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Elizabeth Johnson
Dean, Professor, Anatomy
The School of Medicine
Academic Qualifications
Qualification Year Awarding Institution Department Thesis title (Optional Entry)
Post-Doctoral Fellow 1991 National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, National Institutes of Health Section of Pediatric Endocrinology Molecular Neuroendocrinology & Chemical Neuroanatomy
Doctor of Philosophy 1990 University of Maryland & National Institute of Mental Health School of Sciences Functional Neuroanatomy & Psychoneuroendocrinology
Post-Bacheloreate 1985 Cornell University Department of Neurobiology & Behavior Neuroanatomy
Bachelor of Science 1982 University of Maryland School of Sciences
Employment History
Period of employment Employer Location Position
From To
2017 Date School of Medicine, European University Cyprus Nicosia, Cyprus Professor of Anatomy, Acting Dean, School of Medicine
2011 2018 School of Medicine, National & Kapodistrian University of Athens Athens, Greece Professor of Anatomy
2003 2011 School of Medicine, University of Ioannina Ioannina, Greece Associate Professor of Anatomy
Year Title Other authors Journal and Publisher / Conference Vol. Pages
2018 Salivary cortisol and alpha-amylase diurnal profiles and stress reactivity in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder Angeli E, Korpa T, Papassotririou I, Chrousos GP, Pervanidou P. Psychoneuro-endocrinology 90 174-181
2017 Pharmacological Neuroprotection in Cardiac Surgery: Effectiveness of Pharmacologic-Preconditioning with Erythromycin Koutsogiannidis CP Current Vascular Pharmacology 16 329-335
2016 Decreased DNA disruption in the porcine neocortex with erythromycin preconditioning during prolonged hypothermic circulatory arrest: evidence for neuroprotection Koutsogiannidis CP, Ananiadou OG, Ampatzidou FC, Savvas IP, Mytilinaios DG, Nikolopoulous EN, Troupis TG, Charchanti AV, Drossos GE J Card Surg 30 525-31
2015 Modulation of central glucocorticoid receptors in short- and long-term experimental hyperthyroidism Nikolopoulou E, Mytilinaios D, Calogero AE, Kamilaris TC, Troupis T, Chrousos GP Endocrine 49 828-41
2014 Consequences of psychophysiological stress on cytochrome P450-catalyzed drug metabolism Konstandi M, Lang MA Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 45 149-167
2013 Effects of experimentally induced hyperthyroidism on central hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis function in rats Calogero AE, Konstandi M, Kamilaris TC, La Vignera S, Chrousos GP Pituitary 16 275-86
2012 Modernization of an anatomy class: from conceptualization to implementation – A case for integrated multimodal- multi-disciplinary teaching Charchanti A, Troupis T. Anatomical Sciences Education 5 354-66
1996 The biobehavioral consequences of psychogenic stress in a small, social primate (Calithrix jacchus jacchus) Kamilaris TC, Carter CS, Callogero AE, Gold PW, Chrousos PW Biological Psychiatry 40 317-337
1992 Mechanisms of Stress: A Dynamic Overview of Hormonal and Behavioral Homeostasis Kamilaris, T.C., Chrousos, G.P. and Gold, P.W. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews 16 115-130
1990 Interactions between tumor necrosis factor-α, hypothalamic corticotropin-releasing hormone, adrenocorticotropin secretion in the rat. Bernardini, R., Kamilaris, T.C., Calogero, A.E., Gomez M.T.,  Gold, P.W Endocrinology 127 1574-1579
Date Topic International / Local Location* Role in Exhibition
Apr 7, 2017 Intracranial Glioma Workshop from A to Z International Larissa, Greece Lecture: Cortical Functional Anatomy.
Feb 15, 2017 2nd Winter Orthopedic Course International Mzaar, Lebanon Lecture: Neuro-regeneration of the Peripheral Nerve
Dec 12, 2015 Inaugural Meeting of the Institute for Stress Biology and Medicine International Athens, Greece Keynote: Neuroplasticity: Common Mechanisms with Stress and Mood Disorders
Dec 5, 2015 9th International Symposium on Experimental Spinal Cord Repair and Regeneration International Brescia, Italy Keynote: Neuroplasticity and cortical remapping: basic concepts & clinical implications
Oct 22-23, 2015 HIPON International Conference & ICT Workshop International Athens, Greece Lecture: A Case for Integrated Multimodal-Multi-disciplinary Teaching of Anatomy
May 2015 29th Hellenic Neurosurgery Congress & 9th Meeting of Neurosurgery Nurses International Athens, Greece Lecture: Anatomy of the Cerebral Hemispheres
May 16-18, 2014 International Scientific Conference “Treatment of Epilepsies II”, International Thessaly, Greece Keynote: Neuroplasticity and the Development and Structure of the Temporal Lobe
2-3 May 2014 6th European Low Grade Glioma Network Meeting International Thessaloniki, Greece, Keynote: Basic Concepts on Neuroplasticity
May 2006 10th Congress Society for Surgery of the Hand and Upper Extremity International Antalya, Turkey Keynote: Functional Neuroanatomy of Proprioception of the Upper Extremity
October 1999 Fourth International Conference of the International Society of Neuroimmunomodulation International Lugano, Switzerland Lecture: Neuroendocrine manifestations of Sjogren's Syndrome
Research Projects
Date Title Funded by Project Role*
