using social cognitive theory. Journal of Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences. 2011; 5(1): 23-37.
54. Asare M, Sharma M. HIV/AIDS prevention interventions in African American heterosexuals. Californian Journal of Health Promotion. 2011; 9(1): 43-55.
55. Nabors L, Adams R Vaughn L, et al. Factors influencing childrens judgments of overweight peers. International Journal of Pediatric Obesity. 2011; 6(2-2): e449-e456. doi: 10.3109/17477166.2010.545409
56. Knowlden A, Sharma M. Examining the effectiveness of interventions designed to increase mammography adherence among African American women. American Journal of Health Sciences. 2011; 2(2): 29-38.
57. Ickes M, Sharma M. A review of childhood obesity prevention interventions targeting African American children. Vulnerable Children Youth Studies. 2011; 6(2): 103-123. doi: 10.1080/17450128.2011.564227
58. Mehta P, Sharma M. Internet and cell phone based physical activity interventions in adults. Archives of Exercise in Health and Disease. 2011; 2(2): 108-113.
59. Branscum P, Sharma M. A systematic analysis of childhood obesity prevention interventions targeting Hispanic children: Lessons learned from the previous decade. Obesity Reviews. 2011; 12(501): e151-e158. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2010.00809.x
60. Sharma M. Dietary education in school-based childhood obesity prevention programs. Advances in Nutrition. 2011; 2: 207S-216S.
61. Ickes M, Sharma M. Does behavioral intention predict nutrition behaviors related to adolescent obesity Infant, Child. Adolescent Nutrition. 2011; 3: 38-48. doi: 10.1177/1941406410395017
62. Weber A, Sharma M. Enhancing effectiveness of physical activity interventions among older adults. American Journal of Health Studies. 2011; 26(1): 25-36.
63. Bohl S, Sharma M, Jones C. All-terrain vehicle-related injuries and hospitalization: An examination of the influence of age and alcohol or drugs. The Open Epidemiology Journal. 2011; 4: 123-132.
64. Mehta P,Sharma M. Yoga as a complementary therapy for clinical depression. Complementary Health Practice Review. 2010; 15(3): 156-170.
65. Mehta P, Sharma M. Internet and cell phone based smoking cessation programs among adolescents. Acta Didactica Napocensia. 2010; 3(4): 11-20.
66. Asare M, Sharma M. Physical activity, exercise, and nutrition interventions for weight control in African American women. Acta Didactica Napocensia. 2010; 3(3): 54-64.
67. Asare M, Sharma M. Using the Theory of Planned Behavior to predict safer sexual behavior in Ghanaian immigrants in a large Midwestern city in the US. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 2009; 30(4): 321-335. doi: 10.2190/IQ.30.4.d
68. Branscum P, Sharma M, Kaye G, Succop P. An evaluation of the validity and reliability of a food behavior checklist modified for children. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior. 2010; 42(5): 349-352. doi: 10.1016/j.jneb.2009.12.005
69. Lakhan R, Sharma M. Knowledge, attitudes, and practices (KAP) survey of families toward their children with intellectual disability in Barwani, India. Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal. 2010; 21(2): 101-117.
70.Branscum P, Kaye G, Succop P, Sharma M. An evaluation of holiday weight gain among elementary-aged children. Journal of Clinical Medicine Research. 2010; 2(4): 161-171.
71.Mehta P, Sharma M, Bernard A. Social cognitive theory as a predictor of dietary behavior and leisure time physical activity behavior in middle aged Asian Indian women residing in United States. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 2009; 30(3): 257-269. doi: 10.2190/IQ.30.3.f
72.DAlonzo K, Sharma M. The influence of marianismo beliefs on physical activity of mid-life immigrant Latinas: A photovoice study. Qualitative Research in Sport and Exercise. 2010; 2(2): 229-249.
73.Kanekar A, Sharma M. Pharmacological approaches for management of child and adolescent obesity. Journal of Clinical Medicine Research. 2010; 2(3): 105-111. doi: 10.4021/jocmr2010.05.288w
74. Kanekar A, Sharma M. Interventions for safer sex behaviors among college students. American Journal of Health Studies. 2010; 25(3): 138-148.
75. Kanekar A, Sharma M. Determinants of safer sex behaviors among college students. Acta Didactica Napocensia. 2010; 3(1): 27-38.
76. Kanekar A, Sharma M, Cottrell R, Succop P, Bernard A. Theory based safer sex intervention among African-American college students. American Journal of Health Studies. 2010; 25(1): 52-59.
77. Sharma M , Branscum P. Novel and emerging approaches to combat adolescent obesity. Adolescent Health, Medicine, and Therapeutics. 2010; (1): 9-19.
78. Branscum P, Sharma M. A review of motivational interviewing based interventions targeting problematic drinking among college students. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly. 2010; 28(1): 63-77. doi: 10.1080/07347320903436276
79. Kanekar A, Sharma M, Joshi V. Vitamin D Deficiency a clinical spectrum. Is there a symptomatic non-osteomalacic state. International Journal of Endocrinology. 2010; 521457.
http://www.hindawi.com/journals/ije/2010/521457.html.
80. Kanekar A, Sharma M, Atri A. Enhancing social support, hardiness, and acculturation to improve mental health among Asian Indian International students. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 2009; 30(1): 55-68. doi: 10.1155/2010/521457
81. Sharma M, Mehan M, Surabhi S. Using social cognitive theory to predict obesity prevention behaviors among preadolescents in India. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 2008; 29(4): 351-361.doi: 10.2190/IQ.29.4.e
82. Branscum P, Sharma M. Comic books an untapped medium for health promotion. American Journal of Health Studies. 2009; 24(4): 430-439.
83. Ickes M, Sharma M. Worksite health promotion: A practical strategy for obesity prevention. American Journal of Health Studies. 2009; 24(3): 343-352.
84. Kanekar A, Sharma M, Wray J. Review of qualitative studies of HIV related sexual practice among college students and adolescents: Directions for research. Californian Journal of Health Promotion. 2009; 7(1): 99-110.
85. Yeramaneni S, Sharma M. Predictors of alcohol use and binge drinking among Asian Indian students based on social cognitive theory. American Journal of Health Studies. 2009; 24(2): 287-297.
86. Kanekar A, Sharma M. Meta-analysis of school-based childhood obesity interventions in United States and United Kingdom. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 2008; 29(3): 241-256. doi: 10.2190/IQ.29.3.d
87. Kanekar A, Sharma M. Using social cognitive theory to predict safer sex behaviors in African American college students. Acta Didactica Napocensia. 2009; 2(2): 51-56.
88. Canavera M, Sharma M, Murnan J. Development and pilot testing a social cognitive theory based intervention to prevent childhood obesity among elementary students in rural Kentucky. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 2008; 29(1): 57-70. doi: 10.2190/IQ.29.1.e
89. Yung B, Leahy P, Deason L, et al. Capacity building needs of minority health nonprofits. Evaluation and Program Planning. 2008; 31(4): 382-391.
90. Stacy R, Sharma M, Torrence W. Evaluation of the use of a parent-held child health record by pregnant women and mothers of young children. Californian Journal of Health Promotion. 2008; 6(1): 138-142.
91. Sharma M, Ickes M. Psychosocial determinants of childhood and adolescent obesity. Journal of Social, Behavioral and Health Sciences. 2008; 2: 33-49.
http://www.publishing.waldenu.edu/jsbhs/vol2/iss1/3/..
92. Sharma M. Physical activity interventions in Hispanic American girls and women. Obesity Reviews. 2008; 9: 560-571. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2008.00501.x
93. Kanekar A, Sharma M. Factors affecting condom usage among college students in South Central Kentucky. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 2007; 28(4): 337-349. doi: 10.2190/IQ.28.4.f
94. Atri A, Sharma M, Cottrell R. Role of social support, hardiness and acculturation as predictors of mental health among the international students of Asian Indian origin. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 2006; 27(1): 59-73.
95. Fahrenwald N, Belitz L, Keckler C, Sharma M. Sharing the Gift of Life: An intervention to increase organ and tissue donation for American Indians. Progress in Transplantation. 2007; 17(4): 281-287.
96. Sharma M. Behavioural interventions for preventing and treating obesity in adults. Obesity Reviews. 8(5): 441-449.
97. Atri, A Sharma M. Psychoeducation: Implications for the profession of health education. Californian Journal of Health Promotion. 2007; 5(4): 32-39.
98. Kanekar A, Sharma M. Tobacco prevention interventions in adolescents. Californian Journal of Health Promotion. 2007; 5(3): 120-130.
99. Murnan J, Sharma M, Lin D. Predicting childhood obesity behaviors using social cognitive theory: Children in China. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 2006; 26 (1): 73-84.
100. Sharma M. Community participation in community-based rehabilitation programmes. Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal. 2007; 18: 85-96.
101. Ickes M, Sharma M. Community, family, and school-based interventions for HIV/AIDS prevention in African American adolescents. Californian Journal of Health Promotion. 2007; 5(1): 39-54.
102. Sharma M. International school-based interventions for preventing obesity in children. Obesity Reviews. 2007; 8 (2): 155-167.
103. Sharma M. Evaluation in community-based rehabilitation programmes: A strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats analysis. Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal. 2007; 18: 37-52.
104. Sharma M, Corbin D. A preliminary study of the effects of an innovative social cognitive theory driven yoga-based behavioral intervention on smoking cessation. Californian Journal of Health Promotion. 2006; 4(4): 63-76.
105. Sharma M, Wagner D, Wilkerson J. Predicting childhood obesity prevention behaviors using social cognitive theory. International Quarterly of Community Health Education. 2005; 24(3): 191-203.
106. Sharma M. School-based interventions for childhood and adolescent obesity. Obesity Reviews. 2006; 7(3): 261-269.
107. Drent, A, Sharma M. Survey of prevalence and attitudes of health-related self-help approaches among older adults. Californian Journal of Health Promotion. 2006; 4(2): 59-65.
108. Atri A, Sharma M. Designing a mental health education program for South Asian international students in United States. Californian Journal of Health Promotion. 2006; 4(2): 144-154.
109. Sharma M. Designing effective health education interventions for prevention of obesity in South Asian Americans. Californian Journal of Health Promotion 2006; 4(1): 119-128.
110. Sharma M. Applying Freirian model for development and evaluation of community-based rehabilitation programs. Asia Pacific Disability rehabilitation Journal. 2006; 17: 42-49.
111. Sharma M, Sargen L, Stacy R. Predictors of leisure time physical activity among African American women. American Journal of Health Behavior. 2005; 29: 352-359.
112. Sharma M. Health Education in India: A strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats analysis. The International Electronic Journal of Health Education. 2005; 8: 80-85.
113. Sharma M. Effects of a yoga intervention as a supportive therapy in arthritis. Yoga Studies.2005; 4: 12-16.
114. Sharma M. Reifying capability theory in disability and rehabilitation research. Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal, 16, 110-116. (Article reproduced in Greek in Educational Sciences- Epistimes Agogis Journals issue on Inclusive Policies and Contemporary Special Education: Theoretical Issues and Empirical Studies. 2005; 77-82.
115. Sharma M. Using focus groups in community-based rehabilitation. Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal. 2005; 16: 41-50.
116. Sharma M. Viable methods for evaluation of community-based rehabilitation programmes. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2004; 26: 326-334.
117. Sharma M, Deepak, S. An intercountry study of expectations, roles, attitudes and behaviors of community-based rehabilitation volunteers. Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal. 2003; 14: 179-190.
118. Fahrenwald NL, Sharma M. Development and expert evaluation of Moms on the Move, a physical activity intervention for WIC mothers. Public Health Nursing. 2002; 19: 423-439.
119. Sullivan, T Sharma M, Stacy RD. Effects of a brief training program for lay health volunteers to facilitate smoking cessation among African Americans. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education. 2002; 47(2): 4-17.
120. Sharma M, Deepak S. A brief case study of community-based rehabilitation program in Mongolia. Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal. 2002; 13: 11-18.
121. Sharma M. Pilot test of a Kundalini yoga intervention developing mind-body connection. International Journal of Yoga Therapy. 2001; 11: 85-91.
122. Sharma M, Deepak S. A participatory evaluation of community-based rehabilitation program in North Central Vietnam. Disability and Rehabilitation. 2001; 23: 352-358.
123. Deepak S, Sharma M. Volunteers and community-based rehabilitation. Asia Pacific Disability Rehabilitation Journal. 2001; 12: 141-148.
124. Dennison D, Corbin D, Sharma M, Grandgenett N. Internet use policies and implications for health education: A survey of Nebraska school board presidents. The International Electronic Journal of Health Education. 2001; 4: 354-360.
125. Sharma M, Petosa R, Heaney C. Evaluation of a brief intervention based on social cognitive theory to develop problem solving skills among sixth grade children. Health Education and Behavior. 1999; 26: 465-477.
126. Sharma M, Petosa R. Impact of expectant fathers in breast-feeding decision. Journal of the American Dietetic Association. 1997; 97: 1311-1313.
127. Sharma M, Galletly C. Lessons for health promotion from selected community-based heart disease prevention programs. The Health Educator. 1997; 28: 21-26.
128. Sharma M, Bhatia G. The voluntary community health movement in India: A strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and threats (SWOT) analysis. Journal of Community Health. 1996; 21: 453-464.
129. Sharma M, Romas JA, Slobof H, Gordon PM. The effect of Lactobacillus acidophilus in moderate to severe hypercholesterolemics. Journal of Advancement in Medicine. 1994; 7: 213-222.
130. Sharma M, Branscum P. Childhood Obesity: Need for Multipronged Approach. Obes Res Open J. 2014; 1(1): e1-e4. 10.17140/OROJ-1-e001

Naheed Aryaeian, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Nutrition
School of Public Health
Iran University of Medical Sciences
Tehran, Iran

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications
EDUCATION


• BS in Nutrition Shaheed Beheshti of Medical Sciences, Tehran-Iran
• MS in Nutrition Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz-Iran
• PhD in Nutrition, Minor Immunology Health Faculty, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran-Iran


EMPLOYEMENT


• Assistant Professor, Department of Nutrition, Nutrition Department, School of Public health, Iran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.

His research interests include: Nutrition Immunity and Inflammation, Diet therapy, Antioxidants, Lipids, Obesity, Food health.

HONORS, DISTINCTIONS AND SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES MEMBERSHIP


• Scientific Members in congress of health, 2010, Iran University of medical sciences
• Scientific Members in congress of Microelements, 2009, Iran University of medical sciences
• Members of country committee for bicarbonate sodium deletion from bread
• Collaborate in Tehran medical University food control laboratory startup and outfit
• Nutritional Congress in aquatic animals
• Nutrition Congress in food Hygiene & safety


MEMBERSHIPS


• Iranian Nutrition Society
• American Society of Nutrition (ASN)
• Health (good) nutrition, health protector of Iranian Society

JOURNALS PUPLICATION (PAPER IN PERSIAN)


1. Aryaeian N, Djalali M, Shahram F, Zeraati H, Ziaee N. The study of blood Catalase, Vitamin E, Vitamin A levels and they relation to sign of diseases in Patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis(RA) referring to Rheumatology Research Center. Urumia medical journal. (20(2)1388): 86-94.
2. Djalali M, Shahram F, Aryaeian N, Zeraati H, Ziaie N, Fatehi F. Plasma antioxidant Enzyme levels in patients with rheumatoid arthritis referring to rheumatology research center, Doctor Shariaty hospital. Tehran University medical journal. 2006; 64: 8.
3. Aryaeian N, et al. Evaluation of bread consumed in the hospitals and areas covered by Tehran University of medical sciences. Payesh. 1391((2)11): 264-257.
4. Rahimi T, Dehdari T, Aryaeian N, Ghohari MR , the effect of health education based on Penders health promotion model (HPM) for improving breakfast consumption pattern among secondry school girl students, in Qom. Iranian J of nutrition and food Technology. 2(71391): 75-84.
5. Aryaeian N. Food Health in Hospitals. Hospitals. 22(2006): 62-68.
6. Tajmanesh M, Aryaeian N, Hosseini, Dehcordi, Mazaheri. The effect of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA) on blood pressure and body composition in healthy young men. Razi Journal of Medical Sciences, RJMS. 2014; 20(116): 45-55.
7. Aryaeian N, Arablou T, Sharifi F, Fatemeh Hossein A, Valizadeh M. The effect of ginger consumption on glycemic status, insulin resistance and some inflammatory markers in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Iranian J of nutrition and food Technology. 2014; 1(9): 1-10.
8. Arablou T, Aryaeian N, Valizadeh M, Sharifi F, Fatemeh Hosseini A, Djalali M. The effect of ginger consumption on some cardiorvascular risk factor in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. Razi Journal of Medical Sciences. 2014; 11: 1-12.
9. Rahnavard Z, Maleki F, Hosseininodeh Z, Aryaeian N. The effect of educational intervention based on Planned Behavior theory using Workshop on preventive nutritional behaviors of diabetes type2 in adolescents girl. Journal of research and Health. 2014; 14.
10. Arablou T, Aryaeian N. The effect of ginger on glycemia and lipid profile. Razi Journal of Medical Sciences. 2014; 21(125).
11. Aryaeian N. Diet therapy in Renal Failure patients. Khornosh. 2000; 27: 10-14.
12. Aryaeian N. Harmful effect of Soda in traditional bread production. Khornosh. 2000; 28: 42-46.
13. Aryaeian N. Review the usage of Borax in traditional ice bread production. Khornosh. 2000; 2(7): 36-40.
14. Aryaeian N, Najarian A. your question about obesity. donyaye Taghzieh. 68-70: 1386-1387.
15. Aryaeian N. corrects Nutrition in fasting. connections. 2000; 21: 12.
16. Vafaie N, Aryaeian N, Hakami R. Dietition problems in Iran. Kornosh. 2000; 16: 16-20 .
17. Aryaeian N. Nutrition problem in elderly. Connections. 2000; 36: 4-5.
18. Aryaeian N. Fiber and its usefulness. connections. 2001; 42: 4-6.
19. Aryaeian N. Fruit and vegetable as effectors of heart health. connections. 2001; 47: 11-12.
20. Aryaeian N. Dieting sweetners. Khornosh. 2002; 28-20: 18-22.
21. Aryaeian N, Dalal S. Use of soda in consumption bread in under control hospitals of Tehran medical university in years of 1380. Hospitals. 2002; 25: 35-40.
22. Aryaeian N, Najarian A. Your question about obesity. donyaye Taghzieh. 68-70: 1386-1387.
23. Aryaeian N. Traditional ice cream health. Iran. 1388.
24. Aryaeian N. Nutrition and aging. Iran. 1388.
25. Aryaeian N. Nutrition in Obesity. khanevadeh salem(zibaie). 1389.
26. Aryaeian N. Nutrition and hair health. khanevadeh salem(zibaie). 1389.
27. Aryaeian N. Food health. khanevadeh salem(zibaie). 1390.
28. Aryaeian N. Nutrition and lost weight. khanevadeh salem(zibaie). 1390.
29. Aryaeian N.How to decrease waist circumference size. khanevadeh salem(zibaie). 1390.
30. Aryaeian N. Nutrition and airpolution . khanevadeh salem(zibaie). 1391.
31. Aryaeian N. Nutrition for obesity after pregnancy and Deliveri (with lactation. khanevadeh salem(zibaie). 1391.
32. Aryaeian N. Nutrition and fatty liver. khanevadeh salem(zibaie). 1391.
33. Aryaeian N. Nnutrition and polycystic syndrome. medicine news. 1391.
34. Aryaeian N. Cause of Obesity. Physicians News. 1391.
35. Aryaeian N. Razeghi , Nutrition in MS. Journal of MS association. 1392.
36. Aryaeian N. What you must know about Yogurt. donyaye Taghzieh. 2014; 5.


JOURNALS PUPLICATION (PAPER IN ENGLISH)


1. Aryaeian N, Shahram F, Djalali M, et al. Effect of conjugated Linoleic acids, vitamin E and their combination on the clinical outcome of Iranian adults with active Rheumatoid arthritis. International Journal of Rheumatic diseases. 2009; 12(1): 20-28. doi: 10.1111/j.1756-185X.2009.01374.x
2. Aryaeian N, Shahram F, Djalali M, et al. Effect of Conjugated Linoleic Acid, Vitamin E and their combination on lipid profiles and blood pressure of Iranian adults with active Rheumatoid Arthritis. Vasc Health Risk Manag. 2008; 4 (6): 1423-1432. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2147/VHRM.S3822
3. Aryaeian N, Djalali M, Shahram F, et al. The Effect of Conjugated Linoleic Acids, Vitamin E and Their Combination on Lipid Peroxidation in Active Rheumatoid Arthritis. Source: Iranain Journal of public Health. 2009; 38(2,: 79-89.
4. Aryaeian N, Djalali M, Shahram F, et al. Betacarotene, Vitamin E, MDA, Glutathione Reductase and Arylestrase activity levels in Iranian Patients with Active Rheumatoid Arthritis Reffered to Shariati Hospital in Comparison to the health people. Iranian J Publ Health. 2011; 40(2): 102-109.
5. Dehdari T, Rahimi T, Aryaeian N, Gohari MR. Effect of nutrition education intervention based on Penders Health Promotion Model in improving the frequency and nutrient intake of breakfast consumption among female Iranian students. Public Health Nutr. 2013; 30: 1-10. doi: 10.1017/S1368980013000049
6. Sanoobar M, Eghtesadi S, Azimi A, et al. Coenzyme Q10 supplementation ameliorates inflammatory markers in patients with multiple sclerosis: a double blind, placebo, controlled randomized clinical trial. Nutritional Neuroscience. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1179/1476830513Y.0000000106
7. Javadi F, Eghtesadi S, Ahmadzadeh A, et al. The Effect of Quercetine On Plasma Oxidative Status, C-Reactive Protein And Blood Pressure In Women With Rheumatoid Arthritis. Inter J Of Preventive Medicine. 2014; 5(3): 293-300.
8. Arablou T, Aryaeian N, Valizadeh M, Sharifi F, Fatemeh Hosseini A, Djalali M. The effect of ginger consumption on glycemic status, lipid profile and some inflammatory markers in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. International Journal of Nutrition and Food sciences. 2014; 65(4): 515-520. doi: 10.3109/09637486.2014.880671
9. Shahram, F, Moobedi, Z, Akhlaghi, M, et al. The Efficacy of N-Acetyl Cystein as an adjuvant therapy in Behcets diseases, A Randomised double blind control study. Clinical and experimental Rheumatology. 2008; 26(4): S31-S31.
10. Aryaeian N, Shahram F, Djalali M, Eshragian MR, Djazayeri A. Effect of Conjugated Linoleic Acid, vitamin E, alone or combined on some immunity and Inflammatory parameters in adults with active Rheumatoid Arthritis: a randomized controlled trial. Int J Prev Med. 2014; 5(12): 1567-1577.
11. Aryaeian N, Arablou T, Valizadeh M, et al. The effect of ginger consumption on inflammatory markers in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus. International Congress of Immunology and Allergy. Iranian Journal of Immunology, Allergy and asthma. 2014.
12. Aryaeian N, Arablou T, Valizadeh M, Sharifi F, Hosseini AF, Djalali M. The effect of ginger consumption on inflammatory markers in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus, International Congress of Immunology and Allergy. Iranian Journal of Immunology, Allergy and asthma. 2014; 14.
13. Aryaeian N. Polyphenols and Blood Glucose control, mechanisms of its effect. Nutrition and food science research journal. 2014; 1(1): 14.

Suresh K. Mohankumar, M.Pharm, PhD, RPh

Assistant Professor
Department of Biomedical Sciences
University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus
Room B1B16, Block B
Jalan Broga, Semenyih 43500
Selangor Darul Ehsan
Malaysia

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications

Dr. Kumar is a Research Scientist trained in Metabolic Physiology and Pharmacology. He took pharmacy as his major curriculum and completed M.Pharm (India) and PhD (Australia). He then underwent research extensive Post-doctoral trainings at the University of Manitoba, Canada.
Dr. Kumar has authored number of high impact research articles and presentations. Recently, he received Top New Investigator Award from the International Society for the Study of Fatty Acids and Lipids for his excellence in Fatty acids and Glucose transport research. He aspires to excel in the fields of Metabolic physiology, Pre-clinical/clinical pharmacology education and develop a research program for target-based molecules that combat metabolic syndrome.

His research interests include: Molecular mechanism based drug discovery, In vitro and In vivo models of diabesity Pre-clinical/clinical pharmacology of pharma/nutra/dietary molecules, Molecular physiology/pharmacology and chemistry of natural products, nutraceuticals and functional foods; identify the leads and sensitize the known leads with respect to therapeutical targets and Metabolomics and pharmacogenomics.

AWARDS, FELLOWSHIPS AND SCHOLARSHIPS


• Top New Investigator Award: ISSFAL, Vancouver, Canada (06/2012)
• Recognition of Achievement: NSERC, CREATE/FAST, Canada (08/2012)
• PDF: NSERC, CREATE/FAST, Canada (2010-2012)
• PDF: HNS, University of Manitoba, Canada (2008-2012)
• UNERA-India: University of New England, Australia (2004-2007)
• IDF-Travel grant: International Diabetes Federation (06/2006)
• ADS-Student Travel grant: Australian Diabetes Society (08/2006)

1. Blewett HJ, Mohankumar SK, Rech R, Rector ES, Taylor CG. The reduced proportion of new splenic T-cells in the zinc-deficient growing rat is not due to increased susceptibility to apoptosis. Immunobiology. 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.imbio.2014.03.001
2. Hanke D, Zahradka P, Mohankumar SK, Clark JL, Taylor CG. A diet high in alpha-linolenic acid and monounsaturated fatty acids attenuates hepatic steatosis and alters hepatic phospholipid fatty acid profile in diet-induced obese rats. Prostaglandins Leukot Essent Fatty Acids. 2013; 89(6): 391-401. doi: 10.1016/j.plefa.2013.09.009
3. Mohankumar SK, Taylor CG, Siemens L, Zahradka P. Activation of phosphatidylinositol-3 kinase, AMP-activated kinase and Akt substrate-160 kDa by trans-10, cis-12 conjugated linoleic acid mediates skeletal muscle glucose uptake. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 2013; 24(2): 445-456. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2012.01.006
4. Mohankumar SK, Hanke D, Siemens L, et al. Dietary supplementation of trans-11-vaccenic acid reduces adipocyte size but neither aggravates nor attenuates obesity-mediated metabolic abnormalities in fa/fa Zucker rats. Brit J Nutr. 2013; 109(9): 1628-1636. doi: 10.1017/S000711451200339X
5. Mohankumar SK, Taylor CG, Zahradka P. Domain-dependent modulation of insulin-induced AS160 phosphorylation and glucose uptake by Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II in L6 myotubes. Cellular signalling. 2012; 24(1): 302-308. doi: 10.1016/j.cellsig.2011.09.014
6. Mohankumar SK, O Shea T, Mcfarlane JR. Insulinotrophic and insulin-like effects of a high molecular weight aqueous extract of Pterocarpus marsupium Roxb. hardwood. Journal of ethnopharmacology. 2012; 141(1): 72-79. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2012.02.002
7. Mohankumar SK, Taylor CG, Siemens L, Zahradka P. Acute exposure of L6 myotubes to cis-9, trans-11 and trans-10, cis-12 conjugated linoleic acid isomers stimulates glucose uptake by modulating Ca2+/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II. Int J Biochem Cell B. 2012; 44(8): 1321-1330. doi: 10.1016/j.biocel.2012.05.005
8. Louis XL, Thandapilly SJ, Mohankumar SK, et al. Treatment with low-dose resveratrol reverses cardiac impairment in obese prone but not in obese resistant rats. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 2012; 23(9): 1163-1169. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2011.06.010
9. Mohankumar S, Mcfarlane JR. An aqueous extract of Curcuma longa (turmeric) rhizomes stimulates insulin release and mimics insulin action on tissues involved in glucose homeostasis in vitro. Phytotherapy research: PTR. 2011; 25(3): 396-401. doi: 10.1002/ptr.3275
10. Mohankumar SK, Taylor C, Siemens L, Zahradka P. An intrinsic role of CaMKII alpha in insulin-induced glucose uptake by L6 myotubes. Faseb J. 2011; 25.
11. Mohankumar SK, Zahradka P, Taylor C. Does conjugated linoleic acid boost or battle metabolic syndrome? Clin Lipidol. 2011; 6(5): 501-505.
12. Mohankumar SK, Taylor C, Zahradka P. Acute Exposure of Skeletal Muscle Cells to cis-9, trans-11 and trans-10, cis-12 Isomers of Conjugated Linoleic Acid Induces Plasma Membrane Translocation of IGF-IR (alpha/beta) Concomitantly with GLUT4. Diabetes. 2010; 59: A366-A366.
13. Dhanabal SP, Sureshkumar M, Ramanathan M, Suresh B. Hypoglycemic effect of ethanolic extract of Musa sapientum on alloxan induced diabetes mellitus in rats and its relation with antioxidant potential. Journal of herbal pharmacotherapy. 2005; 5(2): 7-19. doi: 10.1080/J157v05n02_02

Claire Mills, PhD

Senior Lecturer
Kinanthropometrist
The International Society for the Advancement of Kinanthropometry (ISAK)
Faculty of Applied Sciences
Oxstalls Campus
University of Gloucestershire
Gloucester GL2 9HW, UK

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS


• (2014) Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) University of Gloucestershire
• (2000) Fellow of the Higher Education Academy University of Gloucestershire
• (1996) MSc-Sport and Exercise Science Cardiff Metropolitan University
• (1995) Post Graduate Certificate of Education (Secondary) Physical Education Cardiff Metropolitan University
• (1994) BA (Hons) - Sport and Human Movement Studies (2:1) Cardiff Metropolitan University


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


• (2004-Present) University of Gloucestershire Senior Lecturer and Level 6 lead of BSc (Hons) in Sports Education
• (2001-2004) University of the West of England, Hartpury College Award Leader, Lecturer and Director of Netball
• (1997-2001) Worcester Sixth Form College A and AS level PE Co-ordinator and Netball Academy Co-ordinator
• (1997-1997) Stanwell Comprehensive School, Penarth, Cardiff Physical Education Teacher (Supply)
• (1996-1996) St John the Baptise Comprehensive School, Aberdare Physical Education Teacher (Supply)

Her research interests include: Overweightness and obesity, Body composition, Kinanthropometry, Air displacement plethysmography, Hydrostatic weighing and Lifelong physical activity through the lifespan.

