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Gerard A Malanga
Clinical Professor
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
New Jersey Medical School
USA


Dr. Malanga is the Founder and Partner of New Jersey Sports Medicine, LLC and New Jersey Regenerative Institute in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey. He has served as Director of Pain Management at Overlook hospital and Director of Research of Atlantic Sports Health. He is Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine and Pain view full biography...




Dr. Malanga is the Founder and Partner of New Jersey Sports Medicine, LLC and New Jersey Regenerative Institute in Cedar Knolls, New Jersey. He has served as Director of Pain Management at Overlook hospital and Director of Research of Atlantic Sports Health. He is Board certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Sports Medicine and Pain Medicine. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, and served as a Senior Associate Consultant at Mayo Clinic from 1993-1996 and Director of Sport, Spine and Orthopedic Rehabilitation and Fellowship director at Kessler Institute from 1997-2004. He currently serves as the Medical director for Horizon Casualty Services a New Jersey Worker's Compensation Company along with his clinical practice. Dr. Malanga has expertise in the nonoperative treatment of a variety of orthopedic disorders including neck and back pain as well as shoulder, knee, and other sport medicine and musculoskeletal problems. His expertise includes EMG testing; spinal and joint injections, musculoskeletal ultrasound and Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) and stem cell therapy treatments for orthopedic conditions. DR. Malanga provides sport medicine services to several local NJ high school and colleges and has served as the head team physician of New Jersey City University since 1999. He also serves as a consultant to the Rutger's University Athletic Department as well. His practice includes the treatment of recreational to Olympic and Professional level athletes. Dr. Malanga has published three textbooks entitle: 'Whiplash' and 'Scientific Evidence of Musculoskeletal Physical Examination' and recently completed a textbook: 'Atlas of Muscuskeletal Ultrasound-guided Injection Procedures'. He has published over 70 articles and 25 book chapters regarding various musculoskeletal issues from the treatment of neck and back pain to Ultrasound and PRP (Platelet Rich Plasma) injections and stem cell therapy treatmentd for Orthopedic conditions. He has lectured throughout the country and abroad on a variety of sports medicine, spine, orthopedic and pain management topics. He has been a member of the Physiatric Association of Sports Spine and Occupational Rehabilitation (PASSOR) board serving in many positions in the past and presented the 'PASSOR Legacy Award' in 2012. He was recently named Chair of the AAPM&R's Regenerative Task Force.

Tracy Lynne Skaer
Professor
College of Pharmacy
Washington State University
USA
Tel: 509-358-7724


Dr. Tracy Lynne Skaer is a tenured Professor of Pharmacotherapy at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy and licensed pharmacist in Washington, Idaho, South Carolina and California. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy, summa cum laude, from the University of Southern California. Dr. Skaer is a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists view full biography...




Dr. Tracy Lynne Skaer is a tenured Professor of Pharmacotherapy at the Washington State University College of Pharmacy and licensed pharmacist in Washington, Idaho, South Carolina and California. She received her Doctor of Pharmacy, summa cum laude, from the University of Southern California. Dr. Skaer is a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (FASHP) and the American Board of Forensic Examiners (FABFE). Her research interests focus on issues involving mental health, chronic pain, opioid prescribing, complementary and alternative medicine, pharmacoeconomics, and pharmacoepi-demiology. Her research has been supported by over $3.2 million in grants and continues to be extensively cited (2,470 times to date). She is the author of over 125 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Skaer's current research projects explore the use of family group problem solving and mindfulness for the treatment of chronic pain and the economic impact of chronic pain states.

Margit L. Bleecker
Director
Center for Occupational and
Environmental Neurology
USA
Tel: 410-433-2077


Dr. Margit L. Bleecker is director of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Neurology that specializes in disorders associated with exposure to mechanical stress in the workplace. Dr. Bleecker has a PhD degree from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and a MD degree from the University of California, San Francisco. view full biography...




Dr. Margit L. Bleecker is director of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Neurology that specializes in disorders associated with exposure to mechanical stress in the workplace. Dr. Bleecker has a PhD degree from the State University of New York Downstate Medical Center and a MD degree from the University of California, San Francisco. Following her neurology residency at the Johns Hopkins Hospital, she joined the faculty of The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine and remained for 11 years before becoming Director of the Center for Occupational and Environmental Neurology. She has developed programs for detection and intervention of upper extremity/neck disorders associated with ergonomic stressors in the meat packing and newspaper industries. These medical management programs are tightly integrated with ergonomic interventions to serve as models for prevention, identification and treatment of work related illnesses/injuries associated with ergonomic stressors.

