Affiliation: Ph.D., Retired Swim Coach, Precott, AZ, USA
Birthplace: Beaver Falls, Pa., April 5, 1938.U.S. Citizen
Audience:Competitive swimming coaches. Coaching education branches of national and international competitive swimming organizations. College courses on coaching competitive swimming and College courses on the scientific basis for training in a variety of other sports.
Are Your Pediatric Patients Ready for Adult Health Care? What to Do and How to Do It
Editor: Laurie N. Fishman
Affiliation: Boston Children’s Hospital, Assistant Professor in Pediatrics, Harvard Medical School
Birthplace: New York, NY and is an American citizen
Biography:Laurie N. Fishman is an assistant professor at Harvard Medical School and attending in Pediatric Gastroenterology at Boston Children’s Hospital. She is an expert on transition of care, having written key articles in gastroenterology transition based on her original research, and has lectured often on this topic. As a physician with a thriving practice for 20 years, and a mother of 3 teenagers, she has first-hand knowledge of the various ways patients and families navigate the path to adulthood. She is passionate about teaching patients, families and providers about the practical aspects of transitioning care.
Audience: This book was written for the Primary care provider (physician, physician assistant, nurse practitioner) who works with pediatric patients. However, pediatric specialists will find it extremely useful as well. Transition of care from pediatric to adult centered medical care has become a topic of intense interest in the last few years, and many publications describe the ideal process in generalities. However, there are few places for busy practitioners to turn for practical knowledge. This book is written for the post graduate medical faculty, whether in a private practice or academic setting. Professionals in related fields of occupational therapy, physical therapy, social work, psychology, nutrition, education, who work with children and adolescents will find this information useful as well.
Autonomy, Altruism and Authority in Medical Ethics: Essays in Honor of Professor Shimon Glick
Editors: Alan Jotkowitz and Shifra Shvarts
Affiliation: Alan Jotkowitz: Lord Jakobovits Center for Jewish Medical Ethics, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel and the Soroka University Medical Center Beer Sheva, Israel Shifra Shvarts: Center for Medical Education, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel and The Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, The Sheba Medical Center, Israel
Alan Jotkowitz July 3 1964 NY USA.
Shifra, 10/6/1949 Tel Aviv, Israel,
Biography: Alan Jotkowitz MD is Associate Professor of Medicine, Faculty of Health Sciences, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Director of the Jakobovits Center for Jewish Medical Ethics and Associate Director For Curriculum and Academic Affairs, Medical School for international Health at Ben-Gurion University of the Negev. He has published widely in the field of Medical Ethics with a particular interest in Jewish Medical Ethics.
Shifra Shvarts Ph.D is a professor of the history of medicine ,Ben Gurion University and a researcher in the Gertner Institute for Epidemiology and Health Policy Research, Sheba Medical Center. She published 6 books on the subject of the history and development of Israel health care system She is the author of the Israel HMO's indexes in the Israeli Medical Encyclopedia and in the Judaica Encyclopedia.
Audience: Mainly physicians (medical
doctors) of all specialties; ethicists, medical education specialties, health policy leaders and teachers in medical schools.
Affiliation: UP Council of Sugarcane Research, UP, India
Birthplace: Uttar Pradesh, Indian
Biography: Dr Ajay K Tiwari is working as Principal Investigator in Department of Science & Technology, New Delhi, India funded project. He did his Ph D in 2011 on Cucurbit viruses from Biotechnology department of CCS University, Meerut, UP, India. Dr Tiwari is regular member of British Society of Plant Pathology, Indian Phytopathological Society, Sugarcane Technologists Association of India, International Society of Sugarcane Technologists, Society of Sugarcane Research and Promotion, Prof H S Srivastava foundation, Society of Plant Research. He has published 38 research article, 5 review article in national and International journals, 3 book chapters in edited books and also submitted more than 90 nucleotide sequences of plant pathogens in Genbank to his credit. He is regular reviewer of many International journals and also member of editorial board. He has been awarded Young Researcher award in Italy 2011, Young Scientist award by DST-SERB and also nominated for Narshiman Award by Indian Phytopathological Society, India. Dr Tiwari is also recipient of many International travel award given by DST, DBT, CSIR from India, PATHOLUX from Luxembarg and IOM from Brazil. He has visited China, Italy, Germany for conferences/workshop. He has been involved in the research on molecular characterization and management of agricultural plant pathogens for the last 9 years. Currently he is working on Molecular characterization of sugarcane phytoplasma and their secondary spread in nature.
