Dr. Mas Takashima is board certified in Otolaryngology, Otology/Neurotology and Sleep Medicine by the American Board of Otolaryngology. Takashima completed medical training and a residency at the Baylor College of Medicine. He also completed a fellowship in Endoscopic Sinus and Skull Base Surgery and a fellowship at the American Academy of Otolaryngic Allergy, Houston. Takashima's clinical areas of expertise include the treatment of sleep medicine, tumors, sleep apnea, sleep medicine and surgery of the head, neck and skull.
Dr. Tan is a clinician, researcher and educator. He maintains his clinical practice at the UCLA Medical Plaza in Westwood and at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. He performs epidemiological research at the Framingham Heart Study and education/quality improvement research at UCLA. His studies on brain aging and memory have been published in major medical journals and featured in the New York Times, Time, CNN, Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, and other national publications.
Dr. Tan holds the Philo Van Wagoner Endowed Chair in Geriatric Medicine and is the Associate Chief for Education at the UCLA Department of Medicine, Division of Geriatric Medicine.
"I think aging is a time of growth, in a sense that older people, even those with early memory problems, can grow from and learn from the students as much as they are imparting."
"It's a way to allow seniors to have regular interaction with students, mentor them, as well as provide companionship. In turn, their caregivers are given a break." ,“We feel that omega-3’s reduce vascular pathology and thus reduce the rate of brain aging.",“When we’re not paying good attention, the memories we form aren’t very robust, and we have a problem retrieving the information later.”,“People with Alzheimer’s who have stressed caregivers have been shown to have poor outcomes. Their caregivers have essentially thrown in the towel."
Dr. Tardif is Associate Director of Research and Senior Management Team member for SNPRC and has extensive experience coordinating large, integrated research projects throughout her professional career. She served as the marmoset expert for the team charged with sequencing the marmoset genome and as the species expert for recent studies on development of induced pluripotent stem cell (iPS cell) technologies.
Her research is focused on metabolism, behavior and reproduction and, most recently, on the characterization of the marmoset as a model for obesity and aging.
Dr. Tardif has more than 30 years of expertise in the development of common marmoset monkeys as biomedical models in diverse areas including:
Aging and obesity
“Marmosets are becoming an increasingly important biomedical model and are of particular interest in aging studies, due to their relatively short life span compared with other types of primates. The SNPRC has dedicated facilities and staff for the care and management of this unique species,”
Mary B. Teagarden is professor of global strategy and associate dean of faculty and administration at Thunderbird School of Global Management and editor-in-chief of Thunderbird International Business Review, and Editor of Journal of International business studies. She is a world-renowned thought leader and educator in the areas of global strategic management and strategic human resource management. Teagarden is recognized and sought after in academic, corporate and government sectors for her teaching, executive training and consulting. She is an active international consultant who advises technology-intensive manufacturing and service firms in China, India, Mexico, Malaysia, and Brazil.
She has published more than 130 articles, books, chapters, and case studies in Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management Journal, Human Resource Management, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, California Management Review, MIT Sloan Review and Organizational Dynamics among others. Her research focuses on global competitiveness and capability building with an emphasis on offshore manufacturing and service, innovation, high technology transfer, sustainable development, developing global mindset, and talent management.
Teagarden works with a variety of clients including AKZO-Nobel, ALFA, AMEX, Ardex, Avnet, AT&T, Bancomext, Bank of China, Bank Negara Malaysia, Baxter International, Blue Cross-Blue Shield of Mexico, CCPIT, CNOOC, China Mobile, China Netcom, China Telecom, China Unicom, Cisco, Cotemar, ExxonMobil, Fengzheng (Founders), Ford, General Motors, Honeywell, Huawei, Hyundai, Intel, International Federation of the Red Cross-Red Crescent, Intuit, Lenovo, LG Group, Lucent Technologies, Maybank, McCormick,Motorola, NCR, Northern Telecom, NZTE, Qualcomm, Reserva del Senior, Sanpower, Shanghai Automotive International Corporation (SAIC), Sony, SK Group, Televerde, Tropicana Peninsular, UTStarcom, Vitro, Xilinx, Yantian International Container Terminals, and Zhezhang Mobil, among others. Teagarden has lived or worked in 11 Latin American countries, five European countries and eight Asian countries – in addition to the United States and Canada. Mary is fluent in Spanish and conversant in French.
Top media outlets call on her expertise regularly, including: CNN, MSNBC, Fox Business, CCTV, ABC, NBC, the Financial Times, the Washington Post, the International Herald Tribune, Harvard Business School Working Knowledge, CIO and IEEE Spectrum. She previously served as a director the American University of Rome board, as an advisor to China’s Huawei, and the US Airways Educational Foundation, and as a director of the West Valley Child Crisis Center and Arhaus University. Teagarden currently serves on the Board of the China-US Business Research Center at the University of San Francisco.
