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Mikulas Chavko

Mikulas ChavkoMikulas Chavko received the Masters degree in Physical Chemistry from Czech Technical University in Prague and PhD degree in Biochemistry from University of Veterinary Medicine in Kosice, Czechoslovakia. Dr. Chavko had been involved in research related to mechanisms of ischemic brain and spinal cord damage at Slovak Academy of  Sciences as a Principal Investigator and Department Head.  He received a fellowship from American Heart Association to study ischemic brain damage at University of Pittsburgh (Pittsburg, PA). Later, he received an associateship from National Research Council (Washington, DC) and became a Principal Investigator at the Naval Medical Research Institute in Bethesda, MD to study mechanisms of hyperbaric brain O2 toxicity. Several years ago he initiated and established research related to lung and brain injury as a result of exposure to blast overpressure at the Naval Medical Research Center in Silver Spring, MD. Currently, he serves as a Principal Investigator and Head of Blast Research at Neurotrauma Department at NMRC.  He is an author of one monography and more than 100 articles in scientific journals. He was invited to present his research to numerous domestic and international meetings. Dr. Chavko received grants and funding for his studies from Office of Naval Research, Arlington, VA and Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program, Frederick, MD.

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