Carola Gehrke Ph.D.



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Email : cgehrke@yosan.edu



About Carola Gehrke Ph.D.   : EDUCATION AND SPECIALIZED TRAINING
1998
Department of Ecology, Lund University (Sweden) 
Doctorate in Biology Thesis about Global Climate Change impacts (ISBN 91-7105-101-5)
"Effects of enhanced ultraviolet-B radiation on sub-arctic ecosystems"

1992
Department of Ecology, Lund University (Sweden) B.Sc. Degree Major: Biology; Minors: Geography, German language/literature
 
ACADEMIC ACCOMPLISHMENTS
1992 - 2003
Botanical Institute, Copenhagen University (Denmark) and Department of Ecology, Lund University (Sweden) Researcher (post-doc, Ph.D.) in Biology
• Published 27 articles in international, peer-reviewed scientific journals and in popular science magazines
• Frequently cited by the United Nation’s Intergovernmental Panel of Climate Change (IPCC), which was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007
• Peer-reviewed more than 50 research articles for major international scientific journals in the life sciences
• Authored and acquired 15 research grants
• Designed, managed, implemented and evaluated eight research studies (field work, lab analysis, data management, statistical analysis)
• Recruited and supervised eight field assistants and two B.Sc. student projects
• Taught four basic and two advanced ecology courses
• Presented invited papers at 14 international conferences
• Gave 15 interviews for newspapers, radio and TV
• Peer-reviewed and evaluated more than 50 scientific articles for international scientific journals in the life sciences 1991 Conducted scientific survey in the Antarctic on behalf of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences (Stockholm, Sweden) and the British Antarctic Survey (Cambridge, UK)

PROFESSIONAL POSITIONS

7/2010 – present
Yo San University of Traditional Chinese Medicine (Los Angeles)
Director of Doctoral Program for Integrative Medicine
Leadership responsibility for the development and implementation of the doctoral curriculum including supervision of faculty and review of learner documents; Creates syllabi; Recruits and hires instructors and clinical supervisors; Doctoral student recruitment and admission; Capstone research thesis advisement; Organizes and chairs Dissertation Conference; Program assessment; Chairs bi-monthly Doctoral Academic Committee meeting; CE applications; Budgeting; Facilitating Accreditation by the Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (ACAOM)

2007 – 2010
Major global companies (incl. AstraZeneca, Eckert & Ziegler Isotope Products, Mattel) and private clients (USA, Germany and Sweden) Business Facilitator / Consultant
• Facilitated significant business development for four US and global companies by researching products and international markets
• Improved international business relationships for three global companies by providing cross-cultural training (German, Swedish, English)
• Provided language instruction (German, Swedish) to more than 120 clients, face-to-face, online and on the phone
• Translated over 150 documents, websites, scripts and book chapters (English-German, English-Swedish and vice-versa)
• Grew annual revenue by 80 %, 2008 to 2010

2006
Cerner Life Sciences (Los Angeles, USA)
Medical Librarian (Consultant)
• Evaluated processes for searches, management and delivery of published health care information and presented recommendations for improvements to leadership 2004 – 2006 AstraZeneca R&D, Information Science & Library (Lund, Sweden) Medical Information Researcher 
• Headed weekly forum for knowledge sharing that stimulated scientific discussion and generated innovative research ideas across therapeutic areas and teams
• Increased usage of information resources by acting as liaison between the Information Science & Library Department and multiple therapeutic areas
• Provided and coordinated health information searches and reviews to Steering Committees in Research, Sales and Marketing, saving time by 30 % and significantly enhancing accuracy of basic data for decision making
• Timely published weekly newsletter on current medical research and markets

2003 - 2006
AstraZeneca R&D, Information Science & Library (Lund, Sweden)
Medical Information Researcher (Trainee)
• Assisted in the coordination of interlibrary loans and circulation
• Constructed search profiles and retrieved and analyzed published health information that resulted in highly improved quality of decisions across therapeutic areas
• Edited product literature database and yearbook

