Worku Abebe

Associate Professor

Worku Abebe

Associate Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Dental College of Georgia
Department of Oral Biology

The Graduate School
Department of Graduate Studies

Bio

• PhD- Pharmacology • Associate Professor- Oral Biology • Undergraduate and graduate teaching • Research includes cardiovascular biology, diabetes, herbal medicines, drug abuse • Peer reviewer, editorial board member

  • (706) 721-3197
  • (706) 721-6252
  • CL 2140

Education

  • Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences University of British Columbia, 1990

  • MS, Pharmacology University of Bradford, 1981

  • BS, Pharmacy Haile Selassie I University, 1974

Awards & Honors

  • Travel Award EPMA, 2011

  • Travel Award to attend FASEB DCG, 2009

  • Travel Award to attend FASEB DCG, 2002

  • Travel Award to attend FASEB DCG, 2001

  • Travel Ward to attend ADA Meeting DCG, 2000

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • DBIO 5001

    Biochemical Basis of Oral Heal
  • OBMP 5001

    Bioclinical Seminar I
  • OBMP 5002

    Bioclinical Seminar II
  • OBMP 9100

    Journal Club in Oral Biology
  • OBPR 9100

    Journal Club in Oral Biology
  • DPHM 5002

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • DPHM 5003

    Pharmacology Seminar
  • OBMP 8003

    Topics in Oral Biology 3
  • OBPR 8003

    Topics in Oral Biology III
  • DPHM 5001

    Pharmacology and Therapeutics
  • DPHY 5002

    Physiological Foundation for D
  • OBMP 5003

    Special Topics in Oral Biology
  • DBIO 5003

    Nutrition
  • DPHY 5001

    Physiological Foundation for D
  • OBMP 8002

    Topics in Oral Biology 2
  • OBMP 9002

    Topics in Oral Biology II
  • OBPR 8002

    Topics in Oral Biology II

Teaching Interests

Teaching undergraduate and graduate courses in selected areas of biomedical sciences (pharmacology, physiology and biochemistry), with particular emphasis on dental applications

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Khat chewing among high school and college students in Ethiopia. prevalence and associated factors of relevance for intervention, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Prevalence and consequences of substance use among high school and college students in Ethiopia: a review of the literature, 2014
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Endothelial dysfunction in diabetes: role of circulating markers as diagnostic and prognostic tools. In New Strategies to Advance pre/diabetes Care: integrative Approach by PPPM, 2013
    Other
  • Mechanisms of load dependency of myocardial ischemia reperfusion injury, 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Prevalence and consequences of substance use among high school and college students in Ethiopia: A review of the literature, 2013
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

Laboratory-based research: Investigation of (1) cardiovascular effects of diabetes mellitus, (2) vascular effects of dental resin materials, and (2) vascular and pulmonary effects of taurine and/or adenosine Survey-based research: Assessment of (1) herbal medicine/supplement utilization, and (2) drug/substance abuse.

Department Service

  • Graduate Admission Committee 2000 - Present

    Role: Committee Member
  • Faculty Search/recruitment Committee 1999 - Present

    Role: Committee Member

College Service

  • Faculty Development Committee 1999 - 2010

    Role: Committee Member
  • Research Advisory Committee 1998 - 2009

    Role: Committee Member
  • Student Affairs Committee 1999 - 2008

    Role: Committee Member

University Service

  • Vasular Biology Center 1998 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Graduate Research Day activity 2014

    Role: Other
  • Graduate Council 2010 - 2011

    Role: Committee Member
  • LAS Director Search Committee 2001 - 2002

    Role: Committee Member

Professional Service

  • American Journal of Cardiovascular Diseases (AJCD) 2011 - Present

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor
  • European Association for Predictive, Preventive and Personalized Medicine 2010 - Present

    Role: Member
  • 2000 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Ethiopian Public Health association 1999 - Present

    Role: Member
  • Georgia Chapter of AADR 1999 - Present

    Role: Member

Public Service

  • Lake Side High Student Project Competition 2015 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Alemtsehay Breast Cancer Foundation 2014 - 2015

    Role: Guest Speaker
  • High School U-TM Program 2014

    Role: Guest Speaker