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Evangelia Piperi

 

Assistant Professor

Phone: (+30) 210-746-1304
Email: liapiperi[at]dent.uoa[dot]gr

Mailing Address:
2 Thivon Str, 115 27, Goudi, Athens, Greece

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Education / Qualifications

  • 1994: DDS, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens (NKUA), Greece.
  • 1999: MSc in Oral Biopathology, Distinction, School of Dentistry, NKUA, Greece.  
  • 1999: Postgraduate Specialty Diploma in Oral Medicine and Pathology, School of Dentistry, NKUA, Greece.        
  • 2006: PhD in Oral Biopathology, Distinction, School of Dentistry, NKUA, Greece.                                                                                                

Academic and professional positions held

  • 2000-2006: Clinical and Research Assistant, Department of Oral Pathology, NKUA, Greece.             
  • 2006-2007, 2007-2008: Adjunct Lecturer, Department of Oral Pathology, NKUA, Greece.            
  • 2009-2015: Lecturer, Department of Oral Pathology, School of Dentistry, NKUA, Greece. 
  • 2015-present: Assistant Professor, Department of Oral Pathology, School of Dentistry, NKUA, Greece. 

Academic and professional responsibilities

  • 2007-today: Undergraduate teaching: Oral Medicine and Pathology I, 7th-8th semesters, (seminars and laboratory exercises), Oral Medicine and Pathology II, 9th-10th semesters, (seminars and clinical practice), Oral Histology and Embryology, 2nd semester, School of Dentistry, NKUA.
  • 2007-today: Postgraduate teaching: Clinical training of postgraduate students at the Oral Medicine outpatient clinic of the School of Dentistry and at the General Athens Hospital “Evangelismos”. Lecures in: Basic Oral Pathology I and II , Routine Biopsy Seminar I, II, III (Principle Tutor), Oral Medicine, Advanced Oral Medicine, General principles in Pathology,  School of Dentistry, NKUA and  a lecture about “Diabetes Mellitus and Oral Health” in the Postgraduate program “Diabetes Mellitus and Obesity”, School of Medicine, NKUA.
  • 2011-today: Member of the Infection Control Committee, School of Dentistry, NKUA, Greece
  • 2005-2009: Member of the Forensic Dentistry Unit, School of Dentistry, NKUA, Greece
  • 2011, 2015: Supervisor of students in the educational program «Practice of dental student in private dental offices», School of Dentistry, NKUA., Greece
  •  Member of the three-member Advisory Committee of three PhD thesis (one completed and one in the School of Medicine) and six completed MSc theses and Supervisor in two MSc theses (one completed), Postgraduate Program, School of Dentistry, NKUA.
  • 2009: Member of the Organizing Committees of the 1st Panhellenic Congress of the Hellenic  Society of Oral Medicine and Pathology, 2nd - 4th April, Athens, Greece, 2009.
  • 2013: Member of the Scientific Committee of the 13th Athens Dental Student Congress
  • 2012: Member of the Organizing Committee of the11th Biennial Congress of European Association of Oral Medicine, 13th-14th September, Athens, Greece
  • 2012: Member of the Scientific and Organizing Committee of the 2nd Panhellenic Congress of the Hellenic Society of Oral Medicine and Pathology, 13th-15th September, Athens, Greece. 
  • 2014-2015, 2017-2018, 2018-2019:  Elected Member of the General Assembly, School of Dentistry, NKUA
  • 2015: Member of the Organizing Committee of the 3nd Panhellenic Congress of the Hellenic Society of Oral Medicine and Pathology, 20th-21st March, Athens, Greece. 
  • 2007-today: Member of the Executive Board of the Hellenic Society of Oral Medicine and Pathology, General Secretary (2015-2017, 2017-2019), Vice President (2019-present)
  • 2019: Member of the Organizing and Scientific Committees of the 4th Panhellenic Congress of the Hellenic Society of Oral Medicine and Pathology and 1st EAOM Region 5 Meeting, Thessaloniki, 1st-2nd  March , Thessaloniki, Greece
  • Reviewer in scientific journals: Hellenic Stomatological Review (2009-present), Hellenic  Archives of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery (2013), J Otol Rhinol (2013), Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal (2014), Case reports in Dentistry (2015), Stomatological Disease and Science, reviewer and Member of the Editorial Board, 2017-present.

