The Scientific Malaysian (SciMy) Advisory Board consists of experienced scientists and professionals from the academia and industry. With their experience, knowledge and skills, they will be advising the executive members of SciMy in strategic decision-making process, establishing connections for SciMy within and beyond the scientific field and aiding the growth of SciMy as an organisation.
The Scientific Malaysian Advisory Board Members
Dr Charles Wiener, Dean/CEO of Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine
Charles M. Wiener, M.D. is the founding Dean/CEO of Perdana University Graduate School of Medicine (PUGSOM) in Selangor, Malaysia and Professor of Medicine and Physiology at the Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. PUGSOM was established in February 2011 in collaboration with Johns Hopkins as the first graduate entry medical school in Malaysia. Dr. Wiener will also be CEO of the Perdana University Hospital upon its completion in 2014.
Dr. Wiener attended the University of Miami School of Medicine after graduating from Duke University with a degree in Management Science. He was a resident and Chief Resident in Internal Medicine at the University of Washington Hospitals in Seattle from 1982-1986. Prior to beginning a fellowship in Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at Johns Hopkins in 1988, Dr. Wiener was an American Heart Association British-American Research Fellow in the Respiratory Physiology unit of the Hammersmith Hospital in London.
Prof Dr Nor Hayati Othman, Dean (Clinical Science Research) of Universiti Sains Malaysia
Professor Dr. Nor Hayati Othman is the Dean (Clinical Science Research) for Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM) and a senior consultant pathologist to Hospital Universiti Sains Malaysia. She is also the chairperson of Pathology Post-graduate Education in her University. She teaches Pathology to undergraduate and postgraduate students at Universiti Sains Malaysia since 1987. Her research interests are in thyroid and gynae pathology especially on cervical cancer.
She teaches Pathology to undergraduate and postgraduate students at Universiti Sains Malaysia since 1987. She was awarded exemplary lecturer award for 2 consecutive years; 2003 and 2004 and also bestowed Excellence in Service awards by the University twice in 1994 and 2004. In 2008 she was the recipient of Tokoh Citra Ilmu, an award given annually to academician of high standing by the alumni of the Medical School.
Prof Meharvan “Sonny” Singh, Professor of Pharmacology & Neuroscience at University of North Texas Health Science Center
Meharvan “Sonny” Singh, Ph.D. is a Professor and Chair of the department of Pharmacology & Neuroscience at the University of North Texas Health Science Center (UNTHSC) in Fort Worth. He also serves as Director of Translational Research and Education for the Insitute for Aging and Alzheimer’s Disease Research (IAADR) and is Director of Research for the Center FOR HER, a women’s health center at UNTHSC. In addition, Dr. Singh currently serves as vice president of the North Texas Alzheimer’s Association board of directors.
Dr. Singh’s research focuses on how hormones, like estrogen, progesterone and testosterone, affect brain function and how the presence (or absence) of these hormones might influence brain aging as well as the vulnerability of the brain to diseases like Alzheimer’s disease and certain brain cancers. Dr. Singh’s research has been published in high quality biomedical journals and is recognized by his peers as having contributed significantly to our current understanding of how these hormones affect the brain. His research has been funded from from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and private foundations such as the Alzheimer’s Association.