AWARDS


• (2014) Nominated for Best Academic Support category in the Staff Awards at University of Gloucestershire
• (2014) Dissertation student (Rachel Burnett) received Dissertation of the Year Award under her supervision
• (2016) Nominated for ‘Most Inspirational Lecturer’, ‘Exceptional Support Beyond Teaching’ and ‘Outstanding Colleague’ categories in the Staff Awards 2016


MEMBERSHIPS


• International Society for the Advancement of Kin anthropometry
• Higher Education Academy
• Sports Coach UK

1. Mills CD, Dee S. Challenging perceptions on body image using a bariatric weighted suit with female University dancers. Journal of Obesity and Bariatrics. 2016; 3(1): 1-6. doi: http://www.avensonline.org/wp-content/uploads/JOAB-2377-9284-03-0019.pdf
2. Mills CD, Hayward J. An investigation into Body Mass Index and lifestyle characteristics within an elderly population. Obesity Research Open Journal. 2016; 3(2): 18-23. doi: 10.17140/OROJ-3- 123
3. Mills CD. What it is like to be Obese? A Practical Example. Obesity Research Open Journal. 2015; 2(3): e8-e9. doi: 10.17140/ OROJ-2-e003
4. Holland C, Mills CD. Profiling sports therapy student preferred learning styles within a clinical education context. Journal of Learning Development in Higher Education. 2015; 9: 1-19.
5. Mills CD. Body Composition Analysis. Sports Performance & Tech. Analytics in Soccer Special. 2014; 8: 10-13. http://issuu.com/innovationenterprise/docs/sports8
6. El Ansari W, Stock C, Mills CD. Is Alcohol consumption Associated with Poor Academic Achievement in University Students? International Journal of Preventive Medicine. 2013; 4(10): 1175-1188.
7. El Ansari W, Moseley L, Mills CD, Raybould L. Health complaints in university students in England: A European comparison. (In: Schultz H, Wright PR, Hauser T). Exercise, Sports and Health. Chemnitz: Chemnitz University Press. 2011; 9-22.
8. Mills CD. To review the module evaluation process and manage students expectations. Case Study. Higher Education Academy. 2010.
9. Mills CD, Matthews N. Review of tutor feedback during undergraduate dissertations: A case study. Journal of Hospitality, Leisure, Sport and Tourism Education. 2009; 8(1): 108-116. doi: 10.3794/johlste.81.211
10. Mills CD. Review of tutor feedback during undergraduate dissertations: Case Study. Higher Education Academy. 2007.

Hiroaki Satoh, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Nephrology, Hypertension, Diabetology, Endocrinology and Metabolism
Fukushima Medical University
1 Hikarigaoka Fukushima-city
Fukushima 960-1295, Japan

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications

Dr. Satoh is a Associate Professor of the Department of Nephrology, Hypertension, Diabetology, Endocrinology, and Metabolism at Fukushima Medical University. Dr. Satoh received his MD from Akita University and his PhD from University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine. Before coming to Fukushima Medical University, he was a resident in Internal Medicine at the University of Tokyo hospital, a graduate student at University of Tokyo Graduate School of Medicine, a research fellow in Jerrold M Olefskys lab at University of California, San Diego. Dr. Satoh has been on the Fukushima Medical University faculty since 2004. His research focuses is to understand the molecular and cellular mechanisms of insulin resistance.

His research interests include: Insulin resistance, Metabolic syndrome, Adipose, Obesity and Adipokines.

ACADEMIC AWARDS AND FOUNDATION


• Project Research of the Salt Science Research Foundation (10C04), (2010)
• Project Research of the Salt Science Research Foundation (09C04), (2009)
• Project Research of the Salt Science Research Foundation (08C04), (2008)
• Project Research of Fukushima Medical University School of Medicine, (2006)
• Research Grant of Astellas Foundation for Research on Metabolic Disorders, (2005)
• Research Grant of Takeda Science Foundation grant, (2005)
• Research Grant of Kanae Foundation for Life & Soci-Medical Science grant, (2004)


MEMBERSHIPS OF ACADEMIC SOCIETIES


• Japanese Society of Nephrology
• The Japanese Society of Hypertension
• Japan Society of Metabolism and Clinical Nutrition, Councillor
• American Diabetes Association
• The Japan Endocrine Society, Councillor
• Japan Atherosclerosis Society, Councillor
• Japan Diabetes Society, Councillor
• The Japanese Society of Internal Medicine, Councillor in Tohoku branch

1. Sakai A, Ohira T, Hosoya M, et al. White Blood Cell, Neutrophil, and Lymphocyte Counts in Individuals in the Evacuation Zone Designated by the Government After the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant accident: The Fukushima Health Management Survey. J Epidemiol. 2015; 25: 80-87. doi: 10.2188/jea.JE20140092
2. Yamazaki S, Satoh H, Watanabe T. Liraglutide Enhances Insulin Sensitivity by Activating AMP-Activated Protein Kinase in Male Wistar Rats. Endocrinology. 2014; 155: 3288-3301. doi: 10.1210/en.2013-2157
3. Wada T, Haneda M, Furuichi K, et al. Clinical impact of albuminuria and glomerular filtration rate on renal and cardiovascular events, and all-cause mortality in Japanese patients with type 2 diabetes. Clin Exp Nephrol. 2014; 18: 613-620. doi: 10.1007/s10157-013-0879-4.
4. Satoh H, Kudoh A, Hasegawa K, Hirai H, Watanabe T. Yacon supplementation reduces serum free fatty acids and tumor necrosis factor alpha concentrations in patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetology International. 2014; 5: 165-174. doi: 10.1007/s13340-013-0150-y
5. Sakai A, Ohira T, Hosoya M, et al. Life as an evacuee after the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant accident is a cause of polycythemia: the Fukushima Health Management Survey. BMC Public Health. 2014; 14: 1318. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-14-1318
6. Satoh H, Kudoh A, Hirai H, Watanabe T. Pitavastatin Ameliorates Insulin Resistance in Type 2 Diabetic Patients: Report of Two Cases. J Diabetes Metab. 2013; 4: 237. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.4172/2155-6156.1000237
7. Satoh H, Audrey Nguyen MT, Kudoh A, Watanabe T. Yacon diet (Smallanthus sonchifolius, Asteraceae) improves hepatic insulin resistance via reducing Trb3 expression in Zucker fa/fa rats. Nutr Diabetes. 2013; 3: e70. doi: 10.1038/nutd.2013.11
8. Hirai H, Satoh H, Kudoh A, Watanabe T. Interaction between resistin and adiponectin in the proliferation of rat vascular smooth muscle cells. Mol Cell Endocrinol. 2013; 366: 108-116. doi: 10.1016/j.mce.2012.12.009
9. Furuichi K, Shimizu M, Toyama T, et al. Japan Diabetic Nephropathy Cohort Study: study design, methods, and implementation. Clin Exp Nephrol. 2013; 17: 819-826. doi: 10.1007/s10157-013-0778-8
10. Machii N, Satoh H, Kudoh A, Watanabe T. Resistin Exacerbates Insulin Resistance under the Condition of Low Adiponectin in 3T3-L1 Adipocytes. J Diabetes Metab. 2012; 3: 230. doi: 10.4172/2155-6156.1000230
11. Nakamaki S, Satoh H, Kudoh A, Hayashi Y, Hirai H, Watanabe T. Adiponectin reduces proteinuria in streptozotocin-induced diabetic Wistar rats. Exp Biol Med (Maywood). 2011; 236: 614-620. doi: 10.1258/ebm.2011.010218
12. Kudoh A, Satoh H, Hirai H, Watanabe T. Pioglitazone upregulates adiponectin receptor 2 in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Life Sci. 2011; 88: 1055-1062. doi: 10.1016/j.lfs.2011.04.001
13. Hara M, Iso ON, Satoh H, et al. Differential effects of apolipoprotein E isoforms on lipolysis of very low-density lipoprotein triglycerides. Metabolism. 2006; 55: 1129-1134. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.metabol.2006.04.009
14. Usui I, Imamura T, Babendure JL, et al. G protein-coupled receptor kinase 2 mediates endothelin-1-induced insulin resistance via the inhibition of both Galphaq/11 and insulin receptor substrate-1 pathways in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. Mol Endocrinol. 2005; 19: 2760-2768.
15. Satoh H, Nguyen MT, Trujillo M, et al. Adenovirus-mediated adiponectin expression augments skeletal muscle insulin sensitivity in male Wistar rats. Diabetes. 2005; 54: 1304-1313. doi: 10.2337/diabetes.54.5.1304
16. Nguyen MT, Satoh H, Favelyukis S, et al. JNK and tumor necrosis factor-alpha mediate free fatty acid-induced insulin resistance in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. J Biol Chem. 2005; 280: 35361-35371. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M504611200
17. Usui I, Imamura T, Satoh H, et al. GRK2 is an endogenous protein inhibitor of the insulin signaling pathway for glucose transport stimulation. EMBO J. 2004; 23: 2821-2829. doi: 10.1038/sj.emboj.7600297
18. Usui I, Imamura T, Huang J, et al. beta-arrestin-1 competitively inhibits insulin-induced ubiquitination and degradation of insulin receptor substrate 1. Mol Cell Biol. 2004; 24: 8929-8937. doi: 10.1128/MCB.24.20.8929-8937.2004
19. Satoh H, Nguyen MT, Miles PD, Imamura T, Usui I, Olefsky JM. Adenovirus-mediated chronic "hyper-resistinemia" leads to in vivo insulin resistance in normal rats. J Clin Invest. 2004; 114: 224-231. doi: 10.1172/JCI20785
20. Koo SH, Satoh H, Herzig S, et al. PGC-1 promotes insulin resistance in liver through PPAR-alpha-dependent induction of TRB-3. Nat Med. 2004; 10: 530-534. doi: 10.1038/nm1044
21. Usui I, Imamura T, Huang J, Satoh H, Olefsky JM. Cdc42 is a Rho GTPase family member that can mediate insulin signaling to glucose transport in 3T3-L1 adipocytes. J Biol Chem. 2003; 278: 13765-13774. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M208904200
22. Satoh H, Moriyama N, Hara C, et al. Localization of Na+-HCO-3 cotransporter (NBC-1) variants in rat and human pancreas. Am J Physiol Cell Physiol. 2003; 284: C729-737. doi: 10.1152/ajpcell.00166.2002
23. Noto H, Kawamura M, Hashimoto Y, et al. Modulation of HDL metabolism by probucol in complete cholesteryl ester transfer protein deficiency. Atherosclerosis. 2003; 171: 131-136. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.atherosclerosis.2003.08.005
24. Noto H, Hara M, Karasawa K, et al. Human plasma platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase binds to all the murine lipoproteins, conferring protection against oxidative stress. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2003; 23: 829-835. doi: 10.1161/01.ATV.0000067701.09398.18
25. Imamura T, Huang J, Usui I, Satoh H, Bever J, Olefsky JM. Insulin-induced GLUT4 translocation involves protein kinase C-lambda-mediated functional coupling between Rab4 and the motor protein kinesin. Mol Cell Biol. 2003; 23: 4892-4900. doi: 10.1128/MCB.23.14.4892-4900.2003
26. Ikeda H, Satoh H, Yanase M, et al. Antiproliferative property of sphingosine 1-phosphate in rat hepatocytes involves activation of Rho via Edg-5. Gastroenterology. 2003; 124: 459-469. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1053/gast.2003.50049
27. Hara M, Matsushima T, Satoh H, et al. Isoform-dependent cholesterol efflux from macrophages by apolipoprotein E is modulated by cell surface proteoglycans. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2003; 23: 269-274. doi: 10.1161/01.ATV.0000054199.78458.4B
28. Noiri E, Satoh H, Taguchi J, et al. Association of eNOS Glu298Asp polymorphism with end-stage renal disease. Hypertension. 2002; 40: 535-540. doi: 10.1161/01.HYP.0000033974.57407.82
29. Hara K, Noda M, Waki H, et al. Maturity-onset diabetes of the young resulting from a novel mutation in the HNF-4alpha gene. Intern Med. 2002; 41: 848-852.
30. Usui T, Hara M, Satoh H, et al. Molecular basis of ocular abnormalities associated with proximal renal tubular acidosis. J Clin Invest. 2001; 108: 107-115. doi: 10.1172/JCI11869
31. Togo M, Toda T, Nguyen LA, et al. Genetic analysis of phytosterolaemia. J Inherit Metab Dis. 2001; 24: 43-50.
32. Satoh H. Lipid metabolism and obstructive liver disease. Nippon Rinsho. 2001; 59(Suppl 3): 186-189.
33. Noto H, Hashimoto Y, Satoh H, et al. Exclusive association of paraoxonase 1 with high-density lipoprotein particles in apolipoprotein A-I deficiency. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2001; 289: 395-401. doi: 10.1006/bbrc.2001.5985
34. Hashimoto Y, Futamura A, Nakahara H, et al. Association between Deletion Polymorphism of Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Gene and Proteinuria in Japanese Overweight Men. J Occup Health. 2001; 43: 80-84.
35. Togo M, Hashimoto Y, Futamura A, et al. Relationship between the serum level of leptin and life-style habits in Japanese men. Horm Res. 2000; 54: 169-173. doi: 10.1159/000053254
36. Maekawa H, Sato H, Tollefsen DM. Thrombin inhibition by HCII in the presence of elastase-cleaved HCII and thrombin-HCII complex. Thromb Res. 2000; 100: 443-451. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0049-3848(00)00350-9
37. Ikeda H, Yatomi Y, Yanase M, et al. Biological activities of novel lipid mediator sphingosine 1-phosphate in rat hepatic stellate cells. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2000; 279: G304-G310.
38. Hara C, Satoh H, Usui T, et al. Intracellular pH regulatory mechanism in a human renal proximal cell line (HKC-8): evidence for Na+/H+ exchanger, CI-/HCO3- exchanger and Na+-HCO3- cotransporter. Pflugers Arch. 2000; 440: 713-720.
39. Togo M, Tsukamoto K, Satoh H, et al. Relationship between levels of leptin and hemoglobin in Japanese men. Blood. 1999; 93: 4444-4445.
40. Satoh H, Tsukamoto K, Hashimoto Y, et al. Thiazolidinediones suppress endothelin-1 secretion from bovine vascular endothelial cells: a new possible role of PPARgamma on vascular endothelial function. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1999; 254: 757-763. doi: 10.1006/bbrc.1998.0126
41. Kato K, Satoh H, Endo Y, et al. Thiazolidinediones down-regulate plasminogen activator inhibitor type 1 expression in human vascular endothelial cells: A possible role for PPARgamma in endothelial function. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1999; 258: 431-435. doi: 10.1006/bbrc.1999.0648
42. Igarashi T, Inatomi J, Sekine T, et al. Mutations in SLC4A4 cause permanent isolated proximal renal tubular acidosis with ocular abnormalities. Nat Genet. 1999; 23: 264-266. doi: 10.1038/15440
43. Hashimoto Y, Futamura A, Watanabe N, et al. Relationship between glycosylated hemoglobin and the prevalence of proteinuria in Japanese men. Intern Med. 1999; 38: 6-11. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.2169/internalmedicine.38.6
44. Ikeda H, Yatomi Y, Yanase M, et al. Effects of lysophosphatidic acid on proliferation of stellate cells and hepatocytes in culture. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1998; 248: 436-440. doi: 10.1006/bbrc.1998.8983
45. Satoh H, Togo M, Hara M, et al. Advanced glycation endproducts stimulate mitogen-activated protein kinase and proliferation in rabbit vascular smooth muscle cells. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1997; 239: 111-115. doi: 10.1006/bbrc.1997.7424
46. Hashimoto Y, Togo M, Sato H, et al. Characteristics of protein kinase C-independent exocytosis in human platelets. Thromb Res. 1997; 88: 51-58. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0049-3848(97)00190-4
47. Watanabe T, Sunaga S, Togo M, et al. Protein kinase C plays a key role in the cross-talk between intracellular signalings via prostanoid receptors in a megakaryoblastic cell line, MEG-01s. Biochim Biophys Acta. 1996; 22: 161-169. doi: 10.1016/S0005-2760(96)00111-7
48. Watanabe T, Satoh H, Togoh M, Taniguchi S, Hashimoto Y, Kurokawa K. Positive and negative regulation of cell proliferation through prostaglandin receptors in NIH-3T3 cells. J Cell Physiol. 1996; 169: 401-409. doi: 10.1002/(SICI)1097-4652(199611)169:2<401::AID-JCP20>3.0.CO;2-A

Mohammad Javad Hosseinzadeh-Attar, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Clinical Nutrition
School of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics
Tehran University of Medical Sciences
Tehran, Iran

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications

Dr. Hosseinzadeh-Attar is currently an Associate Professor in Department of Clinical Nutrition, School of Nutritional Sciences and Dietetics, Tehran University of Medical Sciences. With background in Medicine (MD), he completed his PhD from University College London (UCL) in 2004. He also has a postgraduate certificate in Nutritional Medicine from University of Surrey (UK).

His research interests include: Obesity, Clinical nutrition, Adipose tissue, Adipocytokines, Metabolic complication of obesity, Endothelial dysfunction and cardiovascular complications of obesity, Role of adipocytokines in diseases.

MEMBERSHIPS


• Member of the Iranian Medical Organization
• Member of Iranian Nutrition Society (ATA)
• Member of European Atherosclerosis Society (EAS)
• Member of the Scientific Board of the 12th Iranian Congress of Biochemistry & the 4th International Congress of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
• Member of the Scientific Board of the 11th Iranian Nutrition Congress
• Member of the Executive Board of the 10th Iranian Nutrition Congress

1. Khamin Hamedani N, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Hosseini M. The correlation between nesfatin-1 and blood pressure in healthy normal weight and obese adults. International Research Journal of Applied and Basic Sciences. 2014; 8(3): 362-364.
2. Tabesh M, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Tabesh M, Esmaillzadeh A. Effects of Dietary Energy Density on Serum Adipocytokine Levels in Diabetic Women. Horm Metab Res. 2013. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1353187.
3. Kolahdouz Mohammadi R, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Eshraghian MR, Nakhjavani M, Khorami E, Esteghamati A. The effect of coenzyme Q10 supplementation on metabolic status of type 2 diabetic patients. Minerva Gastroenterol Dietol. 2013; 59(2): 231-236.
4. Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Golpaie A, Janani L, Derakhshanian H. Effect of weight reduction following bariatric surgery on serum visfatin and adiponectin levels in morbidly obese subjects. Obes Facts. 2013; 6: 193-202. doi: 10.1159/000351162
5. Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Mohammadi S, Karimi M, et al. Association of adiponectin with dietary factors and cardiovascular risk factors in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2013; 7(1): 3-7. doi: 10.1016/j.dsx.2013.02.027
6. Khorrami E, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Hosseini M, Emkanjoo Z, Kolahdoz Mohammadi R, Moradmand S. Changes of weight, BMI and waist circumference following fish oil supplementation in patients with persistant and permanent atrial fibrillation. Technical Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 2013; 3(17): 1958-1962.
7. Dehghani S, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Hosseini M, Salimzadeh A. Decrease of fasting blood sugar via garlic supplementation in postmenopausal obese women with osteoarthritis. International Research Journal of Applied and Basic Sciences. 2013; 5(4): 487-490.
8. Esmaeilzadeh F, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Hesami O, Hosseini M, Mehrpour M. Effect of quercetin supplementation on blood pressure in patients with a history of ischemic stroke. Technical Journal of Engineering and Applied Sciences. 2013; 3(17): 1963-1966.
9. Alizadeh Z, Kordi R, Rostami M, Mansournia MA, Hosseinzadeh-Attar SM, Fallah J. Comparison between the effects of continuous and intermittent aerobic exercise on weight loss and body fat percentage in overweight and obese women: a randomized controlled trial. Int J Prev Med. 2013; 4(8).
10. Zarrati M, Shidfar F, Nourijelyani K, et al. Lactobacillus acidophilus La5, Bifidobacterium BB12, and Lactobacillus caseiDN001 modulate gene expression of subset specific transcription factors and XII cytokines in peripheral blood mononuclear cells of obese and overweight people. Biofactors. 2013.
11. Zarrati M, Salehi E, Mofid V, et al. Relationship between Probiotic Consumption and IL-10 and IL-17 Secreted by PBMCs in Overweight and Obese People. Iran J Allergy Asthma Immunol. 2013; 12(4): 404-406.
12. Nazemi L, Skoog I, Karlsson I, et al. Depression, prevalence and some risk factors in elderly nursing homes in tehran, iran. Iran J Public Health. 2013; 42(6): 559-569.
13. Derakhshanian H, Djalali M, Djazayery A, Golpaie A, Ekhlasi G, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ. Quercetin improves postprandial hyperglycemia in rats treated with high-dose glucocorticoid. Pharmacology Online Journal. 2012; 2: 93-97.
14. Mazaherioun M, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Janani L, et al. Elevated serum visfatin levels in patients with acute myocardial infarction. Arch Iran Med. 2012; 15(11): 688-692. doi: 0121511/AIM.008
15. Keshavarz SA, Nourieh Z, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Azadbakht L. Effect of Soymilk Consumption on Waist Circumference and Cardiovascular Risks among Overweight and Obese Female Adults. Int J Prev Med. 2012; 3(11): 798-805.
16. Karbaschian Z, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Giahi L, et al. Portal and systemic levels of visfatin in morbidly obese subjects undergoing bariatric surgery. Endocrine. 2012.
17. Mostafavi SA, Mohammadi MR, Hosseinzadeh P, et al. Dietary intake, growth and development of children with ADHD in a randomized clinical trial of Ritalin and Melatonin co-administration: Through circadian cycle modification or appetite enhancement? Iran J Psychiatry. 2012; 7(3): 114-119.
18. Mohammadi MR, Mostafavi SA, Keshavarz SA, et al. Melatonin effects in methylphenidate treated children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder: a randomized double blind clinical trial. Iran J Psychiatry. 2012; 7(2): 87-92.
19. Hosseinzadeh-Atar MJ, Hajianfar H, Bahonar A. The effects of omega-3 on blood pressure and the relationship between serum visfatin level and blood pressure in patients with type II diabetes. Arya Atherosclerosis Journal. 2012; 8(1).
20. Haghighatdoost F, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Kabiri A, Eshraghian MR, Esmaillzadeh A. Effect of substituting saturated with monounsaturated fatty acids on serum visfatin levels and insulin resistance in overweight women: A randomized cross-over clinical trial. International Journal of Food Sciences and Nutrition. 2012. doi: 10.3109/09637486.2012.665044
21. Golpaie A, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Hoseini M, Karbaschian Z, Talebpour M. Changes in Lipid Profile and Insulin Resistance in Morbidly Obese Patients Following Laparoscopic Total Gastric Vertical Plication. J Minim Invasive Surg Sci. 2012; 1(1): 24-29.
22. Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Golpaie A, Hosseini M, Darakhshanian H, Talebpour M. Changes of plasma adiponectin level and lipid profile in severely obese patients before and after bariatric surgery. Atherosclerosis Supplements. 2011; 12(1): 13-184.
23. Mohammadi S, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Hosseinnezhad A, et al. Compare the effects of different visfatin concentration on cardiovascular risk factors, adiponectin and insulin resistance in patients with T2DM. Diabetes Metab Syndr. 2011; 5(2): 71-75. doi: 10.1016/j.dsx.2012.02.014
24. Rezvan N, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Masoudkabir F, Moini A, Janani L, Mazaherioun M. Serum visfatin concentrations in gestational diabetes mellitus and normal pregnancy. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2012. doi: 10.1007/s00404-011-2156-7.
25. Golpaie A, Tajik N, Masoudkabir F, et al. Short-term effect of weight loss through restrictive bariatric surgery on serum levels of vaspin in morbidly obese subjects. Eur Cytokine Netw. 2011; 22(4): 181-186. doi: 10.1684/ecn.2011.0295
26. Hajianfar H, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Bahonar A, et al. The effect of omega-3 on the serum visfatin concentration in patients with type II diabetes. J Res Med Sci. 2011; 16(4): 490-495.
27. Golpaie A, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ. Association between the levels of plasma adiponectin and lipid profile in severely obese patients. Obesity Reviews. 2011; 12(Supp 1).
28. Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Golpaie A, Talebpor M. Effects of weight loss induced by bariatric surgery on visfatin levels. Obesity Reviews. 2011; 12(Suppl1). doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2009.06.016
29. Mirzaei K, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Hossein-Nezhad A, et al. Visfatin genotype may influence the effects of green tea extract (Camelliasinensis) in Type 2 diabetes patients. Double blind placebo-controlled clinical trial study. Gazzetta Medica Italiana Archivio per le Scienze Mediche. 2010; 169(4): 137-148.
30. Hosseinzadeh-Attar M, Foroughi M, Zahedi-Asl S. The relationship between visceral obesity and serum concentrations of CRP, IL-6 and visfatin in patients with metabolic syndrome. Clinical Nutrition Supplements. 2009; 4(2): 150.
31. Mirzaei K, Hossein-Nezhad A, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, et al. Visfatin genotype may modify the insulin resistance and lipid profile in type 2 diabetes patients. Minerva Endocrinol. 2009; 34(4): 273-279.
32. Mirzaei K, Hosseinnezhad A, Hosseinzadeh-Attar M, et al. Relationship between genotype and serum levels of adipokines and bone mineral density in type 2 diabetes mellitus patients. Iranian Journal of Diabetes and Lipid Disorders. 2009; 77-86.
33. Mirzaei K, Hossein-nezhad A, Karimi M, et al. Effect of green tea extract on bone turn over markers in type 2 diabetes patients: double blind placebo-controlled clinical trial study. DARU. 2009; 17(Supp 1): 38-44.
34. Mirzaei K, Hossein-nezhad A, Hosseinzadeh-Attar M, Jafari N, Najmafshar A, Larijani B. Variation in the visfatin gene may alter the required dosage of oral antidiabetic agents in type 2 diabetic patients. Journal of Diabetes and Lipid Disorders. 2009; 87-94.
35. Mohammadi S, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Hossein-Nezhad A, et al. The prevalence of cardiovascular risk factors and correlation with nutritional status in patient with type 2 Diabetes. Arya atherosclerosis spring. 2009; 5(1): 11-17.
36. Ogston NC, Karastergiou K, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, et al. Low-dose acetylsalicylic acid inhibits the secretion of interleukin-6 from white adipose tissue. Int J Obes (Lond). 2008; 32(12): 1807-1815.
37. Ostberg JE, Storry C, Donald AE, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Halcox JP, Conway GS. A dose-response study of hormone replacement in young hypogonadal women: effects on intima media thickness and metabolism. Clin Endocrinol (Oxf). 2007; 66(4): 557-564. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2265.2007.02772.x
38. Mohamed-Ali V, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Ogston N, et al. Prostacyclin mediated IL-6 and secretion from adipose tissue and adipocytes. Obesity reviews. 2006; 7(Suppl 2): 118.
39. Flachs P, Mohamed-Ali V, Horakova O, et al. Polyunsaturated fatty acids of marine origin induce adiponectin in mice fed a high-fat diet. Diabetologia. 2006; 49(2): 394-397. doi: 10.1007/s00125-005-0053-y
40. Ostberg JE, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Mohamed-Ali V, Conway GS. Adipokine dysregulation in turner syndrome: comparison of circulating interleukin-6 and leptin concentrations with measures of adiposity and C-reactive protein. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2005; 90(5): 2948-2953. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/jc.2004-1966
41. Ostberg JE, Thomas EL, Hamilton G, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Bell JD, Conway GS. Excess visceral and hepatic adipose tissue in Turner syndrome determined by magnetic resonance imaging: estrogen deficiency associated with hepatic adipose content. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2005; 90(5): 2631-2635. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1210/jc.2004-1939
42. Mohamed-Ali V, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Jowett T, et al. ADMA: A novel signal from adipose tissue linking insulin resistance and endothelial dysfunction. 2005. 43. Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ. Adipose tissue Release of Interleukin-6 (IL-6) and Asymmetric Dimethyl Arginine (ADMA): Implications for obesity Associated Metabolic Disease. 2004.
44. Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Hurel SJ, Mohamed-Ali V. Adipogenesis and IL-6 secretion from adipose tissue are mediated through different COX isoforms. Abstract in programme and abstracts, 2nd Applied Biology. 2004.
45. Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Hurel SJ, Sampson MJ, Gavrilovic J, Mohamed-Ali V. COX Mediated IL-6 Secretion in Obesity and in Adipose Tissue. 13th European Congress on Obesity (ECO 2004). Abst. Abstract in Obesity Supplement.
46. Ostberg JE, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Mohamed-Ali V, Conway GS. Glucose Homoeostasis in Turner Syndrome - a unique metabolic defect? Abstract in Program and Abstracts, ENDO. 2004; 2-368.
47. Ostberg JE, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Mohamed-Ali V, Conway GS. Diabetes Risk in Turner Syndrome - a unique metabolic defect? 23rd Joint Meeting of the BES. Abstract in Endocrine Abstracts. 2004; 7.
48. Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Alipoor E. New insight on Adipose tissue function in advanced renal failure. Obes Res Open J. 2015; 2(1): e5-e7. doi: 10.17140/OROJ-2-e002
49. Alipoor E, Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ. Obesity induced inflammation-a complex condition. Obes Res Open J. 2015; 2(3): e12-e14. doi: 10.17140/OROJ-2-e005
50. Hosseinzadeh-Attar MJ, Alipoor E, Mehrdadi P. Coenzyme Q10, glucose homeostasis and the probable mediating role of adipokines. Obes Res Open J. 2016; 3(1): e3-e5. doi: 10.17140/OROJ-3-e008