1999 - 2000
Ecological Library, Lund University (Sweden)
Life Sciences Information Specialist
• Trained more than 30 scientific staff and students in life science database searches which significantly saved time and improved quality of research
• Responsible for daily library function and supervision of library personnel
• Administrated information desk services
• Cataloged books and supported article delivery and interlibrary loans

Vitae / Publications :  

PEER-REVIEWED PUBLICATIONS  

2005 Rinnan, R., Gehrke, C., Michelsen, A. 2005. Two mire species respond differently to

enhanced ultraviolet-B radiation: effects on biomass allocation and root exudation. New

Phytologist 169 (4): 809-18

1999 Björn, L.O., Callaghan, T.V., Gehrke, C., Gwynn-Jones, D., Lee, J., Johanson, U.,

Sonesson, M., Buck, N. 1999. Effects of ozone depletion and increased ultraviolet-B

radiation on northern vegetation. Polar Research 18 (2): 331-7

1999 Björn, L.O., Callaghan, T.V., Gehrke, C., Johanson, U., Sonesson, M. 1999. Ozone

depletion, ultraviolet radiation and plant life. Chemosphere: Global Change Science 1

(4): 449-54

1999 Gehrke, C. 1999. Impacts of enhanced ultraviolet-B radiation on mosses in a subarctic

heath ecosystem. Ecology 80: 1844-51

1999 Gwynn-Jones, D., Johanson, U., Phoenix, G.K., Gehrke, C., Callaghan, T.V., Björn,

L.O., Sonesson, M. and Lee, J.A. UV-B impacts and interactions with other cooccurring

variables of environmental change: An Arctic perspective. In: Stratospheric Ozone Depletion: The effects of enhanced UV-B radiation on terrestrial ecosystems.

Rozema, J. (ed.). Backhuys Publishers. Leiden. P. 187-201

1999 Paul, N., Callaghan T.V., Moody, S., Gwynn-Jones D., Johanson, U. and Gehrke, C.

UV-B impacts on decomposition and biogeochemical cycling. In: Stratospheric ozone

depletion: The effects of enhanced UV-B radiation on terrestrial ecosystems. Rozema, J.

(ed.). Backhuys Publishers. Leiden. P. 117-33

1998 Gehrke, C. 1998. Effects of enhanced UV-B radiation on production-related properties

of a Sphagnum fuscum dominated subarctic bog. Functional Ecology 12: 940-7

1998 Gehrke, C. 1998. Effects of Enhanced Ultraviolet-B Radiation on Subarctic Ecosystems.

PhD Thesis (ISBN 91-7105-101-5). Access: Department of Ecology, Lund University, S - 223 62 Lund, Sweden

1998 Björn, L.O., Callaghan, T.V., Gehrke, C., Johanson, U., Sonesson, M., Gwynn-Jones,

D. 1998. The problem of Ozone Depletion in Northern Europe. AMBIO 27: 275-9

1998 Barsig, M., Gehrke, C., Schneider, K. 1998. Effects of ultraviolet-B radiation on leaf

ultra structure, carbohydrates and pigmentation in the moss Polytrichum commune in

the Subarctic. The Bryologist 101: 357-65

1997 Björn, L.O., Callaghan, T.V., Gehrke, C., Gunnarsson, T., Holmgren,B., Johanson, U.,

Snogerup, S., Sonesson, M., Sterner, O., Yu, S.-G. 1997. Effects on subarctic vegetation

of enhanced UV-B radiation. In: Plants and UV-B. Responses to Environmental

Change. Society for Experimental Biology. Seminar Series 64. Lumsden, P.J. (ed.).

