Nichelle A. Mullins is the President and Chief Executive Officer of Charter Oak Health Center, Inc. (COHC), a federally qualified health center that provides quality comprehensive health care to the underserved population regardless of their ability to pay. Mrs. Mullins is a licensed attorney and as such, her prior professional positions include several legal positions including managing a private law practice. She also held various teaching roles at local community colleges. Mrs. Mullins earned a B.A. from the University of Michigan, a Juris Doctor, cum laude, from Syracuse University, and a Masters in Health Care Administration from Walden University. Ms. Mullins is an ordained minister and currently serves as an appointed member of the State Citizens Ethics Advisory Board and the Governor’s Healthcare Cabinet Committee. She is married and has three beautiful children.
Healthcare and Management
Gerald C. Hsu received an honorable PhD in mathematics and majored in engineering at MIT. He attended different universities over 17 years and studied 7 academic disciplines. He has spent 20,000 hours in T2D research. First, he studied 6 metabolic diseases and food nutrition during 2010-2013, then conducted his own diabetes research during 2014-2018. His approach is a “quantitative medicine” based on mathematics, physics, optical and electronics physics, engineering modeling, signal processing, computer science, big data analytics, statistics, machine learning, and AI also known as “math-physical medicine”. His main focus is on preventive medicine using prediction tools. He believes that the better the prediction, the more control you have.
Diabetes, Risk Reduction of diabetic Complications
Annette C Bentley has obtained MS degree in medical education from the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey in 2003. She has also obtained a MS degree in food science from Louisiana State University in May of 2013. She founded and serves as the President of the American Celiac Society. She has been published in the Journal of General Psychology and the Who sprue (American Celiac Newsletter) the lifeline (CSAUSA newsletter) and the Eucharistic ministry. She has done many presentations at conference throughout the world.
Dr. M.S. Swaminathan is a renowned Indian geneticist and administrator, who made a stellar contribution in the success of India's Green Revolution program; the program went a long way in making India self-sufficient in wheat and rice production. He was deeply influenced by his father who was a surgeon and social reformer. After graduating in zoology, he enrolled in Madras Agricultural College and graduated with a B.Sc. in Agricultural Science. His choice of career as a geneticist was influenced by the great Bengal famine of 1943 during which scarcity of food resulted in many deaths. Philanthropic by nature, he wanted to help poor farmers increase their food production. He began his career by joining the Indian Agricultural Research Institute in New Delhi and eventually played the lead role in India’s ‘Green Revolution’, an agenda under which high-yielding varieties of wheat and rice saplings were distributed to poor farmers. In the decades that followed, he held research and administrative positions in various offices of Government of India and introduced the Mexican semi dwarf wheat plants as well as modern farming methods in India. He has been acclaimed by the TIME magazine as one of the twenty most influential Asians of the twentieth century. He has also been honoured with several national and international awards for his contribution to the field of agriculture and biodiversity.
Gupta is Emeritus Research Professor and Director of the Center for Research on Panamanian Flora, College of Pharmacy, University of Panama, Panama, Executive Director of the Interciencia Association and served as Director of the Health Area Ibero-American Programme for Science, Technology and Development (CYTED). His prizes include Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship, AAAS International Science Cooperation Award, Interciencia Award for Health Sciences, and National Research Excellence Award, Panama. Member of the Royal Academy of Pharmacy of Spain, Iberoamerican Academy of Pharmacy, Latin American Academy of Science, and distinguished scientist of the National Secretariat for Science, Technology and Innovation Panama. He holds honorary doctorate degrees from two universities. He has been the consultant to WHO, UNIDO, and ICS Medicinal and Aromatic Plants. He served on ICSU Regional Committee for Latin America and the Caribbean. Author of approx.300 peer-reviewed publications and 5 books.
