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Fernando P. Bruno, MD

Assistant Professor of Histology, Department of Anatomy

  • Office: 60 Prospect Avenue, 2nd Floor, Room 205
  • Campus:
    Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine - Middletown
  • Phone:
    (845)648-1232
  • Email:
    fernando.bruno@touro.edu

Office Hours:

By appointment only.

Courses Taught:

Histology

General Pathology

Education/Training:

Postdoctoral Research Fellow: Department of Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY– USA

Doctor of Medicine (MD): Federal University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ), Rio de Janeiro, RJ – Brazil

Professional Affiliations

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH)

New York Academy of Science (NYAS)

Fellowships/Honors

2014 Named in the publication Leading Physicians of the World, The International Association of Healthcare Professionals

2013 The 2013 Young Investigator Award, American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH), Washington, DC

2013 Dennis Shields Postdoctoral Travel Award, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY

2013 Travel Fellowship Award, American Neurological Association, New Orleans, LA

2013 Nominated by the Dean for the 2013 Blavatnik Awards for Young Scientists, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY

2006 Honorable Mention, Forum of Medical Ethics, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – Rio de Janeiro, RJ – Brazil

2005-2008 Scientific Initiation Fellowship Award, “National Council for Scientific and Technological Development” (CNPq) Rio de Janeiro, RJ – Brazil

2005 Honorable Mention, Forum of Pathology Teaching, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil

Areas of Research/Interest

Medicine, Neurology, Translational Science, Neuroregeneration, Stroke, Spinal Cord trauma, Cerebral Malaria, Brain Imaging Techniques, Behavioral changes, Psychiatry, Medical Education, Doctor-Patient Relationship, Bioethics.

Selected Publications

Bruno FP, Shikani HJ, Minxian J, Freeman BD, Jasmin, Tanowitz HB, Weiss LM, Spray DC, Desruisseaux MS

“Near-infrared fluorescent imaging: a novel technique to assess brain pathology and severity in experimental cerebral malaria”

The American Journal of Tropical Medicine, Nov.2013, Volume 89, p. 335, Issue No. 5, Supplement

Bruno FP, Dai M, Shikani HJ, Freeman BD, Jasmin, Tanowitz HB, Weiss LM, Spray DC, Desruisseaux MS

“Near-infrared fluorescent imaging of matrix metalloproteinases as an index of brain inflammation in cerebral malaria” (Abstract published in Annals of Neurology, Dec.2013, Volume 74, p. S33, Issue No. S17)

Bruno FP, Freeman BD, Koba WR, Jelicks LA, Dai M, Fine EJ, Desruisseaux MS

Using PET-scan to monitor brain metabolism in a murine model of cerebral malaria”

Annals of Neurology, Dec.2013, Volume 74, p. S33, Issue No. S17

Bruno FP, Freeman BD, Koba WR, Jelicks LA, Fine EJ, Desruisseaux MS

“Positron Emission Tomography- an in vivo imaging system for follow up encephalic metabolism in cerebral malaria”

The American Journal of Tropical Medicine, Nov.2012, Volume 87, p. 439, Issue No. 5, Supplement

Bruno FP, Freeman BD, Tanowitz HB, Weiss LM, Spray DC, Desruisseaux MS

“Near-infrared fluorescent imaging: A Novel technique to assess inflammation in experimental cerebral malaria”

The American Journal of Tropical Medicine, Nov.2012, Volume 87, p. 41, Issue No. 5, Supplement

Dai M, Freeman BD, Shikani HJ, Bruno FP, Collado JE, Rolando Macias R, Reznik SE, Davies P, Spray DC, Tanowitz HB, Weiss LM, Desruisseaux MS

“Altered regulation of akt signaling with Murine Cerebral Malaria, Effects on Long-term Neuro-cognitive Function, and Restoration with Lithium Treatment."

