Editorial Board of International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine
Dr. Mario Bernardo-Filho
Universidade do Estado do Rio de Janeiro
Biography & Research Interest
Welcome Dr. Mario Bernardo-Filho to Join the Editorial Board of International Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine.
Short Career Summary of Prof. Dr.Mario Bernardo-Filho
Mario Bernardo-Filho is the Head of the Laboratory of Mechanical Vibration and Integrative and Complementary Practices, Department of Biophysics and Biometry, Biology Institute Roberto Alcantara Gomes, Rio de Janeiro State University.
He finished his academic course of Biomedicine (1974).
He obtained his PhD (1988) in experimental models using radiopharmaceuticals in studies with rats and Escherichia coli cultures.
After that, he startet investigations about the biological effects of chemical agents (mainly stannous chloride) and extracts of medicinal plants in Escherichia coli cultures and DNA plasmid. In rats was evaluated the effect of synthetic and natural products on the biodistribution of radiopharmaceuticals and on the labeling of blood constituents with technetium-99m. In 1999 he participated in a competition to be Full Professor (UERJ) and presented a thesis.
He finished his academic course of Physiotherapy (2006).
He started new researches involving integrative and complementary medicine (auriculotherapy and acupuncture) and the biological effects of mechanical vibrations generated in oscillating/vibratory platform that produces whole body vibration exercises (WBVE) when a subject is in contacting with the platform. Studies to evaluate the consequences of WBVE and extracts of medicinal plants in rats are ongoing. Investigations about the effects of the WBVE with participants with different diseases (metabolic syndrome, chronic obstructive pulmonar disease, arthrosis and osteoporisis) and healthy people are ongoing too.
Professor, UERJ. since 1974
Full Professor, UERJ. since 1999
SUPERVISING Master of Sciences and DOCTORAT Thesis
– More than 30 finished doctorates as Supervisor
– More than 30 finished Master of Sciences thesis as Supervisor
– Professor of graduate and post-graduate courses at UERJ
– Participation in various national and international congress.
– Lecrures in various national and international congress.
ORGANIZER OF WORKSHOPS AND CONFERENCES
Organizer of some national and international workershop and congress.
Member of Scientific Societies
– Member of some Brazilian and International scientific Societies