Dr. Sahasranam graduated from Madras Medical College in 1999 before training in Internal Medicine at St. Barnabas Hospital. He subsequently completed his fellowship in Endocrinology and Diabetes and metabolism at Charles Drew University, Los Angeles. Finally, in 2007, he opened his own practice: Central Valley Endocrinology. and he had more than a decade of medical experience as well as board certifications in Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, and Internal Medicine. He teaches at the Loma Linda University School of Medicine and has often been called on to give lectures in his areas of expertise and publish articles in medical journals. In addition to CVE, Dr. Sahasranam directs the Adventist Health/Community Care Diabetes Self-Management program, which was recently recognized by the American Diabetes Association. He is an active member of the Endocrine Society and the National Lipid Association.
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Biographical Sketch Gundu H. R. Rao obtained his B.Sc degree from the University of Mysore and B.Sc (Hons) and M.Sc., degrees from the Poona University. He worked for a year with the Commonwealth Institute of Biological Control, Bangalore and five years at the Central Food Technological Research Institute, Mysore. He immigrated to the USA in 1965 and specialized in grain storage technology and obtained his Ph.D. degree from the Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas. After working as a post-doctoral fellow at the Texas A& M University and the University of Minnesota, he joined the Department of Pharmacology as an NIH fellow to get training in toxicology. He has been with the University of Minnesota Medical School for over 40 years. He is a naturalized US citizen and a tenured professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine & Pathology. He also has faculty appointments in Anesthesiology, Lillehei Heart Institute, and Biomedical Engineering Institute. He is an author or co-author of over 300 publications in the field of interest (thrombosis and stroke). In the past, he has consulted various medical device development companies in the Twin Cities including 3M, Medtronic Inc, St Jude Medical, Medical CV Inc, Vascular Solutions, APP Tech, Endocardial Solutions, PlaCor Inc., Medical Innovations Inc, Hypertension Diagnostics Inc. and Boston Scientific on problems related to biocompatibility, thrombosis and stroke. He was the Visiting Professor in the Department of Surgery and Pharmacology, Kings College, in 1986 and in the Royal College of Surgeons, England in the summer of 1987, and in the Thrombosis Research Institute, London in 1988. He taught one summer at the Institute of Human Physiology, University of Padua, Padua, Italy. He also served as senior consultant to the Government of India, for three successive years (1990-93), under a United Nations program called TOKTEN. He also served as a visiting professor in the Institute of Human Physiology, University of Padua, Italy during 1995-96. He is currently listed as the Senior Fulbright Specialist. He started a society (South Asian Society on Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis, SASAT) to create awareness on vascular diseases in 1993. Since then he is organizing international symposiums on Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis in India, every other year. He has edited six books: Books Published: 1.Rao GHR: Hand Book of Platelet Physiology and Pharmacology. Kluwer Academic Publications. USA 1999. 2.Rao GHR, Kakkar V. V: Coronary Artery Disease in South Asians: Epidemiology, Risk Factors, and Prevention. JP Medical Publishers, India. 2001. 3.Rao GHR, Thanikachalam, S: Coronary Artery Disease: Risk Promoters, Pathophysiology and Prevention. JP Medical Publishers, India. 2005. 4.Rao GHR, Eastlund T, Jagannathan, L: Handbook of Blood Banking and 5.Rao, GHR, Mohan V: Type-2 Diabetes in South Asians: Epidemiology, Risk Factors and Prevention. JP Medical Publishers, New Delhi, India. 2007. 6.Rao GHR, et al: Clinical Handbook For the Management of Thrombotic and Thrombolytic Therapies. KontentWorks, India. 