Fernando P. Bruno, MD, MPH

Associate Professor, 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:

General Pathology, DO Program, 2015- Present

Medical Histology, DO Program, 2015 - Present

Histology & Cell Biology, MS Program, 2015 - Present

Interprofessional Education (IPE), DO Program, 2015-Present

Histology & Medical Microanatomy, Summer Program, 2016-Present (Course Director)

Preventive Medicine & Public Health, DO Program, 2017-2018

Health & Human Behavior, MS Program, 2017-2018

Education/Training:

Master of Public Health. Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, Boston, NY – USA

Postdoctoral Research Fellowship. Neuropathology and Tropical Medicine, Department of Pathology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, New York, NY– USA

Doctor of Medicine (MD) and General Practitioner Certification, 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

2020    Presidential Award, Excellence in Teaching 2020 – Awardee, Touro College & University System, USA

2020    Certificate of Recognition for demonstrating adaptability, flexibility and commitment to the educational mission of Touro College and its students during the spring 2020 academic semester, Touro College & University System, USA

2019    Presidential Award, Excellence in Teaching 2019 – Nominee, Touro College & University System, USA

2018    Teacher of the Year Award 2017-2018 – Awardee, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Middletown, NY

2017    Teacher of the Year Award 2016-2017 – Nominee, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Middletown, NY

2016    Teacher of the Year Award 2015-2016 – Nominee, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine, Middletown, NY

2016    “Giving Back Gates Social,” selected to the event featuring leaders from Giving Tuesday and Facebook, as well as other philanthropists and movement builders about what’s inspired them to give and get involved, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, New York, NY – USA

2016    Featured in the article “Want the Latest on Next-Generation Medical Research? Ask the Next Generation”, Impatient Optimists, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

2015    Neuropathology Research Recognition, Leading Physicians of the World, The International Association of Healthcare Professionals

2014    Neuropathology Research Recognition, Leading Physicians of the World, The International Association of Healthcare Professionals

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

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

2012    Travel Fellowship Award, American Neurological Association, New Orleans, LA – USA    

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

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, Public Health, Epidemiology, Environmental Medicine, Translational Science, Neuroregeneration, Stroke, Tropical Medicine, Cerebral Malaria, Brain Imaging Techniques, Behavioral changes, Psychiatry, Medical Education, Doctor-Patient Relationship, Bioethics, Spinal Cord trauma

 Selected Publications

Fernando P. Bruno, MD Selected Publications

Invited Presentations

Fernando P. Bruno, MD Invited Presentations

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

2015-2020 Mentor in the iMentor Program, New York, NY

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

2005-2010 Volunteer for the Gesundheit Institute.

2005-2010 Volunteer for the “Casa Maria de Magdala” HIV Clinic – Niterói, Brazil

2008 Health care and Justice Gathering 2008, Gesundheit Institute – West Virginia, USA.

2007-2008 Volunteer in health prevention activities “Standing Committee on Reproductive Health including AIDS – SCOPH IFMSA/IFLMS” – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2007 Volunteer Worker in the “Protocol” and “Medical/Red Cross” Areas at the XV Pan American Games – Rio 2007 – Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

Fieldwork
2020 “Healthcare policy and humanitarian negotiation on the frontlines”, January 2020, Lebanon.
A critical review of health diplomacy strategies related to the access to reconstructive surgery for the war-wounded in the Middle East.
Hosted by Harvard University, led by Senior Researcher Claude Bruderlein from the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative (HHI), Strategic Advisor at the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) and Director of the Centre of Competence on Humanitarian Negotiation (CCHN).

2019 “Non-communicable diseases in low- and middle-income countries”, January 2019, India.
Extended field visits to various institutions/sites dealing with non-communicable diseases in India, comprising of both governmental and non-governmental organizations.
Hosted by the Public Health Foundation of India (PHFI) and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health India Research Center (IRC). Led by Dr. Richard Cash, Senior Lecturer on Global Health and Dr. Lindsay Jaacks, Assistant Professor of Global Health, Department of Global Health and Population.

In the News:

Want the Latest on Next-Generation Medical Research? Ask the Next Generation.

http://www.impatientoptimists.org/Posts/2014/10/Next_Generation_Research#.ViUxedam-lZ