Dr. Madan Lal is presently working as a Scientific Officer and Head, Tissue Culture Division, U.P. Council of Sugarcane Research, Shahjahanpur, India. Dr Lal has an experience of over 28 years of research in the fields of plant morphogenesis and tissue culture. After post graduation in Botany in 1982, he worked for his Ph.D. with Professor (Late) V.S. Jaiswal, Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. He has made several contributions on in vitro culture of sugarcane. Rapid multiplication of newly released varieties of sugarcane through in vitro micropropagation and sugarcane improvement through somaclonal variation has been his main fields of interest. With a view to reduce the cost of micropropagated plants, he has developed low cost protocols for efficient micropropagation of several varieties of sugarcane. He has also worked on some biochemical and molecular changes taking place during in vitro morphogenesis in several plants. He has successfully encapsulated the somatic embryos and young meristems of sugarcane and achieved germination of artificial seeds in vitro. Numerous field demonstrations using micropropagated plantlets of sugarcane had been conducted by him at the farms of UPCSR, cane growers and sugar factories of Uttar Pradesh and Bihar to motivate them for adopting the micropropagated seed material of sugarcane. Dr. Lal has published over 70 research papers in Indian and International journals. He has also published a book entitled ‘Tissue Culture Based Sugarcane Farming’ to his credit.
Dr. Ajay Kumar Singh is presently working as Senior Scientist (Agronomy), Division of Transfer of Technology, Indian Institute of Natural Resins and Gums (ICAR), Ranchi (Jharkhand). After obtaining his master degree in agriculture (M. Sc. Ag., Agronomy) in 2003 from G.B. Pant University of Agriculture and Technology, Pantnagar (Uttarakhand), he earned his PhD degree in Agronomy from the same University in 2007. He joined U.P. Council of Sugarcane Research, Shahjahanpur as Scientific Officer (Agronomy) in 2001 and later as Senior Scientific Officer (Agronomy) and Head of Agronomy Division. In the year 2012, he joined as Senior Scientist (Agronomy) in Ranchi, ICAR. He has a vast experience in the fields of sugarcane research, extension and development. He has published more than 20 research papers in different journals of national and international repute and contributed several articles in the books.
Descriptors, Structural and Spectroscopic Properties of Heterocyclic Derivatives of Importance for Health and the Environment
Editor: Silvia A. Brandán
Affiliation: Catedra de Quimica General, Instituto de Quimica Inorganica, Facultad de Bioquimica, Quimica y Farmacia, Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Ayacucho, San Miguel de Tucuman, Tucuman, R, Argentina
Biography: Graduated in Chemistry, Chemical Engineer, Ph.D in Vibrational spectroscopy, Post‐Doctorate in “Inorganic Chemistry and Vibrational spectroscopy”, Inorganic Chemistry Department of Faculty of Sciences, Alicante University, Spain. Titular Professor, General Chemistry, Director of the Inorganic Chemistry Institute, Director of an Investigation Project. Facultad de Bioquímica, Química y Farmacia, Universidad Nacional de Tucumán, Tucumán, Argentina.
Audience: Students, Chemistries, Researches specialist in the drug design such as, pharmacological or herbicides industries. Also, this book is oriented to Researches of different universities around the world.
