Jewish-Catholic relations, Jewish Studies

Adam Gregerman, Ph.D., is an associate professor of Jewish Studies in the Department of Theology and Religious Studies and Associate Director of the Institute for Jewish-Catholic Relations at Saint Joseph’s University. His research focuses on the complex relationship between Jews and Christians from antiquity to the present. He published Building on the Ruins of the Temple: Apologetics and Polemics in Early Christianity and Rabbinic Judaism (Mohr Siebeck, 2016). His articles on biblical interpretation, mission and conversion, rabbinic theology, religious polemics, and theologies of the land of Israel have appeared in journals such as Theological Studies, Modern Theology, Interpretation, Cross Currents, Journal of Ecumenical Studies, and Studies in Christian-Jewish Relations. Dr. Gregerman has presented lectures in diverse settings, including academic conferences, synagogues, churches, and community centers, and taught in seminaries and universities.

He is a member of the Committee on Ethics, Religion, and the Holocaust at the U.S. Holocaust Memorial Museum, Vice-Chair of the Council of Centers on Jewish-Christian Relations, and Academic Advisor to the National Council of Synagogues.

Urban Principals, Faculty careers, Women Faculty Advancement, K-12 Teaching and Learning, Higher Education Teaching and Learning

Aimee LaPointe Terosky, Ed.D., is an associate professor of educational leadership at Saint Joseph's University and the Director of the IDEPEL Doctoral Program. Dr. Terosky teaches courses in K-12 and Higher Education leadership at the doctoral and masters levels. Prior to her arriving at Saint Joseph's in January 2011, Dr. Terosky was an adjunct assistant professor of higher and postsecondary education at Teachers College, Columbia University, where she taught courses on teaching and learning and faculty development in postsecondary education settings. From 2006-2011, she also served as the assistant principal of Public School #334, The Anderson School in New York City, which received the 2007 New York City Blackboard Award for Outstanding Public Middle School. Areas of expertise: urban principals, faculty careers, women faculty advancement, K-12 and higher education teaching and learning

Appetite, Obesity, Parkinson's Disease, Brain Imaging, music and the mind

Dr. Alain Dagher is a neurologist specializing in movement disorders and functional brain imaging. His research aims at understanding the function of the basal ganglia, with a particular emphasis on appetitive behaviours. This involves studying how we learn about rewards and punishments, and become motivated to engage in reward-seeking behaviour. The two main techniques used are positron emission tomography (PET) targeting the dopamine system, and functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). The research focusses on Parkinson's Disease, stress, drug addiction (notably cigarette smoking), pathological gambling, and obesity. Dr. Dagher is funded by CIHR, FRSQ, NIDA, the Parkinson Society of Canada, the Institute for Research on Pathological Gambling and Related Disorders, and Unilever PLC.

Ali Tabrizchi

Interventional cardiologist

LifeBridge Health

Cardiovascular Disease, Lifebridge Health, Sinai Hospital, Cardiovascular Institute, Angiograms, Coronary Artery Disease, nuclear stress tests, Echocardiogram, Heart Failure, Heart Disease

Dr. Tabrizchi is a clinical interventional cardiologist at the LifeBridge Health Cardiovascular Institute in Maryland. He completed his fellowship at Winthrop-University Hospital. He did his residency at Washington Hospital Center, Children’s National Medical Center and National Institutes of Health (NIH). He completed medical school at Nova Southeastern University of College of Osteopathic Medicine. Dr. Tabrizchi is published in national and international medical journals.

Mental Health, Depression, Anxiety, Eating Disorders, PTSD, Insomnia, Sleep Disorders, Psychology

Dr. Amit Shahane, PhD, is a clinical psychologist who serves as the director of the Behavioral Medicine Center at the University of Virginia Health System. Dr. Shahane specializes in treating psychological disorders, including PTSD, that impact medical illness. His research interests include examining the effectiveness of cognitive and behavioral treatments for insomnia, as well as healthcare utilization research, such as the effect of HIV stigma.