Teagarden and her husband reside in Cave Creek, Arizona. In her spare time she enjoys exploring the deserts of the Southwest and rock climbing in her Jeep.
Ph.D. Global Strategic Management, University of Southern California.
"Between February 2018, when President Trump began setting tariffs on imports from China and some other countries, and November 2019, tariffs have cost American companies $46 billion — of which the largest share, $37.3 billion, are from duties on imports from China — everything from clothing sold at Walmart to Apple phones. U.S. companies normally pay the duties, and the cost of these is usually passed on to the consumer, resulting in lower sales volume and an increase in the cost of components and other materials."
Asia business, Business, Entrpreneurship, Trade, International Trade, International Development, Leadership, foreign investing, Business Education, entreprenuership and technology trasnfer, Economic Impact
Mary Teagarden is recognized in academic, corporate and government sectors for her teaching, executive training, and consulting.
Teagarden is professor of global strategy and associate dean of faculty and administration at Thunderbird School of Global Management and editor-in-chief of Thunderbird International Business Review.
She is an active international consultant who advises technology-intensive manufacturing and service firms in China, India, Mexico, Malaysia, and Brazil.
Teagarden has published more than 130 articles, books, chapters, and case studies in Harvard Business Review, Academy of Management Journal, Human Resource Management among others. Her research focuses on global competitiveness and capability building with an emphasis on offshore manufacturing and service, innovation, high technology transfer, sustainable development, developing global mindset, and talent management.
Riaz Tejani is an Associate Professor of Business Ethics. His research examines problems in legal and business ethics with a focus on race and class inequality, access to justice, and higher education. Riaz's first book, Law Mart: Justice, Access, and For-Profit Law Schools (2017), is an ethnographic account of for-profit legal education during and after the global financial crisis. His second book, Law and Society Today (forthcoming 2019), critically surveys contemporary themes in socio-legal studies after "law and economics". Riaz serves on the National Advisory Council of the non-profit research center Law School Transparency, and his recent articles have appeared in American Ethnologist, U.C. Irvine Law Review, and Political and Legal Anthropology Review. His work has been cited or reviewed in outlets including the Harvard Law Review, Yale Law Journal Forum, Annual Review of Law and Social Science, The Nation, Huffington Post, Salon, and NPR.
Paul J. Thuluvath, M.D., Chief, Division of Gastroenterology at Mercy Medical Center, and Medical Director for The Melissa L. Posner Institute for Digestive Health & Liver Disease at Mercy leads a top rated physician team of gastroenterology specialists in Baltimore, Maryland, who help patients find the best treatment options for digestive diseases and liver conditions.
As the leader of The Center for Liver and Hepatobiliary Diseases, Dr. Paul Thuluvath provides patients with pioneering treatments and advanced technology to help them manage their illness. He is a recognized national and international authority in liver and biliary diseases and dedicated to medical research and clinical trials that are advancing treatment possibilities for patients. While his patients respect his expertise, they value his bedside concern, empathy and personal care that keeps them encouraged. He welcomes patient questions and family involvement, and is devoted to patient education in the healing process.
Dr. Thuluvath and his team of gastroenterology specialists provide expertise, comprehensive care, advanced facilities for endoscopy procedures and leading edge technology, treatment and pioneering medical research.
Dr. Paul Thuluvath coordinates patient care, when needed, working in collaboration 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 health and liver disease and the expertise of our doctors makes The Institute for Digestive Health and Liver Disease at Mercy a leader in the Mid-Atlantic region.
Authority in Liver and Biliary Diseases
Dr. Paul Thuluvath is a known authority in liver and biliary diseases and pre-and post-liver transplant management. He serves on the Editorial Board for: Hepatology, Liver Transplant, and Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
He is a frequent speaker and lecturer at national and international meetings on issues in liver and biliary diseases and has addressed medical groups in China, Germany, India, London, Oman, Philippines, Singapore and the United States.
"Ideally, everyone should be tested. It's a simple blood test that can rule in or rule out Hep B or C".,Getting tested for hepatitis C can save a person's life.
"The cure is very easy. That is the amazing thing. It's almost like a miracle, you know. For years, we struggled to treat hepatitis C. Now, with one pill, we can cure 95 of 100 people with hepatitis C".,“It's very common to have upper gastrointestinal symptoms, like loss of appetite. In three out of four, you will see loss of appetite, but nausea is seen in one in four. Same thing with diarrhea. It is uncommon, but one in four can have diarrhea”.
