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Oscar M. Alvarez

Oscar M. Alvarez BS, BA, MS, PhD, CCT, FAPWCA

Dermatology, Wound Care
Newark, New Jersey, United States of America

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Dr. Alvarez obtained a bachelor of science in Pre-Med and Chemistry from the University of Dayton, Ohio (1974). He received his doctorate in Nutritional Biochemistry from Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ in 1979. Dr. Alvarez has been the recipient of more than 80 research grants and awards. Among them, The National Institute of Health Training Award to study dermal-epidermal interactions during wound repair and the U. S. Army Medical Research and Development Command Award to study epidermal migration in partial-thickness wounds, and the National Institute of Health grant to study Emotional Stress and Wound Healing.

Dr. Alvarez served as a member of the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research, a panel for guideline development in the prevention and management of pressure ulcers. Dr. Alvarez is the Chairman of FRAIL (for the recognition of the adult immobilized life). FRAIL is a panel seeking solutions for skin-related complications of adults with chronic illness. Dr. Alvarez also serves as a panel member of S.C.A.L.E. (an expert group to build a consensus proposal on Skin Changes at Life’s End. Dr. Alvarez has held faculty positions with: The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine; Cornell University Medical College; Rockefeller University and New York Medical College.
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