Cambridge. P: 233-46

1997 Björn, L.O., Callaghan, T.V., Gehrke, C., Gwynn-Jones, D., Johanson, U., Sonesson,

M. 1997. Effects of enhanced UV-B radiation on subarctic vegetation. In: Ecology of

Arctic Environments. Special publication series of the BES Nr.13. Woodin, S.J. and

Marquis, M. (eds.). Aberdeen. P: 241-54

 

1997 Björn, L.O., Callaghan, T.V., Johnsen, I., Lee, J.A., Manetas, Y., Paul, N.D., Sonesson,

M., Wellburn, A.R., Coop, D., Heide-Joergensen, H.S., Gehrke, C., Gwynn-Jones, D.,

Johanson, U., Kyparissis, A., Levizou, E., Nikolopoulos, D., Petropoulou, Y.,

Stephanou, M. 1997. The effects of UVB radiation on European heathland species. In:

UV-B and Biosphere. Plant Ecology 128: 252-64

1996 Björn, L. O., Gehrke, C., Johanson, U., Sonesson, M., Yu, S.G., Holmgren, B., Callaghan,

T.V., Lee, J.A. and Gwynn-Jones, D. Effects of UV-B radiation on plants with special

reference to subarctic plants. In: Annual Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology.

Plant Biology Abstracts. Lancaster, England, UK, March 24-29, 1996

1996 Gehrke, C., Björn, L.O. and Callaghan, T.V. Impacts of enhanced ultraviolet-B radiation on a

subarctic peatland ecosystem. In: Annual Meeting of the Society for Experimental Biology.

Plant Biology Abstracts. Lancaster, England, UK, March 24-29, 1996

1996 Gwynn-Jones, D., Björn, L.O., Callaghan, T.V., Gehrke, C., Johanson, U., Lee, J.A. and

Sonesson, M. 1996. Effects of enhanced UVB radiation and elevated concentrations of

CO2 on a subarctic heathland" In: Carbon dioxide, populations and communities.

Academic Press. San Diego. P: 197-207

1996 Björn, L.O, Gehrke, C. och Johanson, U. 1996. Växter klarar solbränna olika bra.

Forskning och framsteg 5/96: 40-5

1996 Schipperges, B. and Gehrke, C. 1996. Photosynthetic characteristics of subarctic

mosses and lichens. Ecological Bulletins 45: 121-6

1996 Gehrke, C., Johanson, U., Gwynn-Jones, D., Björn, L.O., Callaghan, T.V., Lee, J.A.

1996. Effects of enhanced ultraviolet-B radiation on terrestrial subarctic ecosystems and

implications for interactions with increased atmospheric CO2 . Ecological Bulletins 45:

192-203

1995 Björn, L.O., Callaghan, T.V., Gehrke, C., Holmgren, B., Johanson, U., Sonesson, M.

995. Simulating the effects of stratospheric ozone depletion on natural vegetation at

Abisko. In: Ecosystem Research Report 10. Global change and Arctic terrestrial

ecosystems. European Commission (Publ.). Luxembourg. P: 43-8

1995 Johanson, U., Gehrke, C., Björn, L.O., Callaghan, T.V. 1995. Impacts of enhanced

ultraviolet-B radiation on growth of dwarf shrubs in a subarctic heathland. Functional

Ecology 9: 713-719.

1995 Johanson, U., Gehrke, C., Björn, L.O., Callaghan, T.V., Sonesson, M. 1995. The effects

of Enhanced UV-B Radiation on a subarctic Heath Ecosystem. AMBIO 24: 106-12

1995 Gehrke, C., Johanson, U., Callaghan, T.V., Chadwick, D., Robinson, C.H. 1995. The

impact of enhanced ultraviolet-B radiation on litter quality and decomposition

processes in Vaccinium leaves from the Subarctic. OIKOS 72: 213-22

1993 Gwynn-Jones, D., Johanson, U., Gehrke, C., Kyparissis, A., Björn, L.O., Callaghan,

T.V., Lee, J.A. and Sonesson, M. 1993. The effects of enhanced ultraviolet-B radiation

and elevated concentrations of CO2 on a subarctic heathland. In: Proceedings of the

first European symposium on "The effects of environmental UV-B radiation on heath

and ecosystems" (Munich 1993). Bauer and Nolan (eds.). European Commission

(Hrsgb.). Luxembourg. P: 219-30

1992 M. Sonesson, C. Gehrke, M. Tjus, 1992. CO2 environment, microclimate and

photosynthetic characteristics of the moss Hylocomium splendens in a subarctic habitat.