Dr. Torrelles’ research is focused on the study of the human lung environment and its effect on the outcome of TB disease due to Mycobacterium tuberculosis (M.tb) infection. He also aims to improve the diagnosis of susceptible and drug resistant TB in high burden areas.
Beyond the diagnosis of TB, Dr. Torrelles and his team aim to understand the impact of the human lung mucosa in TB pathogenesis. He and his team have found that there are enzymes in the human lung mucosa that modify the bacteria prior to infecting host cells, thus, potentially redefining the M.tb pathway of infection and disease outcome.
Dr. Torrelles is originally from Catalonia, Spain. He received his Ph.D. in biochemistry/ microbiology in 2003 from the Autonomous University of Barcelona. During his graduate studies, he moved to Fort Collins, Colorado to serve as a visiting scientist at Colorado State University. He finished his Ph.D. and became a research associate and lab manager before moving to The Ohio State University for his postdoctoral fellowship, where over the years he became independent and obtained the appointment of tenured Associate Professor.
"Since the Mtb infection happens in the lung, it makes sense to protect there,"
San Antonio researchers say they’ve developed a tuberculosis test that makes detection of one of the world’s deadliest diseases more affordable and less time-consuming for patients in developing countries.
Tucker is the author of five books and has taught courses on folklore, children’s folklore, folklore of the supernatural, folklore and the mass media, and Native American folklore and literature. She is internationally known as an expert in children’s and adolescents’ folklore.
Joanne Turner, Ph.D., is the Vice President for Research at Texas Biomedical Research Institute. In addition to her administrative role, where she oversees the research functions of Texas Biomed, she also manages a research program. Her research focuses on immunology of Mycobacterium tuberculosis infection and immunology of aging. More specifically, she studies the changes that take place in the immune system during the natural aging process and how those changes can influence both innate and adaptive immune function when infected with M. tuberculosis. She also studies immune responses that correlate with an individual’s susceptibility to reactivate a previously latent infection with M. tuberculosis. Dr. Turner received her Ph.D. in Immunology from the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. She started with Texas Biomed this past summer, having previously served as a Professor and Biosafety Level 3 Program Director at The Ohio State University.
"Things go wrong as we get older. When we're younger, we have control mechanisms in place, and our body will switch on responses and switch off responses as needed. As we get older, some of those responses become defective."
Renée Bukovchik Van Vechten, Ph.D., specializes in California and legislative politics and teaches courses in U.S. national institutions and public policy. She infuses her courses—such as Cal Politics, U.S. Congress, and the U.S. Presidency—with active learning elements. She the author of California Politics: A Primer, now in its 5th edition (Sage/CQ Press). Current projects involve developing a Food Politics textbook and an edited volume on internships in the discipline.
Dr. Van Vechten is the recipient of multiple grants and awards for teaching, and is deeply engaged in the scholarship of teaching and learning. She organizes teaching and learning events for WPSA and co-convened the first “Teaching & Learning Conference within a Conference” at APSA in 2018. She also serves on the Rogers Smith Presidential Task Force (2018-2020), and is a Council member of APSA, the American Political Science Association (for which she chairs the Teaching & Learning Policy Committee and sits on the Executive Board, 2017-19). She is an executive board member of Pi Sigma Alpha honor society, and frequently contributes to local and national political reports. Click the tabs below for more information.
Dr. Kevin Varner is board certified by the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery. He completed medical training, an orthopedic surgery residency and a general surgery internship at Baylor College of Medicine. He also completed a clinical fellowship in foot and ankle surgery at John Hopkins University. Varner's clinical areas of interest are tibia fractures and sports-related injuries of the foot and ankle.
Varner serves as a consulting physician for the Houston Astros, a head team physician for the Houston Ballet and a team orthopedist for the Houston Texans.
Associate Professor in the Departments of Surgery and Psychiatry/Behavioral Medicine at Wake Forest School of Medicine in Winston-Salem, NC, is licensed in NC as a professional counselor (LPC), a clinical addiction specialist (LCAS), a certified clinical supervisor (CCS), and a certified practitioner of NLP. Dr. Veach has her Ph.D. in Counselor Education & Supervision from the University of New Orleans. As a counselor educator researcher, recent research funded by NIH, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the Childress Institute for Pediatric Trauma examine BCIs. She is active in IAAOC and research forums such as INEBRIA. She is Director of Counselor Training at WFBMC Trauma and SBIRT services with over 35 years of professional counseling and supervision, especially in brief counseling approaches, addictive and risky use issues. She is the lead author for an upcoming SAGE textbook on the spectrum of use disorders.
