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D.h.c., Prof., MUDr. Ján Slezák, DrSc., FIACS - curriculum vitae

PROF. Jan SLEZAK
2019 CURRICULUM VITAE & achievements
(abbreviated )



D.h.c ., Prof. Jan SLEZAK, M.D., Ph.D., D.Sc., FIACS
Senior Advisor- Mollecular Hydrogen Institute USA – Japan (2016-.....)
Head – Department of Histochemistry and Electron microscopy, Institute for Heart Research, Slovak Academy of Sciences (2010-....)
Vice-rector of Slovak Medical University (from 2010-2014)
First vice-president of Slovak Academy of Sciences Bratislava, (from 1998 till June 2009)
Director and Chairman of the Institute for Heart Research, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Slovak Republic. (from June 1988 to 1998)
Full Professor of Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia ( 1996 -…)

CITIZENSHIP: Slovak Republic

PLACE OF BIRTH: Bratislava, Czechoslovakia

MAILING ADDRESS: Center of Experimental Medicine, Institute For Heart Research, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Dúbravská cesta 9, P.O.Box 104, 840 05 Bratislava 45, Slovak Republic

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: M.D. 1963 Medicine Comenius Univ., Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Ph.D. 1968 Anatomy, Histology, Embryology Comenius Univ., Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
D.Sc. 1984 Functional Morphology Univ. Safarik Kosice, Czechoslovakia
Assoc. Prof. 1990 Physiology, Comenius Univ., Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Full Professor 1996 Physiology Comenius Univ., Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
Fellow of IACS 2002 Cardiology Canada

PROFESSIONAL AND MANAGERIAL EXPERIENCE:
2010... Vice-rector ……………………………. Slovak Medical University in Bratislava
2008 D.h.c., …………………………………. University of Zilina
1998 - 2009 Academician - elected member of 5 Academies ( Learned Society of SAS, Russian Academy of Natural Sciences, ALLEuropeanAcademies working group, European Academy of Sciences and Arts, International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences,)
1998 – 2009 The First Vice-president of Slovak Academy of Sciences, Slovak Academy of Sciences,Štefánikova 49, 814 38 Bratislava 1, Slovak Republic
1988 – 98 Director of the Institute and Professor of Physiology Institute for Heart Research, Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia;
(1980-90) Vicepresident of Czechoslovak Histo and Cytochemical Society
(1991-1998) President of Slovak Histo and Cytochemical Society
Institute of Physiology, Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
1990 – 98 Interruptively - Visiting Professor, Center of Cardiovasc. Research, Manitoba Univ.
1991 – 2011 President of Slovak League for Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases: “Heart to Heart”
1978 - 88 Deputy Director of the Institute of Exptl. Surgery., Slovak Academy of Science, Bratislava,
1968 – 90 Department of Morphology Head, Lecturer, Associate Professor Dept. of Morphology, Inst. Exptl. Surg., Slovak Academy of Sciences, Institute of Physiology and Institute of Anatomy, Faculty of Medicine, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
1984 – 87 D.Sc. Univ. Safarik, Kosice, Czechoslovakia
1979 – 86 Interruptively Visiting Professor, Dept. of Cardiothoracic Surgery and Dept. of Pathology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine, New York, USA
1976-1990 Vice-president of Czechoslovak society of histo –cytochemistry
1990- 2003 President of Slovak society of histo-cytochemistry
1970 – 72 Visiting Scientist Department of Anatomy, University of California, Los Angeles, USA (Prof. D.C.Pease)
1968 - Ph.D. Head, Dept. of Morphology, Inst. Exptl. Surg., Slovak Academy of Sciences, Bratislava, Czechoslovakia
1966 - 1967 Inst fur Kreislaufforschung DAW Berli,n Germany. Electron microscopy study of the heart and neonatal mycytes (Prof Wollenberger and Prof Schulze)

TEACHING SPECIALTIES: Morphology,Histochemistry, Electron Microscopy, Physiology, Pathophysiology, Experimental and/or Molecular Cardiology

MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTS:
Since 1971 has been primarily involved in a national cardiovascular research projects, and has been carrying out research into experimental and/or molecular cardiology. He has been involved in basic academic research problems, such as artificial circulation and heart transplantation with special emphasis on the study of histochemical, cytochemical, immunocytochemical and ultrastructural changes in the myocardium under various experimental conditions e.g. ischemia and reperfusion injury, calcium paradox, adaptation of the myocardium to ischemia, efect of radiation on cardivascular system and prevention of its adverse effect, molecular hydrogen effect etc…