Health and Disease: Curriculum for the 21st Century Medical Students
Editor: Paul Ganguly
Affiliation: Professor and Chairman, College of Medicine, Alfaisal University, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Birthplace: India, December 10, 1953-Canadian
Biography: Dr. Paul Ganguly is a well-known medical educationist. He worked as a faculty member at the University of Manitoba, Canada for many years before taking academic jobs all over the world. He is currently a Professor and Chairman of the Department of anatomy at Alfaisal University, Saudi Arabia. Dr. Ganguly has published many original articles in the area of cardiovascular sciences and medical education.
Audience: Medical educationists for all medical schools.
Affiliation: Professor of Biomedical Sciences in Sport, University of Novi Sad, Serbia
Birthplace: Serbia, June 18, 1971
Biography: Professor Sergej M. Ostojic received his medical degree from the Faculty of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Serbia on September 1996. He then pursued his postgraduate training in exercise physiology and medicine and obtained PhD at the University of Belgrade in 2003. In 2002, he joined the faculty of the Institute of Sports Medicine at Sports Academy Belgrade. Currently he is the Director of Human Performance Laboratory at the Center of Health, Exercise and Sport Sciences, Belgrade and Professor at Faculty of Sport and Physical Education at the University of Novi Sad. His research is focused on physiological responses to maximal and submaximal exercise, and evaluation of the ergogenic properties of dietary agents. He is a member of American College of Sports Medicine, European Physical Conditioning Association and International Federation of Sports Medicine. He has a number of publications in different journals in medicine, nutrition, physiology and sport science.
Audience: All professionals with an interest in nutritional science such as medical doctors, exercise physiologists, nutritionists and registered dietitians, sport scientists and athletic coaches, food scientists and technologists, epidemiologists, public health specialists, etc.
Indoleamines: Sources, Role in Biological Processes and Health Effects
Editor: Angel Catalá
Affiliation: Instituto de Investigaciones Fisicoquímicas Teóricas y Aplicadas, (INIFTA-CCT La Plata-CONICET), Facultad de Ciencias Exactas CONICET-Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Argentina
Birthplace: Rodeo, San Juan, Argentina; May 25, 1938
Biography: Angel Catalá was born in Rodeo, San Juan, Argentina. He studied chemistry at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina, where he received his Ph.D. degree in chemistry (biological branch) in 1965. From 1964 to 1974, he worked as an Assistant in biochemistry at the School of Medicine of the same University. From 1974 to 1976, he was a Fellow of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) at the University of Connecticut Health Center, Storrs, CT, USA. From 1985 to 2004, he served as a Full Professor of biochemistry at the Universidad Nacional de La Plata, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Catalá is a Member of the National Research Council, Argentina, and Argentine Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. His laboratory has been interested for many years in the lipid peroxidation of biological membranes from various tissues and different species. Professor Catalá has published over 100 papers in peer-reviewed journals and several chapters in books and edited four books. Catalá received awards at the 40th International Conference Biochemistry of Lipids in 1999 (Dijon, France). He is the winner of the following awards: Pan-American Nutrition, Food Science, and Technology Award, in 2006 and 2012, South America; Human Nutrition, Professional Category, 2006 Award in pharmacology. Catalá belongs to the editorial board of Journal of Lipids, Biochemistry Research International, Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity, International Review of Biophysical Chemistry, Frontiers in Membrane Physiology and Biophysics, World Journal of Experimental Medicine, and World Journal of Biological Chemistry.
Audience: Medical Doctors, Biochemist, Biologists, Medical Schools, Biochemistry Schools/Universities, Scientific organizations/Industries
Affiliation: Clinical Psychologist, Cabarrus Family Medicine/Carolinas Healthcare System, Harrisburg, N.C., USA
Biography: W. Scott Craig, PSYD is a licensed clinical psychologist, operating committee board member, and faculty member for the residency program of Cabarrus Family Medicine (Carolinas Healthcare System) in North Carolina.Dr. Craig previously worked as theassistant regional mental health chief for the Carolina Permanente Medical Group. Dr. Craig has published on topics such as adult ADHD and anxiety disorders in family medicine.