Tetsuo Yamazaki
Professor
Department of Molecular Cell Biology and Medicine, Institute of Biomedical Sciences
Tokushima University Graduate School
Japan
Tel: 81-88-633-7886


Dr. Yamazaki is now a Professor of Department of Molecular Cell Biology and Medicine at Tokushima University, Japan. He received his M.D. degree from Chiba University, Japan in 1991. Following training in internal medicine at Toho University Sakura Hospital, Japan, he received his Ph.D. in Immunology from Chiba University in 1997. He carried out view full biography...




Dr. Yamazaki is now a Professor of Department of Molecular Cell Biology and Medicine at Tokushima University, Japan. He received his M.D. degree from Chiba University, Japan in 1991. Following training in internal medicine at Toho University Sakura Hospital, Japan, he received his Ph.D. in Immunology from Chiba University in 1997. He carried out postdoctoral research at the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Biology, National Cancer Institute at NIH. He then joined the Institute of Hepatic Diseases at Kansai Medical University, Japan in 2000 as an Assistant Professor, and became an Associate Professor at Tohoku University (2003) and Kyoto University (2007), Japan. In 2009, he was promoted to a Professor at Tokushima University. His research interests are signaling properties of organelles and their manipulation for developing therapeutic interventions for protein deposition diseases.

Kenji Mishima
Chairman and Professor
Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences
Showa University School of Dentistry
Japan


Dr. Mishima is a Professor of Division of Pathology, Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences, at Showa University School of Dentistry in Japan. He received his D.D.S. degree from Tokushima University, Japan in 1991. After engagement in diagnostic pathology, especially in malignant lymphoma and oral cancer, he got Ph.D. degree in Pathology from Nara Medical University view full biography...




Dr. Mishima is a Professor of Division of Pathology, Department of Oral Diagnostic Sciences, at Showa University School of Dentistry in Japan. He received his D.D.S. degree from Tokushima University, Japan in 1991. After engagement in diagnostic pathology, especially in malignant lymphoma and oral cancer, he got Ph.D. degree in Pathology from Nara Medical University in 1995. Then, he has developed gene therapy using recombinant adenoviruses for oral cancer to increase sensitivity of chemotherapeutic agents at NIDCR/NIH. Current interests of his research are developmental biology and regenerative medicine in oral region and exocrine glands, such as salivary and lacrimal glands. He is developing the therapeutic methods using stem cells for the damaged exocrine glands.

Gilbert Siu
Medical Director
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
HealthSouth of Vineland Acute Inpatient Rehabilitation Hospital
Vineland, New Jersey


Dr. Gilbert Siu is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Temple University Hospital and MossRehab. During his residency, Dr. Siu had completed many research projects, where he published various research projects and peer-reviewed articles. Due to his research background and ongoing research, he was appointed view full biography...




Dr. Gilbert Siu is a graduate of UMDNJ-School of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at Temple University Hospital and MossRehab. During his residency, Dr. Siu had completed many research projects, where he published various research projects and peer-reviewed articles. Due to his research background and ongoing research, he was appointed as Temple University Hospital/MossRehab first residency research director, where he assisted many residents and attending with research projects and publications. In addition, he has won the resident writing award for physical medicine and rehabilitation for two consecutive years. He also has multiple peer-reviewed publications, book chapters, and a pocketcard ranging from Alzheimer’s disease, rehabilitation emergencies, brain injury to musculoskeletal diseases, as well as multiple research funded grants. Currently, Dr. Siu is the medical director and director of Brain Injury and Stroke Rehabilitation at HealthSouth Rehabilitation in Vineland and also the assistant professor at Rowan University.

Kensuke Kume
Chief
Rheumatology and Immunology
Hiroshima Clinic
Japan


Dr.Kensuke Kume is a chief in Rheumatology and Immunology at Hiroshima Clinic. He is also a member of American college of rheumatology, Asia panpacific league of rheumatology, Japan apheresis and cardio vascuology association. Dr. Kume research interests focus on statistics, rheumatology, autoimmune disease, biologics, and cardiology, and atherosclerosis. His awards includes APLAR Young Investigated Award, view full biography...




