Dr Olaitan Okunoye
Dr. Salama, received his medical degree from Mansoura University in Egypt. He established the first Translational Neuroscience Unit in Egypt, resulting in published findings in international journals and invited presentations.
His research on strategies that protect nerve cells from dying in Parkinson’s disease received recognition. Continuing to close the gap between basic and clinical neuroscience, he established relationships with clinicians in the neurology field by focusing on translational research projects and by funding from international (DFG, DAAD, IBRO, ISN, MDS, PMDF) and national (STDF, ASRT) organizations. Based on that, he founded the Egyptian Network for Neurodegenerative Diseases (ENND) in 2013. Dr. Salama was selected as an SOT Global Senior Scholar in 2013 and Translational/ bridging awardee on 2016.
He was awarded by Parkinson’s and movement disorders foundation (PMDF) for his continuing research in the field of neurodegeneration.
Currently, Dr. Salama is an Associate Professor at the Institute of Global Health and Human Ecology (I-GHHE), the American University in Cairo, (AUC) and Atlantic Senior Fellow for Equity in Brain Health at Global Brain Health (GBHI), University of California, San Francisco | Trinity College, Dublin and IBRO-MENA Co-Chair.