Tips for Eating Smart and Staying Healthy During the Holidays “Your Health” Community Education Program on – Tonight, December 27th @ 7 PM on ARTN

Tips for Eating Smart and Staying Healthy During the Holidays
Interview with Anahit Hovhannisyan, PhD

Dr. Anahit Hovhannisyan is a professional Nutrition Specialist, researcher, and scientist. She received her MS degree in Biology from Yerevan State University and her Ph.D. in bioengineering (food technology in the USA) from the Armenian National Academy of Science in Yerevan, Armenia. She completed her Professional Nutrition, Diet, and Health Program course at Ashworth University in Atlanta, Georgia, and the International Nutritional Training Programs at the Agricultural University of Athens, Greece, and in the Agricultural Academy of Sciences in Tel-Aviv, Israel. Dr. Hovhannisyan designed and conducted several important scientific studies in the area of nutrition, vegetable, food biology, and biochemistry of medicinal plants for the mitigation of diabetes. Dr. Hovhannisyan has presented her scientific research at numerous International Scientific Nutritional Conferences around the world. She is the author of more than 40 scientific publications. Her experiences include providing diet instruction for weight loss, weight gain, diabetes, kidney disease, cardiovascular, digestive health, and more, counsels individuals and groups on nutritional practices designed to eat right, prevent disease, and promote good health. Her office is located in Glendale.

Dr. Vicken Sepilian is a Reproductive Medicine specialist and is the founder and director of American Fertility Specialists Medical Group. He is double board-certified in Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility, as well as Obstetrics and Gynecology. Dr. Sepilian has been an active member of the Armenian American Medical Society (AAMS) holding multiple leadership positions, including serving as the President from 2009 to 2013. Dr. Sepilian served as the Chairman of the 11th Armenian Medical World Congress and currently is the President of the Armenian Medical International Congress (AMIC), a nonprofit organization with chapters all over the world, with the aim of coordinating global efforts in improving healthcare in Armenia. Passionate about community education, in 2008, Dr. Sepilian launched the “Your Health” educational TV program aimed at sharing with the community the latest and most important healthcare topics. Since 2008, the show has been making house calls to tens of thousands of viewers helping educate them on preventative care and healthy lifestyles. In 2010, Dr. Sepilian, alongside other civic leaders and the former Mayor of the City of Glendale, co-founded the Glendale Health Festival. Dr. Sepilian worked closely with city and state officials and local hospitals to organize this large-scale event with the aim of improving the health of the community. Dr. Sepilian is a strong believer that success and wealth are measured by life’s experiences and human interactions and that true happiness and purpose are achieved by giving. Cherished memories include debates about life and death with Dr. Jack Kevorkian, delivering pens to students in villages in Sri Lanka and teaching chess to orphans in Nepal.