Dr.Kensuke Kume is a chief in Rheumatology and Immunology at Hiroshima Clinic. He is also a member of American college of rheumatology, Asia panpacific league of rheumatology, Japan apheresis and cardio vascuology association. Dr. Kume research interests focus on statistics, rheumatology, autoimmune disease, biologics, and cardiology, and atherosclerosis. His awards includes APLAR Young Investigated Award, Hiroshima medical Award.

O.Faruk Sendur
Professor
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
A. Menderes University Medicine School
Turkey
Tel: 90-533-5951670


Dr. O. Faruk Sendur is a professor of Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at A. Menderes University Medicine School. His research interests include Back Pain, Hypermobility, Fibromyalgia, Ankylosing Spondylitis, and Posture. He is certified as National Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is part of International society of Physical Medicine & view full biography...




Dr. O. Faruk Sendur is a professor of Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation at A. Menderes University Medicine School. His research interests include Back Pain, Hypermobility, Fibromyalgia, Ankylosing Spondylitis, and Posture. He is certified as National Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. He is part of International society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, European society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, National Society of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. Dr. Sendur is a committee member of Turkish Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation BOARD certification.

Christopher Niyibizi
Associate professor
Department of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation
Penn State College of Medicine
USA
Tel: 717-531-5649


Dr. Christopher Niyibizi is an Associate professor in Department of Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation H089, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Anatomy at Penn State College of Medicine. His major research focus is stem cell biology and their application in musculoskeletal tissue repair and regeneration. His research area has been on adult derived mesenchymal stem cells found distributed in various view full biography...




Dr. Christopher Niyibizi is an Associate professor in Department of Orthopaedics, Rehabilitation H089, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and Anatomy at Penn State College of Medicine. His major research focus is stem cell biology and their application in musculoskeletal tissue repair and regeneration. His research area has been on adult derived mesenchymal stem cells found distributed in various tissues. The laboratory is also interested in induced pluripotent stem cells which are generated by reprogramming somatic cells. He has a very strong background in extracellular matrix biology specifically collagens and pathologies that result from them. His major focus has been on utilizing osteogenesis imperfecta (OI), as a model system to evaluate applicability of stem cells to reverse skeletal defects, not only in OI but for other bone related diseases as well. Dr. Niyibizil laboratory is currently defining the role of pigment Epithelium derived factor (PEDF) in matrix mineralization; mutations in the gene that encodes this protein has been found to be associated with brittle bones in children with a recessive form of osteogenesis imperfecta. His team shown that PEDF enhances mesenchymal stem cell differentiation toward osteoblastic lineage and that it increases bone matrix mineralization. In addition,they shown that PEDF inhibits sclerostin expression by osteocytes. Dr. Niyibizi research mainly funded by National Institute of Health and Brittle bone foundation. He has served on various NIH study sections and he is currently serving on VA Surgery Merit Review grant applications.

Alexander K Murashov
Associate Professor
Physiology Department
East Carolina University
North Carolina, USA


Alexander K. Murashov, MD, PhD, graduated from the 2nd Medical Institute Moscow, Russia in 1983, and received his doctorate in Physiology in 1987 from the Institute of Physiology Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. He was a Postdoctoral Scientist from 1992-1995 at the Columbia University in the laboratory of Dr. Debra J. Wolgemuth, and Associate Research view full biography...




Alexander K. Murashov, MD, PhD, graduated from the 2nd Medical Institute Moscow, Russia in 1983, and received his doctorate in Physiology in 1987 from the Institute of Physiology Russian Academy of Medical Sciences. He was a Postdoctoral Scientist from 1992-1995 at the Columbia University in the laboratory of Dr. Debra J. Wolgemuth, and Associate Research Scientist until 1999. Since then Dr. Murashov has served on the faculty of the East Carolina University School of Medicine, NC, where he is currently Associate Professor in the Department of Physiology. Dr. Murashov's research is focused on the regeneration of the mammalian nervous system; specifically, mechanisms of axon growth and and synaptic loss in Alzheimer's disease. He also investigates paternal epigenetic markers of offspring susceptibility to obesity and diabetes. Dr. Murashov was one of the first who demonstrated a role of exercise in transgenerational epigenetic programin of metabolic traits.