Audience: Practicing psychologists, physicians, medical residents, healthcare professionals, healthcare educators, and healthcare administrators should find this book to be practical and relevant.It is mainly focused on enhancing behavioral health services in family medicine, internal medicine, and pediatric offices.
Ki or Psi - Anomalous Remote Effects of Mind-Body System: Biophysical Approach to Unknown Power
Author: Hideyuki Kokubo
Affiliation: Research Director, International Research Institute (IRI), Japan
Birthplace: Toyohashi, Japan on October 23, 1958
Biography: Born in 1958. I graduated Nagoya University. I have studied anomalous phenomena relating ki or psi for a long time. Recently, I have succeeded to develop new measuring methods for weak ki (bio-PK) phenomena using cucumber pieces as a bio-sensor. Through these methods, I have studied physical aspects of ki-phenomena.
Audience: This book is written for students and professionals of biophysics, parapsychology, anomalistic psychology, qigong research, spiritual healing, and consciousness study. The readers will find new properties of their target phenomena, for example, a bio-sensor can show different responses according to human intent; a specific chemical reaction system reacts easily against human intent; structure(s) in living-body is important to react against human intent. In industries of development of Tera Hz devices, innovators and researchers will have interest in weak radiation from human body. Nonprofessional people will have interest in history of parapsychological study in Japan and China. They will found various studies executed by Japanese and Chinese. Also, they will be interesting to a new fact that a layer-structure is detected around a human body in experiments; which layer-structure has been claimed by the mystic and the healer as “bio-energy field”.
Affiliation: PhD, Catholic University of Sacred Heart- Altems
Birthplace: Rome, June 17, 1981
Biography: Federica Morandi is a Research Fellow of Organization Theory and Human Resource Management at Catholic University of Sacred Heart- Altems (Rome, Italy). Her research interests include the managerial and practical implications of the introduction of new organizational models within healthcare organizations, the study of the behavioral features of healthcare professionals, the human resource management policies and perspectives within hospitals. Federica’s works has been published in internationally renowned journals. Federica’s researches have been presented in a number of international conferences.
Audience: The main audience of the book is composed by healthcare professionals (physicians, nurses), healthcare managers (CEOs; Clinical Directors; Departmental Managers), and healthcare policymakers (for example Ministry of Health officials). Moreover, at an academic level, the audience is represented by Ph.D.s, Fellow Researchers in organizational design, organizational behavior and human resource management of healthcare organizations. Finally students of master degrees or of high specialization courses represent a very possible audience.
Occurrences, Structure, Biosynthesis, and Health Benefits Based on Their Evidences of Medicinal Phytochemicals in Vegetables and Fruits. Volume 3 & 4
Editor: Noboru Motohashi
Affiliation: Meiji Pharmaceutical University, Tokyo, Japan
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan. 6/25/1940
Audience:For graduated students, researchers, references for the researches of phytochemicals and their bioactive activities including anti-oxidative activity in Research Institutes such as Company or University.
Quality of Health Care: From Evidence to Implementation
Editor: Joel Rodriguez-Saldana
Affiliation: General Director, Centro Multidisciplinario de Diabetes de la Ciudad de México, Mexico Certified Internal Medicine specialist and Fellow of the American College of Physicians
Birthplace: Mexico City, June 15, 1951, Mexican Citizenship
Biography: Joel Rodriguez-Saldana is a certified internist currently licensed until 2015. He was professor of Clinical Epidemiology and Geriatrics at the Department of Public Health in the National University of Mexico (UNAM) from 1980 to 2002. His main areas of interest include outpatient diabetes care, geriatrics, clinical epidemiology and improvement of quality of health care, and has directed several projects, including a longitudinal survey of elderly in Mexico City from 1989 to 2005, implementation of Staged Diabetes Management in collaboration with the International Diabetes Center from Minneapolis, the state’s diabetes program of Hidalgo Mexico since 1995, and the Chronic Disease Model in collaboration with the Carlos Slim de Salud Institute in Mexico. Dr. Rodriguez Saldana is past president of the local Diabetes Association in Mexico City, the Mexican Diabetes Federation, and his professional memberships include the American Heart Association and the American College of Physicians. He has lectured on diabetes, cardiovascular risk factors and geriatrics in Mexico, the United States, Canada and South Africa. His professional awards include the first “Donell D. Etzwiler” scholarship for his achievements in diabetes care, the Pan-American Health Organization, and the American Association of Diabetes Educators. Dr. Rodriguez-Saldana has been co-author of books and guidelines on diabetes and has published 31 articles in Mexican and international peer reviewed journals. Since 2003 he is the General Director of REMEDI, a research and development company devoted to improve the quality of health care in Mexico through outpatient diabetes care, continuing medical education, and clinical research.
