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Education and Teaching:
Physician-Scientist: website - wimalawansa.org
Expertise & areas he Teach:
Endocrinology, Metabolism, Nutrition, Metabolic Bone Diseases, Bone Diseases & Osteoporosis, Obesity, Vitamin D, Public Health & Preventive Medicine, Chronic Kidney Disease, Water & Sanitation, Environment
Research: Basic sciences, & Clinical Studies.
He received multiple awards & young investigator awards from several professional societies; Dr. Boy Frame Award for Clinical Excellence in Metabolic Bone Diseases (1993), American Endo Society Glen Foundation Awards, & innovation award-Asian Chamber of Commerce (2000). Coveted Lifetime Achievement Award from Sri Lanka Foundation, Los Angeles, CA (2005) for his contributions to science, humanity, & society. 2007, Dr. Oscar S. Gluck Humanitarian Award from Int. Society for Clinical Densitometry.
Retired Air Force squadron leader, Founding President of several nonprofit organizations, including Int. Foundation for Chronic Disabilities (ChronicDisabilities.org); Int. Foundation for Revitalization, Empowerment, Education & Development; Hela Bodu Foundation; Wimalawansa Foundation (Wimalawansa.org); Wimalawansa Education Trust Fund for Needy Children, & Preventive Health, Environmental Protection & Research Organization (PHEPRO.org). A board of director, American Association of Clinical Endocrinology (national [Click] & NJ chapter), Turner Foundation, & chair or member of several national & international scientific committees.
Senior executive position-academia/university (F/T or P/T);
Senior executive position in a large philanthropic organization/pharma;
Global relief work and poverty alleviation
Board of directors
Professor Medicine, Endocrinology & Nutrition
[Chief of Endocrinology & Director, Regional Osteoporosis Center]
August 2001 - April 2008
Executive MBA (leadership and marketing) from Rutgers School of Business (2006) and a diploma in business of medical administration at the Johns Hopkins School of Business (2000).
Research was funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH) & Higher Education Councils. Research include development of bioactive hybrid peptides & receptor research, and development of new, cost-effective agents for metabolic bone disease.
Key contributions to medical research included the development of once weekly bisphosphonate therapy, combination therapies for osteoporosis, method to enhance the efficacy of bisphosphonates, and cost-effective therapies such as vitamin E & nitric oxide donor for prevention & treatment of osteoporosis.
Fellow, American College of Endocrinology, (FACE)
Fellow, American College of Physicians, (FACP)
Master, American College of Diabetes Specialists (MACDS)
Certified Clinical Densitometrist (CCD), a former board of director, ISCD
Scientific adviser, International Society for Clinical Densitometry
Certified Research Contract Professional (CRCP)
Fellow, Ceylon College of Physicians (FCCP)
Fellow, International Neuropeptide Society (USA)
Member, Royal College of Surgeons, UK (MRCS)
Fellow, Royal College of Pathologists, UK (FRCPath)
Fellow, Royal College of Physicians, UK (FRCP)
Doctor of Philosophy, University of London, UK (PhD)
Doctor of Science, University of Peradeniya (DSc.)
Developing a novel "Nature Center;" a residential facility of 20+ acres in a remote serine area in Anuradhapura, Sri Lanka. This model site will have nature friendly design and architecture to go with the surroundings. The Center will function as a model for sustainability (solar powered, organic gardening/farming, arboretum, locally generated safe potable water, total recycling of waste, etc.).
This unique multipurpose center encompasses several areas; including (A) local and foreign students and teachers to experience nature, peace, and learn various aspects of their academic & social interests, continuing studies and sustainability research and obtaining university/college credits through this experience and/or credit for compassionate social service, (B) learn and practice meditation (non-religious meditation retreat center with volunteer meditation teachers) relevant to their lives, and facilitate development of mindfulness in day-to-day activities and encouraging mindful families; and (C) facility to contribute to the society in various manner as described in the foundation's mission [https://wimalawansa.org/our_vision].