Yung-Chieh Yen, MD, MSc, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Medicine
I-Shou University
Director, Department of Psychiatry
E-Da Hospital
1 Yi-Da Road, Yan Chau District
Kaohsiung 824, Taiwan

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications
EDUCATION


• (2007) Doctor of Philosophy in Mental Health, the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health
• (2000) Master of Science, Institute of Behavioral Science, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan
• (1991) Doctor of Medicine, School of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University, Taiwan


PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE


• E-Da Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, - Kaohsiung, Taiwan Director of the Department of Psychiatry, (December 2008-Present)
• Attending Psychiatrist, (October 2007-Present)
• Military Kaohsiung General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, - Kaohsiung, Taiwan Director and Attending Psychiatrist of Primary Psychiatry Division, (August 2000-July 2003)
• Calo Psychiatric Center, Department of Psychiatry, - Ping-Tung, Taiwan Attending Psychiatrist, (August 1999 -July 2000)
• Tsyr-Huey Mental Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, - Kaohsiung, Taiwan Attending Psychiatrist, (August 1998-July 1999)
• Kaohsiung Medical University Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, - Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Chief Resident, (August 1997-July 1998)
• Resident, (August 1994-July 1997)
• Tsyr-Huey Mental Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Kaohsiung, Taiwan Resident, (June 1993-July 1994)

His research interests include: Obesity psychology.

AWARDS


• Best Poster, the Annual Scientific Meeting, Taiwanese Psychiatric Association (2014)
• Best Poster, the Annual Scientific Meeting, Taiwanese Psychiatric Association (2012)
• Best Poster, the Annual Scientific Meeting, Taiwanese Evidence-Based Medicine Association (2010)
• Investigation Award, the GlaxoSmithKline (GSK Taiwan) (2009)
• Junior Investigator Award, the International College of Geriatric Neurpsychopharmacology (ICGP) (2008)
• Best Poster, the Annual Scientific Meeting, Taiwanese Evidence-Based Medicine Association (2008)
• Best Poster, the Annual Scientific Meeting, Taiwanese Psychiatric Association (2008)
• Mental Health Scholarship, the Johns Hopkins University (2004-2007)
• Student Conference Fund, the Johns Hopkins University (2006)
• Gold Medal for Best Graduate Student, Graduate Institute of Behavioural Science, Kaohsiung Medical University (2000)
• Graduate Award for Best Medical Student, School of Medicine, Kaohsiung Medical University (1991)

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS


1. Yang MJ, Shi CH, Yen YC. The adjustment difficulties and mental health problems of foreign laborers (in Chinese). Journal of Community Development. 1996; 75: 193-202.
2. Yen YC, Cheng SF, Yang MJ, Ho CK, Chong MY. The rescuers participating in an intervention program after an industrial accident. Taiwanese Journal of Psychiatry. 2000; 14(1): 41-50.
3. Yen YC, Yang MJ, Chen CC, Chong MY. Ethical issues in everyday psychiatric practice: from the perspective of medical students. Medical Education. 2000; 3(1): 29-39.
4. Yen YC, Liu CK, Lung FW, Chong MY. Apolipoprotein E polymorphism and Alzheimers disease. Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Science. 2001; 17(4): 190-197.
5. Yen YC, Lung FW, Chong MY. Adverse effects of risperidone and haloperidol treatment in schizophrenia. Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry. 2004; 28(2): 285-290.
6. Yen YC, Yang MJ, Shih CH, Lung FW. Cognitive impairment and associated risk factors among aged community members. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2004; 19(6): 564-569. doi: 10.1002/gps.1131
7. Lung FW, Yen YC, Chuo LJ, Hong CJ, Wu CK. The allele interaction between apolipoprotein ε2 and ε4 in Taiwanese Alzheimers disease patients. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 2005; 111: 38-43.
8. Yen YC, Yang MJ, Yang MS, et al. Suicidal ideation and associated factors among community-dwelling elders in Taiwan. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences. 2005; 59(4): 365-371. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.2005.01387.x
9. Lung FW, Hsueh KL, Yang TT, et al. Current status of medical facilities for the prevention and treatment of sexual offense in Taiwan. Taiwanese Journal of Psychiatry. 2005; 19: 47-55.
10. Lung FW, Lu YC, Shen MH, Tzeng DS, Yen YC, Kao CY. Survey of needs for psychiatric specialty training program. Taiwanese Journal of Psychiatry. 2006; 20: 192-200.
11. Yen YC, Shu BC, Wang CS, et al. A positive relationship between Apo ε2 allele and high-density lipoprotein cholesterol. Nutrition Research. 2006; 26(9): 443-449. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2006.07.003
12. Lung FW, Kao WT, Shu BC, Yen YC, Tzeng DS. A module map showing interaction between apolipoprotein E and phospholipase A2 polymorphism in lipid profiles. Human Heredity. 2006; 62(3): 135-144. doi: 10.1159/000096417
13. Lung FW, Chou FHC, Lu YC, Wen J-K, Yen YC, Kao CY. In-prison treatment for sexual offenders in Taiwan. International Journal of Offender Therapy & Comparative Criminology. 2007; 51(3): 340-347. doi: 10.1177/0306624X06292676
14. Yen YC, Rebok GW, Gallo JJ, Yang MJ, Lung FW, Shih CH. APOE4 allele is associated with late-life depression: A population-based study. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2007; 15(10): 858-868.
15. Yen YC, Rebok GW, Yang MJ, Lung FW, Shih CH. A multilevel analysis of the influence of Apolipoprotein E genotypes on depressive symptoms in late-life moderated by the environment. Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry. 2008; 32(2): 479-486.
16. Kao WT, Yen YC, Lung FW. The effects of beta2 adrenergic receptor gene polymorphism in lipid profiles. Lipids in Health & Disease. 2008; 7: 20-26. doi: 10.1186/1476-511X-7-20
17. Moghaddam M, Yen YC, Gross AL, Rebok GW. Alzheimers disease: new perspectives on integration of multidisciplinary and multidimensional approaches. Journal of Medical Psychology. 2009; 1(1): 29-35.
18. Hou WH, Chiang PT, Hsu TY, Chiu SY, Yen YC. Treatment effects of massage therapy in depressed people: A meta-analysis. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 2010; 71(7): 894-901. doi: 10.4088/JCP.09r05009blu
19. Yen YC. Geriatric psychiatric care in Taiwan. International Journal of Medicine. 2010.
20. Chang TT, Yen YC. Cytokines and major psychiatric disorders. Taiwanese Journal of Psychiatry (Taipei). 2010; 24(4): 257-268.
21. Yen YC, Rebok GW, Gallo JJ, Jones R, Tennstedt S. Depressive symptoms impair everyday problem-solving ability through cognitive abilities in late life. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2011; 19(2): 142-150. doi: 10.1097/JGP.0b013e3181e89894
22. Yu TH, Lu LF, Hung WC, et al. Circulating visfatin level at admission is associated with occlusion of the infarct-related artery in patients with acute ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction. Acta Cardiologica Sinica. 2011; 27(2): 77-85.
23. Huang CH, Yen YC. A patient with tuberous sclerosis complex with manic features. Taiwanese Journal of Psychiatry (Taipei). 2011; 25(2): 106-109.
24. Shen SC, Lin IM, Yen YC, Wang CP, Tsao YM, Li WC. Correlation of autonomic nervous system and endothelium cell function in major depressive disorder patients. Archives of Clinical Psychology. 2012; 6(1): 79.
25. Yen YC, Lung FW. Older adults with marriage or higher income have longer telomere. Age & Aging. 2013; 42(2): 234-239.
26. Lin CW, Lin CC, Mo LR, et al. Heavy alcohol consumption increases the incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma in hepatitis B virus-related cirrhosis. Journal of Hepatology. 2012; 58(4): 730-735. doi: 10.1016/j.jhep.2012.11.045
27. Lin HY, Huang CK, Tai CM, et al. Psychiatric disorders of patients seeking obesity treatment. BMC Psychiatry. 2013; 13: 1-8. doi: 10.1186/1471-244X-13-1
28. Changchien TC, Yen YC. A boys possession state after Epstein-Barr virus encephalitis. Taiwanese Journal of Psychiatry (Taipei). 2013; 27(2): 156-160.
29. Lee KC, Yen YC. Major depressive episode comorbid with Parkinsons disease: A case series. Taiwanese Journal of Psychiatry (Taipei). 2013; 27(3): 246-248.
30. Tai CM, Lin HY, Yen YC, et al. Effectiveness of intragastric balloon treatment for obese patients: One-year follow-up after balloon removal. Obesity Surgery Journal of Metabolic Surgery and Allied Care. 2013; 23(12): 2068-2074. doi: 10.1007/s11695-013-1027-7
31. Lin CH, Yen YC, Chen MC, Chen CC. Relief of depression and pain improves daily functioning and quality of life in patients with major depression disorder. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biolobical Psychiatry. 2013; 47: 93-98. doi: 10.1016/j.pnpbp.2013.08.003
32. Pattanshetti S, Tai CM, Yen YC, Lin HY, Chi SC, Huang CK. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banded placation: Evolution of procedure and 2-year results. Obesity Surgery Journal of Metabolic Surgery & Allied Care. 2013; 23(11): 1934-1938. doi: 10.1007/s11695-013-1054-4
33. Huang CK, Goel R, Tai CM, Yen YC, Gohil VD, Chen XY. Novel metabolic surgery for type II diabetes mellitus: loop duodenojejunal bypass with sleeve gastrectomy. Surgical Laparoscopy Endoscopy & Percutaneous Technology. 2013; 23(6): 481-485. doi: 10.1097/SLE.0b013e3182950111
34. Liao YJ, Yen YC, Ying JC. Behavioral intentions of nurses participating in music therapy training. Pao-Chien Journal of Healthcare and Management. 2013; 11(2): 44-57.
35. Wei YF, Wu HD, Yen YC, Huang CK, Tai CM, Hsuan CF. The impact of metabolic parameters on the change of pulmonary function in obese patients. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases. 2014; 10(1): 23-28. doi: 10.1016/j.soard.2013.06.021.
36. Tu CH, Yen YC. Routine depression screening and diagnosing strategy for cancer inpatients. Psycho-Oncology. 2014; 23: 1057-1067. doi: 10.1002/pon.3547
37. Lin CH, Yen YC, Chen MC, Chen CC. Depression and pain impair daily functioning and quality of life in patients with major depressive disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders. 2014; 166: 173-178. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2014.03.039
38. Yen YC, Huang CK, Tai CM. Psychiatric aspects of bariatric surgery. Current Opinion in Psychiatry. 2014; 27(5): 374-379. doi: 10.1097/YCO.0000000000000085
39. Chang TT, Lung FW, Yen YC. Depressive symptoms, cognitive impairment and metabolic syndrome in community-dwelling elders in Southern Taiwan. Psychogeriatrics. 2014. doi: 10.1111/psyg.12080
40. Kuo KM, Talley PC, Lee CM, Yen YC. The influence of telemedicine experience on physicians perceptions regarding adoption. Telemedicine Journal & e-Health. 2015.

Behdin Nowrouzi, PhD, MPH, MSc (OT), OT Reg (Ont.)

Center for Research in Occupational Safety and Health
Laurentian University
Sudbury, Canada
Canadian Institutes for Health Research Fellow in Work Disability Prevention
University of Toronto
Toronto, Canada

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications

Dr. Nowrouzi has a PhD in Interdisciplinary health from Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario, Canada. His research activities stems from his clinical work as an occupational therapist. Dr. Nowrouzi applies a multidisciplinary approach to health research, as it brings together a diverse group of individuals from many disciplines with interests in workplace disability and prevention. Furthermore, he believes this diversity provides a varied perspective on decision-making and helps find innovative solutions to complex health problems. He is also a fellow in Work Disability Prevention through the Canadian Institutes of Health Research.

His research interests include: The area of occupational health and safety, Epidemiology, Genetics, Social determinants of physical and mental health, Physical and mental workplace stress, Nutrition, Obesity in the workplace and return to work issues.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND COMMITTEES


• Canadian Association for Research on Work and Health-Trainee member on executive board (11.2013-Present)
• American Conference of Industrial Hygienists Voting Student Member (06.2010- Present)
• Canadian Obesity Network-Member (02.2013-Present)
• Graduate Program Representative-School of Graduate Studies, Laurentian University (05.2012-06.2013)
• Canadian Association for Health Services and Policy Research (05.2010-Present)
• Interdisciplinary PhD Admission Committee, School of Rural and Northern Health-Laurentian University, (2010 & 2012)
• Professional Schools Academic Council, School of Rural and Northern Health-Laurentian University (09.2009-04.2010, 01-2012 -09.2013)
• Interdisciplinary PhD Program Committee, School of Rural and Northern Health-Laurentian University (09.2009-04.2010)
• College of Occupational Therapists of Ontario (Good Standing) (01.2007-Present)
• Member of the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists (2007-Present)
• Member of the Ontario Society of Occupational Therapists (2012-Present)
• Canadian Public Health Association (01.2007-Present)


AWARDS


• Laurentian University Travel Award (July 20-28, 2013)
• University of Alberta Scholarship (July 20-28, 2013) for the 8th annual obesity summer boot camp, Kananaskis Village, Alberta, Canada
• Canadian Institute for Health Information Fellowship Award, Work Disability Prevention, University of Toronto (2013-2015)
• Ontario Training Centres - Laurentian University (Health Services and Policy Research) (April 2010-June 2012)
• Graduate Fellowship, Laurentian University (2009-2010)
• Graduate Fellowship, Laurentian University (2010-2011)
• Ontario Training Grant for doctoral student-Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care (2010-2012)
• Travel Award Grant, Laurentian University (2012)
• Centre for Occupational Health and Safety Student Leadership Award (2012)
• Harshman Fellowship Society Post Graduate Scholarship Award (2011)
• Introduction to Best Oral Presentation -School of Human Kinetics Conference at Laurentian University, Sudbury, ON Canada (March 26, 2010)
• Title of Work: Quality of Work Life: Occupational Stressors of Nurses in northeastern Ontario first prize from Workplace Safety North
• Deans Honor List-Athabasca University (2009)
• Deans Honor List-Athabasca University (2010)

PUBLISHED REFEREED PAPERS


1. Brewster KZ, Nowrouzi B, Davis L. The Role of Occupational Therapy in Obesity Management. University of Toronto Medical Journal. 2014; 91(1): 33-35.
2. Carter L. Nowrouzi B. Whats on the Minds of CAUCE Members? CAUCE Institutional Members Survey. Canadian Journal of University Continuing Education. 2013; 39(1): 1-9.
3. Beitchman JH, Zai CC, Muir K, et al. Childhood aggression, callous-unemotional traits and oxytocin genes. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2012. doi: 10.1007/s00787-012-0240-6
4. Gorhman R, Carter L, Nowrouzi B, McLean N, Gulmond M. Social Media and Health Education: What the Literature Says. The Journal of Distance Education. 2012; 26(2).
5. Hirata Y, Zai CC, Nowrouzi B, Beitchman JH, Kennedy JL. Study of the Catechol-O-Methyltransferase (COMT) Gene with High Aggression in Children. Aggress Behav. 2012. doi: 10.1002/ab.21448
6. Malik AI, Zai CC, Abu Z, Nowrouzi B, Beitchman JH. The role of oxytocin and oxytocin receptor gene variants in childhood-onset aggression. Genes Brain Behav. 2012; 11(5): 545-551. doi: 10.1111/j.1601-183X.2012.00776.x
7. Nowrouzi B, Lightfoot N, Cote K, Watson R. Workplace support for employees with cancer. Curr Oncol. 2009; 16(5): 15-22.
8. Nowrouzi B, Souza RP, Zai C, et al. Finite mixture regression model analysis on antipsychotics induced weight gain: Investigation of the role of the serotonergic genes. Eur Neuropsychopharmacol. 2012. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.euroneuro.2012.05.008
9. Temple NJ, Eley D, Nowrouzi B. Advice on dietary supplements: a comparison of health food stores and pharmacies in Canada. J Am Coll Nutr. 2009; 28(6): 674-677.
10. Temple NJ, Nowrouzi B. Buffets and obesity. Clin Nutr. 2012. doi: 10.1016/j.clnu.2012.07.005.
11. Zai CC, Ehtesham S, Choi E, et al. Dopaminergic system genes in childhood aggression: possible role for DRD2. World J Biol Psychiatry. 2012; 13(1): 65-74. doi: 10.3109/15622975.2010.543431.
12. Zai CC, Muir KE, Nowrouzi B, et al. Possible genetic association between vasopressin receptor 1B and child aggression. Psychiatry Res. 2012. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2012.07.031

Jon D. Wisman, PhD

Professor
Department of Economics
American University
Washington, DC 20016
USA

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications

Dr. Wisman is Professor of Economics at American University in Washington, DC. where he teaches graduate courses in the history of economic thought and economic methodology and undergraduate courses in macroeconomics, European economic history, American economic history, economic development, and labor economics. He has twice been selected by American University as the Outstanding Teacher of the Year. He has published articles and chapters in a wide variety of journals and books, and edited Worker Empowerment: The Struggle for Workplace Democracy. His most recent published work has addressed the potential for employer of the last resort programs and the role of inequality in generating economic crises and environmental devastation. Among his current projects is a book tentatively titled: We All Must Work: Creative Destruction and the Pursuit of Happiness. During 2002, he served as President of the Association for Social Economics.

His research interests include: Methodology, History of Economic Thought, General Economic History, Workplace Democracy.

HONORS AND AWARDS


• Simon Naidel Prize (for best performance on theory comprehensive examinations for the academic year 1970-1971)
• Twice nominated by the Department of Economics for the Deans special award for service to American University in program development: 1975, 1977
• Recipient of The Helen Potter Award in Social Economics, granted by The Association for Social Economics for the best article appearing in the Review of Social Economy for the year 1978
• Recipient of American University Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching for 1979-1980
• Selected by the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences to receive the 1980 College of Arts and Science Award for Outstanding Teaching
• Selected as Professor of the Year for 1982-83 by Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society
• Winner of the $10,000 Speiser Essay Contest (Summer 1986). Essay title: "Economic Reform for Humanitys Greatest Struggle"
• Invited by the Faculty Senate to present a lecture, "An Economic Response to the Threat of Nuclear War," in the Distinguished Faculty Lecture Series at American University, March 11, 1987
• Chosen by the student yearbook (1988-1989) as teaching the course at American University in which the students learned most
• Nominated for the University Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching - General Education, 1993-1994
• Recipient of American University Faculty Award for Outstanding Teaching for 1996-1997
• Recipient of the Literati Clubs "Highly Commended Award" for "The Ignored Issue of Workplace Democracy in Political Discourse," International Journal of Social Economics, 24 (12), 1997, 1388-1403)
• Elected President of the Association for Social Economics, January 2002
• Recipient of the Association for Social Economics Ludwig Mai Service Award, January 2007.
• Recipient of the Association for Social Economics Thomas F. Divine Award for important life-long contributions to social economics, January 2009

Articles in Professional Journals


1. Wisman JD. The Naturalistic Turn of Orthodox Economics: A Study in Methodological Misunderstanding. Review of Social Economy. 1978; 263-284. doi: 10.1080/00346767800000017
2. Wisman JD. Toward a Humanist Reconstruction of Economic Science. Journal of Economic Issues. 1979; 19-48.
3. Wisman JD. Legitimation, Ideology-Critique, and Economics. Social Research. 1979; 291-320.
4. Eleştirelideolojiveiktisat M. IktisatRisaleleri. Istanbul: IzYayincilik. 1997; 207-240 .
5. Wisman JD. The Sociology of Knowledge as a Tool for Investigating the History of Economic Thought. The American Journal of Economics and Sociology. 1979; 83-94. doi: 10.1111/j.1536-7150.1980.tb01263.x
6. Wisman JD. Rereading Marx for the Non-Marxist Economist: On the Scope and Method of Scientific Economics. Review of Social Economy. 1979; 371-387.
7. Wisman JD. Response to Brennans Comments. Journal of Economic Issues. 1980; 14(3): 775-780.
8. Wisman JD. Values and Modes of Rationality in Economic Science. International Journal of Social Economics. 1980; 7(3): 137-148.
9. Wisman JD. From Capital-Labor Strife to Community. Review of Social Economy. 1984; 62(3): 369-375.
10. Wisman JD. The Methodology of W. Arthur Lewis Development Economics: Economics as Pedagogy. World Development. 1986; 14(2): 165-180.
11. Wisman JD. The Renaissance of Natural Law Cosmology: Free Markets and Fettered Minds. International Journal of Social Economics. 1986; 13(10): 26-37. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/eb014028
12. Wisman JD. Keynesian Economics and Economists Views of the State. Forum for Social Economics. 1986; 16(1): 1-15. doi: 10.1007/BF02839019
13. Wisman JD. Human Interests, Modes of Rationality and The Social Foundations of Economic Science. A special issue of International Journal of Social Economics. 1987; 14(7,8,9): 8-98.
14. Wisman JD. An Economic Response to the Threat of Nuclear War. Forum for Social Economics. 1987; 17(1): 43-58. doi: 10.1007/BF02958665
15. Wisman JD. The Dominance of Consensual over Technical Rationality in Confucius Socio-economic Thought. International Journal of Social Economics. 1988; 15(1): 58-67. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/eb014097
16. Wisman JD. Competition, Technology, Freedom, and The Future of the Workplace. Bulletin of Science, Technology and Society. 1987; 7: 650-654.
17. Wisman JD, Willoughby J, Sawers L. The Search for Grand Theory in Economic History: Norths Challenge to Marx. Social Research. 1988; 55(4): 747-773.
18. Wisman JD. Straightening Out the Backward-bending Supply Curve of Labor: From Overt to Covert Compulsion and Beyond, in Review of Political Economy. Political Economy. 1989; 1(1): 94-112. doi: 10.1080/09538258900000006
19. Wisman JD. Economic Knowledge, Evolutionary Epistemology, and Human Interests. Journal of Economic Issues. 1989; 23(2): 647-656.
20. Wisman JD. The Use of Mathematics in Economics. 1990: 161-168.
21. Wisman JD. Beyond Foundationalism and Relativism: What Hope for Sciences of Society?. Humanomics. 1991; 6(2): 4-19. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/eb006103
22. Wisman JD. The Methodology of Institutionalism Revisited. Journal of Economic Issues. 1991; 25(3): 709-737.
23. Wisman JD. Economic Sciences Bondage to the Material Progress Vision. Humanomics. 1992; 8(2): 5-29. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/eb006127
24. Wisman JD. Should Formerly Socialist Economies Attempt to Leapfrog Classical Capitalism. International Journal of Social Economics. 1993; 20(2): 12-26. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/03068299310025534
25. Wisman JD, Scaraboto D. Exploring the Frustrated Quest for Greater Equality in the US. Humanomics. 1994: 122-145. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/eb018756
26. Wisman JD. Economic Dynamism and the Challenge to Community. Humanomics. 1996; 12 (4): 24-48.
27. Wisman JD. The Ignored Issue of Workplace Democracy in Political Discourse. International Journal of Social Economics. 1997; 24(12): 1388-1403. Empowerment in Organizations (An electronic journal). 1998; 6(7).
28. Wisman JD, John Paul II. Christianity, and the Future of Work. International Journal of Social Economics. 1998; 25(11/12): 1658-1671.
29. Wisman JD, Smith JF. American Institutionalism and Technological Change. Journal of Economic Issues. 1999; 23(4): 887-902.
30. Wisman JD. Competition, Cooperation, and the Future of the Workplace. Peace Review. 2000; 12(2): 197-203. doi: 10.1080/10402650050057834
31. Wisman JD. Creative Destruction and Labors Options. Forum for Social Economics. 2001; 30(2): 51-76.
32. Wisman JD. The Scope and Promising Future of Social Economics. Review of Social Economy. 2003; 511(4): 1-21. Presidential Address to the Association for Social Economics. doi: 10.1080/0034676032000160886
33. Wisman JD. Did US Labors Post-World War II Successes Lead to its Subsequent Woes?. International Journal of Social Economics. 2005; 32(10): 899-915.
34. Wisman JD, Grote K. State Lotteries: Using State Power to Fleece the Poor. Journal of Economic Issues. 2006; 150(4): 955-966.
35. Wisman JD. Household Saving, Class Identity, and Conspicuous Consumption. Journal of Economic Issues. 2009; 43(1): 89-114. doi: 10.2753/JEI0021-3624430105
36. Wisman JD. The Moral Imperative and Social Rationality of Government-Guaranteed Employment and Reskilling. Review of Social Economy. 2010; 68(1): 35-67. doi: 10.1080/00346760902968405
37. Wisman JD, Capehart KW. Creative Destruction, Economic Insecurity, Stress, and Epidemic Obesity. American Journal of Economics and Sociology. 2010; 69(3): 963-982 . doi: 10.1111/j.1536-7150.2010.00728.x
38. Baker B. Increasing Inequality, Inadequate Demand, Status Insecurity, Ideology, and the Financial Crises of 2008, MRZine. Electronic project of Monthly Review Press. 2011; 50.
39. Wisman JD, Smith JF. Legitimating Inequality: Fooling Most of the People All of the Time. American Journal of Economics and Sociology. 2011; 70(4): 974-1013.
40. Wisman JD. Inequality, Social Respectability, Political Power, and Environmental Devastation. Journal of Economic Issues. 2011; 45(4): 877-900.
41. Wisman JD. The Growth Trap, Ecological Devastation, and the Promise of Guaranteed Employment, Challenge. 2013; 56(2): 53-78.
42. Wisman JD. Wage Stagnation, Rising Inequality, and the Financial Crisis of 2008. Cambridge Journal of Economics. 2013; 37(4): 921-945.
43. Wisman JD, Davis ME. Degraded Work, Declining Community, Rising Inequality, and the Transformation of the Protestant Ethic in America: 1870-1930. American Journal of Economics and Sociology. 2013; 72(5): 1075-1104. doi: 10.1111/ajes.12038
44. Wisman JD. Why Marx Still Matters. International Journal of Pluralism and Economics Education. 2013; 4(3): 229-242.
45. Wisman JD. Government is Whose Problem?. Journal of Economic Issues.2013; 47(4): 911-937.
46. Wisman JD. Foreign Threats, Political Legitimacy, and Democratic Social Institutions. Humanomics. 2014; 30(1): 22-40.
47. Wisman JD. The Financial Crisis of 1929. Reexamined: The Role of Soaring Inequality. Review of Political Economy. 2014; 26(3): 372-391. doi: 10.1080/09538259.2014.915153
48. Wisman JD, Pacitti A. Ending the Unemployment Crisis with Guaranteed Employment and Retraining. Journal of Economic Issues. 2014; 48(3): 679-705. doi: 10.2753/JEI0021-3624480305