Audience: Medical students, physicians, health professionals and people interested about quality of health care. It may appeal people beyond the practice of medicine.
Quality of Life and Public Health: Assessment and Intervention
Editors: Erika da Silva Maciel and Jaqueline Girnos Sonati
Affiliation: Erika da Silva Maciel: Centro Universitário Luterano de Palmas, Palmas, TO - Brazil Jaqueline Girnos Sonati: Universidade de Taubaté, Taubaté, SP- Brazil
Birthplace: Erika da Silva Maciel: Brazil: July 29, 1979 Jaqueline Girnos Sonati: Brazil July 27, 1965
Biography: Erika da Silva Maciel: degree in Physical Education from the Methodist University of Piracicaba (2001) with specialization in Physical Activity and Quality of Life at the State University of Campinas (2003) and Master in Food Science and Technology from the University of São Paulo (2006). Doctor of quality food at scene- University of São Paulo (2011) and Pos doctor by the Department of Agribusiness, food and nutrition at University of São Paulo (2013).
Jaqueline Girnos Sonati: degree in Nutrition from Pontifical Catholic University of Campinas (1994), Master in Physical Activity and Quality of Life at the State University of Campinas (2007). Doctor in Physical Activity and Quality of Life at the State University of Campinas (2012) and Post doctor by the School of Nursing at University of Campinas (2015).
Audience: This book shows the different possibilities of researching the quality of life in public health.
Stevia rebaudiana: Chemical Composition, Uses and Health Promoting Aspects
Editors: David Betancur-Ancona and Maira Segura-Campos
Affiliation: Dr. Maira Rubi Segura Campos: Facultad de Ingeniería Química, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Mexico, Researcher Dr. David Abram Betancur Ancona: Facultad de Ingeniería Química, Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán, Mexico, Researcher
Birthplace: Maira Rubi Segura Campos: Mérida, Yucatán México, May 20, 1980 David Abram Betancur Ancona: Mérida, Yucatán México, January 10, 1970 Mérida, Yucatán México, January 10, 1970
Biography: Maira Rubi Segura Campos. Dietitian Biologist Chemist (2004), Faculty of Chemistry, Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan (UADY); MSc in Food Science and Technology (2007), Faculty of Chemical Engineering (UADY); Ph.D. in Agricultural Science, Campus of Biological and Agricultural Science (2010) (UADY). Is professor research from Faculty of Chemical Engineering (UADY) in Mexico. She is National Researcher Level I (2012-2018) of the National System of Researchers. She is responsible and contributor of different research projects and author of national and international articles, books, congress memories, and book chapters as well as director of undergraduate and graduate thesis.
David Betancur-Ancona is Professor and Researcher of Food Science and technology in Faculty of Chemical Engineering at the Autonomous University of Yucatan in México. He is received in Graduate in Biochemical Engineering, MSc in Food Science and Technology and PhD in Food Sciences. He is National Researcher Level III (2014-2017) of the National System of Researchers. Responsible and contributor of research projects, author of indexed articles, books, and book chapters. Advisor of undergraduate and graduate thesis. Since 2000, he has collaborated with national and international networks to develop multidisciplinary research projects
Audience: In important to people in developed countries, designed for product developers, nutritionists, dieticians, and regulatory agencies. The book explores a range of topics related to this plant and their components as stevioside, rebaudiose, dulcoside, etc. The chapters to this volume provide a survey of chemical composition, functional properties, the impact on human health, but also the opportunities for Stevia as ingredient to be incorporated into foods for the benefit of consumers.
