University of Johannesburg , South Africa
Research Director at the Frenc, France
Dr. Alvaro Macieira-Coelho is a Research Director at the French National Institute of Health. He received an MD from the University of Lisbon, Portugal, and a PhD from the University of Uppsala Sweden. He made an internship at the University Hospital in Lisbon and was a research associate at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia (USA) and at the Department of Cell Biology of the University of Uppsala (Sweden). He became Head of the Department of Cell Pathology at the Cancer Institute in Villejuif (France) and was a visiting Professor at the University of Linkoping (Sweden). He published 150 papers in professional Journals and 9 books on cancer and aging. He received the following awards: Fritz Verzar Prize (University of Vienna, Austria), “Seeds of Science” Career Prize (Lisbon, Portugal), Dr. Honoris Causa (University of Linkoping, Sweden), Johananof International Visiting Professor (Institute Mario Negri, Milano, Italy).
University of Victoria, Canada
Dr. Patrick McGowan joined the University of Victoria in January of 2002 and directs Self-Management BC. His background experience has been in health promotion research, administration, social planning and consulting. During the last 30 years his main focus has been on investigating the effectiveness and implementation of best practice of health education programs for persons experiencing chronic health conditions, particularly self-management programs and strategies. Dr. McGowan participates on provincial, federal and international committees.
North Carolina Agricultural an, USA
Dr. Deana Lacy McQuitty, CCC-SLP, an ASHA licensed speech-language pathologist has over 20 years of experience in the assessment and interventions processes of communication disorders across the life span. She has presented over 80 presentations at local, regional, state and national conferences. She has clinical experience in such settings as early intervention, secondary education, skilled nursing facilities and the medical setting. Her current research interest includes increasing communication effectiveness and raising awareness or promoting the counseling process and its relationship to communication disorders across the lifespan of culturally and linguistically diverse populations. Her research is related to pedagogy in adult language disorders.
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