Global Anti-Aging First for Bali
DENPASAR ~ Udayana University became the first seat of higher learning in the world this week to offer a Masters Degree in Anti-Aging and Regenerative Medicine, a cutting-edge field of medicine that largely focuses on preventative care, officials said.
At a ceremony here on Wednesday, Baliâ€™s top university appointed two leading physicians to oversee the two-year, government-approved program at its School of Medicine.
Dr. Robert Goldman, chairman of the American Academy of Anti-Aging Medicine, was appointed visiting professor, while Dr. Michael Klentze, general secretary of European Society for Preventive, Regenerative, and Anti-Aging Medicine, was selected as visiting associate professor of anti-aging medicine.
â€œThis is the first such program ever launched in the world,â€ said a statement from the university.
Officials said the degree program â€“ the result of three years’ work â€“ signified a â€œgiant step forwardâ€ in rapidly advancing anti-aging, which in recent years has seen a number of clinics open in Bali.
Dr. Ronald Klatz, president of the American Academy of Anti-Aging and together with Dr. Goldman, who is also chairman of the World Anti-Aging Academy of Medicine, is credited with bringing anti-aging to the fore, applauded the universityâ€™s Dean Professor Dewa Putu Wijana, Rector Professor I Made Bakta and program chair Professor Dr Wimpie Pangkahila for establishing the masters degree, saying it â€œheralded a new eraâ€ for the discipline.
Anti-aging adopts a whole-body approach to medical care and not only seeks to address potential problems before they arise but also works â€“ using a combination of healthy living practices and therapies â€“ to roll back the years and make patients more youthful and boost the quality of their lives.Filed under: Headlines