A. Patrick Jonas, MD
Wholehearted Health with Nutrigenomic
Dr. Jonas is a Holistic Family Physician who has training and experience in the use of
more than ten different Holistic Health modalities (including body based therapies, mind-body therapies, energy practices, nutraceuticals, aroma therapy, reflexology, sound attunement therapy, non- directive imagery, holistic chair massage, prayer, and others). He just upgraded his Family Health Connections, Inc. practice in Beaverceek to emphasize the Neighborly Family Medicine track in his practice for new patients, using a Direct Family Medicine Business model. He is a graduate of West Point, The U.S. Army Ranger and Airborne and Rotary Wing Aviator School, Viet Nam, and Penn State University Family Medicine Residency. He has practiced in Granville, Columbus, Kettering and Beavercreek. He is also Medical Director of the Open Arms Health Clinic in Bellbrook, a free clinic for uninsured and/or underinsured people.
Genomics shows great promise for cardiovascular health. Now that the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved 23 and me for consumer use to clarify heritable health and disease risks, individuals and families will want to know more about genomics. Significant aspects of genomics lead more to nutritional than pharmaceutical solutions for health and wellbeing. Heart health concerns point to these nutrigenomic strategies for personalized health. Dr. Jonas will review the role of nutrigenomics, methylation, epigenetics, the microbiome and the autonomic nervous system for wholehearted health
Dayton International Peace Museum
Dr. Khurshid Ahmad was born and raised in India and Pakistan. He and his family had to take refuge in Pakistan after the bloody riots which started after India was partitioned into two separate countries in 1947. He came to America to acquire higher education, and enrolled in Ph. D program at Wharton School of Finance at University of Pennsylvania. Coming from a middle class family, he did not have money to pay for high tuition fees and other expenses. He worked almost full time starting with one dollar an hour wages at the Alumni Division of the university. He worked late at night and attended classes during the day. His hard work was eventually rewarded, and he earned his doctorate in Applied Economics and Finance. He taught at the University of North Dakota, City University of New York and Rider University before coming to Wright State University. After teaching for 39 years at the university, he retired as Professor Emeritus of Finance in 2006. He has been quite active in serving the community on issues of social justice, peace and interfaith dialogue and Immigration. He received four outstanding service awards—two Presidential Awards and two College of Business Awards during his tenure at Wright State University.