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Dear members and friends of the Think Tank "Demokritos Society of America"

We have the pleasure to announce that the think tank "Demokritos Society of America (DSA)" a non for profit public benefit corporation incorporated in the State of California in June 12, 1997, continues its activities to achieve the vision of DSA founder Prof. Michael Geokas 20 years ago, to promote Philhellenism for the benefit of the people of Hellenic origin and the general public in USA.

The Board of Directors will convene in the next few days for the annual meeting. The focus of the meeting is to elect the new Board of Directors,and DSA officers for 2016 in accordance with the DSA Chapter of Incorporation and Bylaws.

For any questions please contact the members of the 2016 annual meeting committee below.

Stathis Papanicolaou, (206) 714-8074
Emmanuel Alifierakis, (925) 262-9104
Alex Aliferis, (230) 400-5821
"DSA" Legal Counsel, Peter A. Bagatelos (415) 710-7301



Founder and President:

Michael C. Geokas, M.D., M.Sc., Ph.D. (McGill)
(Em)Professor of Medicine and Biological
Chemistry University of California Davis,
Alamo, California, U.S.A.

A Brief CV of Michael C. Geokas
The Complete CV of Michael C. Geokas
Dr. Michael Geokas's Citations

    Progress Report 2008-2010
    Introduction: Two Forwards and Two Prefaces
    Symposium on Ethyl Alcohol & Disease (Forward by Dr. Geokas)
    Symposium on the Aging Process (Forward by Dr. Geokas)
    Symposium on the Aging Process (Preface by Dr. Yalow)
    Difficult Diagnoses (Preface by Dr. Geokas)

    The Famous Upward Mobility Premedical Program
    A Premedical Class with the Surgeon General US Army
    Congressional Record by The Hon. Robert Leggett
    Congressional Record by the Hon. Barbara Boxer
    Recruiting Students for Medicine:
     Annals of Internal Medicine 1989, 111:433-436.

    Part of a Premedical Class with Dean Hibbard Williams of UC, Davis
    White House Letter-Presidential Medal of Freedom.
    The New Demosthenes
    Two Lectures at the European Parliament in Brussels and a
     Most Impressive Interview in Athens

    Interview of UC, Davis Professor Michael C. Geokas at the
    TV Station Rodopis, May 1996, concerning the Demographic
    problem of the Republic of Greece

    Interview of UC, Davis Professor Michael C. Geokas April 1994,
    at Antenna TV, Thessaloniki Studio, about the Demographic
    problem of Greece, with emphasis on the role
    of the young people for its solution.

    A dynamic speech by Professor Michael C. Geokas of UC, Davis,
    at Aristotelian University in Thessaloniki, on the Demographic
    issue of Greece, in contrast with the 15 Nations of the Middle East,
     including Israel.This speech is preceded by the
    singing of a spectacular all young women’s singing group
    and the introductory remarks by Mr. Erotokritos Theotokatos.
Doctor of Philosophy Honoris Causa for Professor M.C.Geokas by the       University of Athens

First Vice-President:

(Em) State Senator Nicholas C. Petris of Oakland California, First Vice-President of Demokritos Society of America, is shown with Rosalyn S. Yalow,Ph.D., a Nobel Laureate in Medicine or Physiology (1997). The photo was taken during a reception honoring Dr. Yalow.

Legendary Legislator with 38 Years of Service in the Assembly and Senate, State of California The Nicholas C. Petris, Health Care Research Center was established at the world renown UC, Berkeley Campus in 1999. Oakland California

A brief c.v. of (Em) State Senator Nicholas C. Petris of Oakland,CA.