Ethnopharmacology, Natural Products, Evaluation of Biodiversity, Panama Flora
Dr. Ramakant (Raman) Deshpande is presently the Chief of Thoracic Surgical Oncology at the Asian Institute of Oncology ( at Somaiya Ayurvihar Sion Mumbai] ). Formerly he was at the Tata Memorial Hospital as the Chief of Thoracic Services till 2002. He graduated from Karnataka Medical College, Hubli and completed his Post-graduation at the Tata Memorial Hospital, Mumbai. He was later trained at the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Centre and began his career at the Bangalore Kidwai Cancer Centre in 1982. He joined the Tata Memorial Hospital on staff from 1985 - 2002. He has over 50 publications to his credit in national and international journals including chapters on Management of cancer in Lung in the Text book of Cancer published by the National Book Trust of India. He was the first person to introduce Thoracoscopic surgery at the Tata Memorial Hospital' Mumbai He has conducted several conferences and continues to be active in public education in the fight against Cancer. His special interests are in management of Thoracic Tumours [Lung and oesophagus], Breast cancer and Children's Cancer. He has specialized in endoscopic surgery- particularly Thoracoscopy. Presently he is the Director of Asian Institute of Oncology, conceived by a group of Senior Consultants who were previously attached to the Tata Memorial Hospital.
Prof. Sinerik Ayrapetyan has received his PhD in Cell Biophysics in the Institute of Physiology of Ukraine Academy of Sciences, Kiev during the period of 1966-1970. Currently, he is the coordinator of UNESCO Chair at Life Sciences International Postgraduate Educational Center, Yerevan, Armenia. His research has included the study of metabolic regulation of cell function in norm and pathology. He is serving as a Chief Editor for the Journal of “Bioequivalence and Bioavailability”, and an editorial member of several reputed journals like “Electromagnetic Biology and Medicine”, “ISRN Biophysics”, “European Journal of Biophysics”, “Advances in Life Sciences", “Applied Pharmacy”, “BBA General Subjects”, “International Dental and Medical Research", “International Journal of Basic and Applied Sciences”, “Insights of Medical Sciences”, “Chronicles of Pharmaceutical Science Journal”, “Clinical Investigations”, “Global Drugs and Therapeutics” etc. Prof. Sinerik Ayrapetyan is a member of a number of international societies, such as International Society of Invertebrate Neurobiology (ISIN), International Society for neurochemistry (ISN), European Society for Neurochemistry (ESN), International Brain Research Organization (IBRO), International Union of Pure and Applied Biophysics (IUPAB), Bioelectromagnetics Society (BEMS), WHO International Advisory Committee on Electromagnetobiology and the president of “All Armenian Research Council”. He has authored 7 international books and 115 research articles.
Gary Stoner is Professor of Medicine at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Division of Hematology and Oncology, specializing in the fields of chemical carcinogenesis and cancer chemoprevention. He serves as Director of the Molecular Carcinogenesis and Chemoprevention Program in the newly developing Cancer Center. Dr. Stoner received his PhD in microbiology from the University of Michigan in 1970 and became involved in cancer research as a post-doctoral fellow and research scientist at the University of California-San Diego (UCSD). While at UCSD, his research was focused on the development of a mouse model of lung cancer for the identification of environmental carcinogens and for mechanistic studies of lung carcinogenesis. He then joined the Laboratory of Human Carcinogenesis at the National Cancer Institute where he conducted research on the metabolism of tobacco carcinogens in human lung tissues and developed human lung cell culture systems for investigations of carcinogen/oncogene-induced cell transformation. He became involved in chemoprevention research in the early 1980’s while at the Medical College of Ohio, initially investigating the chemopreventive potential of naturally-occurring ellagitannins and isothiocyanates in the rodent lung and esophagus. As an extension of research with ellagic acid, Dr. Stoner’s laboratory developed a “food-based” approach to the prevention of esophagus and colon cancers in rodents and in humans using freeze-dried black raspberries. His research is documented in more than 350 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters, and he has edited several books. Dr. Stoner joined MCW after nearly 20 years at the Ohio State University College of Medicine where he held the positions of Lucius Wing Endowed Chair in Cancer Research and Therapy, Associate Director for Basic Research and Director of the Chemoprevention Program in the Cancer Center, and Chair of the Division of Environmental Health Sciences and Associate