UVA's Behavioral Medicine Center diagnoses, treats and prevents medical problems either caused or aggravated by lifestyle or stress, including:
•	Depression and anxiety
•	Migraine and tension headaches
•	Nervous stomach and irritable bowel syndrome
•	Sleep problems
•	Eating disorders


Listen to Shahane discuss sleep problems:
http://wina.com/morning-news/dr-amit-shahane-live-well/

Shahane discusses PTSD:
http://www.newsplex.com/content/news/Fourth-of-July-fireworks-potential-PTSD-trigger-for-area-veterans-385267411.html

Amr Moursi

Professor and Chair of Pediatric Dentistry

New York University

Pediatric Dentistry, Dentistry, Dentistry and children, Oral Health

Amr M. Moursi, DDS, PhD, is a professor and chair of the Department of Pediatric Dentistry at NYU College of Dentistry. His research focuses on early childhood oral health, including the use of silver diamine fluoride (SDF) to fight cavities, birth defects of the head and skull, nutrition and oral health, and developing the pediatric dentistry workforce.

Dr. Moursi is the author or co-author of more than 100 published articles, book chapters, and policy briefs, and is the editor of the textbook "Clinical Cases in Pediatric Dentistry" (Wiley-Blackwell). He is also a contributor for the 2020 U.S. Surgeon General’s Report on Oral Health. 

Dr. Moursi is a board-certified diplomate of the American Board of Pediatric Dentistry.  He serves on the Executive Committee and as a National Spokesperson for the American Academy of Pediatric Dentistry (AAPD). He has extensive experience with print and broadcast media and is host of "The Dental Health Show" on Doctor Radio, SiriusXM satellite radio. 

Watch Dr. Moursi on ABC 7 discussing how to keep baby teeth healthy: https://youtu.be/ybKe5G1kodw

PTSD, Brain Function, Attention Training, National Science Foundation, NSF, MEG

Dr. Badura Brack teaches Abnormal, Health, and Introductory Psychology, and she supervises the psychology internship program at Creighton University. Dr. Badura Brack is developing and testing a version of Attention Training Treatment that appears efficacious in treating combat-related Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), as well as using magnetoencephalography (MEG) to identify regions where the brain functions abnormally in PTSD and determine if more normal neural functioning can be restored after attention training treatment.

Amy McMichael

Professor, Dermatology

Wake Forest Baptist Health

Hair and Scalp Disease, Ethnic and Pigmented Skin Disease, Epidemiology of Skin Disease, Skin Care, Dermatology, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Dermatology

McMichael has published numerous articles and book chapters on the subjects of scalp and hair disorders and quality of life issues surrounding disorders of pigmentation. She is listed in Best Doctors in America and is a diplomat of the American Board of Dermatology. McMichael has served on several editorial review boards and is a contributing editor for Cosmetic Dermatology as well as a contributing editor for reviews in The Dermatologist.

Power, Energy, Smart Grid

Andrei Gudkov

Senior Vice President of Basic Science and the Gar

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

Cancer Genetics, Cancer Therapies, Drug Discovery, Radiation effects

Senior Vice President of Basic Science and the Garman Family Chair in Cell Stress Biology, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Areas of expertise: Cancer genetics, new cancer therapies, drug discovery, effects of radiation

Tobacco, Tobacco Control, tobacco policy, Epidemiologic, Public Health, e-cigarretes, vaping

Chair of Health Behavior, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Areas of expertise:  Tobacco, tobacco control, tobacco policy, epidemiology, public health, e-cigarettes, vaping

Anees Chagpar

Associate Professor; Director, Assistant Director

Yale Cancer Center

Breast Cancer, Yale Cancer Center, breast surgeon, hereditary breast and ovarian cancer syndrome breast cancer, Breast Neoplasms, Global affairs, Healthcare

Anees is the Director of The Breast Center, Smilow Cancer Hospital at Yale-New Haven, an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery, Yale School of Medicine, and the Assistant Director for Global Oncology at Yale Comprehensive Cancer Center. Born and

Ann Morning

Associate Professor, Sociology

New York University

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Ann Morning, author of The Nature of Race: How Scientists Think and Teach about Human Difference (University of California), is an associate professor of sociology at New York University. She is a member of the U.S. Census Bureau National Advisory Committee on Racial, Ethnic, and Other Populations and has served as a statistician for the bureau. Morning has also authored reports for the National Research Council’s Committee on the Use of Social Science Knowledge in Public Policy and the United Nations’ Statistics Division. Morning is also the academic director of 19 Washington Square North, NYU Abu Dhabi’s home in New York.