Center also will develop and fabricate new environmentally friendly purification methods for clean water and new recyclable safe sanitary facilities.
Anyone interested, please e-mail with details to: firstname.lastname@example.org
(1) Writing a series of medical and philosophy books
(2) Teach endocrinology courses in developing countries and web-based teaching
(3) Managing an education foundation and philanthropic activities
(4) Collaborating with other philanthropic organizations on various charitable projects.
foundation website: https://wimalawansa.org
Former Chief of endocrinology, metabolism & Nutrition.
Tenured full-Professor of medicine for over 20 years (35 years administrative experience in academia).
(1) Educating disadvantaged children (an Education Trust)
(2) Developing novel, cost-effective water purification methods applicable to developing countries
(3) Programs to alleviate chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology in affected countries
(4) Alleviation of poverty and job creation (self-empowerment)
(5) Provision of shelter, clean water & safe sanitary facilities to poor
(6) Women’s empowerment.
Work is carried out in developing countries, in economically deprived rural regions.
Anyone interested, please e-mail with details to: email@example.com
To Eradicate Chronic Kidney Disease From Sri Lanka
Foundation Preventive Health, Environmental Protection, & Research Organization (PHEPRO.org) is an international coalition with the mission to eradicate chronic kidney disease of multi-factorial origin (CKD-mfo, CKDu) from Sri Lanka. The steering committee consists of concerned diverse expertise.
Human interventions such as land settlement, deforestation, and overuse of agrochemicals, the ecosystems are under unprecedented pressure threatening prospects for sustainability and the welfare of today’s and future generations.
The Foundation conducting village-based region-wide awareness and educational campaigns to (A) educate the consequences of drinking contaminated water, (B) use of clean water and water conservation, & prevention of environmental pollution, & (D) using locally available organic substances & compost for cultivation & pest control, & advice on better nutrition.
Securing the environment is essential for the prosperity. The PHEPRO organization provides clean water & the protection of environment & living beings. PHEPRO will focus on the six sub-projects, with the goal of reducing disease incidence and eventual eliminating CKD-mfo.
We look forward to your productive partnership & undertaking a firm and sustainable plan of action. We sincerely hope your organization will join us in this major philanthropic program to safe lives and become a champion―an outstanding corporate citizen in saving lives in Sri Lanka.
Dr. Wimalawansa holds numerous academic credentials, including MD, PhD, MBA, & DSc, & several postgraduate degrees s. In 2000, Dr. Wimalawansa completed a diploma in medical administration at the Johns Hopkins University School of Business, & in 2006 he earned an Executive Master of Business Administration degree from the School of Business, Rutgers University.
He and colleagues conducting web-based teaching on better care of chronically disabled people worldwide (chronicdisabilities.org) & High School Children on various subjects (in Sri Lanka)
Education Trust for Needy Children: provide scholarships to economically handicapped children to continue their education.
Former university professor, professor of medicine & chief of Division of Endocrinology, Metabolism & Nutrition, & director, regional osteoporosis center, at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School & University Hospital, New Jersey, USA. Dr. Wimalawansa has also served as a professor of physiology and integrative biology and pharmacology, Graduate School of Bio-medical Sciences at the University of Medicine and Dentistry, New Jersey. More information: wimalawansa.org/community_projects
Dr. Wimalawansa authored several books on a variety of subjects including medicine, chronic kidney disease (CKD), nutrition, history, & meditation. Examples include Osteoporosis: Time to Act (in progress) and Vitamin D: Everything You Need to Know (2012), and chronic kidney disease (CKD) of multi-factorial origin (2014).
Qualifications & Certifications
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Leadership, Executive M.B.A.
Business School; Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey-Newark
Doctor of Science (D.Sc.)
University of Peradeniya
Diploma in Healthcare Administration, Leadership, & Managmeent
The Johns Hopkins University - Carey Business School
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Endocrine Pathology/ Molecular Biology/ Biochemistry
University of London, United Kingdom (UK)
Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery, Medicine, 2nd Class Hon.
University of Peradeniya
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