Εminent Greek scientists participated in a round table discussion entitled “Topics in Biomedical Ethics” during the third lecture of the Institute of Public Health 7th Series of Lectures.
Lung Function Testing
Appointments for Lung Function testing can be booked via telephone on 2106470056.
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WHO WE ARE
The “George D. Behrakis RESEARCH LAB” was established in 2009.
Donated by the Behrakis Foundation Boston MA to the Hellenic Cancer Society, it is a state-of-the-art laboratory for lung function testing.
Equipped with high-end technology and operated by a team of experts in Respiratory Medicine, the Lab provides high quality and standardized services delivered in a friendly, welcoming environment. [+]
WHAT WE DO
The mission of the LAB is to follow the scientific and technological advances in the field of lung function as well as to contribute and support tobacco prevention through scientific and educational means. [+]
Over 10 years of operations have led to the formation of a dynamic, multidisciplinary and passionate team of experts. Respiratory physicians, public health specialists, nurses, biologists, psychologists, and bio-technicians work together in synchronized harmony toward medical, educational and social research excellence. [+]
Through the Lab’s mission and aims, our team works in close collaboration with many distinguished institutions at both a local and international level. The close relationship between the George D. Behrakis Research Lab-Hellenic Cancer Society and the Institute of Public Health -The American College of Greece is reflected by their shared efforts under the SMOKEFREEGREECE initiative. [+]
High personal and professional ethical standards drive the team’s devotion to social and volunteer activities. [+]
Lung Function Tests
The lab provides a selection of routine and sophisticated Lung Function Tests for both clinical and research purposes. Skilled and friendly personnel deliver high quality services and standardized procedures. [+]
The second lecture of the current IPH series was dedicated to a highly prevalent, public health threat of the 21st century; Childhood obesity and type 2 diabetes mellitus.
17th of November is established as World Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Day since 2002, in order to raise awareness and communicate knowledge and ways to reduce burden of disease worldwide.
12th of November has been established as World Pneumonia day since 2009 aiming to increase awareness on pneumonia, one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality especially in children and the elderly.
Main research focuses on Respiratory Mechanics and Respiratory Effects of active and passive smoking. The Lab developed and continues to operate educational programs for Tobacco Prevention, specifically among school-aged children and adolescents.
George D. Behrakis
George D. Behrakis was born on January 1, 1934, in Lowell, MA, of Greek-American nationality. He was educated at Northeastern University, and earned a degree in pharmaceuticals. He is a Greek-American philanthropist who has contributed to many organizations and establishments in the previous decades. He is best known for his donation to the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, Massachusetts, and for the building of Northeastern University’s College of Health Sciences. [+]