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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. [+]
Did you know that accident-related injuries are the leading cause of children’s death in developed countries, including Greece and that 80% of serious household accidents occur at the inside of the home, mostly in the living room and the bedroom?
The circadian rhythm balance is a prerequisite for the optimal functioning of the human body; by regulating the normal hormone production, the circadian rhythm protects against diabetes, obesity, depression, aging and more.
The Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) is a retrovirus originating from the chimpanzee Simian Immunodeficiency Virus ( SIV) that initially passed to humans who were exposed to infected chimpanzee blood, while hunting them in central Africa, as early as in late 1800’s.
It has been statistically proven that the highest percentage of responsibility for road accidents lies with the human factor, under the triple capacity of driver – passenger – pedestrian and according to World Bank’ data, the financial cost of road accidents is calculated to 1-3% on each state’s GDP.
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. [+]