Morning previously worked as an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of New York and as a diplomat in the U.S. Foreign Service. From 1995 to 1997, she was an Assistant Dean for Academic Affairs at Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs.

Morning received her B.A. magna cum laude from Yale, her Master’s in International Affairs from Columbia, and her Ph.D. in sociology from Princeton. She also studied at the Institut d’Etudes Politiques in Paris.

African-American History, African Diaspora, History and Memory, African History, Civil Rights, Oral History, Race, Slavery, Immigration, Refugees, Human Rights

Bailey’s research interests include African-American history; African and African Diaspora studies; history and memory; oral history; and civil rights.   She writes and speaks about a variety of topics related to these research areas, including race, slavery, immigration, refugees, diasporas, faith and history and human rights.
 In her work, Bailey combines the elements of travel, adventure, history and an understanding of contemporary issues with an accessible style. Her works range from adult non-fiction to children’s historical fiction, and includes African Voices of the Atlantic Slave Trade: Beyond the Silence and the Shame (Beacon Press, 2005) and You Can Make A Difference: The Story of Martin Luther King Jr. (Bantam/Doubleday/Dell). Her newest book, The Weeping Time: Memory and the Largest Slave Auction in American History, was published by Cambridge University Press in October 2017 and has received very wide coverage.

Entreprenership, business strategy, Innovation

Knott's research examines the optimal environment and policies (economic, industrial and firm) for innovation, and is best summarized in her book, How Innovation Really Works (March 2017). This interest stems from issues arising during an earlier career in defense electronics at Hughes Aircraft Company. 

Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Genetics, biomolecular chemistry, Oncology

New Natural Therapeutic Agent to Fight Diabetic Nephropathy

Exploiting RB1 Predictive Value for Cancer Therapy in the Clinical Setting: Lost in Translation

Cervical Cancer During Pregnancy, Though Serious, is Highly Treatable According to New Research Review

Brain Cancer Drug Reactivates Body's Natural Defenses

Enzyme Inhibition May Lead to New Melanoma Therapy, Say Researchers at Fox Chase with Support from Sbarro Institute

Decoy Damaged DNA Discovers New Gene Repair Protein

Understanding Cancer Heterogeneity Could Further Reduce Chemo Use, Says Expert

Repurposed Parasite Drug New Weapon Against Mesothelioma

Diverse Role of CDK9 Gene in Cell Regulation Continues to Reveal Cancer Treatment Targets 25 Years After Discovery

Fluctuations of Sex Steroid Hormone Could be Culprit in Age-Related Macular Degeneration

Detecting Pompe Disease with More Accuracy Key to Urgent Intervention

Xylella: a conscience, not a science problem

From Medical Discovery to Food and Fine Arts, Italian-American Contributions Celebrated at Annual Foundation Conference

New Cancer Therapies Earn Sbarro Health Research Organization President Antonio Giordano 2017 CORE Prize for Oncology

Italian-American Researchers Present Mediterranean Diet, Health, and Longevity at Annual Medical Conference

Research Reveals Gene Differences in Mouse Model Versus Humans

Adding Radiation Treatments to Inoperable Lung Cancer Increases Survival by up to One Year

Targeting Cell Cycle Reactivation Caused by Inflammation May Provide the Way to Prevent Neuron Death in Alzheimer’s Disease

Does Radiology Contrast Medium Matter? To Fragile Cancer Patients, Yes

Clinical Data Confirms Efficacy of Pre-Surgery Chemo in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

Tomato Extract Fights Stomach Cancer, Ripe for Further Study

Thorough Genotyping and Repurposed Drugs Key to Treating Small-Cell Lung Cancer, says Cancer Expert

Sbarro Health Research Organization President Re-Elected to Board of Italian American Foundation

Economic Disparities a Growing Concern for Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment

Every Diagnosis of Cancer Should Come with One of These, Says Cancer Expert

Anurag Maheshwari

The Center for Liver and Hepatobiliary Diseases

Mercy Medical Center

Liver Disease, Liver Transplant, Hepatology, Cirrhosis, Hepatitis, Gastroenterology, Viral Hepatitis, Hepatitis C

Anurag Maheshwari, M.D., specializes in liver disease at The Center for Liver and Hepatobiliary Diseases, part of The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy in Baltimore, Maryland. His expertise helps patients seeking focused care for medical conditions of the liver. 