Julia Yue Cui, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences
University of Washington
4225 Roosevelt Way NE
Washington, USA

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications

Dr. Julia received her BS Degree in Chukechen Honors College, Zhejiang University in Hangzhou, China, and received her PhD Degree with honors in University of Kansas Medical Center under the mentorship of Dr. Curtis D. Klaassen. Julia currently is an Assistant Professor in Toxicology in the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health Sciences. Julia is trained as a toxicologist, specializing in using transgenic animal models and the Next-Generation Sequencing technology to determine the effects of environmental chemical exposure and reprogramming the gut microbiome on the transcriptional and epigenetic regulation of genes involved in drug metabolism and obesity during development.

Her research interests include: How developmental exposure to environmental chemicals reprograms the epigenetic memory and the nuclear receptors PXR and CAR signaling to modulate drug metabolism and transport during and beyond childhood, and How the gut mcrobiome modulates the ontogeny of genes that are involved in drug metabolism and obesity, and how the developmental reprogramming of gut microbiome by probiotics and antibiotics modulate pediatric pharmacology and childhood obesity.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS


• (2006-Present) SOT (Society of Toxicology)
• (2007-Present) Sigma Xi
• (2009-Present) AAAS (The American Association for the Advancement of Science)
• (2009-Present) ISSX (International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics)
• (2012-Present) AHA (American Heart Association)
• (2014-Present) Member of CEEH (Center for Ecogenetics & Environmental Health)


HONORS


• (2006) 1ST Place Student Platform Presentation Research Award of Central States Society of Toxicology (CSSOT), and recipient of Travel Award to the 2007 National Society of Toxicology Meeting
• (2006) 1ST Place Platform Presentation Research Award of the Student Research Forum, the Genetics Session, the University of Kansas Medical Center
• (2007) 1ST Place Platform Presentation Research Award of the Student Research Forum, the Molecular Biology Session, the University of Kansas Medical Center
• (2008) Presidential Poster of Distinction at the 59th National Meeting of American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases (AASLD)
• (2008) Recipient of Dr. Daniel Azarnoff Student Travel Award, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics, the University of Kansas Medical Center
• (2008) Graduate Student Travel Award, the University of Kansas Medical Center
• (2008) First Place Carl C. Smith Award, National Meeting of Society of Toxicology
• (2008) 1ST Place Student Poster-Presentation Award of Central States Society of Toxicology (CS-SOT) and recipient of Travel Award to the 2008 National Society of Toxicology Annual Meeting
• (2008) 1ST Place Student Platform-Presentation Award of Central States Society of Toxicology (CS-SOT) Annual Meeting
• (2008) 1ST Place Platform Presentation Award of the Student Research Forum, Molecular Biology Session, the University of Kansas Medical Center
• (2008 Recipient of Student Union Corporation Travel Scholarship, the University of Kansas Medical Center
• (2009) Winner of Novartis Graduate Student Fellowship, National Society of Toxicology Meeting
• (2009) Honorable Mention abstract by the Molecular Biology Specialty Section, National Society of Toxicology Meeting
• (2009) Recipient of Dr. Daniel Azarnoff Student Travel Award, Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Therapeutics, the University of Kansas Medical Center
• (2009) 1ST Place Pre-doctoral Poster Presentation, 16th North American Regional International Society for the Study of Xenobiotics (ISSX) Annual Meeting (title: "ChIPing the cistrome of PXR in mouse liver")
• (2010) 1ST Place Platform Presentation Research Award of the Student Research Forum, Basic Science I, the University of Kansas Medical Center
• (2011) 1ST Place Platform Presentation Research Award of the K-INBRE (Kansas IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence) Symposium (title: "microRNAs are essential for bile acid homeostasis during liver development")
• (2011) Mechanisms Specialty Section Gabriel L. Plaa Education Award, Society of Toxicology
• (2011) 1ST Place Platform Presentation Research Award of Central State Society of Toxicology Meeting
• (2012) 1st Place Platform Presentation Postdoctoral Research Award, Postdoctoral Research Day, University of Kansas Medical Center
• (2014) Recipient of the Sheldon D. Murphy Endowed Chair Assistant Professor position, DEOHS, University of Washington

Selected Peer-reviewed Publications


1. Aleksunes LM, Cui Y, Klaassen CD. Prominent expression of xenobiotic efflux transporters in mouse extraembryonic fetal membranes compared with placenta. Drug Metab Disp. 2008; 36: 1960-1970. doi: 10.1124/dmd.108.021337
2. Cui YJ, Yeager RL, Zhong XB, Klaassen CD. Ontogenic expression of hepatic AhR mRNA correlates with histone H3K4 di-methylation during mouse liver development. Toxicol Letters. 2009; 189: 184-190. doi: 10.1016/j.toxlet.2009.05.017
3. Cui YJ, Cheng X, Weaver YM, Klaassen CD. Tissue distribution, gender divergent expression, ontogeny, and chemical induction of multidrug resistance transporter genes (Mdr1a, Mdr1b, Mdr2) in mice. Drug Metab Disp. 2009; 37: 203-210. doi: 10.1124/dmd.108.023721
4. Cui Y, Aleksunes LM, Tanaka Y, Goedken MJ, Klaassen CD. Compensatory induction of liver efflux transporters in response to ANIT-induced liver injury is impaired in FXR-null mice. Toxicol Sci. 2009; 110: 47-60. doi: 10.1093/toxsci/kfp094
5. Li Y, Cui Y, Hart SN, Klaassen CD, Zhong X. Dynamic patterns of histone methylation are associated with ontogenic expression of the Cyp3a genes during mouse liver maturation. Mol Pharmacol. 2009; 75: 1171-1179. doi: 10.1124/mol.108.052993
6. Hart SN, Cui Y, Klaassen CD, Zhong XB. (Three patterns of cytochrome P450 gene expression during liver maturation in mice. Drug Metab Disp . 2009; 37: 116-121.
7. Choudhuri S, Cui Y, Klaassen CD. Molecular targets of epigenetic regulation and effectors of environmental influences. Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology. 2010; 245: 378-393.
8. Tanaka Y, Aleksunes LM, Cui YJ, Klaassen CD. ANIT-induced intrahepatic cholestasis alters hepatobiliary transporter expression via Nrf2 dependent and independent signaling. Toxicol Sci. 2009; 108: 247-257. doi: 10.1093/toxsci/kfp020
9. Cui YJ, Gunewardena SS, Klaassen CD. ChIPing the cistrome of PXR in mouse liver.Nucleic Acids Research. 2010; 38: 7943-7963. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkq654
10. Staudinger JL, Xu CS, Cui YJ, Klaassen CD. Nuclear receptor mediated regulation of carboxylesterase expression and activity. Expert Opinion on Drug Metabolism and Toxicology. 2010; 261-271. doi: 10.1517/17425250903483215
11. Cui YJ, Choudhuri S, House-Knight T, Klaassen CD. Genetic and epigenetic regulation and expression signatures of glutathione S-transferases in developing mouse liver. Toxicological Sciences. 2010; 115: 32-43. doi: 10.1093/toxsci/kfq115
12. Klaassen CD, Lu H, Cui JY. Epigenetic regulation of drug processing genes. Toxicol Mech Methods. 2011; 21: 312-324. doi: 10.3109/15376516.2011.562758
13. Cui JY, Gunewardena SS, Yoo B, et al. RNA-Seq reveals different mRNA abundance of transporters and their alternative transcript isoforms during liver Development. Toxicol Sci. 2012; 127: 592-609. doi: 10.1093/toxsci/kfs107
14. Peng L, Cui JY, Yoo B, et al. RNA sequencing quantification of hepatic ontogeny of phase-I enzymes in mice. Drug Metab Dispos. 2013; 41: 2175- 2186. doi: 10.1124/dmd.113.054635
15. Renaud HJ, Cui JY, Lu H, Klaassen CD. Effect of diet on expression of genes involved in lipid metabolism, oxidative stress, and inflammation in mouse liver - insights into mechanisms of metabolic diseases. Plos One. 2014; 9(2): e88584. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0088584

Qibin Qi, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Epidemiology & Population Health
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
1300 Morris Park Avenue, Belfer 1306A
Bronx, NY 10461, USA

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications

Dr. Qi is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Epidemiology & Population Health at Albert Einstein College of Medicine. He was awarded his PhD degree from Institute for Nutritional Sciences, SIBS, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Shanghai, China and took up a position as Research Fellow in the Department of Nutrition at Harvard School of Public Health in 2010. Hisresearch has focused on genetics, lifestyle factors, and gene-environment interactions in relation to obesity, diabetes and cardiovascular diseases.Since 2010, he has been working on several gene-environment interactions analyses for obesity traits in large cohorts and randomized clinical trials, and published several important gene-environment interaction papers with reproducible findings.

His research interests include: Gene-diet/lifestyle interaction studies for obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease in prospective population cohorts and nutrition intervention trials, Genetic association studies for obesity, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease and Epidemiology studies of biomarkers (adipokines and inflammation markers) and diet/lifestyle factors in relation to obesity, metabolic syndrome, type 2 diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

AWARDS AND HONORS

• (2002) Outstanding Undergraduate Student Honor, Nanjing University
• (2002) Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarship, Nanjing University
• (2003) Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarship, Nanjing University
• (2004) Outstanding Undergraduate Scholarship, Nanjing University
• (2008) ZhuliYuehua Award for Outstanding PhD Student, Chinese Academy of Sciences
• (2010) Pfizer Special Award for Outstanding PhD Student, Chinese Academy of Sciences
• (2011) Scott Grundy Fellowship Award for Excellence in Metabolism, American Heart Association
• (2011) Elizabeth Barrett-Connor Research Award in Epidemiology(Finalist),American Heart Association
• (2012) Harvard Chinese Public Health Annual Distinguished Research Award
• (2013) Harvard Chinese Public Health Annual Distinguished Research Award
• (2014) Jeremiah and Rose Stamler Research Award for New Investigators (Finalist), American Heart Association
• (2014) Young Investigator Travel Grant Award, American Diabetes Association


PROFESSIONAL SOCIETY MEMBERSHIP

• American Heart Association
• American Diabetes Association
• American Society of Human Genetics

ORIGINAL ARTICLES

1. Qi Q, Yu Z, Ye X, et al. Elevated retinol-binding protein 4 levels are associated with metabolic syndrome in Chinese people. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2007; 92: 4827-4834.
2. Qi Q, Wang J, Li H, et al. Associations of resist in with inflammatory and fibrinolytic markers, insulin resistance, and metabolic syndrome in middle-aged and older Chinese. European Journal of Endocrinology. 2008; 159: 585-593. doi: 10.1530/EJE-08-0427
3. Sun L, Franco OH, Hu FB, et al. Ferritin concentrations, metabolic syndrome, and type 2 diabetes in middle-aged and elderly Chinese. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2008; 93(12): 4690-4696. doi: 10.1210/jc.2008-1159
4. Pan A, Ye X, Franco OH, Li H, et al. The Association of Depressive Symptoms with Inflammatory Factors and Adipokines in Middle-aged and Older Chinese. PLoS One. 2008; 3(1): e1392.
5. Qi Q, Li H, Loos RJF, et al. Common variants in KCNQ1 are associated with type 2 diabetes and impaired fasting glucose in a Chinese Han population. Human Molecular Genetics. 2009; 18: 3508-3515. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddp294
6. Qi Q, Wu Y, Li H, et al. Association of GCKR rs780094 alone or in combination with GCK rs1799884 with type 2 diabetes and related traits in a Chinese Han population. Diabetologia. 2009; 52: 834-843. doi: 10.1007/s00125-009-1290-2
7. Haseli-Mashhadi N, Pan A, Ye X, et al. Self-Rated Health in middle-aged and elderly Chinese: distribution, determinants and associations with cardio-metabolic risk factors. BMC Public Health. 2009; 9: 368. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-9-368
8. Wu Y, Li H, Loos RJ, et al. RBP4 variants are significantly associated with plasma RBP4 levels and hypertriglyceridemia risk in Chinese Hans. Journal of Lipid Research. 2009; 50(7): 1479-1486. doi: 10.1194/jlr.P900014-JLR200
9. Yu Z, Ye X, Wang J, et al. Associations of physical activity with inflammatory factors, adipocytokines and metabolic syndrome in middle-aged and older Chinese people. Circulation. 2009; 119: 2969-2977. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.108.833574
10. Pan A, Demark-Wahnefried W, Ye X, et al. Effects of a flaxseed-derived lignan supplement on C-reactive protein, IL-6 and retinol-binding protein 4 in type 2 diabetic patients. British Journal of Nutrition. 2009; 101(8): 1145-1149. doi: 10.1017/S0007114508061527
11. Qi Q, Li H, Wu Y, et al. Combined effects of 17 common genetic variants on type 2 diabetes risk in a Han Chinese population. Diabetologia. 2010; 53(10): 2163-2166.
12. Qi Q, Li H, Loos RJF, et al. Association of PCSK1 rs6234 with Obesity and Related Traits in a Chinese Han Population. PLoS One. 2010; 5(5): e10590. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0010590
13. Shu XO, Long J, Cai Q, et al. Identification of new genetic risk variants for type 2 diabetes. PLoS Genetics. 2010; 6(9): e1001127. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1001127
14. Liu C, Wu Y, Li H, et al. MTNR1B rs10830963 is associated with fasting plasma glucose, HbA1C and impaired beta-cell function in Chinese Hans from Shanghai. BMC Medical Genetics. 2010; 11: 59. doi: 10.1186/1471-2350-11-59
15. Liu C, Yu Z, Li H, et al. Associations of alcohol consumption with diabetes mellitus and impaired fasting glycemia among middle-aged and elderly Chinese. BMC Public Health. 2010; 10: 713. doi: 10.1186/1471-2458-10-713
16. Wu H, Qi Q, Yu Z, Sun L, Li H, Lin X. Opposite associations of trunk and leg fat depots with plasma ferritin levels in middle-aged and older Chinese men and women. PLoS One. 2010; 5(10): e13316. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0013316
17. Wu H, Qi Q, Yu Z, et al. Independent and opposite associations of trunk and leg fat depots with adipokines, inflammatory markers and metabolic syndrome in middle-aged and older Chinese men and women. Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism. 2010; 95: 4389-4398. doi: 10.1210/jc.2010-0181
18. Wu H, Pan A, Yu Z, et al. Lifestyle counseling and supplementation with flaxseed or walnuts influence the management of metabolic syndrome. Journal of Nutrition. 2010; 140(11): 1937-1942. doi: 10.3945/jn.110.126300
19. Huang P, Li S, Shao M, et al. Calorie restriction and endurance exercise share potent anti-inflammatory function in adipose tissues in ameliorating diet-induced obesity and insulin resistance in mice. Nutrition & Metabolism. 2010; 7: 59. doi: 10.1186/1743-7075-7-59
20. Qi Q, Bray GA, Smith SR, Hu FB, Sacks FM, Qi L. Insulin receptor substrate 1 gene variation modifies insulin resistance response to weight-loss diets in a 2-year randomized trial: the Preventing Overweight Using Novel Dietary Strategies (Pounds Lost) Trial. Circulation. 2011; 124(5): 563-571. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.111.025767
21. Wu H, Yu Z, Qi Q, Li H, Sun Q, Lin X. Joint analysis of multiple biomarkers for identifying type 2 diabetes in middle-aged and older Chinese: a cross-sectional study. BMJ Open. 2011; 1(1): e000191. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2011-000191
22. Qi L, Ma J, Qi Q, Hartiala J, Allayee H, Campos H. Genetic risk score and risk of myocardial infarction in Hispanics. Circulation. 2011; 123(4): 374-380. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.110.976613
23. Liu C, Li H, Qi L, et al. Variants in GLIS3 and CRY2 are associated with type 2 diabetes and impaired fasting glucose in Chinese Hans. PLoS One. 2011; 6(6): e21464. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0021464
24. Liu C, Li H, Qi Q, et al. Common variants in or near FGF5, CYP17A1 and MTHFR genes are associated with blood pressure and hypertension in Chinese Hans. Journal of Hypertension. 2011; 29(1): 70-75. doi: 10.1097/HJH.0b013e32833f60ab
25. Qi Q, Workalemahu T, Zhang C, Hu FB, Qi L. Genetic variants, plasma lipoprotein(a) levels, and risk of cardiovascular morbidity and mortality among two prospective cohorts of type 2 diabetes. European Heart Journal. 2012; 33(3): 325-334. doi: 10.1093/eurheartj/ehr350
26. Qi Q, Menzaghi C, Smith S, et al. Genome-wide association analysis identifies TYW3/CRYZ and NDST4 loci associated with circulating resistin levels. Human Molecular Genetics. 2012; 21(21): 4774-4780. doi: 10.1093/hmg/dds300
27. Qi Q, Forman JP, Jensen MK, et al. Genetic predisposition to high blood pressure associates with cardiovascular complications among patients with type 2 diabetes: two independent studies. Diabetes. 2012; 61(11): 3026-3032. doi: 10.2337/db12-0225
28. Qi Q, Liang L, Doria A, Hu FB, Qi L. Genetic predisposition to dyslipidemia and type 2 diabetes risk in two prospective cohorts. Diabetes. 2012; 61(3): 745-752. doi: 10.2337/db11-1254
29. Qi Q, Bray GA, Hu FB, Sacks FM, Qi L. Weight-loss diets modify glucose-dependent insulinotropic polypeptide receptor rs2287019 genotype effects on changes in body weight, fasting glucose, and insulin resistance: the Preventing Overweight Using Novel Dietary Strategies trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2012; 95(2): 506-513. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.111.025270
30. Qi Q, Chu AY, Kang JH, et al. Sugar-sweetened beverages and genetic risk of obesity. New England Journal of Medicine. 2012; 367(15): 1387-1396. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1203039
31. Qi Q, Li Y, Chomistek AK, et al. Television watching, leisure-time physical activity and the genetic predisposition in relation to body mass index in women and men. Circulation. 2012; 126(15): 1821-187. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.112.098061
32. Mattei J, Qi Q, Hu FB, Sacks FM, Qi L. TCF7L2 genetic variants modulate the effect of dietary fat intake on changes in body composition during a weight-loss intervention. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2012; 96(5): 1129-1136. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.112.038125
33. Zhang X, Qi Q, Liang J, Hu FB, Sacks FM, Qi L. Neuropeptide Y promoter polymorphism modifies effects of a weight-loss diet on 2-year changes of blood pressure: the Preventing Overweight Using Novel Dietary Strategies Trial. Hypertension. 2012; 60(5): 1169-1175. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.112.197855
34. Zhang X, Qi Q, Bray GA, Hu FB, Sacks FM, Qi L. APOA5 genotype modulates 2-y changes in lipid profile in response to weight-loss diet intervention: the Pounds Lost Trial. American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2012; 96(4): 917-922.
35. Li Y, Qi Q, Workalemahu T, Hu FB, Qi L. Birth weight, genetic-susceptibility and adulthood risk of type 2 diabetes. Diabetes care. 2012; 35(12): 2479-2484. doi: 10.2337/dc12-0168
36. Zhang X, Qi Q, Zhang C, Hu FB, Sacks FM, Qi L. FTO Genotype and 2-year change in body composition and fat distribution in response to weight-loss diets: the Pounds Lost Trial. Diabetes. 2012; 61(11): 3005-3011. doi: 10.2337/db11-1799
37. Yu Z, Sun L, Qi Q, et al. Hypertriglyceridemic waist, cytokines and hyperglycaemia in Chinese. European Journal of Clinical Investigation. 2012; 42(10): 1100-1111. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2362.2012.02702.x
38. Lu L, Wu Y, Qi Q, et al. Associations of type 2 diabetes with common variants in PPARD and the modifying effect of vitamin D among middle-aged and elderly Chinese. PLoS One. 2012; 7(4): e34895.
39. Qi Q, Meigs JB, Rexrode KM, Hu FB, Qi L. Diabetes genetic predisposition score and cardiovascular complications among patients with type 2 diabetes. Diabetes care. 2013; 36(3): 737-739. doi: 10.2337/dc12-0852
40. Xu M, Qi Q, Liang J, et al. Genetic determinant for amino acid metabolites and changes in body weight and insulin resistance in response to weight-loss diets: the preventing overweight using novel dietary strategies (POUNDS LOST) trial. Circulation. 2013; 127(12): 1283-1289. doi: 10.1161/CIRCULATIONAHA.112.000586
41. Zhu J, Sun Q, Zong G, et al. Interaction between a common variant in FADS1 and erythrocyte polyunsaturated fatty acids on lipid profile in Chinese Hans. Journal of Lipid Research. 2013; 54(5): 1477-1483. doi: 10.1194/jlr.P027516
42. Chu AY, Workalemahu T, Paynter NP, et al. Novel locus including FGF21 is associated with dietary macronutrient intake. Human Molecular Genetics. 2013; 22(9): 1895-1902. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddt032
43. Smith CE, Ngwa J, Tanaka T, et al. Lipoprotein receptor-related protein 1 variants and dietary fatty acids: meta-analysis of European origin and African American studies. Int J Obes (Lond). 2013; 37(9): 1211-1220. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2012.215
44. Ahmad S, Rukh G, Varga TV, et al. Gene × physical activity interactions in obesity: combined analysis of 111,421 individuals of European ancestry. PLoS Genetics. 2013; 9(7): e1003607. doi: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1003607
45. Qi Q, Xu M, Wu H, et al. IRS1 Genotype Modulates Metabolic Syndrome Reversion in Response to 2-Year Weight-Loss Diet Intervention: The POUNDS LOST trial. Diabetes Care. 2013; 36(11): 3442-3447. doi: 10.2337/dc13-0018
46. Qi L, Qi Q, Prudente S, et al. Association between a genetic variant related to glutamic acid metabolism and coronary heart disease in individuals with type 2 diabetes. JAMA. 2013; 310(8): 821-828. doi: 10.1001/jama.2013.276305
47. Sun L, Qi Q, Zong G, et al. Elevated Plasma Retinol-Binding Protein 4 Is Associated with Increased Risk of Type 2 Diabetes in Middle-Aged and Elderly Chinese Adults. J Nutr. 2014; 144(5): 722-728. doi: 10.3945/jn.113.189860
48. Huang T, Qi Q, Li Y, et al. FTO genotype, dietary protein, and change in appetite: the Preventing Overweight Using Novel Dietary Strategies trial. Am J ClinNutr. 2014; 99(5): 1126-1130. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.113.082164
49. Mirzaei K, Xu M, Qi Q, et al. Variants in glucose- and circadian rhythm-related genes affect the response of energy expenditure to weight-loss diets: the POUNDS LOST Trial. Am J ClinNutr. 2014; 99(2): 392-399. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.113.072066
50. Qi Q, Chu AY, Kang JH, et al. Fried food consumption, genetic risk, and body mass index: gene-diet interaction analysis in three US cohort studies. BMJ. 2014; 348: g1610.
51. Chen P, Takeuchi F, Lee JY, et al. Multiple Non-glycemic Genomic Loci Are Newly Associated with Blood Level of Glycated Hemoglobin in East Asians. Diabetes. 2014. doi: 10.2337/db13-1815
52. Qi Q, Kilpeläinen TO, Downer MK, et al. FTO genetic variants, dietary intake and body mass index: insights from 177 330 individuals. Hum Mol Genet. 2014; 411.
53. He M, Xu M, Zhang B, et al. Meta-analysis of genome-wide association studies of adult height in East Asians identifies 17 novel loci. Hum Mol Genet. 2014; 24(6): 1791-1800. doi: 10.1093/hmg/ddu583.
54. Huang T, Huang J, Qi Q, et al. PCSK7 Genotype Modifies Effect of a Weight-Loss Diet on 2-Year Changes of Insulin Resistance: The POUNDS LOST Trial. Diabetes Care. 2014. doi: 10.2337/dc14-0473.
55. Qi Q, Durst R, Schwarzfuchs D, et al. CETP genotype and changes in lipid levels in response to weight-loss diet intervention: gene-diet interaction analysis in the POUNDS LOST and DIRECT randomized trials. J Lipid Res. 2014. doi: 10.1194/jlr.P055715
56. Wu H, Flint AJ, Qi Q, et al. Association between Dietary Whole Grain Intake and Risk of Mortality: Two Large Prospective Studies in US Men and Women. JAMA Intern Med. 2015; 175(3): 373-384. doi: 10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.6283
57. Cespedes EM, Dudley KA, Sotres-Alvarez D, et al. Joint Associations of Insomnia and Sleep Duration with Prevalent Diabetes: The Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos (HCHS/SOL). J Diabetes. 2015. doi: 10.1111/1753-0407.12308
58. Huang T, Qi Q, Zheng Y, et al. Genetic Predisposition to Central Obesity and Risk of Type 2 Diabetes: Two Independent Cohort Studies. Diabetes Care. 2015; 38(7): 1306-1311. doi: 10.2337/dc14-3084
59. Qi Q, Downer MK, Kilpeläinen TO, et al. Dietary intake, FTO genetic variants and adiposity: a combined analysis of over 16,000 children and adolescents. Diabetes. 2015; 64(7): 2467-2476. doi: 10.2337/db14-1629

Jose Javier Martín-Ramiro, MD, PhD

Associate Professor
Alfonso X el Sabio University (UAX);
Rey Juan Carlos University and
Department of Surgery, Obesity Unit
Severo Ochoa Hospital
Spain

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications

Dr. Martín-Ramiro completed his MD from the School of Medicine, Universidad Autónoma Madrid (Spain). He has also pursued his PhD in the Preventive Medicine Program from the Rey Juan Carlos University. His main investigation was obesity and burden of disease attributable.
He is responsible for the Obesity Unit at the Surgery Department of Severo Ochoa Hospital and the Bariatric Surgery Program. Also he is responsible for training surgeons program at his hospital.
He is the author and co-author of more than 70 publications and book chapters, and is a member of Spanish Surgeons Association, Bariatric Surgeons Association and Quality Care Section.
He is currently the head of the research group in psychiatrics consequences pre-vs post bariatric surgery.