Harry G. Costis, B.A.(Econ.),M.S.(Econ).,Ph.D.
(Em) Professor of Statistics and Applied
Mathematics, California State University Fresno
Fresno, California

A brief C.V. of Dr. Harry G. Costis

Corresponding Secretary:

Alex Aliferis, B.A.(Pol. Sci.)
American Hellenic Institute (AHI)
Washington, District of Columbia (DC)

A brief C.V. of Mr. Alex Aliferis

Recording Secretary:

Charles E. Kidder, B.A., M.P.A.
(Rt) Captain California Highway Patrol (CHP)
Los Gatos, California

A brief C.V. of Mr. Charles E. Kidder


Nikos J. Mourtos, B.S., M.S., Eng.D., Ph.D.
Professor Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering
San Jose State University.
San Jose, California

A brief C.V. of Dr. Nikos J. Mourtos

Nicolaos E. Madias, M.D.,F.A.S.N.
Chairman Department of Medicine
Caritas St. Elizabeth's Medical Center
and Chief Academic Officer Caritas
Christi Heath Care System
Maurice S. Segal,M.D. Professor of Medicine
Tufts University School of Medicine
Boston, Massachusetts

A brief C.V. of Dr. Nicolaos E. Madias

Dean C. Lomis, B.A., M.A., Ph.D.
(Em) Professor, Higher Education
Administration and International Education
F. Director American Hellenic Institute
University of Delaware
Newark, Delaware

A brief C.V. of Dr. Dean C. Lomis

Thomas James Adams, A.B.,BTF.,M.S.,Ph.D.
(Em) Professor of Business and
Economics, Sacramento City College,
Fair Oaks, California

A brief C.V. of Dr. Thomas James Adams


Peter A. Bagatelos, Esq., M.A.
Bagatelos Law Firm
St. Francis Circle Professional Center
San Francisco, California


George G. Roussas, B.A., Ph.D.
Distinguished Professor
Inter-College Division of Statistics University of California, Davis F. Chancellor University of Patras, Greece
Davis, California


Kyriacos C. Nicolaou, Ph.D.
Chairman Department of Chemistry,
Alice W. and L.S. Skaggs
Professor of Chemical Biology, and
Darlene Shiley Chair of Chemistry
The Scripps Research Institute,


Professor of Chemistry, Department
of Chemistry and Biochemistry
University of California,San Diego
La Jolla, California.

A brief CV of Professor K.C. Nicolaou

Kyriakos Komvopoulos,
MS.,MS.,Ph.D.(MIT) Professor Dept. Mechanical Engineering Nanotechnology, Surface Sciences and Bioengineering; Director Surface Sciences and Engineering Laboratory (SSEL); Director Computational Surface Mechanics Laboratory(CSML); University of California Berkeley, 5143 Etcheverry Hall, Berkeley CA, 94720-1740

A brief CV of Professor K. Komvopoulos

Haralambos P. Gavras,M.D.
Professor of Medicine Boston
University School of Medicine
Chief, Hypertension and Atherosclerosis Section,
Boston Medical Center and
Director, Specialized Center of Research in Molecular Genetics
in Hypertension
Boston, MA

Demetrios Papademetriou,B.A.,Ph.D.
President and Board Member, Migration
Policy Institute(mpi)/A Think Tank and
Co-Founder and Chair Emeritus of
"Metropololis:An International Forum
for Research and Policy on Migration and Cities".
Washington, District of Columbia(DC)

Fokion N. Egolfopoulos, Eng.D.,M.S.,Ph.D. Professor, Department of Aerospace and Mechanical Engineering, Viterbi School of Engineering, Editor in Chief, Combustion and Flame, 3650 McClintock Avenue University of Southern California Los Angeles, California

A brief CV of Professor Egolfopoulos

V.E."Bill" Haloulakos, B.S., M.S., Eng.D.
Professor; Aerospace Engineering
Aerospace Science Consultant
AIAA National Distinguished Lecturer
Burbank, California

Demetrios Demetriades, M.D., Ph.D., FACS
Professor of Surgery and Emergency Medicine University of Southern California, Los Angeles
Director, Trauma and Surgical Intensive Care Unit, LAC+USC Medical Center, Director Trauma Recovery Program, USC University Hospital Los Angeles, California

George A. Kourvetaris,B.A.,M.A.,Ph.D.
Professor of Sociology, Northern Illinois
University and Editor, Journal of Political
And Military Sociology.
DeKalb, Illinois

Theodore C. Kariotis,Ph.D. Professor of Economics at the University of Maryland, with expertise on the concept of the Exclusive Economic Zone. His Book is entitled:"Greece and the Law of the Sea".

