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Valeria Kecskeméti

Valeria Kecskeméti

Valeria Kecskeméti

Present position: Emeritus professor

Phone: +36 1 210 29 30/56265, 56276

Email: kecskemeti

University education:
1956-1962: Budapest Medical University (antecedant Semmelweis University) Faculty of Medicine
1962 medical doctor „Summa Cum Laude” diploma

Workplace:
1962- Semmelweis University) Faculty of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Pharmacotherapy

Previous positions:
1962-64 Trainee; 1964-73 Assitant lecturer; 1973-80 Assistant professor; 1980-91 Associate professor; 1991- Professor; 1993-2011: Professor and lecturer of pharmacology at the Faculty of Dentistry of Semmelweis University; 2007-Emeritus professor

Scientific degrees:
1973 PhD
1994 Dr.Med Habil of Semmelweis University of Medicine, Budapest, Hungary

Educational activity:
Graduate education
1962- present: Teaching pharmacology for medical and dental students(seminars and lectures)
1986-present: Teaching pharmacology for German and foreigner medical and dentals students in English (lectures)
1973-92 tutor of pharmacology at the Faculty of Dentristry
1993-2011 professor and lecturer of pharmacology at the Faculty of Dentristry
1982-88 Special collegium on „Cardiovascular Pharmacology” for medical students

Handbooks writing experience: 1990: Four chapters of Hungarian Handbook on
Pharmacology    „Gyógyszertan” (Ed. Knoll J), Medicina Press, Budapest ; 1998: Two chapters of Handbook „Human Farmakológia”(Ed. Vizi E. Sz.), Medicina, Budapest; 1998: Eight chapters of Hungarian Handbook „Gyógyszertan”(Ed. Fürst Zs.), Medicina, Budapest; 2001: Eight chapters of Hungarian Handbook „Farmakológia” (Ed. Fürst Zs), Medicina, Budapest, 2002: Two chapters of Handbook „Human Farmakológia”(Ed. Vizi E. Sz.) (Second Edition), Medicina, Budapest; 2007 Six chapters of Hungarian Handbook „Farmakológia” (Eds Gyires K and. Fürst Zs), Medicina, Budapest; 2011 Six chapters of Hungarian Handbook „Farmakológia alapjai” (Eds Gyires K and. Fürst Zs), Medicina, Budapest.

Postgraduate education
1980-1994 Postgraduate education for general practitioners,dentists and pharmacists
1998 Two week’s  Special collegium on „Cardiovascular Pharmacology on the framework of Erasmus Program in the University of Santiago de Compostela, Spain
1995- leader of subprogram of PhD program „ Clinical and Experimental Cardioloagy/Atherosclerosis”of I Basic Medicine University School of PhD students
1998- leader of subprogram of PhD program” Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology” of III Pharmaceutical Sciences University School of PhD students

Major appointments and memberships in professional societies:
1977-present: member of the Board of the Hungarian Society for Experimental and Clinical
        Pharmacology
1979-91 Treasurer of the Hungarian Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
1991-1999 General Secretary of the Hungarian Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology
1995-2003 Delegate of UPHAR Council
Member of the German Society for Experimental and Clinical Pharmacology, the International Society for Heart Research, the Serotonin Club, the Intenational Histamine Club, the New York Acedemy of Science, the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the European Society of Cardiology, the Hungarian Society of Cardiology, the Hungarian Physiological Society, the American Diabetes Association, the Medical Biopathology Section of UEMS

Editorial Boards memberships for scientific journals:
Clinical Pharmacotherapy, Defense, Recent Patents on CNS Drug Discovery. Guest Editor of Current Medicinal Chemistry and Current Pharmaceutical Design

Awards:
1975 Award of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences for Young Researchers
1988 „Markusovszky Award”
1999 „Issekutz Award”
2001 „Innovativ Pharmacologist Award”
2004 „ Szentgyörgyi-Albert Award”
2008 Honoris Causa Cardiac Electrophysisiologist of Hungarian Society of Cardiology
2016 “Apáczai Csere János” Award

Scientific activities:
Cardiovascular pharmacology
–    the role of endogenous substances (biogen amines, members of arachidonate cascade, atrial natriuretic peptide) on cardiac function in isolated heart preparations
–    analysis of cardiac actions of cardiovascular drugs and antidiabetics in diabetic animals
–    study of cardiovascular side effects of antipsychotic and antidepressant drugs
Pharmacology of CNS
–    epilepsy research: the role of serotonergic receptors and antiedpressant drugs in seizure generation.

Scholarships:
1968, 1988 France; 1974 URSS; 1979 Belgium; 1981 England; 1964, 1989 Germany; 1989 India

Scientometric data:
Number of papers in peer-referred international journals: 109
Number of papers in hungarian journals: 43
Cumulative impact factors: 200.3
Number of citations: 787
Number of independent citations: 690
Book chapters: 52; Edited books: 2