His research interests include: Cost of illness, burden of disease and economics consequences derived from obesity and overweight.

AWARDS

• Prize for the best paper, the human resources area. Logics of management and evaluation of health care costs. Oct. 1996. La Coruña.
• Methodology for assessing the performance of health care services in hospital. Romeo J, I. De la Riva, Ramiro J Martin, JL Martínez Veiga. Arthur Andersen Award Finalist 1996.

1. Madrid. Genetic engineering: prospects for peace project. Simposium Universitario UNIV. 1986.
2. Mayo. Ciclosporina. X de Minicongreso clinical pharmacology, Departamento de y Pharmacology Therapeutics. Faculty of Medicine of the UAM. 1986.
3. Mayo. Prevencion del cancer. III Jornadas de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Publica. Departamento de Medicina Preventiva y Salud Publica. Facultad de Medicina de la UAM. 1990.
4. Echarri J, Ramiro J, Romeo J, et al. Laparoscopic Chole cystectomy. 4th World congress International Gastro-surgical Club. 1993.
5.Echarri J, Ramiro J, Romeo J, et al. Laparoscopic Chole cystectomy. Hepato gastro enterology. 1993; (III): Supp(1): 147.
6.Echarri J, Ramiro J, Romeo J, et al. Laparoscopic chole cystectomy prospective analysis of the first 100 cases. IX Surgery Annual Meeting.Asociacion Espanola de Cirujanos. 1993.
7. Echarri J, Ramiro J, Romeo J, et al. Laparoscopic chole cystectomy: a prospective analysis of the first 100 cases.Cirugia Espanola. 1993; (54): 242.
8. Escudero J, Ramiro J, Echarri J, et al. Surgical treatment of reflux gastroesofigico laparoscopically.Congreso Nacional del Capitulo Espanol del Colegio Internacional de Cirujanos. 1993.
9. Martin J, Sanchez R, Romeo J, Escudero J, Ramiro J. Intraoperative colonic irrigation of the obstructed left colon and rectum by carcinoma, preliminary results. 5th Congress of the European Council for Coloproctology. 1995.
10. Ramiro J, Escudero J, Martinez E, Herrera N, Veiga J. Tratamiento quirurgico de la achalasia por via laparoscopica. IV Congreso Nacional de Video cirugia. 1995.
11. Martin J. Diverticulitis apendicular. Cirugia Espanola. 1995; (58): 77.
12. Echarri J, Romeo J,Tejero E, et al. Surgical treatment of achalasia by laparoscopy. 4th International Congress of the European Association for Endoscopic Surgery. 1996.
13. Ramiro J, Romeo J, Lopez P, et al. PMCs, existen diferencias entre el coste por proceso y el coste estimado por paciente. III Jornadas de gestion y evaluacion de costes sanitarios. 1996.
14.Ramiro J, Romeo J, Echarri J, et al. Comparison between the cost per procedure and the cost per patient in a general surgery service. Third Conference of management and evaluation of healthcare costs.1996 .
15.Romeo J, Ramiro J, Echarri J, et al. Evaluation of care processes through a comparative audit quality. Application to laparoscopic surgery. Third Conference of management and evaluation of healthcare costs. 1996.
16.Romeo J, Montes C, Vazquez J, et al. Ramiro J. Analysis of the costs of laparoscopic cirugna compared to traditional open cirugna. Third Conference of management and evaluation of healthcare costs. 1996.
17.Romeo J, Ramiro J, Veiga J. Quality casunstica grouping of general cirugna. Analysis of variability with DRGs and PMCs. Third Conference of management and evaluation of healthcare costs. 1996.
18. Romeo J, Ramiro J, Veiga J. Methodology for evaluating the performance of modicos in hospital care services. Third Conference of management and evaluation of healthcare costs. 1996.
19. Ramiro J, Romeo J, Montes C, et al. Characterization and behavior of DRGs 788 and 198. XXI Congress of Surgery. 1996.
20. Escudero J, Martin J, Lacasa D, et al. Usefulness of intraoperative colonic lavage and primary anastomosis in intestinal obstruction due to carcinoma of the left colon and rectum. XXI Congress of Surgery. 1996.
21. Escudero J, Martin J, Lacasa D, Ramiro J, Uribazo M, Tejero E. Treatment of gastroesophageal reflux laparoscopically. XXI Congress of Surgery. 1996.
22. Echarri J, Escudero J, Romeo J, Montes C, Tejero E, Marinelli A, Ramiro J . Quirargico treatment of achalasia laparoscopically. XXI Congress of Surgery. 1996.
23. Ramiro J, Echarri J, Romeo J, et al . Laparoscopic fundoplication Nissen-Rossetti. XXI National Congress of Surgery. 1996.
24. Echarri J, Uribazo M, Marinelli A, et al. Posterior truncal vagotomy and anterior laparoscopic gastrectomy linear. XXI Congress of Surgery. 1996.
25. Martin J, Romeo J, et al. Colorectal Neoplasia in extreme ages of life. Surgery Spanish. 1996; 60(supp 1): 308.
26. Ramiro J , Romeo J, Montes C, et al. Characterization and behavior of DRGs. Surgery Spanish. 1996; 60 (supp 1): 95.
27. Escudero J, Martin J, Lacasa D, et al. Colinico usefulness of intraoperative lavage and primary anastomosis in intestinal obstruction due to carcinoma of the left colon and rectum. Surgery Spanish. 1996; 60(supp1): 105.
28. Echarri J, Lacasa D, Romeo J, Montes C, Marinelli A, Ramiro J. Treatment of gastroesophageal reflux laparoscopically. Surgery Spanish. 1996; 60 (supp 1): 172.
29. Echarri J, Escudero J , Romeo J. Surgical treatment of achalasia laparoscopically. Surgery Spanish. 1996; 60 (supp 1): 186.
30. Echarri J, Ramiro J, Romeo J, et al . Cirugia Espanola.Funduplicatura Nissen-Rossetti laparoscopic. Cirugia Espanola.1996; 60(supp 1): 186.
31. Echarri J, Uribazo M, Marinelli A ,et al. Posterior truncal vagotomy and anterior laparoscopic gastrectomy linear. Surgery Spanish. 1996; 60(supp 1): 189.
32. Ramiro J, Martin BJ, Romeo J, et al. Colorectal Neoplasia in extreme ages of life. Comparative study. Surgery Spanish. 1996; 60(supp 1): 308.
33. Ramiro J Romeo M Echarri J et al. Comparison between the cost per procedure and cost per patient in a general surgery service. Journal Map fre medicine. 1999; 10(1): 31-37.
34. Montes C, Marinelli A, Tejero E, et al. Self-expanding prosthesis in the obstructive inoperable cancer gistrico antrum. Spanish Journal of Digestive Diseases. 1999; 91(8): 590-593.
35. Echarri J, Herrera N, Romeo J, et al. Laparoscopic left adrenal ectomy for pheocromocytoma. 9th International Congress of the european association for endoscopy surgery. 2001.
36. Herrera N, Romeo J, Llorente R, et al. Laparoscopic left adrenalectomy for pheocromocytoma. Surgical endoscopy. 2002; 16Supp(1): S99.
37. Echarri J, Romeo J, Llorente R, et al. Laposcopic treatment of hiatal hernia. 10th International congress of European Association for Endoscopic Surgery. 2002.
38. Echarri J, Romeo J, Salvador M, et al. Hand port assited laparoscopic splenectomy in massive splenomegaky. 10th International congress of European Association for Endoscopic Surgery. 2002.
39. Echarri J, Romeo J, Llorente R, et al. Laposcopic treatment of hiatal hernia. 11th European Endoscopic Surgery. 2003.
40. Echarri J, Romeo J, Llorente R, et al. Laposcopic splenectomy. 11th European Endoscopic Surgery . 2003.
41. Ortega M, Herrera N, Ramiro J, et al. Results of the application of a protocol for the surgical treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism. XV National Meeting of Surgery. 2005.
42. Sierra M, Herrera N, Ramiro J, et al. Results of the application of a protocol for the surgical treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism. XV National Meeting of Surgery. 2005.
43. Sierra M, Herrera N, Ramiro J, et al. Results of the application of a protocol for the surgical treatment of primary hyperparathyroidism. Surgery Spanish. 2005; 78(Supp 1): 43.
44. Vazquez J, Rabago L, Romeo J, et al. Cost and efficacy analysis comparison of two different strategies of management of chole choledocolithiasis. 10th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. 2006.
45. Echarri J, Salvador M, Ramiro J, et al. Laparoscopic reconversion of open vertical banded gastroplasty to gastric by-pass. 10th World Congress of Endoscopic Surgery. 2006.
46. Oliva C, Herranz S, Echarri J, et al. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for morbid obesity treatment in selected patients. Analysis decrease in weight and comorbidities as well as the immediate and so tard complications. XVI National Meeting of Surgery, San Sebastian. 2007.
47. Oliva C, Herranz S, Echarri J, et al. Laparoscopic adjustable gastric banding for morbid obesity treatment in selected patients. Analysis decrease in weight and comorbidities as well as the immediate and so tard complications. Surgery Spanish. 2007; 82Supp(1): 71-92.
48. Vazquez J, Romeo J, Llorente R, et al. Laparoscopic reoperation for GE reflux. S 16th International congress of European Association for Endoscopic Surgery. 2008.
49. Vazquez J, Llorente R, Romeo J, et al. Laparoscopic treatment of cistyc adrenal neoplasms. 16th International congress of European Association for Endoscopic Surgery. 2008.
50. Salvador M, Vazquez J, Romeo J, et al. Laparoscopic colonic surgery in elderly patients. 16th International congress of European Association for Endoscopic Surgery. 2008.
51. Ramiro J, Herrera N, Fernandez J, et al. Polycystic hepatorenal: laparoscopic left lateral segmentectomy. XVII National Meeting of Surgery.2009.
52. Olivo E, Bujalance F, Moreno A, et al. Pericecales Hernias: apropos of a case. Surgery Spanish. 2010; 87(5): 326-328.
53. Romeo J, Ramiro J, Riva I, Herrera N. Methodology for performance assessment: index of healthcare performance and profile. 17th National Congress of Hospitals. 2011.
54. Olivo E, Moreno A, Ramiro J, et al. Obturator hernia incarcerated, a rare cause of intestinal obstruction. XVIII National Meeting of Surgery. 2011.
55. Olivo E, Moreno A, Ramos A, et al. Intestinal pneumatosis: hay que operate diagnose. Reunion XVIII National Surgery. 2011.
56. Martin J, Alvarez E, Gil R. Mortality attributable to overweight in Spain.Med Clin. 2013.
57. Martin J, Alvarez E, Gil R. Disability attributable to overweight in Spain.Med Clin. 2013; 05: 02.
58. Ano. Coautor Manual de diagnostico y tratamiento en urgencias. Hospital severo Ochoa. Neumotorax. Coautor manual de la AEC del residente de cirugia general. 2013; 157-161.

Jesus Millan Nunez- Cortes, MD, PhD, PharmD, FRCP, FACP

Chair of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine
Universidad Complutense and Head of Internal Medicine
University Hospital Gregorio Marañón
Madrid, Spain

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications

• Undergraduate training in the School of Medicine of Universidad Complutense, with postgraduate training in Hospital Clinico de San Carlos, Madrid.
• Associate Professor of Internal Medicine in the University of Cadiz, and Full Professor in the same University and the University Complutense.
• Head of the Research group in “Molecular Basis of Atherosclerosis” in the University of Cadiz, and “Clinical Medicine and Atherosclerosis” in the Universidad Complutense of Madrid.
• Director of Teaching and Education Area, Agencia para la Formación, Investigación y Estudios Sanitarios, Community of Madrid, Spain.
• Head of Internal Medicine Department of the University Hospital Gregorio Marañón in Madrid. Director of the University Hospital Gregorio Marañón in Madrid.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP

• Member of the New York Academy Sciences (NYAS)
• Member of the Medical-Surgical Spanish Academy (AMQE)
• Fellow of American College of Physicians (FACP)
• Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians (FRCP, London)


AWARDS AND HONORS:

• Awards from Real Academia Nacional de Medicina (RANM)
• Marie Curie Award (IBC)
• Spanish Foundation of Arteriosclerosis (FEA)
• Spanish Society of Internal Medicine (SEMI)
• International Hippocrates Award (IBC)
• Virchow Award (SILAT)
• Morgagni Award (SOCUBAT)
• Director of 74 Thesis Doctorales

He is the author of 68 books and monographs, more than 250 scientific papers in national and international journals and more than 600 scientific communications in national and international meetings.

Terry D. Hinds, Jr, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Physiology and Pharmacology
University of Toledo College of Medicine
2801 W. Bancroft, Toledo, OH, USA

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications

Dr. Hinds is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology and Pharmacology at the University of Toledo. The focus of his research is on heme oxygenase (HO) reduction of obesity induced fatty liver, which can prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease. Diet induced obesity results in elevated levels of glucose and fatty acids in liver, resulting in enhanced production of reactive oxygen species (ROS). The heme oxygenase enzyme is functionally important for reducing ROS by increasing production of the antioxidant, bilirubin. His studies show that increasing HO activity attenuates the development of NAFLD in obese mice by significantly increasing expression of the nuclear receptor, peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha (PPARalpha), resulting in the reversal of hepatic steatosis, increased energy expenditure, and decreased body weight.
Dr. Hinds has recently elucidated the HO-1-PPARalpha-FGF21 axis as a new signaling paradigm that can manage obesity induced NAFLD, preventing diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

His research interest include: Heme Oxygenase (HO) reduction of obesity induced fatty liver, which can prevent diabetes and cardiovascular disease.

TELEVISION INTERVIEW

• Plugged-In, WGTE PBS Channel 30, Toledo, Ohio, December 16, 2009.
• A monthly series that explores the latest innovations in technology and research
• Interview on genetic factors controlling obesity with special emphasis on childhood obesity

Peer-Reviewed Publications


1. Marino J, Hinds T, Hoover R, et al. Suppression of Protein Kinase C Theta Contributes to Enhanced Myogenesis in vitro via IRS1 and ERK1/2 phosphorylation. BMC Cell Biology. 2013.
2. Hinds T, Meadows C, Sodhi K, et al. Increased HO-1 Levels Ameliorate the Development of Fatty Liver Via Reduction of Heme. Obesity. 2013.
3. Sodhi K, Puri N, Kim D, et al. PPAR-delta Binding to Heme Oxygenase 1 Promoter Prevents Angiotensin II Induced Adipocyte Dysfunction in Goldblatt Hypertensive Rats. International Journal of Obesity. 2013.doi:
4. Larisa V, Sodhi K, Puri N, et al. Peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor-delta agonist, HPP593, prevents renal necrosis under chronic ischemia. PLoS ONE. 2013. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0064436
5. Vanella L, Sodhi K, Kim D, et al. Increased Heme-Oxygenase 1 Expression Diminished Adipocyte Differentiation and Lipid Accumulation by Up regulation of the Canonical Wnt Signaling Cascade. Stem Cell Research and Therapy. 2013. doi: 10.1186/scrt176
6. Hinds T, Sanchez E, Yong A, et al. Protein phosphatase 5 mediates lipid metabolism through reciprocal control of gluco corticoid and PPAR gamma receptors. J Biol Chem. 2011. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M111.311662
7. Wuescher L, Angevine K, Hinds T, Ramakrishnan S, Najjar S, Osman E. Insulin regulates Menin expression, cytoplasmic localization and interaction with FOXO1. Am J Phys Endo and Met. 2011.doi: 10.1152/ajpendo.00066.2011
8. Chen H, Yong W, Hinds T, et al. Fkbp52 regulates androgen receptor transactivation activity and male urethra morphogenesis. J Biol Chem. 2010; 285: 27776-27784.doi: 10.1074/jbc.M110.156091
9. Hinds T, Ramakrishnan J, Cash S, et al. Discovery of glucocorticoid receptor-beta in mice with a role in metabolism. Mol Endocrinol. 2010; 24: 1715-1727. doi: 10.1210/me.2009-0411
10. Periyasamy S, Hinds T, Shemshedini D, et al. FKBP51 and Cyp40 are positive regulators of androgen-dependent prostate cancer cell growth and the targets of FK506 and cyclosporin A. Oncogene. 2010; 29: 1691-1701. doi: 10.1038/onc.2009.458
11. Warrier M, Hinds T, Ledford K, et al. Susceptibility to diet-induced hepatic steatosis and glucocorticoid resistance in FK506-binding protein 52-deficient mice. Endocrinology. 2010; 151: 3225-3236. doi: 10.1210/en.2009-1158
12. Wolf I, Periyasamy S, Hinds T, et al. Targeted ablation reveals a novel role of FKBP52 in gene-specific regulation of glucocorticoid receptor transcriptional activity. J Steroid Biochem Mol Biol. 2009; 113: 36-45.
13. Banerjee A, Periyasamy S, Wolf I, et al. Control of glucocorticoid and progesterone receptor subcellular localization by the ligand-binding domain is mediated by distinct interactions with tetratricopeptide repeat proteins. Biochemistry. 2008; 47: 10471-10480. doi: 10.1021/bi8011862
14. Hinds T, Sanchez E. Protein phosphatase 5. Int J Biochem Cell Biol. 2008; 4011: 2358-2362.
15. Uldrich R, HindsT, Burns D, et al. Selective reduction of coliforms in constructed wetlands. In: Mitsch, W J. and V. Bouchard ed. Olentangy River Wetland Research Park at The Ohio State University, Annual Report. Columbus, OH. 2004.
16. Hinds T, Brown D, Burns E. Reduction of Fecal Coliform Levels in Two Constructed Wetlands at the Olentangy River Wetland Research Park. Bouchard ed Olentangy River Wetland Research Park at The Ohio State University, Annual Report. Columbus, OH. 2002.

Zhenhua Liu, PhD

Assistant Professor
Department of Nutrition
School of Public Health and Health Sciences
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
USA

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications

Dr. Liu is currently an Assistant Professor at the Department of Nutrition, School of Public Health and Health Sciences, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and an Adjunct Scientist at the Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging (HNRCA), Tufts University. He completed his postdoc training from HNRCA and Tufts-New England Medical Center. He received his PhD in Nutritional Biochemistry from Auburn University with an additional MS degree in Statistics-Life Sciences. Before that he had a MS degree in Animal Sciences from China Agricultural University and a BS degree in Animal Science and Veterinary Medicine from Hunan Agricultural University. He is a reviewer for multiple research foundations and greater than 10 journals.

His research interests include: Diet and lifestyle are modifiable factors which play a prominent role in public health. His laboratory investigates how those factors and their metabolically-related gene variants interact to mediate the development of chronic diseases. Particularly, his research field centralizes on the nutritional modulation of the Wnt-signaling pathway as it tightly relates to many chronic diseases including cancer and obesity-associated medical complications. His laboratory uses cell culture, animal models and human biospecimens, biochemical and molecular techniques, as well as systems biology approaches to understand the etiology of human chronic diseases. The ultimate goal of his research is to translate our biological findings into dietary and lifestyle strategies to diminish the burden of chronic diseases in our society.

AWARDS


• (2012) Bio-Serv Award for Young Investigators. American Society for Nutrition, San Diego, CA
• (2007) Hamish N. Munro Award for Excellence in Post doctoral Research, Jean Mayer USDA Human Nutrition Research Center on Aging, Tufts University, Boston, MA
• (2002, 2003) Presidential Research Fellowship, Auburn University, AL, USA


OTHER ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS, PROFESSIONAL TRAINING AND MEMBERSHIPS


• (2014-Present) Faculty Member, Center for Bioactive Delivery, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
• (2013-Present) Faculty Member, Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
• (2009-2012) Investigator (Associate Member), Nutrition and Cancer Program, Tufts Medical Center-Cancer Center, Boston, MA
• (2010)Certificate of SAS Advance Programming
• (2008) Certificate of SAS Base Programming
• (2012-Present) Member, American Society for Nutrition
• (2010-2012) Member, American Association for Cancer Research
• (2010) Member, American Gastroenterology Association
• (2006-2009) Associate Member, American Association for Cancer Research

Peer-Reviewed Publications


1. Tammen SA, Dolnikowski GG, Ausman LM, et al. 2014. Aging and Alcohol Interact to Alter Hepatic DNA Hydroxymethylation. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 2014. doi: 10.1111/acer.12477
2. Selhub J, Byun A, Liu Z, Mason JB, Bronson RT, Crott JW. Dietary vitamin B6 intake modulates colonic inflammation in the IL10-/- model of inflammatory bowel disease. Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 2013; 24: 2138-2143. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2013.08.005
3. Liu Z, Brooks RS, Ciappio ED, Bennett G, Crott JW, Mason JB. Diet-induced obesity elevates colonic TNF-α in mice and is accompanied by an activation of Wnt signaling: a mechanism for obesity-associated colorectal cancer.Journal of Nutritional Biochemistry. 2012; 23: 1207-1213. doi: 10.1016/j.jnutbio.2011.07.002
4. Flood A, Mason JB, Liu Z, et al. Concentration of folate in colorectal tissue biopsies predicts prevalence of adenomatous polyps. Gut. 2011; 60: 66-72. doi: 10.1136/gut.2010.208074
5. Protiva P, Mason JB, Liu Z, et al. Altered Folate Availability Modifies the Molecular Environment of the Human Colorectum: Implications for Colorectal Carcinogenesis. Cancer Prevention Research. 2011; 4: 530-543. doi: 10.1158/1940-6207.CAPR-10-0143
6. Ciappio ED, Liu Z, Brooks RS, Mason JB, Bronson RT, Crott JW. Maternal B-vitamin supplementation from preconception through weaning suppresses intestinal tumorigenesis in Apc+/1638N mouse offspring. Gut. 2011; 60: 1695-1702. doi: 10.1136/gut.2011.240291
7. Liu Z, Ciappio ED, Crott JW, Brook RS, Mason JB. Mild inadequacy in multiple one-carbon vitamins elevates Wnt-signaling and promotes intestinal tumorigenesis in the BAT-LacZ×Apc1638N mouse model. FASEB Journal. 2011; 25: 3136-3145.
8. Chanson A, Parnell LD, Ciappio ED, et al. Polymorphisms in uracil-processing genes, but not one-carbon nutrients, are associated with altered DNA uracil concentrations in an urban Puerto Rican population. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2009; 89: 1927-1936. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2009.27429
9. DeVos L, Chanson A, Liu Z, et al. Associations between single nucleotide polymorphisms in folate uptake and metabolizing genes with blood folate, homocysteine, and DNA uracil concentrations. The American Journal of Clinical Nutrition. 2008; 88: 1149-1158.
10. Liu Z, Choi SW, Crott JW, et al. Mild depletion of dietary folate combined with other B-vitamins alters multiple components of the Wnt pathway in the mouse colon. Journal of Nutrition. 2007; 137: 2701-2708.
11. Liu Z, Choi SW, Crott JW, Mason JB. Multiple B-vitamin inadequacy amplifies alterations induced by folate depletion in p53 expression and its downstream effector MDM2. International Journal of Cancer. 2008; 123: 519-525. doi: 10.1002/ijc.23599
12. Keys MK, Jang H, Mason JB, et al. Elder age and dietary folate are interactive determinants of genomic and p16-specific DNA methylation in the mouse colon. Journal of Nutrition. 2007; 137: 1713-1717.
13. Gabriel HE, Liu Z, Crott JW, et al. Carotenoid, retinoid and tocopherol concentrations in serum and buccal mucosa of smokers is altered in a manner unrelated to diet. Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. 2006; 15: 993-999.
14. Liu Z, Yang Y. Inflammation driven activation of Wnt pathway: A potential mechanism responsible for obesityassociated colorectal cancer. Obes Res Open J. 2015; 1(1): 10-16. 10.17140/OROJ-1-103

Monem Jemni, PhD

Chair ISAFA www.isafa.info
Qatar Olympics Committee Professorial Chair in Sport Science
College of Arts and Sciences
Qatar University
Al Tarfa, Doha 2713
Qatar

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications

Well established and one of the World leading authorities in sport Science. Following 21 years of professional career between, France, the USA and the UK, he has recently been offered a key position in Qatar as the Olympic Committee Professorial Chair in Sport Science Programme. His role is to develop the sport science in Qatar on the light of the upcoming World events in 2016 (Asian Football Confederation U-22 Football Championships, 7th Asian Indoor Athletics Championships) and also the Gymnastics World Championships 2018, the Athletics World Championships 2019 and the colossal FIFA World Cup in 2022.
An exercise physiologist who gained world recognition as a result of cutting edge research applied to sports. He lectured and received outstanding academic awards in several Universities. He published 110 manuscripts including original research, a textbook and conference abstracts.

His area of expertise is the optimization of human performance, that he is significantly applying to health and exercise conditions, such as: obesity, type 2 diabetes, mental health, etc. This has led him to some national and international recognition. His research projects are cross-disciplinary orientated and engage local government, exercise scientists, nutritionists, health and social care specialists and fitness industry.

