Dr. Ali Akbar Mahdi

Guest of the Week: Dr. Ali Akbar Mahdi, Ohio Wesleyan University


Host: Dr. Ali Akbari, Cal Lutheran University



Emeritus professor of Sociology at Ohio Wesleyan University.  Dr. Ali Akbar Mahdi has taught at Michigan State University, Adrian College, Central State University, and is currently teaching sociology at California State University, Northridge. 

Dr. Sheila Ahmadi

Guests of the Week: Dr. Sheila Ahmadi, UCLA 

                                 Dr. Kouros Nouri-Mahdavi, UCLA

Host: Dr. Mohamad Navab, UCLA



Dr. Sheila Ahmadi an assistant clinical professor of medicine endocrinology at UCLA David Geffen School of Medicine and will talk about hypothyroidism.  Dr. Ahmadi attended University of Cologne, Germany from 1987 to 1993 where she obtained her MD degree. She then trained in Graduate Hospital, Philadelphia from 1996 to 1997 for her internship in Medicine. More...  

Dr. Kalaantari

Guest of the Week: Dr. Haamun Kalaantari, Cal Poly Pomona
Host: Dr. Kamran Abedini, Cal Poly Pomona



 Dr. Haamun Kalaantari received his B.S. and M.S. degrees in materials science and engineering from Sharif University of Technology and Iran University of Science and Technology, respectively.  After graduation, he was employed by the R&D department of Esfahan Steel Company (ESCO), as the plant and project chief engineer and later became the senior expert of steel industries at steel affairs department of Iranian Mines and Mining Industries Development and Renovation Organization (IMIDRO).

Dr. Valadkhan

Guest of the Week: Dr. Saba Valadkhan, Case Western Reserve University
Host: Dr. Mohamad Navab, UCLA



Dr. Saba Valadkhan is an associate professor and RNA researcher at Case Western Reserve University.  In 2005, she was awarded the GE / Science Young Scientist Award for her breakthrough in understanding the mechanism spliceosomes "akin to finding the Holy Grail of the splicing catalysis field" -


Dr. Givrad

Guest of the Week: Dr. Tina Givrad
Host: Dr. Kamran Abedini, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona



Dr. Tina Givrad's Bachelors and Masters Degree are in Electrical Engineering.  Following her graduation, she began working for Boeing North American as a systems engineer.  Subsequently, she received a Ph.D. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Southern California and served as a postdoctoral research associate at the same institution for four years (Departments of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences and Biomedical Engineering).

Dr. Rastegar


Capacity Building in Global Health in Africa and Work with Iran

By: Dr. Asghar Rastegar, Yale University

Food & Nutrition Security; Multidisciplinary Science & National Development

By: Dr. Hossein Ghassemi 

How to Support Our Young MDs from Iran

By: Dr. Maryam Haghnegahdar

Host: Dr. Mohamad Navab, UCLA



Dr. Asghar Rastegar is Professor of Medicine at Yale school of Medicine; Director, Office of Global Health; and Chief, Fitkin Firm, YNHH.  He studied at Pahlavi University medical school and at Yale established the Journal of Tropical Medicine. 

Dr. tabesh

Guest of the Week: Dr. Yahya Tabesh
Sharif University of Technology Host: Dr. Kamran Abedini, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona



Dr. Yahya Tabesh is a visiting scholar at Stanford University and a distinguished faculty of the Sharif University of Technology (Tehran, Iran).  He served as the chairman of Department of Mathematical Sciences at Sharif University of Technology and as the Director of Math and Computer Olympiads in Iran.

Dr. Andalibi

Guests of the Week:

Part I:

Dr. Reza Sarebanha & Dr. Hassan Kheradmandan

Part II:

Dr. Ali Andalibi & Dr. Nardin Tabarestani

Host: Dr. Mohamad Navab, UCLA



Dr. Reza Sarebanha has been one of the strongest supporters of APSIH and other Iranian organizations in the United States in the past three decades.  In addition to providing scholarships and fellowships to dozens of students in various areas of science and art, he has continuously guided various philanthropic projects and activities.  By participating in meetings with the Board of Directors of APSIH, Mr. Sarebanha has routinely provided useful and effective guidance for different programs and plans.