HONORS AND RECOGNITIONS: total more than 60 awards ( just a few selected):
Domestic: Gold Medal of Slovak Academy of Sciences (2005)
1st price of Academy of Education for popularization of science (2005)
Gold Medal of University of Constantine Philoshopher for Scientific Achievements in Medical Sciences (2006).
Scientist of the year 2009
Presidental State Award of Slovak Republic – 1st Class Ľudovít Štúr Order (2006)
Doctor Honoris Causa (Dr.h.c.) – Žilina University 2008
Award of the Minister of Education: Great Medal of Mikovíni for lifetime achievement in science
Introduced in to „Hall of Fame of Slovak Medicine” by Presidium of Slovak Med. Soc. (2018) Etc...
Foreign: Honorary Citizen of the city of Winnipeg - Canada (2001)
Award of International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences “Norman Alpert Award for Established Investigators in Cardiovascular Sciences” (2002)
Fellow of International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences (2002)
Distinquished leadership award in cardiovascular sciences, 2014
Naranjan Dhalla Award for innovative investigators in Cardiovascular Sciences. IACS 2015
Medal for outstanding contributions to the IACS, ES, 2015
Distinquished leadership award in cardiovascular sciences Canada 2018
Medal of Merit of IACS, the highest recognition 2019 Etc...

PUBLICATIONS: Total number of papers is over 550, full length publications 353 (In Journals 298, In Books, Text books and Proceedings 55). Total number of abstracts and short papers published - over 490, Citations < 2000

MEMBERSHIP IN PROFESSIONAL SOCIETIES:
International Society for Heart Research (council member till 2001)
European Section of International Society for Heart Research (council member till 1999)
Slovak Histochemical and Cytochemical Society (President 1990-2000)
Slovak Surgical Society (1970 – 2006)
Slovak League for Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Diseases – Founder and President 1991- 2012
Czechoslovak Society of Electron Microscopy (council member 1970 to 2001)
Slovak Physiological Society (council member 1998 - 2005)
Czechoslovak Society of Clinical and Theoretical Cardiology (council member till 1997)
Slovak Cardiological Society (council member till 2001, honorary member)
International Federation of Cardiological Societies (member)
World Heart Federation member (1991….)
European Heart Network member(1992…)
International Federation of Histo and Cytochemical Societies (council member 1975… )
Heart Friends Around the World (council member 1993…)
International Academy of Cardiovascular Sciences ( board of directors and Fellow 1995… )
ALLEA member (working group 2000…)
European Academies Scientific Advisory Council member and member of WG (2002----)
European Academy of Sciences and Arts (Salzburg-Vienna) member of academy (2003…)
Learned Society of SAS- member of academy (2002….)
Slovak Learned Society member of academy (2002…)
Russian Academy of Natural Sciences – foreign member of academy (2011…)

OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES:
Editorial activities: editorial board of more than 15 international journals
Working as a reviewer for government, EU and several grant agencies

Teaching medical and postdoctoral students, supervisor of more than 27 PhD students.

MANAGERIAL ACTIVITIES IN SCIENTIFIC BOARDS:
Board of Slovak Government for Science and Technology (member)
Advisor for science to Prime minister of Slovakia and minister for education
Member of the Committee for Science and Technology of the Ministry of Education SR
Member of the Committee for Biotechnplogy and Biomedicine of the Ministry of Education
Chairman of the Committee of Minister for coordination of PhD. studies
Member of Scientific Board of Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, Bratislava.
Member of Scientific Board of Faculty of Medicine, Comenius University, Martin
Member of Scientific Board of University of Constatinus Phylosofer, Nitra
Member of Scientific Board of Slovak Medical University, Bratislava
Member of Scientific Board of Slovak Institute of Cardiovascular Diseases, Bratislava
Member of Scientific Board of ITVS, Comenius University, Bratislava
Council member of ALLEA (All European Academies - UK)
Member of European Academy of Sciences and Arts, Austria
Member of Slovak Academical Society
Member of the Learned Society of Slovak Academy of Sciences
Fellow of International Academy of Carsdiovascular Sciences (IACS)
Member of Board of Directors of IACS
Member of Advisory Board of IACS
Foreign member of Russian Academy of Natural Sciences
Member of Acreditation Board of the Czech Government and Ministry of Education of Czech Rep., Etc...

Invited symposia speaker for national and international meetings (>50x).
Acting as a session chairman in a number of international and national scientific meetings (<50).
Organizer and president of 23 international Conferences and Symposia.
Founder and President of Slovak League for Prevention of Cardiovascular Diseases – HEART TO HEART League
Faunding member of Slovak Society of Electron Microscopical Society
Faunder and President of Slovak Histo and Cytochemical Society
Awards: more than 60 national and foreign recognitions/awards.

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