MEMBERSHIP AND RESPONSIBILITIES

• Chair and creator ISAFA: International Science and Football Association www.isafa.info
• Artistic gymnastics/higher academy scientific expert for London Olympics 2012 www.games-experts.com/search/q=jemni
• (Since June 2011) Member at the Diabetes and Cardiovascular Groups within the South Asian Health Foundation (SAHF) www.sahf.org.uk/Members.aspx?role=Working&wgid=13
• (Since 2005) Member of the European College of Sport Science
• (Since 2004) Member of the British Association of Sport and Exercise Science
• (Since 2000) Member of the United States Elite Coach Association (USECA)
• (Since 1997) Member of the French Association for Research into Gymnastic and Acrobatic Activities [Association Française pour la Recherche en ActivitésGymniques et Acrobatiques (AFRAGA)] in charge of the International Relations; member of the scientific committee

Full Peer-Reviewed Articles

1. Bianco A, Mammina C, Jemni M, et al. A fitness index model for Italian adolescents living in Southern Italy.The ASSO project. J Sports Med Phys Fitness. 2015.
2. Jemni M. The enhancement of gymnastics performance: Where to start and what should be included? How do physiology, biomechanics and psychology interact in this process? Brazilian Journal of Physical Education and Sport (RBEFE). 2015.
3. Tabacchi G, Filippi AR, Amodio E, Jemni M, Bianco A, Mammina C. A meta-analysis of the validity of food frequency questionnaires targeted to adolescents. Public Health Nutrition. 2015; 10: 1-16. doi: 10.1017/S1368980015002505
4. Tabacchi G, Filippi AR, Breda J, et al. Comparative validity of the ASSO-Food Frequency Questionnaire for the web-based assessment of food and nutrients intake in adolescents. Food & Nutrition Research. 2015; 59(26216): 1-15. doi: 10.3402/fnr.v59.26216.
5. Atanasov P, Djarova T, Kalinski M, et al. Influence of ACTN3 and AMPD1 polymorphism and genotype combinations on athletes performing anaerobic based sports. Journal of Sports Science. 2015; 3: 1-10.
6. Jemni M, Bianco A, Ramos J, Thomas E, Tabacchi G. A systematic review to determine reliability and usefulness of the field-based test battery for the assessment of physical fitness in adolescents. The ASSO project. Int J of Occupational Medicine and Environmental Health. 2015; 28(3): 445-478. doi: 10.13075/ijomeh.1896.00393
7. Filippi AR, Amodio E, Napoli G, et al. The web-based ASSO-food frequency questionnaire for adolescents: relative and absolute reproducibility assessment. Nutr J. 2014; 13(1): 119. doi: 10.1186/1475-2891-13-119
8. Jemni M, Mkaouer B, Marina M, Asllani A, Sands WA. Acute vibration-induced stretching enhanced hamstring and quadriceps viscoelasticity but did not affect maximal voluntary contractions in footballers. J Strength Cond Res. 2014; 28(11): 3105-3114. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000404
9. Mkaouer B, Jemni M, Amara S, Chaabèn H, Padulo J, Tabka Z. Effect of three technical arms swings on the elevation of the center of mass during a standing back somersault. Journal of Human Kinetics. 2014; 40: 37-48. doi: 10.2478/hukin-2014-0005
10. Marina M, Jemni M. Plyometric training performance in elite oriented pre-pubertal female gymnasts. J Strength Cond Res. 2014; 28(4): 1015-1025. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0000000000000247
11. Marina M, Jemni M, Ferrand R. A two-season longitudinal follow-up study of jumps with added weights and counter movement jumps in well-trained pre-pubertal female gymnasts. J Sport Med Physical Fitness. 2014; 54(6): 730-741.
12. Tabacchi G, Amodio E, Di Pasquale Ma, Bianco A, Jemni M, Mammina C. Validation and reproducibility of dietary assessment methods in adolescents: a systematic literature review. Public Health Nutrition. 2014; 17(12): 2700-2714. doi: 10.1017/S1368980013003157
13. Marina M, Jemni M, Rodriguez FA. Jumping performance profile of male female gymnasts. J Sport Med Physical Fitness. 2013; 534: 378-386.
14. Mkaouer B, Jemni M, Amara S, Chaaben H, Tabka Z. Kinematic and Kinetic Analysis of Two Gymnastics Acrobatic Series to Performing the Backward Stretched Somersault. Journal of Human Kinetics. 37: 17-26. doi: 10.2478/hukin-2013-0021
15. Mkaouer B, Jemni M, Amara S, Chaaben H, Tabka Z. Kinematic and kinetic analysis of counter movement jump versus two different types of sting back somersaults. Sc Gym J. 2012; 43: 61-71.
16. Filingeri D, Jemni M, Bianco A, Zeinstra E, Jimenez A. The effects of vibration during maximal graded exercise a pilot study. J Sports Sc Med. 2012; 11: 423- 429.
17. Marina M, Jemni M, Rodriguez F, Jimenez A. Plyometric jumping performances comparison between elite male female gymnasts similar age groups. J Strength Cond Res. 2012; 267: 1879-1886. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e31823b4bb8
18. Bianco A, Mammina C, Jemni M, et al. Protein supplementation in strength conditioning adepts knowledge dietary behaviour practice in Palermo, Italy. IntSoc Sports Nutr. 2011; 29(81): 25. doi: 10.1186/1550-2783-8-25
19. Bianco A, Pomara F, Jemni M, et al. Influence of family history of non insulin dependent diabetes mellitus on basal metabolic rate in sedentary active women. Panminerva Med. 2011; 534: 253-259.
20. Zaman J, Jemni M. South Asians, physical exercise heart disease. Heart. 2011; 978: 607-609.
21. Sands W, McNeal J, Jemni M, Patenti G. Thinking Sensibly about Injury Prevention Safety. Sc Gym J. 2011; 3: 43-58.
22. Ftaiti F, Jemni M, Kacem A, et al. Effect of hyperthermia physical activity on circulating growth hormone. Appl Physiol Nut Met. 2008; 335: 880-887.
23. Sands W, McNeal J, Stone M, Kimmel W, Haff G, Jemni M. The effect of vibration on active and passive range of motion in elite female synchronized swimmers Eur J Sport Science. 2008; 84: 217-223. doi: 10.1080/17461390802116682
24. Dunlavy J, Sands W, McNeal J, et al. Strength Performance Assessment in a Simulated Mens Gymnastics Still Rings Cross. J Sports Sci. Med. 2007; 6: 93-97.
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25. Jemni M, Sands W, Friemel F, Cooke C, Stone M. Effect of gymnastics training on aerobic anaerobic components in elite sub elite men gymnasts. J Strength Cond Res. 2006; 204: 899-907.
26. Sands W, McNeal J, Stone M, Russell E, Jemni M. Flexibility enhancement with vibration Acute long term. Med Sc Sports Exer. 2006; 384: 720-725.
27. Sands W, McNeal J, OchiM, Urbanek T, Jemni M, Stone M. Comparison of the Wingate and Bosco Anaerobic Tests. J Strength Cond. Res. 2004; 184: 810-815.
28. Jemni M, Sands W, Friemel F, Delamarche P. Effect of active passive recovery on blood lactate performance during simulated competition in high level gymnasts. Can J Appl Physiol. 2003; 282: 240-256.
29. Jemni M, Sands W. Active recovery during gymnastics session. Elite Gymnastics Journal. 2003; 265: 19-26.
30. Jemni M, Sands W. Heart rate blood lactate concentration as training indices for high-level mens gymnasts. Elite Gymnastics Journal. 2003; 264: 18-23.
31. Jemni M, Friemel F, Ss W. Etude de la recuperation entre les agreslors de quatre seances d entrainement de gymnastique masculine. Education Physique et Sportive. 2002; 57: 57-61.
32. Jemni M, Friemel F, Sands W, Mikesky A. Evolution du profilphysiologique des gymnastes Durant les 40 dernieresannees.Evolution of gymnasts physiological profile during the last 40 years. Can J Appl Physiol.2001; 265: 442-456.
33. Jemni M, Friemel F, Le Chevalier J, Origas M. Heart Rate and Blood Lactate Concentration Analysis During a High-Level Mens Gymnastics Competition J Strength Cond. Res. 2000; 144: 389-394. doi: 10.1519/1533-4287(2000)0142.0.CO;2
34. Jemni M, Friemel F, Chevalier J, Origas M. Bioenergetics of the high-level gymnastics. Physical Education.1998; 39: 29-34.
35. Jemni M, Friemel F, Chevalier J, Origas M. Bioenergetics of gymnastics. Science etMotricite. 1998; 105: 35-36.
36. Sands W, McNeal J, Jemni M. A look at the sprint test in the talent opportunity program. Technique. 2005; 251: 6-7.
37. Sands W, McNeal J, Jemni M. Anaerobic Power Profile Talent Selected Female Gymnasts Age 9-12 Years. Technique. 2001; 21: 5-9.
38. Jemni M, Sands W. The planning of training in gymnastics. Example of dernieresemaineavant the competition. Gym technic. 2000; 31: 17-20.
39. Chevalier J, Origas M, Stein J, et al. Comparison of 3 workouts kind among gymnastesespoirs. Confrontation with the values of laboratory metabolis meen registrees. Gym technic. 1999; 27: 24-31.
40. Sands W, McNeal J, Jemni M. Seven Fundamental Movements Circuit Program Design. International Society for Biomechanics in Sports Coaches Education web site. ISBS. 2002. a href=http://www.sportscoach-sci.com.target=_blank>http://www.sportscoach-sci.com
41. Sands W, McNeal J, Jemni M. Seven Fundamental Movements for Conditioning Gymnasts. International Society for Biomechanics in Sports Coaches Education web site. ISBS. 2001. http://www.sportscoach-sci.com
42. Sands W, McNeal J, Jemni M. Should Female Gymnasts Lift Weights Internet Sports. Science Journal. 2000. http://www.sportsci.org/jour/0003/was.html

Effiong E. Otukonyong, PhD, MSc, B.MedSc

Assistant Professor
Department of Health Sciences
College of Public Health
East Tennessee State University
P. O. Box 70673 Johnson City, TN 37614, USA

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications

Dr. Otukonyong, completed his PhD training in the Department of Neuroscience in Kochi Medical School, Kochi, Japan in 2001 with a research focus on the Neurobiology of leptin and Nitric oxide. On completion of his study, he was offered a Postdoctoral Fellowship in the Department of Neuroscience, McKnight Brain Institute at Gainesville, University of Florida between 2001-2003, where he researched on various appetite regulatory hormones, with particular interest in adipocyte-derived leptin, a satiety hormone that regulate appetite and body weight homeostasis. Over the years, he has studied the hypothalamus where leptin is also produced and exerts its effect centrally. He has used various forms of leptin in his research including recombinant leptin and recombinant adeno-associated virus encoding leptin (rAAV-lep). He is a member of various professional bodies including the Society for Neuroscience (SfN) and American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS). Aside from the hypothalamus, he will continue to explore the brain library with the hope of finding other brain sites that respond to leptin in the control of body weight homeostasis. In his laboratory, success have been recorded with leptin in ameliorating obesity in lower animals. Presently, he is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Health Sciences, College of Public Health in East Tennessee State University.

His research interests include the Neuroendocrinology/Neurobiology of obesity, Neurobiology of stroke as well as the role of Leptin in Metabolism and Reproduction.

OTHER EXPERIENCE & PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS

1998-2001 Teaching Assistant, Department of Physiology, Kochi Medical School, Japan
1998-2001 Research Assistant, Department of Physiology, Kochi Medical School, Japan
1997-Date Member, Physiological Society of Japan
1997-Date Member, Neuroscience Society of Japan
2001-Date Member, Society for Neuroscience, USA
2011- Date Member Tennessee Physiological Society, USA
2012-Date Member American Association for Advancement of Science, USA


HONORS

1996-2001 Japanese Government Scholar (Mombusho Scholarship)
2001 Best Graduating Student in Kochi Medical School, Japan


SOME CONFERENCES ATTENDED AND PAPERS PRESENTED:

1. Otukonyong EE, Johnstone LE, Higuchi T. Relationship among food intake, energy balance and reproduction in the female rats. 73rd meeting of the Japanese Physiological Society, Hamamatsu, Japan,1997.
2. Otukonyong EE, Okere CO, Higuchi T. effect of suckling on nitric oxide synthase (NOS) activity in the PVN and SON in the lactating rats. 74th Annual meeting of the Japanese Physiological Society, Tokyo, Japan, 1998.
3. Otukonyong EE, Okutani F, Takahashi S, Kaba H, Higuchi T. Effects of food deprivation and leptin repletion on the plasma levels of Estrogen (E2) and NADPH-diaphorase reactivity in the ventromedial and arcuate nuclei in the female rats. 75th Annual meeting of the Japanese Physiological Society, Nagasaki, Japan, 2000
4. Otukonyong EE, Okutani F, takahashi S, Kaba H, Higuchi T. Effects of fasting and leptin repletion on the preoptic and hypothalamic nuclei to increase the plasma LH and prevents a fasting-induced delay in the estrous cycles in the female rats. 78th Annual meeting of the Japanese Physiological Society, Kyoto, Japan, 2001.
5. Otukonyong EE, Torto R, dube MG, Kalra PS, Kalra SP. Altered rhythmicity in peripheral hormonal feedback may encode dietary obesity. Presented at the 33rd Annual meeting of Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA November 2003, Program # 283.10.
6. Otukonyong EE, Oyebola DD. Electrolyte loss in apparently healthy Nigerians. Physiological meeting, Ibadan, Nigeria 1993.
7. Otukonyong EE, Effraim KD. Distribution of Dehydrogenase-6-phosphate enzymes in the student’s population of the college of medical sciences, University of Maiduguri. 2ndOlumba Bashir Conference, Maiduguri 1994.
8. Enyikwola O, Otukonyong EE, Hussany A, Akinniyi A. effects of extract of Roselle Hibiscus (Hibiscus Subdariffa) on the gastric acid secretion in Albino rats. Physiological Society Meeting, Jos, Nigeria 1995.
9. Otukonyong E, Moore BL, Thomas NI, Breuel KF. Central leptin blocks high-fat diet-induced weight gain and modulates metabolic hormones. Presented at the 41st Annual Society of Neuroscience Meeting, November 12-16, Washington DC, USA 2011.
10. Otukonyong EE, Moore B, Thomas IE, Breuel KF. Intracerebroventricular leptin Stimulates milk ejection from lactating breast. Presented at the 42nd Annual Society of Neuroscience Meeting, October 13-17, New Orleans Louisiana, USA 2012.
11. Otukonyong EE, Olufunke S, Campbell S. Thomas IN. Systemic leptin modulates the expression of E-cadherin and Beta-catenin in the ovary of dietary-induced obese infertile rats. Presented at the 43rd Annual Society of Neuroscience Meeting, November 9-13, San Diego California, USA 2013.

Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications (In Descending Order)


1. Otukonyong E, Okere C, Johnston L, Murata T, Kaba H, Higuchi T. Effect of Suckling on NADPH-diaphorase Nitric oxide synthase NOS reactivity and NOS gene expression in the paraventricular and supraoptic nuclei of lactating rats. Journal of Neuroendocrinology. 2000; 10: 1001-1008. doi: 10.1046/j.1365-2826.2000.00548.x
2. Otukonyong E, Okutani F, Takahashi S, et al. Effect of food Deprivation and leptin repletion on the plasma levels of estrogen E2 and NADPH-d reactivity in the ventromedial and arcuate nuclei of the hypothalamus in the female rats. Brain Research. 2000; 887: 70-79. doi: 10.1016/S0006-8993(00)02969-3
3. Okatani Y, Wakatsuki A, Otukonyong E, Miyahara Y. Effects of prenatal melatonin exposure on gonadotropins and prolactin secretion in male and female rat pups. Eur J Pharmacol. 2001; 424: 229-235. doi: 10.1016/S0014-2999(01)01176-1
4. Kalra S, Bagnasco M, Otukonyong E, Dube M, Kalra P. Rhythmic, Reciprocal Ghrelin and leptin signaling: New Insight in the Development of Obesity. Regulatory Peptides. 2003; 111: 1-11. doi: 10.1016/S0167-0115(02)00305-1
5. Otukonyong E, Dube M, Torto R, Kalra P, Kalra S. High-fat diet-induced ultradianleptinand insulin hyperseceretionand ghrelin hyposecretion is absent in obesity resistant rats. Obesity Research. 2005; 13(6): 1-9.
6. Otukonyong E, Dube M, Kalra P, Kalra S. Central leptin differentially modulates ultradiansecretory patterns of insulin leptin and ghrelin independent of effects on food intake and body weight. Peptides. 2005; 26: 2559-2566. doi: 10.1016/j.peptides.2005.04.015
7. Otukonyong E, Torto R, Dube M, Kalra P, Kalra S. Altered rhythmicity in peripheral hormonal feedback may encode dietary obesity. Neuroscience. 2003.
8. Nathaniel T, Otukonyong E, Bwint S, et al. Clinical Neuroprotection against tissue Hypoxia during Brain Injuries the challenges and targets. Curr Drug targets CNS Neurol Disord. 2011; 4: 325- 329. doi: 10.5772/28121
9. Thomas I, Nathaniel T, Otukonyong E, Abdellatif A, Soyinka J. Effect of Hypoxia on metabolic rate, core body temperature and c-fos expression in the naked mole rat. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience. 2012; 30: 539-544. doi: 10.1016/j.ijdevneu.2012.04.004
10. Thomas I, Effiong E, Otukonyong E, et al. Metabolic regulatory Clues from the naked mole rat: Toward brain regulatory functions during stroke. Brain Research Bulletin. 2013; 98: 44-52. doi: 10.1016/j.brainresbull.2013.07.008
11. Otukonyong E, Moore B, Thomas N, Breuel K. Central leptin blocks high fat diet induced weight gain and modulates metabolic hormones. Neuroscience. 2011.
12. Otukonyong E, Moore B, Thomas I, Breuel K. Intracerebroventricular leptin Stimulates milk ejection from lactating breast. Neuroscience. 2012.
13. Otukonyong E, Olufunke S, Campbell, Nathaniel T. Systemic leptin modulates the expression of E-cadherin and beta-catenin in the ovary of dietary induced obese infertile rats. Neuroscience. 2013.
14. Otukonyong E, Campbel S, Nathaniel T. Recombinant leptin up-regulates the secretion of luteinizing hormone and the expression of E-cadherin and beta catenin in the ovary of dietary induced obese infertile rats: mechanism of action. Neuroscience. 2014.
15. Nathaniel T, Okon M, Akinwole T, Otukonyong E, Nathaniel A, Why C. fos matters in the bedside treatment of stroke A new clue in the development of a tolerant brain against ischemic stroke. Neuroscience. 2014.
16. Otukonyong E, Olufunke S, Campbell S, Thomas I. Systemic leptin modulates the expression of E cadherin and Beta catenin in the ovary of dietary-induced obese infertile rats. Research forum. 2013.
17. Moore B, Otukonyong E, Kelvin B. Intracerebroventricularleptin depletes abdominal fat to suppress body weight: an insight in the treatment of obesity syndrome. Research forum. 2011.
18. Kaidal A, Mbarjiorgu F, Otukonyong E. Effects of soccer participation on the menstrual functions of female footballers in Borno State. Annals of Borno. 1993; 10: 128-133.
19. Enyikwola O, Otukonyong E, Hussainy A, Akiniyi J. Effects of saline extracts of Rosselle (Hibiscus Subdariffa) on gastric acid secretion in Albino rats. Nigerian Journal of Physiological Sciences. 1993; 9: 39-4415.
20. Otukonyong E, Oyebola D. Electrolyte loss during exercise in Apparently Healthy Nigerians. Central African Journal of Medicine. 1994; 40: 74-77.
21. Falusi A, Ademowo O, Latunji C, Okeke A, Otukonyong E. Distribution of ABO and RH genes in Nigeria. African Journal of Medical Sciences. 2000; 29: 23-26.

Isabelle Lys, PhD

Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences
School of Sciences
Faculty of Health Sciences
Australian Catholic University
1100 Nudgee Road, BANYO, 4014
PO Box 456, Virginia, QLD 4014, Australia

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications

Dr. Isabelle Lys was awarded a PhD in General Medicine from Monash University in 2004. She also completed a combined Bachelor of Arts and Science (Hons) from Monash University in 1997.
She has completed a one year Postdoctoral Research position at Ottawa Health and Research Institute, Canada from 2003-2004. Then she worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow for Ag Research in Hamilton, New Zealand from 2004 to 2007.
From 2007 to 2010, she was a Lecturer in Health and Life Sciences at Massey University in Wellington, New Zealand. From 2010 to 2015 Jan, she is a Senior Lecturer teaching in Pathophysiology, Anatomy and Physiology at Charles Darwin University, Australia.
From (Jan 27 2015-Present) she is a Lecturer in Biomedical Sciences, School of Sciences, Faculty of Health Sciences, Australian Catholic University.

Her research interests include: Obesity, Metabolic syndrome and Diabetes-exercise, Stress and Hormones in the regulation of obesity and diabetes; Endocrinology-regulation of steroid hormone and steroid receptor function; Metabolism and metabolic regulation; Animal models of human disease; Reproductive biology and improving pregnancy outcomes; Improving tertiary teaching practices, Retention rates and First year student learning outcomes.

MEMBERSHIPS OR BOARDS

Charles Darwin University

• Member on University Academic Board (2012-Present
• Academic representative on the School of Psychological and Clinical Sciences, Research and Research Training board


Massey University

• Member on College of Science Academic Board (2009-2010)
• College Representative on Pasifika Peoples Consultancy Group, Wellington (2010)


EXTERNAL

• Invited as program committee member for 1st Annual International conference on Advances in Cancer Medical Research (ACMR), Singapore (2013)
• Committee member, Wellington Health and Biomedical Research Society, Wellington, New Zealand (2009- 2010)
• Affiliate staff member of Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Monash University, Australia (2008-2012)


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

• Member of CSIRO Scientists in Schools (2011-Present)
• Member of US Endocrine Society (2008-Present)
• Member of Diabetes New Zealand (2007- Present)
• Member of Endocrine Society of New Zealand (2007 -2010)
• Member of Endocrine Society of Australia (2006- Present)
• Member of Society for Reproductive Biology (2006 -2010)

Peer-Reviewed Publications


1. Rowlands D, Page R, Sukala W, et al. Multi-Omic integrated networks connect DNA methylation and microRNA with skeletal muscle plasticity to chronic exercise in type 2 diabetic. obesity. 2014. doi: 10.1152/physiolgenomics.00024
2. Somdee T, Thunders M, Ruck J, et al. Degradation of Dha7 MCLR by microcystin degrading bacterium isolated from Lake Rotoiti, New Zealand. ISRN Microbiology. 2013. doi: 10.1155/2013/596429
3. Billany R, Lys I, Royal B. Learning for the future Online student evaluation of generic and context-specific library skills tutorials. In Proceedings Ascilite Wellington Future Challenges. Sustainable Futures. 2012.
4. Hayat I, Rowlands D, Lys I, et al. Effect of aerobic exercise on leptin and PGC-1 gene expression in a unique cohort of morbidly obese. Polynesians with Type 2 diabetes. 2012.
5. Sukala W, Page R, Rowlands D, et al. Exercise intervention in New Zealand Polynesian peoples with type 2 diabetes: Cultural considerations and clinical trial recommendations. Australasian Medical Journal. 2012; 5(8): 429-35.
6. Sukala W, Page R, Lonsdale C, et al. Exercise improves quality of life in indigenous Polynesian peoples with type 2 diabetes and visceral obesity. Journal of Physical Activity and Health. 2012.
7. Thomas M, Singh J, Lys I, et al. Identification of molecular and immuno diagnostic cancer markers in Northern Territory Australian indigenous population. Oral Oncology. 2011; 47(1): S1-S156. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2011.06.313
8. Sukala W, Page R, Rowlands D, et al. South Pacific Islanders resist type 2 diabetes: comparison of aerobic and resistance training. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 2011; 112: 317-325. doi: 10.1007/s00421-011-1978-0
9. Milne J, Heinrich E, Lys I. Integrating ePortfolios-guiding questions and experiences. Journal of Open, Flexible and Distance Learning, Distance Education Association. 2010.
10. Clarke J, Tielemans W, Hoong I. Do weekly online revision assessments enhance first year student pass rates Symposium on Tertiary Assessment and Higher Education Student Outcomes. Policy, Practice and Research. 2010; 117-128.
11. Moore X Hoong I, Cole TJ. Analysis of the mouse 11-hydroxysteroid dehydrogenase 2 gene and its inactivation in ES cells for CRE-LoxP gene targeting. Kidney International. 2000; 57: 1307-1312.
12. Cole TJ, Harris H, Hoong I, et al. The glucocorticoid receptor is essential for maintaining both basal expression and dexamethasone-induced repression of the murine corticosteroid-binding globulin. Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology. 1999; 154: 29-36. doi: 10.1016/S0303-7207(99)00105-7

Markandeya Jois, BVSc, MVSc, PhD

Head, Department of Agricultural Sciences, School of Life Sciences
Faculty of Science, Technology and Engineering
La Trobe University, Bundoora, Victoria, 3086, Australia

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications

Dr. Markandeya Jois graduated B.V.Sc. from the University of Agricultural Sciences, Bangalore, India in 1979 and M.V.Sc. from the same University in 1982. He was awarded a PhD degree from the University of Sydney in 1986 for his work on amino acid metabolism in ruminants. Dr. Jois took up a position as Post-Doctoral Fellow in the Department of Biochemistry, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Canada in 1986 and was appointed Assistant Professor (Research) in the same department in 1989. He spent a year in the University of Melbourne as Research Fellow before joining the teaching staff at La Trobe in 1993. He held the position of Director, Central Animal House from 1997 to 2004. In 2012, he was appointed as the Head, Department of Agricultural Sciences.

His Research interests includes understanding the mechanisms by which diet influences gene expression and dietary interventions for the prevention, treatment and management of obesity, metabolic syndrome and type 2 diabetes.

