Medicine is moving at a fast pace – what was innovative yesterday may be already outdated tomorrow. We are aware that each year brings something new, and that we have to adapt to the everchanging topics of interest by bringing renowned researches whose findings throughout their careers made a contribution to medicine. This will help us, medical students to recognize the importance of research within our practice and to prepare ourselves to face the problems of tomorrow.
Ivan Damjanov, MD, PhD, is Professor of Pathology at the University of Kansas School of Medicine, Kansas City, Kansas. He graduated from the University of Zagreb Medical School, Zagreb, Croatia in 1964 , where he also received a PhD in pathology in 1971. Damjanov has authored over 300 papers and more than 20 medical books and textbooks and has served on the editorial board of several journals. He was the Associate Editor of Laboratory Investigation for 12 years, and the North American Editor of Differentiation for 10 years. He has served in several roles in USCAP, most recently as the member of the Council. His scientific work concentrates primarily on experimental germ cell and embryonic stem cell neoplasia and he has clinical interests in urogenital pathology.
Samra Turajlic, MD, PhD completed her undergraduate studies at Oxford University and her clinical training at University College London Medical school. She gained a PhD in 2013 from University of London (ICR) in the field of melanoma genetics and targeted therapy resistance. In 2014 she was awarded a CRUK Clinician Scientist Fellowship to study cancer evolution at the Francis Crick Institute. She completed her training in medical oncology in 2015 and joined the Skin and Renal Units at Royal Mardsen Hospital as a consultant/clinician scientist. She divides her time between the clinic and the Translational Cancer Therapeutics laboratory at the FCI.
She has published her work in the most renowned journals such as Science, The Lancet Oncology, Cell and has won numerous prizes for her work.
Kenan Arnautovic, MD, PhD completed his undergraduate studies at University of Sarajevo, Faculty of Medicine as top of his class. He went on to finish his internship and residency in Neurosurgery on University of Sarajevo. Dr. Arnautović obtained a Master Degree in Neurosurgery on the topic of Spinal Trauma and PhD thesis on the topic of Chiari I malformation in adults.
In 1994, due to the unfortunate circumstances of war, he immigrated to the United States where he completed his second Neurosurgical residency at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences under worlds leading Neurosurgeons. Currently, he serves as a Professor at the University of Tennessee and is a Diplomat of the American Board of Neurosurgery. His vast number of publications–including articles, journal commentaries, letters, and book chapters, are primarily on the subject of spinal trauma, spinal tumors and skull base surgery.
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