Dr. Vijayanand was appointed an Associate Professor in the Division of Vaccine Discovery in 2015. He is the inaugural holder of the William K. Bowes Distinguished Professorship
Dr. Vijayanand received his M.D. from the MGR Medical University in Chennai, India, and completed his residency in Internal Medicine followed by a Pulmonary Fellowship in the United Kingdom. In 2008, he obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Southampton, United Kingdom, where he studied the mechanisms of accumulation and activation of T cells in human asthma. Since then, Dr. Vijayanand has split his time between laboratory research and seeing patients at the University of Southampton, where he currently holds an appointment as an Associate Professor in the School of Medicine. In 2007, he was awarded a prestigious National Career Development Fellowship to undertake translational studies in the epigenetic regulation of the immune cell signaling molecules in human asthma at UC San Francisco, where he was appointed adjunct assistant professor in the Department of Medicine in 2009. Two years later, Vijay joined the La Jolla Institute for Allergy and Immunology as an adjunct assistant professor in the Division of Signaling and Gene Expression.
"Systematically studying cancer patients’ immune cells reveals a lot of information. It is almost like judging tumor immune fitness.","Continually evolving genomic tools and single cell analysis technologies are revolutionizing our understanding of the human immune system in health and disease.",
Global and Infectious Diseases Fellow at the O’Neill Institute. Prior to joining the O’Neill Institute, Tom worked as an epidemiologist, focusing on infectious diseases such as HIV, Lassa, and Ebola. His work has taken him to Sierra Leone and Uganda, where he organized and trained African public health professionals on field epidemiology, Lassa, and other viral hemorrhagic fevers.
Vincent can discuss infectious disease epidemiology and global public health.
David Vogel is the Solomon Lee Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Business Ethics at Berkeley Haas and Professor Emeritus of Political Science. He has written extensively on both environmental management and government regulation.
His latest book “California Greenin’: How the Golden State Became an Environmental Leader” (Princeton University Press, 2018) is the first comprehensive history of California’s leadership and innovation in environmental regulation. Other books include: “The Politics of Precaution: Regulating, Health, Safety and Environmental Risks in Europe and the United States” (Princeton University Press, 2012); “Global Challenges in Responsible Business” (Cambridge University Press, 2010); and “The Market for Virtue: The Potential and Limits of Corporate Social Responsibility” (Brookings, 2005).
Since 1982, Vogel has served as editor of Berkeley Haas management journal, The California Management Review. He has taught classes and lectured on environment management in the U.S., Europe and Asia. In 2017, he received the Elinor Ostrom Award from the American Political Science Association in recognition of his lifetime contribution to the study of environmental policy.
Wallace is an internationally recognized authority on Michelangelo and his contemporaries. In addition to more than forty articles (as well as two works of fiction), he is the author and editor of four books on Michelangelo: Michelangelo at San Lorenzo: The Genius as Entrepreneur (Cambridge 1994); Michelangelo: Selected Scholarship in English (Garland, 1996), Michelangelo: The Complete Sculpture, Painting, and Architecture (Hugh Lauter Levin, 1998), and most recently, Michelangelo: Selected Scholarship in English (Garland 1999). He is currently writing a new biography of Michelangelo.
Dr. Walter has spent his 28-year academic career at a primarily undergraduate campus that has just recently been designated an “Emerging Research Institution.” He has served in the Department of Biology (9 years) and then moved to the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry to assist in development of a Biochemistry undergraduate program. Dr. Walter developed partnership grant proposals aimed towards providing scholarships for student groups that are underrepresented in the sciences (URM). In Fall 2013, he was awarded a Bridges to Biomedicine (B2B) grant wherein Texas State University is partnering with two Alamo Community College campuses to establish a program focused on increasing success of URM students in the biomedical sciences upon transfer to the baccalaureate institution. The B2B program addresses the most important obstacles to upper-division degree completion experienced by students showing an early commitment to a biomedical career. Additionally, Dr. Walter serves as Co-PI for the South Texas Doctoral Bridge Program (STDBP). The STDBP is aimed at student matriculation from the MS degree into highly competitive doctoral programs. The STDBP is established between the Univ. of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio (UTHSCSA, medical school) and Texas State University. The STDBP is designed to provide a combination of mentoring and student development activities as well as enhance didactics and research training during a thesis-based M.S. degree in Biochemistry.
A research team including a faculty member from Texas State University has published the sequence and analysis of the platyfish genome in the current issue of the British science journal Nature Genetics.
Professor Wanzo’s research interests include African American literature and culture, critical race theory, feminist theory, the history of popular fiction in the United States, cultural studies, theories of affect, and graphic storytelling.