2014. Honorary Professor Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute For Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum JSS Medical Academy, Mysore Sri Devaraj Urs Medical Academy and Research Center RV Dental College, Bangalore RV Engineering College, Bangalore Rajiv Gandhi University of Health Sciences, Bangalore Social Work: An active member of Ananta Bharatha Charitable Trust (ABCT), Mysore A non-profit group based in Mysore, which is working on the rehabilitation of HIV positive Orphan Children in Karnataka. Also developing a cutting edge laboratory in Mysore, for screening the effect of Traditional Medicine and Therapies on Immune Compromised Disorders. Director: Founding Member and Director on the Board: Karnataka Hybrid Micro Devices, Electronic City, Bangalore. Director, Adhvaya Health Tech, Chennai, India Chairman, AayuSmart, LLC, USA, India. www.aayusmart.com Founder CEO Indus Bio Medical Devices, India/USA Scientific Advisor: Manipal ACUNOVA (Discover-development-therapeutics), Bangalore, India www.acunovalife.com Institute for Strategic Biotechnology, Health and Training (ISBHT), Bangalore, India www.ibab.com AVITA Bio-tech Pvt Ltd, Bangalore, India www.avitabiotech.com Genesis Medical Systems, Hyderabad, India Narayana Hrudayalaya, Bangalore, India Institute of Immunohematology, Mumbai, India. Triesta,(HealthCareGlobal)Bangalore (http://www.triesta.com/gundu_rao.html) North American Thrombosis Forum (NATF), Harvard University Campus International Union of Angiology (IUA), Paris, France Narayana Netralaya, Bangalore ARKIOM, Minneapolis, MN. Forus Health Inc, Bangalore Stellixir Biotechnologies, Bangalore National Design Research Forum, Bangalore Collaborative Platforms in India: Madras Diabetes Research Foundation, Chennai Sri Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences and Technology, Trivandrum Care Heart Hospital and Research Institute, Hyderabad. Health Care Global (HCG), Bangalore MediPoint, Chennai Forus Health Inc, Bangalore Education and Service: Founder, President: US Chapter of Society of Biomaterials and Artificial Organs (India: SBAOI) Founder, Secretary-General, South Asian Society on Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis www.sasat.org Founder, CEO Global Alliance of Traditional Health Systems, Mysore Founder, CEO Mind Body Spirit Society of India, Mysore Member, Minneapolis-University Rotary Club, Minneapolis, MN Member, Expert Committee: International Union of Angiology, France Member, International Board of advisors: J. Clinical and Preventive Cardiology, India Member, Advisory Board, Forus Health Inc, Bangalore Member Advisory Board, Cardiac Design Labs. Bangalore Member, Bangalore E-ROTARY CLUB. Member, Editorial Board, World Heart Journal Member, Editorial Board, Scientific Page of Heart Founder Fellow, Indian Technology Congress Association (ITCA) Bengaluru. Director: Thrombosis Research, Lillehei Heart Institute, University of Minnesota. Blood Biocompatibility Laboratory; Biomedical Engineering Institute, University of Minnesota. www.blood-biomaterials.com Advaya Health Tech, Chennai Chennai MediPoint, Chennai. Chief Executive Office: South Asian Society on Atherosclerosis and Thrombosis Trust, Bangalore Indus Biomedical Associates, Bangalore, India Indus Bio-Medical Devices, Mysore Indus Biomedical Associates, Maryland, USA Chief Scientific Officer, Nuwill Research Innovations, Bangalore Editorial Board: Journal of Preventive Cardiology, New Delhi India Journal of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology, New Delhi, India The Scientific Page of Heart Advances in Complementary and Alternative Medicine Interventions in Obesity and Diabetes Advisory Board: Journal of Diabetology Journal of Clinical and Preventive Cardiology Editorial Board: Archives of Diabetes and Endocrine System March 2018 Editorial Board Archives of Endocrinology and Diabetes Care March 2018 Editorial Board: Archives of Hematology and Blood Diseases March 2018 Editorial Board Archives of Anesthesiology March 2018 Editorial Board Journal of Clinical Studies on Diabetes May 2018. Editorial Board Open Access Journal of Cardiology (OAJC) April 2018. Editorial Board Global Journal of Nutrition and Food Sciences July 2018. Editorial Board Diabetes and Endocrinology Research September 2018 Publication Records: WIKIPEDIA: Gundu Hirisave Rama Rao https://www.researchgate.net/profile/Gundu_Rao/?ev=hdr_xprf http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=jJ_QfVMAAAAJ&hl=en&oi=sra https://www.mendeley.com/profiles/gundu-rao Linkedin http://loop.frontiersin.org/people/49165/publications?utm_source=LOP
Dr. Ahmad Hussen Tareq is pharmacist and scientist who did extensive work in peptide engineering and its application in drug development and nutrition sciences. After completing his Ph.D. from NTU, Singapore, He has been extensively involved with the deep tech startup ecosystem of Singapore. Recently he is building his own startup focused on developing optimized nutritional care and behavior compliance for diabetics. As a pharmacist, he worked with numerous diabetic patients, particularly in developing countries with aim of reversing type II diabetes. His work is focused on using an integrated approach of behavior management, AI, sports science, big data, optimized nutritional & pharmaceutical care.