Full papers published in refereed journals


1. Hafandi A, Begg DP, Premaratna SD, Sinclair AJ, Jois M, Weisinger RS. Dietary repletion with omega-3 fatty acid or with cox inhibition reverses cognitive effects in F3 fatty acid deficient mice. Comparative Medicine. 2014; 64: 106-109.
2. Cichello S, Wesinger RS, Schueijers J, Jois M. 1-Sarcosine-angiotensin II infusion effects on food intake, weight loss, energy expenditure and skeletal muscle UCP3 gene expression in a rat model. Journal of Cachexia Sarcopenia Skeletal Muscle. 2014. doi: 10.1007/s13539-014-0133-2
3. Cichello S, Begg DP, Jois M, Weisinger RS. Prevention of diet-induced obesity in C57BL/BJ mice with addition of 2 % green tea but not with cocoa or coffee to a high fat diet. Mediterr J Nutr Metab. 2013; 6: 233-238. doi: 10.1007/s12349-013-0137-z
4. Cichello S, Liu, Ping-Sheng, Jois M. The anti-obesity effects of EGCG in relation to oxidative stress and air-pollution in China. Nat.Product.Bioprospect. 2013. doi: 10.1007/s13659-013-0060-5
5. Samadi JM, Dunshea FR, Leury BJ. The beta(3)-adrenergic agonist BRL35135A improves feed efficiency and decreases visceral but not subcutaneous fat in lambs. Small Ruminant Research. 2013; 109(2-3): 128-132.
6. Premaratna SD, Manickam E, Begg DP, et al. Angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibition reverses diet-induced obesity, insulin resistance and inflammation in C57BL/6J mice. Int J Obesity. 2013; 36(2): 233-243. doi: 10.1038/ijo.2011.95
7. Samadi, Jois M, Dunshea FR, Leury BJ. The beta(3)-adrenergic agonist (BRL35135A) acutely increases oxygen consumption and plasma intermediate metabolites in sheep. Animal Production Science. 2011; 51 (10): 881-889. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1071/AN10019
8. Begg DP, Sinclair AJ, Stahl LA, et al. Hypertension induced by omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid deficiency is alleviated by alpha-linolenic acid regardless of dietary source. Hypertens Res. 2010; 33(8): 808-813. doi: 10.1038/hr.2010.84
9. Begg DP, Sinclair AJ, Stahl LA, Garg ML, Jois M, Weisinger RS. Dietary protein level interacts with omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid deficiency to induce hypertension. Am J Hypertens. 2010; 23(2): 125-128. doi: 10.1038/ajh.2009.198
10. Jia JJ, Tian YB, Cao ZH, et al. The polymorphisms of UCP1 genes associated with fat metabolism, obesity and diabetes. Mol Biol Rep. 2010; 37(3): 1513-1522. doi: 10.1007/s11033-009-9550-2
11. Chen N, Bezzina R, Hinch E, et al. Green tea, black tea, and epigallocatechin modify body composition, improve glucose tolerance, and differentially alter metabolic gene expression in rats fed a high-fat diet. Nutr Res. 2009; 29(11):784-793. doi: 10.1016/j.nutres.2009.10.003
12. Weisinger RS, Begg DP, Jois M. Antagonists of the renin-angiotensin system and the prevention of obesity. Curr Opin Investig Drugs. 2009; 10(10): 1069-1077.
13. Weisinger RS, Stanley TK, Begg DP, Weisinger HS, Spark KJ, Jois M. Angiotensin converting enzyme inhibition lowers body weight and improves glucose tolerance in C57BL/6J mice maintained on a high fat diet. Physiol Behav. 2009 ; 98(1-2): 192-197. doi: 10.1016/j.physbeh.2009.05.009
14. Jia JJ, Zhang X, Ge CR, Jois M. The polymorphisms of UCP2 and UCP3 genes associated with fat metabolism. obesity and diabetes Obes Rev. 2009; 10(5): 519-526. doi: 10.1111/j.1467-789X.2009.00569.x
15. Jayasooriya AP, Mathai ML, Walker LL, et al. Mice lacking angiotensin-converting enzyme have increased energy expenditure, with reduced fat mass and improved glucose clearance. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2008; 105(18): 6531-6. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0802690105
16. Weisinger RS, Begg DP, Chen N, Jois M, Mathai ML, Sinclair AJ. The problem of obesity: is there a role for antagonists of the renin-angiotensin system? Asia Pac J Clin Nutr. 2007; 16 Suppl(1): 359-367.
17. Gabler NK, Osrowska E, Imsic M, et al. Dietary onion intake as part of a typical high fat diet improves indices of cardiovascular health using the mixed sex pig model. Plant Foods Hum Nutr. 2006; 61(4): 179-185. doi: 10.1007/s11130-006-0030-8
18. Ostrowska E, Gabler NK, Sterling SJ, et al. Consumption of brown onions (Allium cepa var. cavalier and var. destiny) moderately modulates blood lipids, haematological and haemostatic variables in healthy pigs. Br J Nutr. 2004; 91(2): 211-218. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1079/BJN20031036
19. Mohamed Ali, A., Chandler, K, Jois M. Ovine gluconeogenesis from [2-14C]propionate in response to 24 h continuous infusion of glucagon. South African Journal of Animal Science . 1999; 29: 221-222.
20. Mabrouk G.M, Jois M, Brosnan JT. Cell signalling and the hormonal stimulation of hepatic glycine cleavage system by glucagon. Biochemical Journal. 1998; 330: 759-763.
21. Mohamed Ali A, Jois M. Uptake and metabolism of propionate in the liver isolated from sheep treated with glucagon. British Journal of Nutrition. 1997; 77: 783-793. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1079/BJN19970075
22. Samadi, Jois M, Dunshea FR, Leury BJ. Effect of a adrenergic agonist (BRL35135A) on growth and body composition of sheep. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia. 2000; 24: 77.
23. Power GN, Gannon, NJ, Jois M, Dunshea FR. Dietary fibre and protein source affect ileal endogenous flow in pigs fed commercial diets. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia . 2000; 24: 130.
24. Power GN, Jois M , Dunshea FR, Gannon NJ. Heat damage is not the main reason for low utilization of proteins in cottonseed meal. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia. 1998; 22: 56 .
25. Mohamed Ali A, Jois M. Transport of propionate in basolateral membrane vesicles of sheep liver. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia. 1997; 21: 120.
26. Kaicom S, Jois M, Pritchard JE, Wark JD, Leury BJ. Use of DXA for estimating changes in carcass composition of lambs given formaldehyde-treated sunflower meal and clenbuterol. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia. 1996; 20: 112.
27. Mohamed Ali A, Jois M. Transport and metabolism of propionate in isolated hepatocytes from sheep treated with glucagon. Proceedings of the Nutrition Society of Australia. 1996; 20: 185.
28. Jois M, Hall B, Rowlands K, Brosnan JT. Regulation of hepatic glycine catabolism by glucagon. J. Biol. Chem. 1989; 264: 3347-3351.
29. Jois M, Hall B, Brosnan JT. Stimulation of glycine catabolism in rat liver mitochondria by calcium mobilizing hormones and in isolated rat liver mitochondria by submicromolar concentrations of calcium. J. Biol. Chem. 1990; 265: 1246-8.
30. Jois M, EwartHS, Brosnan JT. Regulation of glycine catabolism in rat liver mitochondria. Biochem. J. 1992; 283: 435-439.
31. Jois M, Hall B ,Collett VM, Brosnan JT. Flux through glycine cleavage system in isolated hepatocytes: effects of glucagon, cAMP, and calcium. Biochem. Cell Biol. 1990; 68: 543-546.
32. Ewart HS , Jois M, Brosnan JT. Glycine cleavage system is stimulated in rat liver mitochondria by high protein diet. Biochem J. 1992; 283: 441-447.
33. Jois M, Brosnan JT. Hormonal regulation of hepatic glycine oxidation. Aust. J. Agric. Res. 1993; 44: 473-8.
34. Jois M, Hall DE, Brosnan JT. Serine synthesis by rat the kidney. Contr. Nephrol. 1988; 63: 136-140.
35. Brosnan, JT, Jois M, Hall B. Hormonal regulation of glycine metabolism. In Amino Acids. Chemistry, Biology and Medicine.ESCOM Publishers B.V. 1990.
36. Jois M, Smithard R, McDowell GH, Annison EF. Effects of growth hormone on amino acid exchanges in muscle tissue of growing calves. Proc. Nutr. Soc. Aust. 1985; 10: 92-95.
37. Jois M, Sampath SR. Utilization of spent ginger in the cattle ration. Indian J. Nutr. Dietetics. 1983; 20: 102-107.
38. Kaicom S, Hosking BJ, Leury BJ, Jois M. Effects of clenbuterol and neostigmine on growth, body composition and blood flow to splanchnic tissues and hindquarters of lambs. Proc. Nutr. Soc. Aust. 1994; 18: 172.
39. Leury BJ, Jois M, Hosking BJ, Egan AR. Portal blood flow and nutrient exchange in lambs maintained by total intragastric infusion. Proc. Nutr. Soc. Aust. 1994; 18: 171.
40. Jois M, Bunnage AP, Egan AR. Non-recirculating perfusion of isolated caudal lobe of sheep liver. XV International Congress of Nutrition, Adelaide. 1994; 147.
41. Jois M, Squires SA, Hall B, Brosnan JT. Hepatic oxidation of glycine in diabetes. XIV International Diabetes Federation Congress Satellite Symposium. 1991; 15.
42. Ewart HS, Jois M, Brosnan JT. Activation of amino acid metabolism following a single high protein meal. FASEB J. 1991; 4: A3124.
43. Jois M, Hall B, Rowlands K, Brosnan JT. Glucagon stimulates the glycine cleavage system in rat liver. FASEB J. 1988; 2: A1723.
44. Jois M, McDowell GH, Annison EF. Metabolism of glycyl-glycine in the hind limb of lambs. XXX meeting. Canadian Federation of Biological Sciences. 1987; PO74.
45. Jois M, McDowell GH, Annison EF. Effects of hormones on amino acids in blood draining leg muscle tissue of sheep. Proc Aust Soc Biochem. 1986; 18: 84.
46. Jois M, Mollah Y, Bryden WL. Effects of dietary protein on plasma amino acids in young chicks. Proc. Nutr. Soc. Aust. 1985; 10: 157.
47. Jois M, Gooden J M, Annison EF, McDowell GH. Effects of growth hormone on amino acid exchanges across muscle and mammary tissues of cattle. Proc XIII Int Congr Nutr. 1985; 27.
48. Leenanuruska D, Smithard R, McDowell GH, Gooden JM, Jois MNP. Effects of growth hormone on nutrient utilization and blood flow in muscle tissue of growing calves. Proc Nutr Soc Aust. 10: 152.
49. Jois M, Annison EF, Gooden JM, McDowell GH. Amino acid exchanges in muscle and mammary tissues of cows. Proc Nutr Soc Aust. 1984; 9: 162.
50. Jois M, McDowell G, Hand AEF. Exchanges of branched chain keto-acids across muscle and mammary tissues of lactating and non-lactating ewes. Proc Nutr Soc Aust. 1984; 9: 162.

Limei Liu, PhD

Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology
Peking University Health Science Center
Beijing, 100191, China

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications

Dr. Liu was born in Province Heilongjiang, China. She finished her Master degree in Harbin Medical University, China in 2003 and then joined Department of Physiology and Pathophysiology, Peking University Health Science Center, China. In 2011, she received her PhD degree in Chinese University of Hong Kong, China.

Her research interests include: Endothelial Dysfunction, and Novel Biomarkers in Diabetes, Hypertension, and Obesity, Endothelium-derived Contracting Factors in the Regulation of Vascular Tone, Pharmacological Characterization of New Anti-diabetic and Anti-hypertensive Drugs.

MEMBERSHIPS


• Chinese Association of Patho physiology
• The Chinese Physiological Society
• International Society of Cardiology Chinese branch
• The Asian Society for Vascular Biology
• The Chinese University of Hong Kong Institute of Vascular Medicine
• Hong Kong Pharmacology Society

1. Liu L, Liu J, Tian XY, Wong WT, et al. Uncoupling protein-2 mediates DPP-4 inhibitor-induced restoration of endothelial function in hypertension through reducing oxidative stress. Antioxid Redox Sign. 2014; 21: 1571-1581. doi: 10.1089/ars.2013.5519
2. Liu L, Liu J, Gao Y, Yu X, Xu G, Huang Y. Uncoupling protein-2 mediates the protective action of berberine against oxidative 1 stress in rat insulinoma INS-1E cells and in diabetic mouse islets. Br J Pharmacol. 2014; 171: 3246-3254. doi: 10.1111/bph.12666
3. Liu L, Liu J, Gao Y, Yu X, Dou D, Huang Y. Protein kinase Cδ contributes to phenylephrine-mediated contraction in the aortae of high fat diet-induced obese mice. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2014; 446: 1179-1183. doi: 10.1016/j.bbrc.2014.03.065
4. Zhang X, Liu L. The protective effects of uncouping protein 2 on vascular endothelial function . Progress in Physiological Sciences. 2014; 45: 133-136.
5. Liu L, Liu J, Wong WT, Tian XY, et al. Dipeptidyl Peptidase 4 Inhibitor Sitagliptin Protects Endothelial Function in Hypertension Through a Glucagon-Like Peptide 1-Dependent Mechanism. Hypertension. 2012; 60: 833-841. doi: 10.1161/HYPERTENSIONAHA.112.195115
6. Hao HF, Liu LM, Liu YY,et al. Inhibitory Effect of rhynchophylline on contraction of cerebral arterioles to endothelin 1: role of rho kinase. J Ethno pharmacol. 2014; 155:147-153. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2014.04.050.
7. Chen Z, Zhang X, Ying L, et al. Cyclic IMP-synthesized by sGC as a mediator of hypoxic contraction of coronary arteries. Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 2014; 307:H328-336. doi: 10.1152/ajpheart.00132.2014
8. Liu J, Liu H, Li Y, et al. Cross regulation between cGMP-dependent protein kinase and Akt in vasodilatation of porcine pulmonary artery. J Cardiovasc Pharmacol. doi: 10.1097/FJC.0000000000000137
9. Liu H, Chen Z, Liu J, Liu L, Gao Y, Dou D. Endothelium-independent hypoxic contraction of porcine coronary arteries may be mediated by activation of phosphoinositide 3-kinase/Akt pathway. Vasc Pharmacol. 2014; 61: 56-62. doi: 10.1097/FJC.0000000000000137
10. Liu J, Chen Z, Ye L, et al. Preservation of nitric oxide-induced relaxation of porcine coronary artery: roles of the dimers of soluble guanylyl cyclase, phosphodiesterase type 5, and cGMP-dependent protein kinase. Pflügers Arch Eur J Physiol. 2014; 466: 1999-2008. doi: 10.1007/s00424-014-1441-2.
11. Xu X, Wang S, Liu J,et al. Hypoxia induces downregulation of soluble guanylyl cyclase β1 by miR-34c-5p. J Cell Sci. 2012; 125: 6117-6126. doi: 10.1242/jcs.113381
12. Chen L, Miao Y, Zhang Y, et al. Inactivation of the E-Prostanoid 3 Receptor Attenuates the Angiotensin II Pressor Response via Decreasing Arterial Contractility. Arterioscler Thromb Vasc Biol. 2012; 32: 3024-3032. doi: 10.1161/ATVBAHA.112.254052
13. Tian XY, Wong WT, Wang N, et al. PPARδ Activation Protects Endothelial Function in Diabetic Mice. Diabetes. 2012; 61: 1-9. doi: 10.2337/db12-0117
14. Tian XY, Yung LH, Wong WT, et al. Bone Morphogenic Protein-4 induces Endothelial Cell Apoptosis through Oxidative Stress-dependent p38MAPK and JNK pathway. J Mol Cell Cardiol. 2012; 52: 237-244. doi: 10.1016/j.yjmcc.2011.10.013
15. Tian XY, Wong WT, Xu A, et al. Rosuvastatin Improves Endothelial Function of db/db Mice: Role of Angiotensin II Type 1 Receptors and Oxidative Stress. Br J Pharmacol. 2011; 12: 598-606. doi: 10.1111/j.1476-5381.2011.01416.x
16. Wong WT, Tian XY, Chen Y, et al. Bone Morphogenic Protein-4 Impairs Endothelial Function Through Oxidative Stress-Dependent Cyclooxygenase-2 Upregulation: Implications on Hypertension. Circ Res. 2010; 107: 984-991. doi: 10.1161/CIRCRESAHA.110.222794
17. Dou D, Zheng X, Qin X, et al. Role of PKG in development of nitroglycerin tolerance of porcine coronary arteries. Br J Pharmacol. 2008; 153: 497-507. doi: 10.1038/sj.bjp.0707600
18. Li L, Wu L, Wang C, Liu L, Zhao Y. Adiponectin modulates carnitine palmitoyltransferase-1 through AMPK signaling cascade in rat cardiomyocytes. Regul Pept. 2007; 139: 72-79. doi: 10.1016/j.regpep.2006.10.007
19. Zhao Y, Liu J, Li L, Liu L, Wu L. Role of Ras/PKCζ/MEK/ERK1/2 signaling pathway in angiotensin II-induced vascular smooth muscle cell proliferation. Regul Pept. 2005; 128: 43-50. doi: 10.1016/j.regpep.2004.12.012
20. Zhao Y, Zhang Z, Liu j, Li L, Liu L, Wu L. Interaction of PKCζ and Raf in the activation of ERK1/2 in rat smooth muscle cells induced by Ang.Chinese Journal of Pathophysiology. 2007; 23: 35-39.
21. Liu L, Fu G. Study on mechanism of arsenic trioxide treatment to leukemia. China Journal of Modern Medicine. 2005; 15: 2117-2120.
22. Liu L, Zhao Y, Li L, Wu L. The signaling pathway of adiponectin (Review). Progress in Physiological Sciences. 2005; 36: 130-132.
23. Liu L, Fu G, Wang T, Jiang X, Guo Z, Shi C. The effect of Lys892 Phe895 of C-terminal domain on the anion transport of band 3 transmembrane domain. Progress in Biochemistry and Biophysics. 2003; 30: 245-250.
24. Liu L, Wang T, Jiang X, Shi C, Guo Z, Fu G. Effect of arsenic trioxide on apoptosis of K562 cells which expressed band 3 membrane domain. Journal of Harbin Medical University. 2003; 37: 98-101.
25. Sun Y, Wang T, Liu L, et al. Interaction between band 3 c-end and glycophorin A in mammalian cells. Journal of Harbin Medical University. 2003; 37: 95-97.
26. Wang T, Liu L, Jiang X, Shi C, Guo Z, Fu G. Identification of the ineraction sites between 132 amino acids of AE1-C-end and glycophorion A. Journal of Harbin Medical University. 2003; 37: 185-188.
27. Fu G, Du H, Li H, Liu L, Yang B, Wang T. Expression and characterization of the Anion Exchanger1(AE1) 55KD transmembrane region and glycophorin A. Progress in Natural Science. 2002; 12: 1-5.
28. Huang L, Wang T, Liu L, Jiang X, Fu G. The construction of anion exchange 1 C-terminal expression plasmid with Asp896 Val911deletion. Journal of Harbin Medical University. 2002; 36: 180-182.

Amin F. Majdalawieh, PhD

Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

Department of Biology, Chemistry and Environmental Sciences
American University of Sharjah
PO Box 26666, Sharjah, UAE

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications

Dr. Amin Majdalawieh earned a PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. He pursued a post-doctoral fellowship in the Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology at Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada. He received several research awards. His main research interests includecardiovascular disease (atherosclerosis),macrophage cholesterol homeostasis, obesity, signal transduction, inflammation, natural products, and nutritional immunology, and cancer immunology.

His research interests includes Atherosclerosis, Obesity, Cancer, Macrophages, Inflammation, Cholesterol metabolism, Medicinal Chemistry, Natural Products & Herbal medicine, Nutritional immunology.

AWARDS AND SCHOLARSHIPS


06/2012 - Faculty Research Grant (FRGI) Award (group of 8 AUS faculty), American University of Sharjah (AUS)
06/2011 - Faculty Research Grant (FRGII) Award, American University of Sharjah (AUS)
05/2011 - Teaching Excellence Award (1 of 4 finalists among 165 faculty members), College of Arts & Sciences, American University of Sharjah (AUS)
05/2010 - Faculty Research Grant (FRGII) Supplementary Award, American University of Sharjah (AUS)
04/2010 - Faculty Research Grant (FRGII) Award, American University of Sharjah (AUS)
05/2009 - Faculty Research Grant (FRGII) Award, American University of Sharjah (AUS)
11/2007 - Faculty Seed Grant Award, American University of Sharjah (AUS)
04/2007 - Keystone Symposia Scholarship, Keystone Symposia Education Fund and The Macrophage: Homeostasis, Immunoregulation and Disease, Keystone Symposia
03/2007 - Keystone Symposia Scholarship , National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) and Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Risk, Keystone Symposia
10/2006 - Merck Frosst Biology Research Day 1st Place Prize, 6th Biology Research Day and Merck Frosst Canada Ltd. (Kirkland, QC, Canada)
10/2006 - Merck Frosst Biology Research Day Travel Award, 6th Biology Research Day and Merck Frosst Canada Ltd. (Kirkland, QC, Canada)
05/2006 - The Doug Hogue Award, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine and Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS, Canada)
05/2006 - Andres Petrasovits Award (Trophy), Canadian Cardiovascular Society, Faculty of Medicine, University of Manitoba (Winnipeg, MB, Canada)
05/2006 - Heart & Stroke Foundation of Nova ScotiaAward, 3rdNational Research Forum for Young Investigators, HSFNS
04/2006 - Keystone Symposia Scholarship, National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Atherothrombosis, Keystone Symposia
02/2006 - Keystone Symposia Scholarship (National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (NHLBI), Molecular Mechanisms of Heart Disease and Regeneration, Keystone Symposia
01/2003-06/2006 - Graduate Research Funding Studentship, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS, Canada)
12/2005 - Research Capacity Student Award, Nova Scotia Health Research Foundation (Halifax, NS, Canada)
12/2005 - Graduate Student Conference Travel Grant, Faculty of Graduate Studies and Dalhousie University(Halifax, NS, Canada)
09/2003 - Biochemistry & Molecular Biology Graduate Entrance Scholarship, Department of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS, Canada)
02/2003 - Graduate Studies & Research Dean’s Honour List, Faculty of Graduate Studies & Research and McGill University (Montreal, QC, Canada)
09/2000-12/2002 - Graduate Research Funding Studentship, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Medicine and McGill University (Montreal, QC, Canada)
09/1997-05/2000 - Science Dean’s Honour List, Faculty of Science and Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS, Canada) 06/1999 - NSERC Undergraduate Research Award, Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Faculty of Medicine and Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS, Canada)
09/1999 - John E. Jordon Scholarship, Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS, Canada) 05/1998 - Burgess McKittrick Prize in Physics, Department of Physics and Dalhousie University (Halifax, NS, Canada)

Peer-Reviewed Publications


Referred and Indexed Journal Articles


1. Gunasekar CJ, Abu-Yousef IA, Majdalawieh A, Narasimhan S. Assessment of Magnesium Content in the Extracts and Manufactured Formulations of the Medicinal Plant Rauwolfia Serpentina. European Journal of Scientific Research. 2014; 121(4): 427-436.
2. Majdalawieh A, Kanan MC, El-Kadri O, Kanan SM. Recent Advances in Gold and Silver Nanoparticles: Synthesis and Applications. Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology . 2014; 14(7): 4757-4780.
3. Mohammed OG, Assaleh KT, Husseini GA, Majdalawieh A, Woodward SR. Novel Algorithms for Accurate DNA Base-Calling. Journal of Biomedical Science and Engineering . 2013; 6(2): 165-174. doi: 10.4236/jbise.2013.62020
4. Narasimhan S,Majdalawieh A, Abu-Yousef IA, Dhivya S, Ramasubramanian V. Evaluation of the Interaction Potential of Synthetic Ethylene Glycol Compounds with Nuclear Factor κB. Mediterranean Journal of Chemistry. 2013; 2(3): 471-483.
5. Holloway RW, Bogachev O, Bharadwaj AG, et al. Stromal Adipocyte Enhancer-Binding Protein 1 (AEBP1) Promotes Mammary Epithelial Cell Hyperplasia via Proinflammatory and Hedgehog Signaling. Journal of Biological Chemistry. 2012; 287(46): 39171-39181. doi: 10.1074/jbc.M112.404293
6. Dawoud J, Fasfous I, Majdalawieh A. A Density Functional Theory Study of the Cu+•O2 and Cu+•N2 Adducts. ZeitschriftfürNaturforschung-Section B . Journal of Chemical Sciences. 2012 67(2): 118-126
7. Zhang L, Reidy SP, Bogachev O, Hall BK, Majdalawieh A, Ro HS. Lactation Defect with Impaired Secretory Activation in AEBP1-Null Mice. PLOS One. 2011; 6(11): e27795. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0027795
8. Bogachev O, Majdalawieh A, Pan X, Zhang L, Ro HS. Adipocyte Enhancer-Binding Protein 1 (AEBP1) (a Novel Macrophage Pro-Inflammatory Mediator) Over-Expression Promotes and Ablation Attenuates Atherosclerosis in ApoE-/- and LDLR-/- mice. Molecular Medicine. 2011; 17(9-10): 1056-1064. doi: 10.2119/molmed.2011.00141
9. Majdalawieh A, Hmaidan R, Carr R. Nigella sativa Modulates Splenocyte Proliferation, Th1/Th2 Cytokine Profile, Macrophage Function and NK Anti-Tumor Activity. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 2010; 131(2): 268-275. doi: 10.1016/j.jep.2010.06.030
10. Majdalawieh A, Carr R. In Vitro Investigation of the Potential Immunomodulatory and Anti-Cancer Activities of Black Pepper (Piper nigrum) and Cardamom (Elettariacardamomum). Journal of Medicinal Food. 2010; 13(2): 371-381. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2009.1131
11. Majdalawieh A, Ro HS. Regulation of IκBα Function and NF-κBSignaling: AEBP1 is a Novel Pro-inflammatory Mediator in Macrophages. Mediators of Inflammation . 2010. doi: 10.1089/jmf.2009.1131
12. Majdalawieh A, Ro HS. PPARγ1 and LXRα Face a New Regulator of Macrophage Cholesterol Homeostasis and Inflammatory Responsiveness, AEBP1. Nuclear Receptor Signaling. 2010; 8: e004.
13. Majdalawieh A, Ro HS. LPS-Induced Suppression of Macrophage Cholesterol Efflux is Mediatedby Adipocyte Enhancer-Binding Protein 1. International Journal of Biochemistry and Cell Biology. 2009; 41(7): 1518-1525. doi: 10.1016/j.biocel.2009.01.003
14. Miller JR, Siripurkpong P, Hawes J, Majdalawieh A, RoHS,McLeod RS. The trans-10, cis-12 Isomer of Conjugated Linoleic Acid Decreases Adiponectin Assembly by PPARγ-dependent and PPARγ-independent Mechanisms. Journal of Lipid Research. 2008; 49(3): 550-562. doi: 10.1194/jlr.M700275-JLR200
15. Majdalawieh A, Zhang L, Ro HS. Adipocyte Enhancer-Binding Protein-1 Promotes Macrophage Inflammatory Responsiveness by Up-regulating NF-κB via IκBalpha Negative Regulation. Molecular Biology of the Cell. 2007; 18: 930-942.
16. Ro HS, Zhang L, Majdalawieh A, et al. Adipocyte Enhancer-Binding Protein 1 Modulates Adiposity and Energy Homeostasis. Obesity. 2007; 15(2): 288-302. doi: 10.1038/oby.2007.569
17. Majdalawieh A, Zhang L, Fuki IV, Rader DJ,Ro HS. Adipocyte Enhancer-Binding Protein-1 is a Potential Novel Pro-atherogenic Factor Involved in Macrophage Cholesterol Homeostasis and Inflammation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences USA . 2006; 103(7): 2346-2351.
18. Zhang L,Reidy SP, Nicholson TE, et al. The Role of AEBP1 in Sex-Specific Diet-Induced Obesity. Molecular Medicine. 2005; 11(1-12): 39-47.

Ryoma Michishita, PhD

Lecturer
Department of Health Development
Institute of Industrial Ecological Sciences
University of Occupational and Environmental Health
Kitakyushu, Japan

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications

Dr. Michishita earned a PhD in Cardiology from Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Saga University, Faculty of Medicine, Japan. He appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Exercise Physiology, Faculty of Health and Sports Science, Fukuoka University, Fukuoka, Japan (2012-2015) and Lecture in the Department of Health Development, Institute of Industrial Ecological Sciences, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Kitakyushu, Japan (since 2015).

His research interests include: Exercise therapy for cardiovascular disease (atherosclerosis and arrhythmia), Chronic kidney disease (CKD), Obesity, Diabetes, Dyslipidemia and Hypertension.

