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Marijana Gelo - OFFICE MANAGER

marijana.gelo@cmj.hr
Marijana Gelo is the office manager at the Croatian Medical Journal. She obtained a degree of  Bachelor of Business Administration (B.B.A.) and  Communication and Media Studies from the Business College in Zagreb. She is married and has two children and a dog.



Marko Kljaković-Gašpić - PRODUCTION

Croatian Medical Journal, Zagreb University School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia
marko.gaspic@mef.hr
Marko Kljakovic-Gaspic never graduated. Maybe he will one day. Until then, he is working in a production department of CMJ. He is responsible for CMJ's covers. Now and then he writes editorials, too. Not married, one dog.
 

Sandra Kostić, PhD - ELECTRONIC PUBLISHING

Department of Histology and Embryology, Split University School of Medicine, Split, Croatia
sandra.kostic@mefst.hr
Sandra Kostić received her degree in Biotechnology from University of Zagreb, Faculty of Food Technology and Biotechnology in 2008 and received her PhD from University of Split, School of Medicine in 2013. She works at University of Split School of Medicine as a assistant professor in Histology and Embryology, and is involved in several other undergraduate and graduate courses. She is a Head of Laboratory for microscopy.
 

Antonija Paić, LANGUAGE EDITOR

My love for reading began very early. As a kid I used to read anything I could get my hands on – mostly adventures and detective stories. And I watched a lot of Hollywood catastrophe movies, which made me want to become a seismologist, predict earthquakes and climb volcanoes. After high school, my love for reading (and not-so-good marks in physics) prevailed and I decided to study Comparative Literature and English Language instead of seismology. I still read a lot. Only, since I started working for the Croatian Medical Journal, my reading has been consisting mostly of scientific articles. However, I realized that they also can be an interesting read and making them more readable for other people an interesting job.

Mirza Žižak, MD, PhD - MULTIMEDIA

Department of Physiology and Immunology, Zagreb University School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia
zizak@mef.hr
Dr Žižak graduated from the Zagreb University School of Medicine in 1987 and received his MS degree from the Zagreb University School of Natural Sciences in 1992, and PhD degree from Zagreb University School of Medicine in 1996. He is Assistant Professor at the Department of Physiology and Immunology, and teaches physiology and immunology. His research interests are in the field of membrane transports, regulation of Na+/H+ exchange, molecular biology of cell signalling. His major research achievement is discovering the accessory regulatory protein NHERF2, transmembrane topology of NHE3 and transmembrane binding protein for CaM kinase II. Since 2006, he is the Multimedia Editor of the Croatian Medical Journal.

Jelka Petrak, BA, PhD - SCIENTOMETRICS

Central Medical Library, Zagreb University School of Medicine, Zagreb, Croatia
petrak@mef.hr
Dr Petrak is the Head of the Central Medical Library at the Zagreb University School of Medicine. She received her BA from the Zagreb University, Faculty of Philosophy, in 1977 and PhD in 1998. She teaches methods of scientific research at Zagreb University School of Medicine and Faculty of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. Dr Petrak is a member of the Editorial Board of the Newsletter to European Association for Health Information and Libraries. Her research interest is bibliometrics and user education, from which she published several scientific reports.

Dunja Gorup, MD - SOCIAL NETWORKS

Dr Dunja Gorup graduated from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine in 2008, and in 2009 started a PhD program in neuroscience. She works as an assistant at the Department of Histology and Embriology, University of Zagreb School of Medicine and in the Laboratory for Neurogenetics and Developmental Genetics at the Croatian Institute for Brain Research. She is involved in the collaboration with the Department of Anatomy and Physiology, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada. Her research interests are in the field of recovery and regeneration after brain ischemia.

