[GRG] Reminder: LA-GRG July Meeting Tonight

To Local Members and Friends of the Los Angeles Gerontology
Research Group:Reminder:
Our July 2014 LA-GRG Meeting will take place tonight (Monday, July 21st)

at our regular time (8:00 PM) and place (UCLA).   Our speaker
will be Dr. Florence Comite, M.D.
from NYC on the topic of “The Power of Precision Medicine in
Practice: The Future of
Medicine, Today.”  — Steve Coles

Brief Biographical Sketch
for Florence Comite
M.D.
    Dr. Florence Comite is a noted endocrinologist, a
graduate of  Yale  University  School  of 
Medicine;
she was an Associate Clinical Professor, on the Yale  faculty for 25
years, and  the founder of Women’s
Health at Yale in 1990.  Dr.
Comite’s predominate focus over the last decade is based on the
evolution
of Precision Medicine™ in practice, implementing genomics and epigenetics
within a clinical setting,
utilizing a multi–talented team, to prevent diabetes, cardiovascular
disease, reverse sarcopenia, extend
health span, and sustain vitality to optimize health.
   Dr.
Comite completed a Fellowship in Reproductive Endocrinology,
incorporating training in Medicine,
Pediatrics, Gynecology, and Andrology, at the National Institute of Child
Health and Human Development
at NIH.  Dr. Comite has served on
numerous advisory councils and committees with the NIH, the Egyptian
Ministry of Health, the International Spa Association, and the Institute
of Medicine, and is currently a
member of the Age Management Medicine Group, conference–planning
committee,  Independent Doctors
of New York, and the Physician  Scientific Society as well as 
Alpha Omega Alpha, and numerous scientific
associations across multiple disciplines.   
As a physician and entrepreneur, Dr.
Comite is widely sought after as a consultant in men’s health,
women’s health, the spa industry, digital health, start–up companies and
related businesses.  Dr.  Comite
has helped develop new therapies executed in–utero through  mature
adults, infertility, precocious puberty,
endometriosis, ovarian cysts, fibroid disease, and osteoporosis. 
She has patent approval for a new method
of determining fertility and another to increase bone mass in
premenopausal women.  Dr. Comite won the
Salk Award for original research at Brooklyn College at CUNY, the 
Louis Welt  Award  at Yale  Medical School,
the Alan Mintz, M.D. award for Clinical Excellence in Age Management
Medicine, and has been the recipient
of multiple awards for original research throughout her career.  She
has published extensively in peer-reviewed
literature, with articles in the New England Journal of Medicine,
JAMA, Journal of  Clinical Endocrinology
and Metabolism, among others.  Her most recent scientific
abstract in June 2013 focused on male andropause,
entitled: “Hormonal
Expression of Androgen Deficiency in Aging Men
(ADAM),” the findings were
presented
at the Endocrine Society.  In October, Rodale published her book for
men, Keep It
Up™:
The Power of
Precision Medicine™  To Conquer Low T and Revitalize Your
Life.    
Dr. Comite, known for
her integrated health care originating 20 years ago, determined that an
analysis
of  in–depth clinical data in individuals would anticipate
genomics.  Dr. Comite currently operates a
practice in New York  City grounded on a philosophical concept of
the innate  uniqueness of each human.
She refers to the concept as a

Nof1.
Her method is initiated by
collecting  data to address  an individual’s
status with a precision health
analysis
™.   Dr. Comite’s focus
is on personalized paths created with
customized tracts incorporating unique  aspects for each person
constructed on a myriad of variables
such as history, lifestyle, metabolomics, hormonal, bone studies,
VO2
, genomics and epigenetics,
in conjunction with scientific  evidence.  The goal is to
extend health  span, prevent disease and
sarcopenia while sustaining vitality.  Typically,  the health
shifts in males with andropause and
females with menopause trigger quality of life concerns which lead to a
precision health
analysis™.Preliminary clinical data of
metabolomics and other functional tests are undergoing analysis for
publication.  Additional research projects are planned to take
pilot  findings to the next stage.   
Dr. Comite is a leader in
Precision
Medicine, a complex,
multi–disciplinary field, emerging in
academic centers, associated with oncology, though not widely taught in
medical school or to
medical professionals. 
Precision
(also known as Personalized)
Medicine
will demand that the
physician understand how to selectively translate genomic data in
synchrony with other variables
to patients, with expertise and wisdom, hopefully utilizing the findings
to motivate healthy
lifestyle choices.
Precision
Medicine is a complex field;
physicians must be positioned to deliver
on the promise it brings.  Significant physician education and
research is required to translate
genomic and epigenetic data into the clinical practice of
medicine.