2019-2021 Gender Outcomes INternational Group: to Further Well-being Development (GOING-FWD) GENDER-NET+, a European initiative part of the EU H2020 initiative PI EUC, Cyprus for gender data on Stress studies, in 5-Country Transatlantic network along with McGill, University of Vienna, Karolinska Institute, Universidad de Murcia
2011-2016 Start-up Equipment Support, Orthopaedic Research & Education Center, Attikon University Hospital, Athens Stavros Niarchos Foundation Collaborator – Coordinator for basic science unit
2007-2008 Tissue microarrays for large data set examination University Structural Support Grant, Programs of Academic Excellence University of Ioannina PI
2006 Pilot study for free cycle program for general studies Research for Education IEPAEK II Collaborator
2002-2004 Molecular mechanisms of apoptosis Iraklitos (EPEAEK ΙΙ), University of Ioannina Advisor
2006-2008 Role of psyhological stress on hnRNP and DARPP-32 expression in the CNS PENED 2003, 03EΔ957, Greek Secretary of Research & Technology Collaborator
1993-1995 Thyroid Hormone regulation of Glucocorticoid Receptors in Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenal (HPA) Axis Activity PENED 1991, no. 91EΔ315, Greek Secretary of Research & Technology Collaborator
1990-1991 Hippocampal mineralocorticoid & glucocorticoid receptor mRNA in glucocorticoid resistant nonhuman primate Intramural Research Training Award, National Institute of Child Health & Human Development, Developmental Endocrinology Br, NIH PI
1987-1990 Biobehavioral consequences of psychogenic stress in small, social primate Individual National Research Service Award, National Institute of Mental Health, Biological and Neuroscience Branch PI
Academic Consulting Services/Councils/Boards/Editorial Committees
Period Organization Title of Position or Service Key Activities
2015- Institute of Biology and Medicine Stress Board of Directors Scientific direction of institute
2008-2012 Hellenic National Academic Recognition Information Center (NARIC), Hellenic Ministry of Education Examination Committee Anatomy Examiner
2005 State Scholarships Foundation Anatomy for Scholarships in Endovascular Surgery Examiner
2004 Hellenic Federal Drug Administration Advisor Advisor
1998-2004 Ioannina Biomedical Research Institute (IBRI), currently merged with the Foundation for Research & Technology-Hellas (FORTH) Founding Board of Directors Establishment of research institute
Awards/International Recognition
Date Title Awarded by:
2015 In Vitro Comparison of Rabbit Mesenchymal stem cells derived from bone marrow, synovium, tendon, ligament and adipose tissue Silver Winner, RegenMed
2014 Decreased DNA Disruption in the Porcine Neocortex with Erythromycin Preconditioning during Prolong Hypothermic Circulatory Arrest 27th Annual Meeting of the European Association for CardioThoracic Surgery, Oct Milan, Itally
2013 Erythromycin induced neuroprotection during prolonged deep hypothermic circulatory arrest in an acute porcine model 23rd World Congress of the World Society of Cardio-Thoracic Surgeons, Split, Croatioa
2013 Preconditiong of brain with erythromycin in HCA, protects brain 12th Northwestern Cardiology Congress, Thessaloniki
2012 Effect of deep hypothermia and HCA on neuroprotection: study in acute porcine model 9th Hellenic Congress of the Hellenic Society for CardioThoracic Surgery, Thessaloniki
2012 Modernization of an anatomy class: from conceptualization to implementationa – A case for integrated multimodal- multi-disciplinary teaching American Association of Anatomists, Anatomical Sciences Education
2006 Increased Bcl-2 immunoreactivity at 10oC indicates additional cerebral protection during circulatory arrest. Young Investigator Award: 86th Annual Meeting of the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) 29 April-3 May, Philadelphia, PA
2005 Acute regional neuronal injury following hypothermic circulatory arrest in a porcine model Rabago Prize: 54th International Congress of the European Society for Cardiothoracic Surgery
2000 Prevalence of autoimmune thyroiditis among school children in Northwestern Greece “Professor K Miras Award” 8th Meeting of the Balkan Clinical Laboratory Federation
1987-90 Individual National Research Service Award National Institute of Mental Health, Biological and Neuroscience Branch in the field of Functional Neuroanatomy
Other Achievements
Date Title Key Activities:
2008 Visiting Professor, Duke University Medical Center Fresh Cadaver Flap Dissection Course Instructor
2011 Visiting Professor, New York University, Institute of Reconstructive Plastic Surgery Instructor for peripheral nerve repair & regeneration
2016 Visiting Professor, University of Serbia, Belgrade Instructor for Neuroplasticity
2011-today Member of American Association of Anatomists Educational Activities of Society
2011-today Member of Association of Clinical Anatomists Educational Activities of Society
2017-today Editorial Board, Anatomical Educational Sciences Review of manuscripts
2007 International Editorial Board of Advisors, Grey’s Anatomy for Students, Churchill Livingstone Review of Chapters, and book content
2008 International Editorial Board, Atlas of Clinical and Gross Anatomy, Elsevier, Mosby Review of Chapters, and book content
2012 Clinical Neuroanatomy Editor and Author of Medical Textbook
2017 Federative International Programme for Anatomical Education (FIPAE) of the International Federation of Associations of Anatomists (IFFA) Advisory Board