Ksenija Baždarić - RESEARCH INTEGRITY EDITOR

Department of Medical Informatics, Rijeka University School of Medicine, Rijeka, Croatia
bksenija@medri.hr
 Ksenija Baždarić is a research fellow at the Department of Medical Informatics Rijeka University School of Medicine, Rijeka, Croatia. She obtained a master’s degree in psychology and started the postgraduate study of Biomedicine at the Rijeka University. She joined the Croatian Medical Journal as the Research Integrity Editor in 2012 after she had completed the scientific project “Prevalence and Attitudes Towards Plagiarism” (2009-2011), which dealt with plagiarism in manuscripts submitted to the CMJ. Her current research activities include detection of plagiarism among medical students. She is also interested in biostatistics and scientific methodology; and she speaks English, Russian, and Italian.

Ivan Bohaček, MD - CROATIAN INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS

Dr Ivan Bohaček graduated from the University of Zagreb School of Medicine in 2008, and in the same year started a PhD program in Neuroscience. He works as an research fellow-assistant at the Department of Histology and Embriology, University of Zagreb School of Medicine and in the Laboratory for Neurogenetics and Developmental Genetics at the Croatian Institute for Brain Research. He is involved in the collaboration with the Department of Psychiatry and Neuroscience, Laval University, Quebec City, Canada. He is involved in undergraduate teaching course in Histology and Embryology. His main career interests include neuroinflammatory response that follows stroke.

Hrvoje Barić, MD - MANUSCRIPT EDITING

Graduated from Zagreb University School of Medicine in 2012. When he is not working as an intern, he teaches anatomy and physiology in a medical high school and works in the CMJ. Enjoys ultra distance running and dreams of becoming a clinician. Fluent in English and German.





Marta Skelin, MD - TECHNICAL SCREENING EDITOR

Marta Skelin graduated from University of Zagreb Medical School and had a hard time leaving it. That's why she currently works there, teaching at the Department of Histology and Embryology and pursuing a PhD in neuroscience. Her scientific interest lies in rapid regulation of mucus secretion. She is a collector of people and experiences, preferably combined.

 

Josip Juras, MD, PhD - STATISTICS EDITOR

Josip Juras, MD, PhD, graduated from the Zagreb University School of Medicine in 2008. He completed a PhD at the same institution in 2015. He is specialist in gynecology and obstetrics. He is currently working at the School of Medicine, University of Zagreb as senior assistant and at University Hospital Center Zagreb, Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology. Also, he is secretary of "Gynaecologia et Perinatologia" journal, treasurer and board member of Croatian Society for Perinatal Medicine. He is involved in undergraduate and post-graduate education, and doctoral studies. His main professional interests are pathology of pregnancy, fetal medicine and methodology of biomedical research.

Marko Lucijanić, MD, PhD - STATISTICS EDITOR

Marko Lucijanić graduated from the Zagreb University School of Medicine in 2010 and completed a PhD at the same institution in 2017. He is currently working as a Hematology resident at the University Hospital Dubrava, Zagreb. His scientific interests are biology of myeloproliferative neoplasms and translation from basic to clinical hematology. He is also interested in biostatistics, particularly survival analysis. He fluently uses English and understands German. Born in Karlovac, father of two sons.


 

Morana Brkljačić, MD, PhD - RESEARCH INTEGRITY EDITOR

Morana Brkljačić, MD, PhD, Radiologist at the  Medical Clinic „Sveti Rok M.D.“ and Assistant Professor at Department of Medical Ethics on University of Zagreb, School of Medicine. She graduated from the Rijeka University School of Medicine in 2000. where received her MS degree in 2006. and PhD degree in 2009. in the field of Medical Ethics and Palliative Medicine.  She is author of first University textbook of Palliative Medicine in Croatia. Her current research and teaching activities include Medical Ethics among medical students on University of  Zagreb, School of Medicine and Palliative care and Physics in Radiology on Croatian Catholic University.  She was perfected from the field of Medical Ethics at Harvard Medical School.  In 2009. Croatian Medical Association  gave her award  for the  special contribution to the development of Croatian medicine and science.  From 2014. she is president of the Commission for Medical Ethics and Deontology of Croatian Medical  Association. She speaks English and  Italian , understands  German.