L. Stephen Coles, M.D., Ph.D., Cofounder
Los Angeles Gerontology Research GroupE-mail: scoles@grg.orgE-mail:
scoles@ucla.edu

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About Johnny Adams

My full-time commitment is to slow and ultimately reverse age related functional decline to increase healthy years of life. I’ve been active in this area since the 1970s, steadily building skills and accomplishments. I have a good basic understanding of the science of aging, and have many skills that complement those of scientists so they can focus on science to advance our shared mission. Broad experience Top skills: administration, management, information technology (data and programming), communications, writing, marketing, market research and analysis, public speaking, forging ethical win-win outcomes among stakeholders (i.e. high level "selling"). Knowledge in grant writing, fundraising, finance. Like most skilled professionals, I’m best described as a guy who defines an end point, then figures out how to get there. I enjoy the conception, design, execution and successful completion of a grand plan. Executive Director Gerontology Research Group (GRG). Manages Email discussion forum, web site, meetings and oversees supercentenarian (oldest humans, 110+ years) research. CEO / Executive Director Carl I. Bourhenne Medical Research Foundation (Aging Intervention Foundation), an IRS approved 501(c)(3) nonprofit. http://www.AgingIntervention.org Early contributor to Supercentenarian Research Foundation. Co-Founder Geroscience Healthspan Forum. Active contributor to numerous initiatives to increase healthy years of life. Co-authored book on conventional, practical methods available today to slow the processes of aging – nutrition, exercise, behavior modification and motivation, stress reduction, proper supplementation, damage caused by improper programs, risk reduction and others. Fundamental understanding of, and experience in the genomics of longevity (internship analyzing and curating longevity gene papers). Biological and technical includes information technology, software development and computer programming, bioinformatics and protein informatics, online education, training programs, regulatory, clinical trials software, medical devices (CAT scanners and related), hospital electrical equipment testing program. Interpersonal skills – good communication, honest, well liked, works well in teams or alone. Real world experience collaborating in interdisciplinary teams in fast paced organizations. Uses technology to advance our shared mission. Education: MBA 1985 University of Southern California -- Deans List, Albert Quon Community Service Award (for volunteering with the American Longevity Association and helping an elderly lady every other week), George S. May Scholarship, CA State Fellowship. BA psychology, psychobiology emphasis 1983 California State University Fullerton Physiological courses as well as core courses (developmental, abnormal etc). UCLA Psychobiology 1978, one brief but fast moving and fulfilling quarter. Main interest was the electrochemical basis of consciousness. Also seminars at the NeuroPsychiatric Institute. Other: Ongoing conferences, meetings and continuing education. Aging, computer software and information technology. Some molecular biology, biotech, bio and protein informatics, computer aided drug design, clinical medical devices, electronics, HIPAA, fundraising through the Assoc. of Fundraising Professionals. Previous careers include: Marketing Increasing skill set and successes in virtually all phases, with valuable experience in locating people and companies with the greatest need and interest in a product or service, and sitting across the table with decision makers and working out agreements favorable to all. Information Technology: Management, data analysis and programming in commercial and clinical trials systems, and bioinformatics and protein informatics. As IT Director at Newport Beach, CA based technology organization Success Family of Continuing Education Companies, provided online software solutions for insurance and financial professionals in small to Fortune 500 size companies. We were successful with lean team organization (the slower moving competition was unable to create similar software systems). Medical devices: At Omnimedical in Paramount CA developed and managed quality assurance dept. and training depts. for engineers, physicians and technicians. Designed hospital equipment testing program for hospital services division. In my early 20’s I was a musician, and studied psychology and music. Interned with the intention of becoming a music therapist. These experiences helped develop valuable skills used today to advance our shared mission of creating aging solutions.
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