Charles J. Malemud

Case Western Reserve University, USA

Charles J. Malemud holds a Ph.D. degree. He is a Professor of medicine and anatomy at the Division of Rheumatic Diseases at the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) School of Medicine. Dr. Malemud was the Director of the Biomedical Research Component of the Northeast Ohio Multipurpose Arthritis Center from 1981 to 1998 which received funding from the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal Diseases. From 1994 to 2000, he was the Coordinator (Director) of the Basic Science Curriculum in the CWRU School of Medicine. His research program has been continuously funded since 1980 by the National Institute on Aging, National Institute of Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, the Arthritis Foundation, and by several biopharmaceutical companies. Dr. Malemud is the PI on a project designed to evaluate the role of the JAK/STAT pathway in TNF-a- and monosodium urate crystal-induced apoptosis by cultured human chondrocytes. Dr. Malemud is also a Coinvestigator on a National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine-funded R01 project to evaluate the chondroprotective effects of pomegranate fruit extract in a rabbit model of osteoarthritis. Moreover, he has published 183 peer-reviewed research papers, book chapters, and invited reviews. He has edited 3 special issues devoted to osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis: “Fundamental pathways in osteoarthritis” (Frontiers in Bioscience, 1999), “Matrix metalloproteinases in health and disease” (Frontiers in Bioscience, 2006), and “Defining novel targets for intervention in rheumatoid arthritis” (Current Rheumatology Reviews, 2008). He is an Editorial Board Member of the following journals: Frontiers in Bioscience, Current Rheumatology Reviews, Research & Reviews in Bioscience, The Open Orthopaedic Journal, The Open Spine Journal, International Journal of Rheumatology, and Open Access Rheumatology Research and Reviews. Dr. Malemud is also on the Board of Reviewers of Archives of Medical Science.

Biography Updated on 7 October 2009

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