Dean for Research in the College of Public Health. In addition, he served as Director of the Laboratory of Cancer Etiology and Chemoprevention in the Arthur James Cancer Hospital and Richard Solove Research Institute. Dr. Stoner has served on several grant and contract review committees including the NIH Chemical Pathology Study Section, the NCI Cancer Biology and Immunology Contract Review Committee, and as Chair of the NIH Chemo/Dietary Prevention Study Section and the American Cancer Society Advisory Committee on Carcinogenesis, Environment and Nutrition. He has also served as President of the Carcinogenesis and Molecular Biology Specialty Sections of the American Society of Toxicology and of the Ohio Valley Society of Toxicology. He has received numerous awards including the NIH MERIT award, and the Distinguished Alumni Award and Honorary Doctorate from Montana State University. He is also a Fellow in the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
Jyoti D Vora Vora is an Academician, Head of The Department, Consultant, Trainer, Research Guide And Researcher in Biochemistry And Food Science And Quality Control and her qualifications are M.Sc, PhD, F.S.Sc., MASFFBC, CME (USA), NET Cleared, Nutritional consultant at Raleigh Medical Centre, North Carolina, Certified Functional Foods Scientist(FFC,USA)
Ethnopharmacology, Natural Products, Evaluation of Biodiversity, Panama Flora
Karen Burke completed her Ph.D. in Biophysics from Cornell University, post-doctoral research at Cornell University Medical College and The Rockefeller University, and her M.D and Dermatology Residency at New York University. She is presently a Clinical Professor of Dermatology at Mount Sinai Icahn School of Medicine. She has published more than 75 original research articles and book chapters and has presented at more than 190 medical conferences about her research on topical antioxidants to prevent and reverse environmental skin damage as well as on topical retinoic acid, soft-tissue injections and adipocyte structure and metabolism. She has written seven popular books on diet, exercise, and skincare (including Thin Thighs for Life, Great Skin for Life). She is a Governor of the NY Academy of Sciences, a Board Member of NY Stem Cell Foundation and Parkinson’s Foundation, and is Founder-President of the Karen Burke Research Foundation and of Longévité, Ltd.
After more than 25 years in the corporate world and a life on the road I've seen first hand how taking your health for granted can take years off your life - and life off your years. Did you know that >70% of chronic illness can be linked to diet and lifestyle? Learning this fact inspired me to take control of my health and change my career. I'm now on a mission to help others make the connection between their own health and the consistent diet and lifestyle choices they make, ultimately empowering individuals to take control of their own health, naturally. I now work in the field of nutrition and I love my job! I run a successful clinical practice where I work closely with my clients to provide nutritional coaching and individualised, non-pharmaceutical therapy using food and nutrients to address chronic health conditions, improve well-being and increase performance and vitality. I work with companies to help them optimise the health and productivity of their workforce. As part of that mission I write regularly for health and wellness magazines and run a popular nutrition blog. My ongoing field of study is Nutritional Medicine and my appetite for devouring the latest research is never-ending. I received my credentials as a Registered Nutritional Therapist from the world-renowned London-based Institute for Optimum Nutrition. I'm registered with the Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC) and a member of both the British Association of Applied Nutrition and Nutritional Therapy (BANT) and the Institute for Functional Medicine (IFM).
Dr. Adriana C. Vargas-Ojeda graduated from UNAM as a Medical Doctor, and completed her residency in pediatrics at the Hospital Infantil de México, UNAM. Additionally, Dr. Vargas obtained her master’s degree in Educational Management at UABC and a PhD in Educational Sciences at UIA-Noroeste. She served as the Dean of the School of Medicine from 2000-2002, and as Vicerrector from 2002-2006. at the Universidad Autónoma de Baja California She is a full-time professor and has been recognized as a level 1 Investigator by the National Research System of Mexico.
David Salas-Vargas has completed his Ph.D. at the age of 35 years at the Autonomous University of Baja California (UABC), Mexico. He was the Dean of the School of Health Sciences for almost eight years. He is currently the Coordinator of Postgraduate and Research Studies at the School of Health Sciences at UABC and lecture Epidemiology to undergraduate and postgraduate students. He has published his reasearch works in reputed journals.