Tropical Fruits – From Cultivation to Consumption and Health Benefits: Papaya
Editors: Svetoslav Dimitrov Todorov and Iskra Vitanova Ivanova
Affiliation: Svetoslav Dimitrov Todorov, PhD, Federal
University of Vicosa, Vicosa, MG, Brazil Iskra Vitanova Ivanova, PhD, Sofia University, Sofia, Bulgaria
Dimitrov Todorov – 31.05.1970, Bulgaria, Bulgarian
Iskra Vitanova Ivanova – 25.10.1946, Bulgaria, Bulgarian
Professor Iskra Ivanova
as a Head of Laboratory for biochemical
and genetic analysis in the Department of Microbiology in Sofia University is a highly qualified specialist in the
biology of lactic acid bacteria as producers of antibacterial substances (bacteriocins)
and their use as biopreservatives. Her teaching activities are in accordance
with the educational curricula: Microbiology with virology. Metabolism of
prokaryotes, Bioethics in life and environmental sciences.
Svetoslav Todorov has completed his Ph.D at
ENITIAA, Nantes, France
and Sofia University,
and postdoctoral studies from Stellenbosch University,
South Africa and visiting
professor at Sao Paulo University,
Brazil. He has
published more than 120 papers in reputed journals and serving as a member of
the editorial board. He is reviewer for more than 80 international journals. He
has also delivered various keynotes and plenary lectures both nationally and
Audience: The book
is addressed to students and professionals working in area of microbiology,
botany, agricultural sciences. Farmers and dietologists may be interested as
Vitamin B12: Chemical Aspects, Transport, Cause and Symptoms of Deficiency, Dietary Sources, and Health Benefits
Editor: Elena Mutti
Affiliation: Department of Biomedical Sciences for Health, University of Milan, Milan, Italy
Birthplace:Gazzaniga (BG) Italy on April, 27 1978 - Italian
Biography: Elena Mutti graduated in 2002in "Medical Biotechnology" and doctorate in "Pathology and Experimental Neuropathology" from 2006. She works as post-doc research associate from several years in theLaboratory of Neuropathology (University of Milan) studying the pathogenetic mechanisms of the cobalamin(Cbl)-deficient neuropathy and the role of cytokines and growth factor. She also carried out at the Department of Clinical Biochemistry, University of Aarhus, some relevant researches on biochemical aspects of Cbl and experimental models of Cbl-deficiency. She is author of severalscientific articles in international journals on Cbl. For years, she is involved in training programmes in biomedical sciences. Finally, she is in the Editorial Board of “Research in Neurology: An International Journal”, “AIRINFORMA” and “American Journal of Neuroscience Research”.
Audience: This book would be intended for biomedical and chemist researchers, as well as, medical doctors and nutritionists. Vitamin B12 exerts its effect on many cells of the body and therefore its interest covers various areas (neurology, hematology, obstetrics, pediatrics, gastroenterology, dentistryand recently oncology). It is a support for both graduate course than for continuing medical/biological training. Pharmaceutical companies working on vitamin B12, vitamin supplementsor drug for nervous system could be also interested.
Women’s Health in the Majority World: Issues and Initiatives (Second Edition)
Editors: Laurie Elit and Jean Chamberlain Froese
Affiliation: Laurie Elit: MD MSc FRCS(C) , Professor Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada Jean Chamberlain Froese: CM, BSc,MD, Med, FRCS(C) Associate Professor, Department of Obstetrics/Gynecology McMaster University Canada
Birthplace: Laurie Elit: Canada June 24, 1960 Canadian Jean Chamberlain Froese:CanadaMarch 27, 1965Canadian
Audience: Physicians, Health Care Providers (nurses, occupational therapy, physiotherapy, community workers), University Global Health courses.