ABOUT PARASITOLOGY CENTER, INC
There are two parasitologists on board at the PCI. Dr. Omar M. Amin. , Ph.D., founder of PCI, is a Professor of Parasitology. He is a nationally and internationally recognized authority in the field with over 200 majorarticles/books published in American and foreign professional journals on human and animal parasites from North America, North Africa, Peru, Persian Gulf, Kenya, Czech Republic, Russia, Inner Mongolia (China), Thailand, Taiwan, and Vietnam. Dr. Amin has conducted many international parasitology workshops and conferences including one in the Persian Gulf as a Fulbright Scholar and had received many other honors, awards, and Parasitology research grants. He has authored a 5-part educational video series on “Parasitic Infections of Humans, Diagnosis and Pathology” produced by the Center for Improvement of Human Functioning International of Wichita, Kansas. Dr. Amin has Active membership in professional societies such as:
American Society of Parasitologists
British Society of Parasitology
American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
American Society of Microbiology
American Microscopical Society
Helminthological Society of Washington
Biological Society of Washington
Arizona Homeopathic and Alternative Medical Association
Rocky Mountain Conference of Parasitologists (life membership)
The Blastocystis Research Foundation
National Arab American Medical Association
APHIA (Peruvian Association of Helminthology and Associated Invertebrates
and has the following grants and scholarships
Foreign Senior Exchange Scholar (USIS), conduct workshops on Epidemiology & Parasitic Diseases of wildlife/man, Univ. of Bahrain, Persian Gulf, 1989.
Fulbright Scholar, Health Minstry, Bahrain, malaria epid./control, 1986-87.
Sabbatical, University of Wisonsin, 1986-87.
Univ. of Wisconsin grants, 1974, 1988-90, and annual research allocations.
Sea grant College (Wisconsin), US Dept. of Commerce, 1967, 77, 84; Great Lakes parasitology research.
Regional grants from local industry and government agencies almost annually.
University of Wisconsin Alumni Research Fund Grant, 1972.
Sigma-Xi Grant in Aid of Research, 1969, work on RMSF at ODU, Norfolk, VA.
US Army Grant DA-49-193-MD-2439, 1968, for tick studies at ODU.
Arizona State University Tuition scholarships, 1965-67; Foreign Graduate Student Scholarship, 1965-66; Graduate Teaching Asst. Scholarship, 1967.
The other parasitologist at PCI is Mr. Ronald Mann who is a top veteran parasitologist who has been practicing clinical and bench top parasitology and microbiology for over 40 years; first with the U.S. military in Asia and currently with a Phoenix hospital and PCI. He is involved in research and participates in scientific meetings.