Prof Cecaro Massimo (University of Teramo, Biotechnology Reproduction), Specialist Veterinarian, Master II level "Veterinary Public Health and Food Hygiene" was an External Collaborator at the Italian Ministry of Health, Roma, Office II Directorate General of Collegial Bodies for Health Protection, for a specific project on food safety communication. He is Member of EFSA's (European Food Safety Authority) Expert Database. At the age of 24 he obtained a qualification to practice as a Journalist and in 2007 he was admitted to the National Association of Medical Press (ASMI), where he currently holds the position of General Secretary and Vice President. He is Resident Member of MJA Medical Journalists’ Association (London). He has been an invited speaker, mentor and chairman at International events in the field of Public Health and Safety in Canada, US, Europe and Asia. He has been author of several scientific works in public health. He is also director in Italy of a prestigious Educational Centre for work safety and public health. He is actively involved in international projects to improve the role of mass-media in medical sciences, and awarded in Philadelphia, Valencia and Las Vegas. In 2015 he received a Special recognition by the “American Association of Public Health Veterinarians” for his active involvement in international projects specifically promoting the “One Medicine approach”
Mr. De la Parra is an entrepreneur focused on Information Technology, Education and Health. He is creative and results-driven and has 16+ years of Digital Strategy experience in architecture and implementation. Mr. De la Parra is the COO and Co-founding Partner at The Solomon Brokerage Firm. He currently leads as CEO at Mass Media Division & De la Parra Mobile Solutions, while also being the President of PetroM Renewable, VP of Operations & Strategy at PetroM Logistics, both divisions of PetroM Corp. Former COO & Co-founder at RegenerAge® Clinic & RegenerAge® Beauty & a member of the Board of Advisors. Former CEO & Founder at Astrum Salud Móvil and its Telemedicine service Astrum Móvil, former Digital Strategy Director & Co-founder at Dr. Jois®, BiorganicAging®, What Skin Needs™/WSN International Pty. Ltd. He also served as a member of the Board of Advisors and is former CMO at ReAnima Advanced Biosciences and former Digital Media Director at Bioquark, Inc. Within the academic and educational fields, Mr. De la Parra acted as the Executive Vice President: Executive Chairman of the WAMS Mobile Health Division, WAMS Chief Coordinating Officer, a member of the WAMS Executive Council (WAMS Executive Board), a member of the WAMS Education & Training Board (ETB), a member of the WAMS Editorial Board, an Honorary Member of the Academy Faculty FWAMS, an Honorary Fellow of the Academy & is also a Senior Partner at WAMS, The World Academy of Medical Sciences. He is also an Advisory Board member, functioned as the Chief Operating Officer and is a Co-founding Partner at The Reprogramming Medicine Association. Mr. De la Parra is also a member of the National Introducing Brokers Association and a part of the National Biofuel Board, (Alliance Program), also being the founder and former Board of Directors member of Astrum Fundación, an Advisory Board member of the Lifeboat Foundation, an Advisory Board member of the Future Worlds Center - Cyprus Neuroscience & Technology Institute (Senior TV Program), a Federated member of the International Longevity Alliance, and volunteered as Digital Strategy adviser at the Major Mouse Testing Program. He is also a member of the Web Committee at the Life Extension Advocacy Foundation / Lifespan.io and has volunteered with SENS Research Foundation for the OncoSENS Program in Digital Strategy. Alejandro De la Parra Solomon is on Google+, Facebook, and on LinkedIn.
Short Biography Ian James Martins is an Editor/Reviewer for Open Acess Pub/MDPI journals/other international journals. He is Advisory Board Member for Photon Journal. He is a Fellow of the International Agency for Standards and Ratings (IASR). He conferred with the RICHARD KUHN RESEARCH AWARD-2015 ENDOCRINOLOGY AND METABOLISM. He is Chief Editor for International Journal of Diabetes Research (2014-2019), Research and Reviews: Neuroscience (2016-2019) and Journal of Diabetes and Clinical Studies (2017-2019). He is BIT Member (BIT Congress. Inc) with an H-index of 65 and Scientist for The Science Advisory Board (USA) and an Academic with Academia.edu with citations >4800. Researchgate Analysis: RG score (>96%) of international Scientists. He acquired 71 International Certificates. He is a reviewer for approx. 47 journals over the past five years. Now he is in the 98th percentile as assessed for Publons users by merit. He is Advisory Committee and Organizing Board Member for various international conferences (2018-2019).
Dr. Kishore is an internationally acclaimed neonatologist who has worked in four continents over the course of his career. He completed his MBBS, DCH, MD from India, DCH & MRCP from London & FRCPCH from UK; MRCPI and FRCPI from Ireland. Additionally, he also holds Fellowship in Advanced Neonatal ICU from Melbourne with an FRACP from Sydney, Australia. At the time of his qualification, he was amongst one of the youngest and highest qualified neonatologists in the world. Among his many awards and accreditations is the honour of being felicitated by former US President, Bill Clinton, for his exceptional achievements in the field of neonatology and has been serving as a reviewer for many of the reputed Journals.