Akikazu Sakudo
Associate Professor
Laboratory of Biometabolic Chemistry
School of Health Sciences
University of the Ryukyus
Japan


Dr. Akikazu Sakudo an Associate Professor of School of Health Sciences at University of the Ryukyus, Japan. His research interests includes Relationships between musculoskeletal disorders and prion protein, Development of sterilization technology, Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy for clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine. Awards of Dr. Sakudo includes An award from the Japanese Society for Host Defense view full biography...




Dr. Akikazu Sakudo an Associate Professor of School of Health Sciences at University of the Ryukyus, Japan. His research interests includes Relationships between musculoskeletal disorders and prion protein, Development of sterilization technology, Near-infrared (NIR) spectroscopy for clinical chemistry and laboratory medicine. Awards of Dr. Sakudo includes An award from the Japanese Society for Host Defense Research in 2006, An award from the Japanese Society of Veterinary Science in 2009 and 2013, 2006 Award for best poster from the Forum of Near-Infrared Spectroscopy in Japan, 2011 NIR Advance Award from the Japan Council for Near Infrared Spectroscopy, 1st Nanointerface Innovative Award from the Committee of Frontier Science of Interactions between Plasmas and Nanointerfaces in 2011.

Suzanne Berry
Department of Comparative Biosciences
University of Illinois
USA


Dr. Suzanne Berry-Miller received her Bachelor's Degree in Cell and Structural Biology at the University of Illinois. She went on to receive a Ph.D. in Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Miller completed post-doctoral research at the Cleveland Clinic and the University of Illinois. She has worked view full biography...




Dr. Suzanne Berry-Miller received her Bachelor's Degree in Cell and Structural Biology at the University of Illinois. She went on to receive a Ph.D. in Human Oncology at the University of Wisconsin at Madison, Wisconsin. Dr. Miller completed post-doctoral research at the Cleveland Clinic and the University of Illinois. She has worked as a faculty member at the University of Illinois, focusing on mechanisms of treatment for both skeletal and cardiac muscle in animal models of Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy (DMD). Dr. Miller research group recently reported on the existence of endogenous cardiac stem cells that can be induced to divide and generate new cardiomyocytes in the heart of animal models of DMD, indicating a potential method for reversing or preventing degenerating muscle cells in dystrophic heart. Dr. Miller is also now using her expertise in research and proposal writing to assist in campus-wide efforts to support submission of large-scale interdisciplinary proposals and faculty team-building.

Hiroshi Kawaguchi
Chief, Spine Center
Japan Community Health Care Organization (JCHO) Tokyo Shinjuku Medical Center
Japan
Tel: 81-3269-8111


Dr. Hiroshi Kawaguchi is graduated from the Universityof Tokyo, andbegan his career as an orthopaedicsurgeon in 1985. he began as a researcher inthe laboratory of Dr. Lawrence Raiszat the University of Connecticut in 1991.There he decided his life's work would be on 'disease science', i.e. preclinical translational research leading directly to the treatment of skeletal view full biography...




Dr. Hiroshi Kawaguchi is graduated from the Universityof Tokyo, andbegan his career as an orthopaedicsurgeon in 1985. he began as a researcher inthe laboratory of Dr. Lawrence Raiszat the University of Connecticut in 1991.There he decided his life's work would be on 'disease science', i.e. preclinical translational research leading directly to the treatment of skeletal disorders: osteoporosis, bone fracture, periprostheticosteolysis, ossification of spinalligaments, and osteoarthritis. Since then, he had a career as a 'surgeon scientist'in both laboratory and clinical aspects of these disorders, publishing 279 peer-reviewed original articles (total impact factor: 1,416) in prestigious scientific journals such asNat Med, Nat Mater, Nature, Science, JCI, Gene Dev, JCB, PNAS, Dev Cell, JBC, and JBMR.Importantly, some of these reported efforts have already led to clinical use, for example, a recombinant agent for fracture healing and a novel artificial joint with longevity. Dr. Kawaguchi had received the 2009 Kappa Delta Award, the 2006 Frank Stinchfield Awardof the Hip Society, the 2006Basic Science Award of OARSI, and the 2011 Lawrence Raisz Award of ASBMR. He have also devoted himself to the education of young researchers. In fact, members of his grouphave been awarded the ASBMR Young Investigator Awardeach of the l7 years since l998.