Senior Research Scientist, Division of Endocrinology, Department of Internal Medicine
University of Virginia Medical School, USA
Hong Wang obtained his Medical degree and Ph.D. degree from the Nanjing Medical University, China. His Ph.D. study focused on the biochemical pathways involved in the pathogenesis of diabetic chronic complications. He then practiced as a Clinical Associate Professor in adult endocrinology in the First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University for many years. In 1995, his interest in basic research led him to the USA. He first studied the central modulation of pain, particularly focused on the molecular neuroanatomical pathways in both central and peripheral nerve system in the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroanatomy of University of Minnesota. In 1999, he moved to the University of Virginia to study the central regulation of respiratory and cardiovascular function in the Department of Pharmacology. Currently, he is a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Medicine. Since 2002, his research interest has been focusing on the insulin action on vascular endothelial biology and the molecular machinery that mediates biomacromoleculars move across the endothelial barrier. Dr. Wang has authored over 40 peer-reviewed publications.
Hong Wang research interests are on Insulin action on vascular endothelial biology and the molecular machinery that mediates biomacromoleculars move across the endothelial barrier.
Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology, Taiwan
Dr. Liang-Kung Chen is currently Director of the Center for Geriatrics and Gerontology of Taipei Veterans General Hospital, Associate Professor of National Yang Ming University School of Medicine and Chairman of Asia Pacific League of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics.
Dr. Chen is the editorial member of several international and local journals, including Taiwan Geriatrics and Gerontology, Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics and Case Reports in Medicine, Journal of the Korean Geriatrics Society, Associate Editor of Journal of Nutrition, Health and Aging, and Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Clinical Gerontology and Geriatrics and has published more than 120 peer-reviewed articles.
Dr. Chen’s research work is focused three domains: (1) frailty and sarcopenia, (2) insulin resistance and cardio-metabolic health of older people, (3) long-term care, and (4) health service research for older people in Asian societies