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Dr. Vera Matta is a registered dietitian, she has a master’s degree in nutritional psychotherapy and a Ph.D. in counseling and nutritional psychotherapy. She is a current researcher in many health topics like diabetes, obesity…She is a therapeutic dietitian, treating all kind of nutrition-related diseases and a consultant for many food-related companies.
Michael Thompson is the President and CEO of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (National Alliance), an association of approximately 50 regional coalitions collectively supporting over 12,000 healthcare purchasers providing health coverage to more than 45 million Americans. The National Alliance helps to lead improvements in health, wellbeing and value for our companies and communities across the country. Prior to joining the National Alliance, Mike was a Principal at PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) for 20 years. Thompson is a nationally recognized thought leader for business health strategies and health system reform. He has worked with major employers and other stakeholders on sustainable cost reduction, integrated health, wellness and consumerism, retiree health, private health exchanges and health reform. Known for developing and promoting collaborative cross-sector health industry initiatives, Mike participated on the steering board of the World Economic Forum’s “Working towards Wellness” initiative and co-founded the Private Exchange Evaluation Collaborative (PEEC). Prior to PwC, Mike served as an executive with diverse roles with Prudential Healthcare for over 17 years. Mike is a Fellow of the Society of Actuaries, serving on the Health Practice Council, and chairs the Medicare Sub-Committee of the American Academy of Actuaries (AAA). He is also widely recognized as a leading national advocate for mental health and wellbeing and was Past President of the New York City chapter of the National Alliance for Mental Illness (NAMI). Mike previously was an active member of the board of the Northeast Business Group on Health for 11 years.
Serge Bottari, obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at the Free University Brussels, Belgium. He specialized in OB/GYN and Biochemistry and was a Post-Doctoral Fellow and Research Associate at UC San Francisco. After having been a project leader at Sandoz and CIBA-Geigy in Basel (Switzerland), he became Professor of Cell Biology at the Medical School in Grenoble and Head of Endocrine Biology in 1993. His articles in premium journals have been cited over 4000 times and he is a member of several editorial boards. He also holds several patents. His h-index is 31 His current work focuses among others on the molecular mechanisms involved in insulin resistance and on the development of novel diagnostic tools.
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Dian True has been a registered nurse for more then 40 years, with 10 years of acute cardiovascular care nursing then moving in 1985 to become one of the first groups certified diabetes educators in the Americas. In 2014 Dian completed her fellowship in Diabetes Education from AADE. Working as the coordinator of an American Diabetes Association diabetes certified site for last 20 years; adjunct professor of medicine and nursing in Wyoming. Currently Chairman for Wyoming Association of Diabetes Educators. Member and lead educator of the technical support team for the implementation of Wyoming’s new prevention programs.
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Dr Prasad is a Consultant Physician at a tertiary hospital and also works at other sites. She has been a clinician in Australia for the past 18 years with varied experience, remote and in urban areas. She has her specialty interests as Acute Medicine, Pre-and Peri Operative Medicine, Obstetric Medicine. Dr. Prasad is passionate about diabetes management and chronic disease management, especially in the aboriginal population. Dr. Prasad is involved in teaching undergraduate students for Notre Dame University and the University of Western Australia. She is also a mentor for postgraduate students taking their Fellowship exams. Dr. Prasad is on the Safety and Medication Committee of Sir Charles Gardiner Hospital. She is also a panel member of the Undiagnosed Disease panel in WA. Dr. Prasad also practices Tele-Medicine for remote communities dealing with chronic diseases especially diabetes.