Robert Olson, B.A., M.A (Hist).,Ph.D.
Professor Middle East History and Politics,
Ottoman Empire and Contemporary
Politics of the Middle East, Member
Administrative Council Institut Kurde
de Paris, University of Kentucky.
Lexington, Kentucky

Apostolos N. Athanassakis, B.A.,M.A.,Ph.D.
James and Sara Argyropoulos Professor
and Chair in Hellenic Studies, University
of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California

George Triadafilopoulos, M.D., FACP., FACG.
Clinical Professor of Medicine Stanford University
School of Medicine, Stanford California and Editor
of Gastrointestinal Endoscopy.
Mountain View, California

Markos J. Mamalakis, B.A.(Law),M.A.,Ph.D.
(Em)Professor of Economics, University of
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

John P. Anton, B.S., M.A., Ph.D.(Columbia Univ).
Distinguished Professor of Greek Philosophy and Culture
Presidium Member International Delphic Council and Founding Editor, Journal of Neoplatonic Studies,
Department of Philosophy University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida

Theophanis Theophanous, Ph.D.
Professor of Chemical, Mechanical and
Environmental Engineering and Director
Center for Risk Studies and Safety
University of California Santa Barbara
Santa Barbara, California

Petros Giannikopoulos, M.D.
UCLA College Valedictorian and Harvard Medical School Clinical Fellow, Molecular Genetic Pathology Brighan and Women's Hospital/Harvard Medical School Department of Pathology, Boston MA Leader DSA Graduate Students, 2010-2012

Dr. P. Giannikopoulos' CV

Ruth B. Love, Ph.D. (Edu)
Visiting Scholar Graduate School of Education, UC, Berkeley
President, RBL Enterprizes, LTD
Representative to the African Union (53 African Nations); F. Member Board of Directors, the Martin Luther King Foundation; Board of Trustees the Morehouse School of Medicine. Oakland, California

Emmanuel P. Alifierakis, Eng,D.
Athens Greece
F. Personal Advisor to the Minister
of Merchant Marine of Greece.
Special Assistant to the President,
the Think-Tank, Demokritos Society
of America, Walnut Creek, California

Charalambos Pothoulakis, M.D.
Director, Inflammatory Bowel Disease Division of Digestive Diseases David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Professor of Medicine, Edythe and Eli Broad Chair in Medicine Los Angeles, California

T.C. Theoharides, B.A., M.A., Ph.D., M.D.
Professor of Pharmacology, Internal Medicine and Biochemistry; Director, Laboratory of Molecular Immunopharmacology and Drug Discovery; Department of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Tufts University School of Medicine Tufts-New England Medical Center Boston, Massachussets

A. Margaritis, B.A.Sc., M.S., Ph.D., P.Eng., F.C.I.C.
Professor of Biochemical Engineering,
Department of Chemical and Biochemical Engineering,
University of Western Ontario,
London,Ontario,N6A 5B9

Brief CV of Professor Margaritis

George-Rousetos Gavalas,Ph.D.
(Em)Professor Chemical Engineering
California Institute of Technology
Board Member of the American Hellenic Council of California,
Los Angeles,California

Peter Diamandopoulos, Ph.D.
Professor of Philosophy
Boston University
Boston, Massachusetts
F. President Adelphi University

Stathis Papanicolaou, B.S.(Pol.Sci),M.Sc.(Econ). Director, Business Strategy for Commercial Airplanes Sales Organization, for Middle East and Africa Regions, and Consultant to Executive Management, of Boeing Corporation, Seattle Washington

Short CV of Stathis Papanicolaou

Jack A. Sioukas,BS.,DDS
President and owner of
JAS Developments,Inc. in
Air force 1962-4. Practiced
Dentistry 20 years. In 1984
formed Real Estate Venture
the JAS Developments.

Nicholas Kioussis, Ph.D.
Professor of Physics, California State
University Northridge, W.M.Keck
Computational Materials Theory Center
Northridge, CA