Dr. Anurag Maheshwari provides experience in treating a range of concerns involving the liver including hepatitis, liver cancer, cirrhosis and bile duct conditions.

Dr. Maheshwari cares for patients in need of liver transplants and assists in pre- and post-operative transplant medical care, providing each patient individualized attention, coordination with liver transplant centers, and understanding as they progress toward recovery. Working with international authority Dr. Paul Thuluvath, Dr. Anurag Maheshwari is one of the physicians of The Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy leading the way in the diagnosis and treatment of liver diseases.

Dr. Anurag Maheshwari works collaboratively with the specialists of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy, The Center for Minimally Invasive Surgery at Mercy, The Center for Interventional Pain Medicine at Mercy, The Lung Center at Mercy, and the Division of Interventional Radiology. This comprehensive approach to diagnosis and treatment of digestive tract diseases and the expertise of our doctors makes The Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy one of the best in Baltimore and the Mid-Atlantic region.

Dr. Maheshwari has been named a "Top Doctor" in Gastroenterology/Liver Disease by Baltimore magazine.

Dr. Anurag Maheshwari is active in advanced research projects in liver diseases. He has authored many peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on issues in liver disease. Dr. Anurag Maheshwari is an active speaker and has appeared at conferences and hospital grand rounds around the country. He has been published in:

American Journal of Gastroenterology
Digestive Diseases and Sciences
Gastroenterology
Hepatology
Lancet
Liver Transplantation
Shakelford’s Surgery of the Alimentary Tract

Armando Sardi

Medical Director, The Institute for Cancer Care at

Mercy Medical Center

Thyroid Cancer, Oncologist, Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy, Cancer, medical director

Armando Sardi, M.D., is a respected and renowned Surgical Oncologist who has been honored as a Top Doc in Baltimore magazine multiple times. He serves as Medical Director of The Institute for Cancer Care at Mercy and as Chief of Division of Surgical Oncology at Mercy Medical Center in Downtown Baltimore, Maryland. Dr. Sardi is one of Maryland’s leading surgical oncologists who use Hyperthermic Intraperitoneal Chemotherapy (HIPEC) to treat late-stage, complex cancers of the abdominal region. Dr. Sardi has been performing HIPEC procedures since 1994 and is considered to be among the best doctors using the technique. This advanced heated chemotherapy procedure is often a life-saving treatment option for patients who have exhausted more traditional treatment plans for stomach cancer. Patients have traveled to Mercy Medical Center from points up and down the East Coast to destinations across the U.S., to seek out Dr. Sardi for his cancer expertise in the HIPEC treatment.

Dr. Armando Sardi is a man whose professional focus is devoted to medical excellence, research and finding a cure for cancer. For his patients, Dr. Sardi’s personal concern and approach to their care are what helps them gain a positive outlook and confidence to face the challenges ahead. His cheerful smile and kind-hearted laugh immediately put patients at ease. And yet, his unyielding determination to give every patient the best possible chance to overcome their illness that ranks him among the best of the best. When other doctors have told patients there is no hope, Dr. Sardi tries even harder to beat the odds. Thanks to Dr. Sardi, the HIPEC procedure and other leading-edge treatment options, he has given patients so much more than hope. Patient after patient, year after year, have shared their stories at Mercy’s National Cancer Day Survivor Celebration and Mercy's annual Heat It to Beat It fundraising event. There are 3, 5, 10-year cancer survivors – each telling a heartwarming story of hope and survivorship. Dr. Sardi co-chair Mercy’s Cancer Committee and actively participates in The Tumor Board. These efforts allow cancer experts, specialists and key members of the healthcare team to discuss and collaborate on complex cancer cases to learn new and different ways to optimize resources, medical knowledge and treat patients so that long-term results will be improved.
Dr. Sardi also plays a key role in the Mercy National Cancer Survivor Day festivities. This joyous and spirited celebration is more than a reunion of cancer survivors, it is a day when Dr. Sardi and the Mercy family rejoice with their patients and loved ones. Together they have been through a long and challenging cancer journey and together they delight in all the possibilities ahead.
Dr. Armando Sardi, whose celebrated reputation has garnered local and international acclaim, has earned an international reputation for the advances he has made in the surgical oncology field and for his humanitarian efforts to care for the poor and underserved in third world countries. 
Dr. Sardi has been distinguished in Colombia, South America as one of the 100 Most Influential Expatriates – an honor received, in part, for the medical care he provides through the non-profit organization, Partners for Cancer Care and Prevention. This organization was the recipient of the Conquer Cancer Foundation's Inaugural International Innovation Grant.
Dr. Armando Sardi has been recognized for his research, leadership and compassionate bedside manner. Some of his awards include:

“Hispanic Hero Award for Excellence as a Medical/Social Entrepreneur”  Presented by USHYEE
“Gold Star Teamwork Award” Presented by The Sisters of Mercy in recognition of Gold Star performance
Honored by Fusionarte as one of “100 Colombianos” who represent the talent, creativity, and perseverance of Colombia. Bogota, Colombia December 2012
Named by Baltimore Magazine a "Top Doctor" in the Surgical Oncology specialty
Named by Castle Connelly Medical Ltd. a "Top Doctor" in Surgery
Dr. Sardi founded the annual HEAT IT TO BEAT IT benefit walk in Baltimore to raise awareness about HIPEC and cancer treatment.

Bernard W. Chang

Director, Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Mercy

Mercy Medical Center

Plastic Surgery, Reconstructive Surgery, Surgery, Breast Reconstruction Surgery, Cosmetic Surgery

Bernard (Bernie) W. Chang, M.D., Director of Baltimore’s Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery at Mercy, also leads The Breast Reconstruction and Restoration Center at Mercy. Dr. Bernie Chang is Board Certified in Plastic Surgery and General Surgery. He pioneered and advanced surgical treatment options like DIEP flap surgery for breast reconstruction. With a skilled and highly specialized team of doctors, Mercy's Plastic Surgery and Breast Reconstruction Centers are known as one of the Mid-Atlantic’s best in breast reconstruction and restoration, cosmetic medicine and plastic surgery. 

As the Assistant Director of The Hoffberger Breast Center at Mercy in Baltimore, Dr. Bernie Chang works closely with the Breast Center doctors to provide seamless care for those women who choose immediate breast reconstruction after breast surgery. The industry-leading expertise of Dr. Chang and the renowned reputation of the physicians of The Breast Center result in choices that women may not find elsewhere.

With more than 20 years of medical experience, Dr. Chang offers women peace of mind in breast reconstruction and restoration. His quiet thoughtfulness and attention to the needs of his patients provide a calming touch that helps each woman focus on her treatment options and recovery. His expertise is in helping women reclaim their feminine form and personal self-esteem after a diagnosis and treatment for breast cancer. Women say they have regained their physical and emotional balance in the care of Dr. Chang.

Dr. Chang has performed DIEP flap breast reconstruction surgery for decades and his leadership is widely known. DIEP flap breast reconstruction surgery is one of the most widely performed breast shaping options for women. Dr. Chang is also skilled in other microsurgical flap procedures including:

DIEP flap
SGAP flap & Bilateral SGAP Flap
IGAP flap
TUG flap
Latissimus flap
Dr. Bernie Chang’s surgical expertise attracts surgical fellows from across the nation to train in the renowned Fellowship Program at Mercy in breast reconstruction and surgical flap treatment options.

Liver Cancer, Pancreatic, Cancer, Pancreatic Cancer, abdominal cancer , Gastrointestinal Cancer, Stomach Cancer, Gallbladder Cancer

Chief Medical Officer, Roswell Park Cancer Institute
Areas of expertise: Liver cancer, pancreatic cancer, abdominal tumors, stomach cancer, gallbladder cancer, gastrointestinal cancer
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