Oecologia 92: 23-9

1992 C. Gehrke, I. Kärnefelt.1992. Ecotypical differentiation in bipolar lichens. In: Swedish

Antarctic Research Program 1990/91 - A Cruise Report. Karlkvist, A. (ed.). P: 30-9

1988 C. Gehrke, 1988. Möglichkeiten und Grenzen der Abfallvermeidung. In: Abfall

vermeiden. Leitfaden für eine ökologische Abfallwirtschaft. Institut für ökologisches

Recycling, IföR (Publ.). Frankfurt. P: 99-106

PARTICIPATION AT CONFERENCES AND WORKSHOPS

1998 Talk Delegate from Lund University to represent Swedish environmental research and to establish contacts with policy makers and researchers in China (Hong Kong and Canton district)

1997 Talk International symposium ‘Climate Change Effects on Northern Terrestrial and Freshwater Ecosystems’, Rovaniemi, Finland

1996 Poster Annual meeting of the Society for Environmental Biology BES, Lancaster, UK.

 

1996 Talk Invited speaker. 12th International Congress on Photobiology, Vienna, Austria

 

1996 Talk European Commission Consortium Meeting (project ‘UVESCO’), Abisko, Sweden

1995 Talk International workshop ‘UV-B and Biosphere’, Wageningen, Holland

 

1995 Talk International conference on ‘Vegetation Stress’, Munich, Germany

 

1995 Talk International workshop ‘6th International Tundra Experiment (ITEX)’,Ottawa, Canada

 

1995 Talk ‘OIKOS 13th Ecological Symposium’, Gothenburg, Sweden

1994 Talk International workshop ‘Effects of Increased UV-Radiation in the Artic’, Copenhagen, Denmark

1993 Poster International conference ‘Photobiology’, Marburg, Germany Poster European Symposium on Effects of Environmental UV-B, Munich, Germany

 

1993 Poster International conference ‘Global Change and Arctic Terrestrial Ecosystems’, Oppdal, Norway

 

1993 Talk ‘OIKOS 11th Ecological Symposium’, Lund, Sweden

 

SCHOLARSHIP OF TEACHING AND LEARNER GUIDANCE 

 Core Faculty Advisement Service for Dissertations  Recently Completed:

1.       The Effect of Chinese Herbal Therapy on Pregnancy Rate when added to In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) in Combination with Acupuncture. Capstone Research Thesis. Chen, Jessica S., 2011.

 

2.       Unexplained Recurrent Pregnancy Loss and the Psycho-Neuro-Immunologic Network: Immuno-modulation with Traditional Chinese Medicine and other CAM Modalities. Capstone Research Thesis. Vidor, Carla, 2011.

 

3.       Effects of Western and Eastern Fertility Treatment Modalities on Conception in Women with Polycystic Ovary Syndrome. Capstone Research Thesis. Deutsch, Lori, 2011.

 

4.       The Influences of Acupuncture and Chinese Herbal Medicine on Semen Parameters and Male Subfertility: A Research synthesis. Capstone Research Thesis. Peled, Gila, 2011.

5.       Effects of Traditional Chinese Medicine on Sperm Parameters with a Focus on DNA Fragmentation: A Literature Synthesis. Capstone Research Thesis. Prior, Virginia, C., 2011.

 

6.       The Impact of Depression on Pregnancy and Live Birth -The Traditional Chinese Medicine Perspective. Capstone Research Thesis. Chen, Janice , 2011.


 
 
 

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