CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA, February 17, 2012 /Stanford Who’s Who/ — Dr. Ruxandra Parvulescu-Codrea has earned recognition in the exclusive ranks of Stanford Who’s Who as a result of her remarkable work in the healthcare industry. So far, the past 24 years within healthcare have offered Ruxandra the possibility of blossoming professionally. She has worked within three different countries, health systems and cultures – Romania, Denmark and the USA. Regardless of country and position, there has been no better reward for her than being part of an innovative team and making a positive difference in someone’s life.
Most currently, as a PRN Research Nurse with the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia, Center for Diabetes Technologies, as well as throughout her entire professional career, Ruxandra has routinely exhibited the passion, vision and dedication necessary to be considered among the best.
Dr. Parvulescu-Codrea provides professional medical care to chronically- and critically-ill patients and makes evaluations through the possession of professional knowledge of a wide range of medical concepts, principles, and practices, which allows her to perform specialized assignments dealing with certain medical conditions. Currently, Ruxandra is part of a team involved in a new and unique clinical research and treatment program concerning Type I diabetes.
Her European MD and PhD degrees, likewise her recently earned Master Degree in the Nursing Science with the prestigious University of Virginia, ranked as the 2nd best Public University in the USA, provided her with a continuously updated knowledge of anatomy, physiology, pathology, immunology and pharmacology. Aside from her current position as PRN Research Nurse Ruxandra is also holding a full time position as a MSN-RN with the Digestive Health Center of Excellence, UVA Medical Center, where she is also actively involved in research. Her most recent work addressing accelerated Infliximab infusions in Inflammatory Bowel Disease was accepted for presentation during the Digestive Diseases Week Conference in San Diego, 2012. Additionally, Ruxandra holds licensure for a multi state privilege to practice as a Registered Nurse.
During her European collegiate career, Ruxandra received MD designations from each Denmark and Romania. Moreover, she earned a PhD in Medicine, subspecialty Epilepsy, from Aarhus University in Denmark, where she also worked during her residency and fellowship in Neurology. Her PhD thesis written under the supervision of Prof. A.S. Jaffe, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN, primarily focused on the relationship between refractory epilepsy, cardiac abnormalities and sudden unexpected death (SUDEP). Her PhD thesis was published as a supplement in Acta Neurologica Scandinavica.
In addition to her PhD thesis she has also published a wide array of articles and a book chapter about the mechanism and epidemiology of SUDEP. She has also described a new cardiac rhythm abnormality, which occurred during an epileptic seizure, for which she was selected and nominated for the Young Investigator Research Award by the Cleveland Clinic Bakken Heart-Brain Institute. Moreover, she was the recipient of the Fritz Dreyfuss Award of the Epilepsy Foundation of America and The Excellence in Caring Award conferred by “The International Professionals in Epilepsy Care” recognizing outstanding contributions to the improvement of quality of life for persons with epilepsy and their families.
In addition to all her medical degrees she has been acknowledged and certified Qualified Mental Retardation Professional in Illinois, USA.
She is a member of the American Nursing Association, American Academy of Neurology, American Epilepsy Society, and Sigma Theta Tau International Honor Society of Nursing.
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