Dr. Clive Landis
DEPARTMENT OF CHRONIC DISEASE RESEARCH CENTRE
FACULTY OF MEDICINE
CAVE HILL CAMPUS, BARBADOS
Tel: (246) 426-6416 • Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Dr. Landis earned his BSc in Biochemistry at the University of Birmingham, UK in 1983, before completing MS and PhD degrees at Loyola University of Chicago, USA, in Microbiology and Immunology respectively, between 1983-1989. He completed his postdoctoral fellowship at the Imperial Cancer Research Fund, London, UK before taking up an appointment at Imperial College London in 1996 as the British Heart Foundation Lecturer in Cardiovascular Medicine. Over the next seven years he developed his laboratory research interests in inflammation and wound healing. Since relocating to UWI in 2004 as Senior Lecturer in Vascular Biology, Dr. Landis founded the Edmund Cohen Laboratory for Vascular Research at the Chronic Disease Research Centre, Barbados and has continued publishing widely in the leading specialist journals for haematology, vascular biology, rheumatology and thoracic surgery. Dr. Landis’s special interest in Barbados has been to understand why Barbadians suffer disproportionately from diabetic foot amputation and to address this he launched the Wound Healing study in diabetes (WHY study) in 2005. His work has been recognised with award of the Marvin Levin MD prize from the American Diabetes Association in the foot and lower limb category at the 2006 ADA scientific meeting in Washington DC.
Apart from research into inherited factors that predispose people in the Caribbean to diabetic foot, Dr. Landis has maintained an active interest in patient recovery from heart surgery. Since 2007 he has hosted the “Outcomes” international heart surgery conference in Barbados (www.outcomeskeywest.com). Since relocating to the Caribbean, Dr. Landis also developed a passion to help in the regional fight against HIV/AIDS, particularly as it relates to laboratory diagnosis and treatment. In 2006 he founded the Caribbean Cytometry & Analytical Society (CCAS), a professional society with an educational mission to train HIV/AIDS healthcare providers in the Caribbean (www.caribcas.org). CCAS has trained upwards of 200 HIV/AIDS specialists in its training workshops which now rotate through the Caribbean.