Research Award

• Faculty research award, the Japanese Society of Clinical Sports Medicine (2006)
• Faculty research award, the Japanese Society of Renal Rehabilitation (2014)


Membership in Learned Societies

• The Japanese Society of Physical Fitness and Sports Medicine
• The Japanese Society of Clinical Sports Medicine
• The Japanese Circulation Society
• The Japan Atherosclerosis Society
• The Japanese Society of Hypertension
• The Japan Society for Occupational Health
• The Japanese Society of Public Health

Original articles published in refereed journals

1. Shono N, Michishita R, Tsuruta T. Evaluation of Exercise Prescription Based on the Heart Rate and Work Rate at the Lactate Threshold in Obese Subjects with and Without Hypertension. Jpn J Phys Fitness Sports Med. 2006; 55: S125-S128.
2. Tobina T, Michishita R, Zhang B, et al. Association of Angiotensin I Converting Enzyme Gene Insertion/Deletion Polymorphism with the Rennin- Angiotensin System and Blood Pressure Responses during a Single Bout of Exercise. Int J Sport Health Sci. 2006; 4 (2): 465-471.
3. Michishita R, Shono N, Kiyonaga A, et al. Association between Silent ST Segment Depression in Exercise Electrocardiography and Insulin Resistance in Obese Subjects. J Cardiol. 2007; 49(5): 231-239.
4. Michishita R, Shono N, Kasahara T, Katoku M, Tsuruta T. The Possible Influence of Osteoarthritis of the Knee on the Accumulation of Coronary Risk Factors in Postmenopausal Obese Women. Obesity Res Clin Pract. 2008; 2 (1): 29-34. doi: 10.1016/j.orcp.2007.11.001
5. Michishita R, Shono N, Kasahara T, Tsuruta T. Effects of Low Intensity Exercise Therapy on Early Phase Insulin Secretion in Overweight Subjects with Impaired Glucose Tolerance and Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus. Diabetes Res Clin Pract. 2008; 82 (3): 291-297. doi: 10.1016/j.diabres.2008.08.013
6. Michishita R, Shono N, Inoue T, Tsuruta T, Node K. Associations of Monocytes, Neutrophil Count, and C-Reactive Protein with Maximal Oxygen Uptake in Overweight Women. J Cardiol. 2008; 52(3): 247-253. doi: 10.1016/j.jjcc.2008.07.010
7. Michishita R, Shono N, Kasahara T, Tsuruta T. Association between Maximal Oxygen Uptake and the Heart Rate Corrected-QT Interval in Post-Menopausal Overweight Women. J Atheroscler Thromb . 2009; 16(4): 396-403. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.5551/jat.No927
8. Michishita R, Shono N, Inoue T, Tsuruta T, Node K. Effect of Exercise Therapy on Monocyte and Neutrophil Counts in Overweight Women. Am J Med Sci. 2010; 339(2): 152-156. doi: 10.1097/MAJ.0b013e3181c6a980
9. Tobina T, Michishita R, Yamasawa F, et al. Association between the Angiotensin I-Converting Enzyme Gene Insertion/Deletion Polymorphism and Endurance Performance in the Japanese. J Physiol Sci. 2010; 60(5): 325-330. doi: 10.1007/s12576-010-0100-4
10. Michishita R, Tanaka H, Kumahara H, et al. Effects of Lifestyle Modifications on Improvement in the Blood Lipid Profiles in Patients with Dyslipidemia. J Metabolic Synd. 2014; 3(3): 150. doi: 10.1007/s12576-010-0100-4
11. Michishita R, Fukae C, Mihara R, et al. The Nakagawa Study Group: Association between the Physical Activity and Heart Rate Corrected-QT Interval in Older Adults. Geriatr Gerontol Int. doi: 10.1111/ggi.12365
12. Michishita R, Ishikawa-Takata K, Yoshimura E, et al. The Nakagawa Study Group: Influence of dietary sodium and potassium intake on the heart rate corrected-QT interval in elderly subjects. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol. Tokyo. 2015; 61(2): 138-146. doi: 10.3177/jnsv.61.138

Kathryn L. Davis, PhD

Associate Professor of Physical Education
Winthrop University
216-A West Center
Rock Hill, SC 29732, USA

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications

Dr. Davis is an associate professor in the Department of Physical Education, Sport, and Human Performance at Winthrop University. She has taught in higher education for 30 years prior to joining the faculty at Winthrop, including North Carolina State University, Slippery Rock University, Middle Tennessee State University, and East Carolina University. Davis has taught courses in Secondary and Elementary Methods, Technology and Assessment, Curriculum, History and Philosophy, Clinical Supervision, and Diversity Issues in Physical Education. Her research interests focus on diversity issues in physical education particularly gender, intellectual disabilities, and childhood obesity. Davis has published in many refered journals, such as the Journal of Classroom Interactions, Sport Science Review, Journal of Policy and Practice for Intellectual Disabilities, and the Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. She recently served as a member of the Board of Directors and Publications Coordinator for the National Association for Sport and Physical Education.

Her research interests focus on diversity issues in physical education, particularly gender, intellectual disabilities, and childhood obesity.

MEMBERSHIPS


• 1974-2015 American Alliance for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance (AAHPERD)
• 2011-2015 South Carolina Alliance of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
• 1996-2015 National Association for Kinesiology in Higher Education
• 1974-2008 North Carolina Alliance for Athletics, Health, Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance
• 1995-2007 Southern Academy of Women in Physical Activity, Sport and Health
• 2004-2007 Tennessee Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance
• 1999-2005 American Educational Research Association (AERA)
• 1996-2004 Pennsylvania State Association for Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance

Peer Reviewed Publications


1. Davis k, Frank A. How do we address diversity in Physical Education Teacher Education. Chronicle of Kinesiology in Higher Education. 2014; 25(2): 5-8.
2. Davis K. A school-university partnership in Physical Education Teacher Education: Challenges, experiences, and craft knowledge. Teacher Education Journal of South Carolina. 2012; 12(1): 98-105.
3. Davis K. The advantages of transforming AAHPERD into a professional physical education organization. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. 2011; 82(9): 5-11. doi : 10.1080/07303084.2011.10598683
4. Davis k, Nicaise V. Examining gender interactions in physical education: Four case studies. Journal of Classroom Interactions. 2011; 46(2): 11-23.
5. Davis k, Zhang , Hodson P, Decker J, Boswell B. Promoting health-related fitness of students with intellectual disabilities through a specifically designed activity program. Journal of Policy and Practice in Intellectual Disabilities. 2011; 8(2): 77-84. doi: 10.1111/j.1741-1130.2011.00293.x
6. Davis k, Zhang G, Hodson P, Boswell B, Decker J. A close look at the physical fitness levels of elementary age students with intellectual disabilities. Sports Science Review. 2010 ; 19(3/4): 77-92. doi: 10.2478/v10237-011-0015-x
7. Davis k, Hodson P, Zhang G, Boswell,B, Decker J. Providing physical activity for students with intellectual disabilities: The Motivate, Adapt, and Play (MAP) program. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation, and Dance. 2010; 81(5): 20-25.
8. Nichols R, Davis K, McCor T, Schmidt D, Slezak A. The use of heart rate monitors in physical education. Strategies. A Journal for Sport and Physical Educators. 2009; 22(6): 19-23. doi: 10.1080/08924562.2009.10590845
9. BarrieraT, Kang M, Davis K, Binkley H. Assessing reliability of the medicine ball throw using generalizability theory . Research Quarterly for Exercise and Sport. 2008; 79(1): A-32.
10. Davis k, Kang M, Boswell B , et al. Validity and reliability of the medicine ball throw for kindergarten children. Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research. 2008; 22(6): 1958-1963. doi: 10.1519/JSC.0b013e3181821b20
11. Davis K. Taking the fear out of writing articles for Strategies. Strategies. A Journal for Sport and Physical Educators. 2008; 21(6): 25-27.
12. Nicaise V, Faircloth S, Bois J, Davis k. Cogerino G. Teacher feedback and interactions in physical education: Effects of student gender and physical activities. European Physical Education Review. 2007; 13(3): 319-337. doi: 10.1177/1356336X07081799
13. Davis k, Hodge S, Frank A, Jones E. The NAKPEHE Faculty Diversity Survey: Results and implications. The Chronicle of Kinesiology and Physical Education in Higher Education. 2006; 17(2): 5-7.
14. Davis k, Brown B, Leidel A, Soeder P. Experiencing diversity through childrens multicultural literature. Kappa Delta Pi Record. 2005; 41(4): 176-179. doi: 10.1080/00228958.2005.10532067
15. Davis k. Teaching for gender equity in physical education: A review of the literature. Women in Sport and Physical Activity Journal. 2003; 12(2): 55-81.
16. Davis k. A case study in gender equity for basic instruction programs. The Physical Educator. 2000; 57(1): 46-56.
17. Davis k. Teaching for gender equity in physical education classes. The North Carolina Journal. 2000; 36(1): 27-29.
18. Davis k. Giving women a chance to learn: Gender equity principles for HPERD classes. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1999; 70(4): 13-14. doi: 10.1080/07303084.1999.10605905
19. Davis k. The Chinese national curriculum in physical education. Journal of the International Council for Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Sport and Dance. 1997; 33(3): 7-9.
20. Davis k. Fitness walking in the school curriculum. South Carolina. Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1997; 29(1): 11-12.
21. Davis K. A skills test for beginning bowlers. Strategies. A Journal for Physical and Sport Educators. 1994; 8(3): 26-29. doi: 10.1080/08924562.1994.10592026
22. Davis k, Roberts T, Smith R, Ormond F, Pfohl S, Bowling M. North Carolina children and youth fitness study. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1994; 65(8): 65-72. doi: 10.1080/07303084.1994.10606988
23. Davis k. Traveling old paths: The role of officiating in promoting leadership. In NAGWS Feature, Women in sport leadership: The legacy and the challenge. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1993; 64(3): 57-59.
24. Davis k. The diagonal system of volleyball serve receive. Coaching Volleyball. 1993; 24-25.
25. Davis k, Bartlett J, Smith L. Percentile-rank norms: N.C. State Volleyball Skills Test Battery. The North Carolina Journal. 1993; 28(2): 26-27.
26. Davis K, Youtt G. The sports skills workshop. Strategies. A Journal for Sport Educators. 1992; 6(2): 25-28.
27. Youtt G, Davis K. The value of activity classes in higher education. Florida. Journal of Health, Physical Education, Recreation, Dance Driver Education. 1991; 29(3): 48-49.
28. Bartlett J, Smith L, Davis K, Peel J. Development of a valid volleyball skills test battery. Journal of Physical Education, Recreation and Dance. 1991; 62(2): 19-21. doi: 10.1080/07303084.1991.10606554
29. Bartlett J, Smith L, Davis K, Peel J. Development of a skill test battery. Coaching Volleyball. 1991; 1(3): 14-16. doi: 10.1080/07303084.1991.10606554
30. Peel J, Bartlett J, Davis K, Smith L. Drill for accuracy: N.C. State Volleyball Skills Test Battery. The North Carolina Journal. 1990; 26(2): 13-15.
31. Davis KL. Physical education teacher education: the key to eliminating childhood obesity. Obes Res Open J.2015; 2(1): 42-45. doi: 10.17140/OROJ-2-108

Hala Mourad Demerdash, PhD

Associate Professor of Clinical Chemistry & Hematology
Pharos University in Alexandria
Al Shri Al Omomi, Qism Sidi Gabir
Alexandria Governorate, Egypt

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications
Academic Qualification:

• Certificate of Professional Development in Pedagogy & Instructional Practice, Pharos University 2012
• Diploma in Health Care Quality Management, Arab Academy for Science & technology 2009/2010
• Ph. D in Clinical Chemistry & Hematology , Faculty of Medicine, Tanta University 2007
• Master in Chemical Pathology, Medical Research Institute 1997
• M.B. B.Ch., Faculty of Medicine, Alexandria University, Egypt.1990


Professional Experiences and Positions held:

• Assistant Professor of Clinical Chemistry and Hematology at faculty of Pharmacy Pharos University September 2014.
• Teacher in faculty of pharmacyPharos University, since 2009-2014.
• Member of quality assurance committee in Pharos, since 2009.
• And a member of EDC (Education Development Center)team in Pharos, since 2013.
• Clinical pathology fellow in faculty of medicine, Alexandria University, since2007.
• Specialist of clinical pathology in Central Laboratories in Main University hospitals, since2002.
• Specialist of clinical pathology in hospitals of ministry of health, since 1998.
• Specialist of clinical pathology in Moasat Hospital, since 1997.
• An internship in chemical pathology department, Medical Research Institute1995-1997.
• Resident at Chemical Pathology department, Medical Research Institute 1992-1995.
• House Officer, University of Alexandria Hospitals.1990-1991.
• Physician in Ministry of Health, Alex., Egypt.1991-1992.

Her research interests include: Cardiovascular risk factors & Obesity.

Member in the following committees

• Quality Assurance.
• Continuous Evaluation of Laboratory Technicians.
• EDC team


Conferences and workshops

• All Clinical Pathology conferences held in faculty of medicine from 2004 to 2009.
• Conference of Laboratory medicine, held by Alexandria Medical syndicate 2008, 2010.
• Talk in ASIAC conference 2008, Bleeding Diathesis in I.C.U. (Intensive Care Unit).
• Talk in ASIAC conference 2011, Hemostatic modulators of atherosclerosis.
• Poster presentation, poster titleFerritin in sera and CSF: Its importance as both predictive and etio-diagnostic biomarker in ischemic stroke, single center prospective study& attending 2014 AACC conference, Chicago (IL.) USA.
• Attending 6th International Conference& 18th Annual conference, Multidisciplinary Approach in Cancer Management Medical Research Institute- Alexandria University.2014.
• Gene Expression Analysis on large scale using Microarray and Real-Time PCR Techniques; at faculty of Agriculture-Cairo University : CURP. 2014.

1. Demerdash HM, Helmy TA, Arida E, Abd-El AA. Ati Serum procalcitonin as a good marker for diagnosis and prognosis of ventilator associated pneumonia. Alexandria Journal of Medicine. 2010.
2. Elhawary TM, Demerdash HM, Sweilam MA. Relationship between inter leukin-10 polymorphism and maternal serum leptin level in pre-eclampsia. Clinical and Experimental Hypertension. 2012. doi: 10.3109/10641963.2012.732646
3. Demerdash HM, Sharara G, Katri K. Differential effects of gastric bypass and banding on the cardiovascular risk profile in morbidly obese subjects: the correlation with plasma apolipoprotein A-IV concentration. Alexandria Journal of Medicine. 2012. doi: 10.1016/j.ajme.2012.07.002
4. Zanaty OM, Megaged M, Dermerdash HM, Swelem R. Delta neutrophil index versus lactate clearance: early markers for outcome prediction in septic shock patients. Alexandria Journal of Medicine. 2012. doi: 10.1016/j.ajme.2012.05.003
5. Elhawary TM, El-Bendary AS, Demerdash HM. Maternal serum Endoglin as marker for early prediction of pre-eclampsia in high risk Patient. International Journal of Womens Health. 2012.
6. Dermerdash HM. Hepatocyte growth factor and the risk of ischemic stroke developing among diabetic and non-diabetic patients. Journal of Egyptian Society of Endocrinology, Metabolism andamp Diabetes. 2012.
7. Dermerdash HM. Serum Erythropoietin in Different Grades of Diabetic Retinopathy. Journal of Egyptian Society of Endocrinology, Metabolism andamp. Diabetes. 2011.
8. Dermerdash HM. Does Tranexamic Acid Reduce Perioperative Blood Loss in Pediatric Patients Undergoing Craniosynostosis Surgery? Alexandria Journal of Anesthesia and Intensive Care. 2011.
9. Dawood A, Megahed M, Abdelatti E, et al. Hepatocyte growth factor and the risk of pulmonary embolism. Egyptian journal of Chest disease and Tuberculosis. 2014. doi: 10.1016/j.ejcdt.2014.02.001
10. Dermerdash HM. A Study of the effect of onion oil on diabetic neuropathic pain in streptozocin-induced diabetes in rats. Journal of Medical Research Institute. 2013.
11. Demerdash HM. Can hormones regulating appetite be a major factor contributing to obesity? Obes Res Open J. 2015; 2(1): 39-41. doi: 10.17140/OROJ-2-107
12. Demerdash HM. Obesity and trace elements. Obes Res Open J. 2015; 2(3): 98-100. doi: 10.17140/OROJ-2-115
13. Demerdash HM. Possible mechanisms of insulin resistance in obese subjects. Obes Res Open J. 2016; 2(4): 117-118. doi: 10.17140/OROJ- 2-118

Anna Giulia Falchi, MD

IRCCS, St. Matteo Hospital
Viale Camillo Golgi, 27100 Pavia, Italy

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications

Dr. Falchi is a Research Fellow at the St. Matteo General Hospital in Pavia, Italy. She trained as a medical doctor at the University of Pavia and at the School for advanced studies IUSS of Pavia. After the specialization in Internal Medicine, her research focused on metabolism and on the metabolic interactions of the cardiovascular diseases. She is studying the effects of the Mediterranean diet on obese patients at the first episode of Acute Myocardial Infarction. Among her interests lipidology, ultrasound techniques applied to clinical care and Cardiology, the association of epicardial fat with cardiovascular risk factors, new cognitive behavioural approaches to the obesity treatment, and the determination of serological biomarkers related to cardiovascular risk in obese and overweight patients.

Her research interests include: lipidology, ultrasound techniques, applied to clinical care and Cardiology, the association of epicardial fat with cardiovascular risk factors, new cognitive behavioural approaches to the obesity treatment, and the determination of serological biomarkers related to cardiovascular risk in obese and overweight patients.

GRANTS AND AWARDS

• From 2000 to 2006 : Six- years grant for outstanding undergraduate students awarded by IUSS (Institute for Advanced Studies)- Pavia, Italy
• From July 2013 to present : Research grant. IRCCS St. Matteo Hospital, Pavia, Italy

1. Falchi AG, Grecchi I, Muggia C, Tinelli C. Weight loss and P wave dispersion: a preliminary study. Obes Res ClinPract. 2014; S1871-403X(14): 00528-00526. doi: 10.1016/j.orcp.2014.08.005
2. Falchi AG, Muggia C, Tinelli C. Effects of therapeutic weight loss and metabolic improvement on P wave dispersion in overweight and obese patients. Obes Facts. 2014; 7(1): 1-188, 31.
3. Michelini I, Falchi AG, Muggia C, et al. Early dropout predictive factors in obesity treatment. Nutrition, Research and Practice. 2014; 8(1): 94-103. doi: 10.4162/nrp.2014.8.1.94
4. Muggia C, Falchi AG, Michelini I, et al. Brief Group Cognitive Behavioral Treatment in Addition to Prescriptive Diet Versus Standard Care In Obese And Overweight Patients. A Randomized Controlled Trial. e-SPEN Journal. 2013.
5. Sacchi A, Falchi AG, Ferrari G, et al. Exertion alrh abdomyolysis: a case report. Internal and Emergency Medicine. 2011; 6(2): 191-392

Ahmad Alkhatib, PhD, MSc, BSc/BA, FHEA, CISSN, RNutr, RSM Fellow

Head of Division for Sport and Exercise Sciences
School of Social and Health Sciences
Abertay University
Dundee DD1 1HG
Scotland, UK

BiographyResearch InterestScientific ActivitiesPublications

Dr Alkhatib is a world-leading expert in Exercise Sciences, Sports Medicine, Health and Nutrition with over twenty years of academic research and leadership experience that has transformed several academic and professional institutions, including top UK universities of Sheffield Hallam, Lincoln, Essex, Suffolk, Greenwich and Middlesex. He is currently the Head of Sport and Exercise Science Division at Abertay University in the UK following his successful tenure in developing a new sport science department in Qatar. Dr Alkhatib is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine, an accredited UK nutritionist (RNutr), a clinical physiologist and a certified international sports nutritionist (CISSN). He earned his PhD and MSc in Exercise Sciences from the University of Essex, and is also a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (FHEA). Dr His current research focuses on novel nutraceuticals and clinical exercise intervention strategies for weight loss, disease prevention and enhancing sports performance. Dr Alkhatib has over 100 publications and has won several excellence research and academic awards.

His research includes novel dietary and exercise interventions aimed at reducing cardiovascular and metabolic risks, ergogenic and nutritional supplements to enhance human health and sports performance.

MEMBERSHIPS


• Fellow of the Royal Society of Medicine (Fellow of RSM)
• Accredited Nutritionist (RNutr). Full registration,UK Association for Nutrition
• Certified Sport Nutritionist. The International Society of Sport Nutrition (CISSN)
• European Association for the Study of Obesity (EASO)
• Fellow of the Higher Education Academy in the UK (FHEA)
• The Physiological Society, UK (Full Ordinary)
• Professional member of the Nutrition Society (NS)
• British Association of Sports and Exercise Science (BASES,Full professional)
• European College of Sport Science (ECSS, Full Professional)

1. Alkhatib A. High prevalence of sedentary risk factors amongst university employees and potential health benefits of campus workplace exercise intervention. WORK Journal. 2015; 52(3). doi: 10.3233/WOR-152182
2. Alkhatib A. Workplace Physical Activity and Health Risks: A Need for Effective Screening and Intervention Strategies: An Editorial. Journal of Health Education Research and Development. 2015; 3: e121. doi: 10.4172/jherd.1000e121
3. Alkhatib A. Sports or physical activity for the inactive world: should we be encouraging safer physical activity patterns more than sports? An Editorial. Obesity Research Open Journal. 2015; 2(3): e10-e11. doi: 10.1714/OROJ-2-e004
4. Kneffel Z, Goebel R, Alkhatib A. Cardiovascular risk factors and their responses to a 10 weeks training program in young Qatari adults. Obesity Research Open Journal. 2015; 2(2): 57-63. doi: 10.17140/OROJ-2-110.
5. Middleton G, Keegan R, Smith MF, Alkhatib A. Klonizakis Implementing a Mediterranean diet intervention into a RCT: lessons learned from a non- Mediterranean based country. The Journal of Nutrition Health and Aging. 2015. doi: 10.1007/s12603-015-0521-0.
6. Alkhatib A. Recent intervention strategies combining Mediterranean diet and exercise for reducing obesity, metabolic and cardiovascular risks in high-risk populations. Obesity Research Open Journal. 2015; 2(1): 4-9. DOI: 10.17140/OROJ-1-102.
7. Beneke R, Alkhatib A. High cycling cadence reduces carbohydrate oxidation at given low intensity metabolic rate. Biology of Sport. 2015; 32(1): 27-33. doi: 10.5604/20831862.1126325
8. Middleton G, Keegan R, Smith MF, Alkhatib A, Klonizakis Exploring barriers and facilitators to eating the Mediterranean diet in England: a qualitative study. Proceedings of The Nutrition Society. 2015; 74(OCE1):E143. doi: 10.1017/S0029665115001585
9. Alkhatib A. Efficacy of popular herbal supplements on fat metabolism and energy expenditure during exercise. Journal of J Sports Med Doping Stud. 2015; 5:2. doi: 10.4172/2161-0673.S1.001
10. Alkhatib A, Kneffel Zs, Goebel R, Majed L. Efficacy of popular herbal supplements on fat metabolism and energy expenditure during exercise. Journal of J Sports Med Doping Stud. 2015; 5:2. doi: 10.4172/2161-0673.S1.001
11. Goebel R, Chabaane Z, Alkhatib A, Heinen T. Impact of Ramadan on recovery-stress states of female professional basketball players . J Sports Med Doping Stud. 2015; 5:2.
12. Kneffel Z, Goebel R, Alkhatib A. The effectiveness of a ten-week exercise intervention to reduce cardiovascular risk factors amongst young male Qatari adults. J Sports Med Doping Stud. 2015; 5:2. doi: 10.4172/2161-0673.S1.002
13. Alkhatib A .Carbohydrate and lactate utilisation during exercise with and without Yerba Maté ingestion. Proceedings of The Nutrition Society. 2015; 74(OCE1):E27. doi: 10.1017/S0029665115000427
14. Klonizakis M, Alkhatib A, Middleton G. Long-term adherence micorvascular benefits of Mediterranean diet and exercise in older population. Microvascular Research. 2014; 95C:103-107. doi: 10.1016/j.mvr.2014.07.015
15. Alkhatib A. Yerba Maté (Illex Paraguariensis) ingestion augments fat oxidation and energy expenditure during exercise at various intensities. Nutrition & Metabolism. 2014; 11(1): 42. doi: 10.1186/1743-7075-11-42.
16. Alkhatib A, Middleton G, Klonizakis M. Long-term Cardiorespiratory Effects of Mediterranean Diet and Exercise Training Intervention in Sedentary Older Participants. Obesity Facts. 2014; 7(suppl1): 187-188. doi: 10.1159/000363668
17. Naclerio F, Larumbe-Zabala E, Cooper R, et al. Effect of a multi-ingredient supplement on intermittent sprint performance, fatigue perception, muscle damage and immunosuppression in recreational athletes. Journal of International Society of Sports Nutrition. 2014; 11(Suppl 1): P8. doi: 10.1186/1550-2783-11-S1-P8
18. Rothwell S, Alkhatib A. Effects Of Acute Dietary Nitrate Supplementation On 30-second Wingate Performance In Healthy Collegiate Males. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014; 48(Suppl 3): A11. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-094245.31
19. Naylor J, Alkhatib A. Exploring the differences in nutritional barriers and intake in young amateur and semi-professional rugby union players. British Journal of Sports Medicine. 2014; 48(Suppl 3):A9. doi: 10.1136/bjsports-2014-094245.25
20. Klonizakis M, Alkhatib A, Smith MF, Middleton G. Mediterranean Diet- and Exercise-induced Improvement in Age-dependant Vascular Activity. Clinical Science Journal (London). 2013; 124(9): 579-587. doi: 10.1042/CS20120412
21. Alkhatib A. Sedentary Lifestyle Risk factors across Genders and Job Roles within a University Campus Workplace: Preliminary Study. Journal of Occupational Health. 2013; 55: 218-224. doi: 10.1539/joh.12-0158-OA
22. Alkhatib A, Klonizakis M. Effects of Exercise Training and Mediterranean Diet on Reducing Post-Menopausal Vascular Risk. Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation. 2013; 57: 33-47. doi: 10.3233/CH-131770
23. Naclerio F, Alkhatib A, Gimenez A. Effectiveness of Whey Protein Supplement in Resistance Trained Individuals. Journal of Sports Medicine and Doping Studies. Stud 2013; 3:1 30. doi: 10.4172/2161-0673.1000130
24. Alkhatib A, Klonizakis M. Reduction in post-menopausal related vascular dysfunction through exercise and Mediterranean diet. Proceedings of Nutrition Society. 2013; 72 (OCE4), E300. doi: 10.1017/S0029665113003273
25. Alkhatib A. Effects of pedalling rate on maximal fat oxidation. Journal of Sports Sciences. 2011; 29(S2): S118. doi: 10.1080/02640414.2011.609363
26. Alkhatib A, Beneke R. Effects of exercise duration on the interrelationship between lactate and carbohydrate utilisation. Journal of Sports Sciences. 2009; 27(S2): S97. DOI: doi: 10.1080/02640410903195819.
27. Alkhatib A, Beneke R. An interrelationship between lactate and carbohydrate utilisation explains the inter-individual variations in the cross-over point. Journal of Sports Sciences 2008; 26(S2): S134-S135. doi: 10.1080/02640410802306202
28. Micklewright D, Alkhatib A, Beneke R. Mechanically versus electro-magnetically braked cycle ergometer: performance and energy cost of the Wingate Anaerobic Test. European Journal of Applied Physiology. 2006; 9: 1-4. doi: 10.1007/s00421-006-0145-5
29. Alkhatib A, Beneke R. Effects of Cycling Cadence on Pyruvate Combustion. Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 2006; 38(5): S518. doi: 10.1249/00005768-200605001-02166
30. Alkhatib A, von Duvillard SL, Beneke R. Effects of Cycling Cadence on Workload and Relative Intensity at given Blood lactate Concentration. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise. 2005; 37(5): S104.
31. von Duvillard SP, Pokan R, Hofmann P, et al. Comparing Blood Lactate Values of Three Different Handheld Lactate Analysers to YSI 1500 Blood Lactate Analyser. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise. 2005; 37(5): S25.
32. Micklewright D, Alkhatib A, Beneke R. Device Generated Differences in Human Anaerobic Power. Medicine and Science in Sport and Exercise. 2004; 36(5): S116.
Obes Res Open J. 2015; 2(2): 57-63. doi: 10.17140/OROJ-2-110
34. Alkhatib A. Sports or physical activity for the inactive world: should we be encouraging safer physical activity patterns more than sports? Obes Res Open J. 2015; 2(3): e10-e11. doi: 10.17140/OROJ-2-e004
35. Alkhatib A. Prescribing exercise as an alternative treatment for ageing populations of the 21st century. Obes Res Open J. 2016; 3(1): e1-e2. doi: 10.17140/OROJ-3-e007