PLoS One, Oct. 2012 7(10): e44117 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0044117)

Dai M, Shikani HJ, Freeman BD, Bruno FP, Tanowitz HB, Weiss LM, Reznik SE, Stephani RA, Desruisseaux MS

"The novel ETA receptor antagonist HJP-272 prevents cerebral microvascular hemorrhage in cerebral malaria and synergistically improves survival in combination with an artemisinin derivative"

Life Sciences, Jul. 2012 , 91(13-14):687-92 (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.lfs.2012.07.006)

Giraldi-Guimarães A, Rezende-Lima M, Bruno FP, Mendez-Otero R

“Treatment with bone marrow mononuclear cells induces functional recovery and decreases neurodegeneration after sensorimotor cortical ischemia in rats”.

Brain Research, v. 1266, p. 108-120, 2009. (http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.brainres.2009.01.062)

Invited Presentations

“Near-infrared fluorescent imaging: a novel technique to assess brain pathology and severity in experimental cerebral malaria”

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) 62nd Annual Meeting– Washington, DC – USA, 2013

“Near-infrared fluorescent imaging of matrix metalloproteinases as an index of brain inflammation in cerebral malaria”

2013 ANA Annual Meeting– New Orleans, LA – USA, 2013

“Near-infrared fluorescent imaging: a novel technique to assess brain pathology and severity in experimental cerebral malaria”

Shields Awards for Outstanding Postdoctoral Research– New York, NY – USA, 2013

“Brain imaging approaches to characterize experimental cerebral malaria”

Malaria Meeting AECOM, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY – 2013

"Imaging methods in the monitoring of a murine model of cerebral malaria" [in Portuguese].

Departmental Seminar, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro – Rio de Janeiro, RJ - Brazil, 2013

“The brain during the course of malaria”

Departmental Seminar, Albert Einstein College of Medicine – New York, NY – USA, 2012

“Positron Emission Tomography- an in vivo imaging system for follow up encephalic metabolism in cerebral malaria”

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (ASTMH) 61st Annual Meeting– Atlanta, GA – USA, 2012

“Dynamic imaging studies to monitor metabolic and inflammatory changes in murine cerebral malaria”

Departmental Seminar, Albert Einstein College of Medicine – New York, NY – USA, 2012

“Metalloproteinase fluorescence as an inflammatory index in murine cerebral malaria”

Pathology Retreat, Albert Einstein College of Medicine – New York, NY – USA, 2011

"Effect of the treatment with Bone Marrows Stem Cells in the neurodegeneration and axonal plasticity based on stroke models." [in Portuguese]

XXIX Jornada Giulio Massarani de Iniciação Científica, Artística e Cultural – Rio de Janeiro, RJ – Brazil, 2007. 

"Effect of the treatment with Bone marrow Stem Cells in the plasticity induced by focal cerebral ischemia." [in Portuguese]

XXVIII Jornada Giulio Massarani de Iniciação Científica, Artística e Cultural – Rio de Janeiro, RJ – Brazil, 2006.

Grants/Funding

2013 Sponsor: National Institutes of Health/National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NIH/NINDS, NS069577)

Cerebral Malaria: Mechanisms of disease and neurological salvage
Role: Postdoctoral Fellow/Trainee
2011- 2012 Sponsor: Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Medical Scientists

Neurological complications of cerebral malaria
Role: Postdoctoral Fellow/Trainee
2010-2011 Sponsor: Fogarty International Center

Inter-hemispheric Research/ NIH Global Infectious Disease Research Training Program (D43 TW007129)
Role: Postdoctoral Fellow/Trainee

2005-2008 Sponsor: National Council for Scientific and Technological Development (CNPq)
Role: Awardee

Community Service/Outreach

2015-Present Mentor in the iMentor Program, New York, NY, Mentored and advised students in low-income communities about career plans and long-term goals.

2013-2014 Mentor in the Einstein Peer Mentor Network, Office of Academic Support & Counseling

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