Research Grants and Contracts

  • Co-investigator with contract in the following research programmes: 10/1996-10/ 1998. Research object: «Ultrastructural study of oral soft tissue tumors».  Principal Investigator: Professor O. Nikolatou-Galitis.
  • Research program granted by the Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology of the Ministry of Industry and the European Union, Ergo PENED, code number 70/3/2965.
  • 12/2000-06/ 2001. Research object: «Study of oral complications during anticancer therapy that includes: 1) radiotherapy for malignant head and neck tumors and 2) haematopoeitic stem cell transplantation after chemotherapy for the treatment of malignant haematopoeitic diseases». Principal Investigator: Professor O. Nikolatou-Galitis.
  • Research program granted by the Greek General Secretariat of Research and Technology of the Ministry of Industry and the European Union, ergo PENED, code number  99ΕD 39- 70/3/5062.
  • 12/2002- 06/2004. Research object: «Immunohistochemical evaluation of B-cell monoclonality in labial salivary glands of patients with Sjögren’s syndrome as a prognosticator for lymphoid malignancy». Principal Investigator: Associate Professor E. Chrysomali.
  • Research program granted by the Special Account for Research grants (E.L.K.E.) of the University of Athens, code number 70/4/6448.

Awards and Honours

  • Scholarship by the Greek State Scholarships Foundation during the: 3rd year of undergraduate studies, (1993)
  • Postagraduate studies for Master of Science, (1996-1997)
  • Postgraduate studies for PhD, (2002-2004)      
  • 2008: “George Koutlas” scholarship for one-month Postdoctoral Fellowship, Division of  Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology, Department of Diagnostic and Biologic Sciences, School of Dentistry,University of Minnesota, USA, (08/-09/2008)
  • 2009: 1st award for oral presentation, 1st Panhellenic Congress of the Hellenic Society of Oral Medicine and Pathology, 2nd -4th April, Athens, Greece
  • 2019: 2nd award for poster presentation, 4th Panhellenic Stomatology Congress and 1st EAOM Region 5 Meeting, 1st -2nd March, Thessaloniki, Athens, Greece                                                               

Memberships

  • 1999 Stomatological Society of  Hellenic Society of Oral Medicine and Pathology (Founding Member)
  • 2001 European Association of Oral Medicine
  • 2013 Hellenic Society of Odostomatological Research

 

Research Theses – Books

  • 2006, NKUA: PhD thesis: “ Immunohistochemical study of acquired MALT, B-cell monoclonality and Helicobacter pylori presence in labial salivary glands of patients with Sjögren’s syndrome”.
  • 1999, NKUA: MSc thesis: “Sjögren’s syndrome as a model for studying the pathogenetic mechanisms of the transition from autoimmunity to lymphoid malignancy ”.
  • 2018: 3  chapters: (1) “Disorders of vascular origin”, 2) “Taste disorders” , 3) “Halitosis” and 7 sub-chapters: (1)  “Saliva”, 2) “Sialorrhea”, 3) “Xerostomia”, 4) “Sjögren’s Syndorme”,5) “Lupus erythematosus”, 6) “Temporal arteritis”, 7) “Bacterial infections”) in the book:A. Sklavounou. Oral Pathology, BHTA Medical Publications MEPE, Athens, 2018.

Selected publications in scientific journals

  • V. Karathanasi, K I. Tosios, N.G. Nikitakis, E. Piperi, I. Koutlas, G. Trimis, A. Sklavounou.TGF-b1, Smad-2/-3, Smad-1/-5/-8, and Smad-4 signaling factors are expressed in ameloblastomas, adenomatoid odontogenic tumors, and calcifying cystic odontogenic tumors: an immunohistochemical study. J Oral Pathol Med 2013; 42(5): 415-23.
  • Prokopios P Argyris, Michelle Dolan, Evangelia Piperi, Konstantinos I Tosios, Stefan E Pambuccian, Ioannis G Koutlas. Intraoral Follicular Lymphomas. A Short Report of 8 Cases with Assessment of the IGH/BCL2 Gene Fusion with FISH. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2013; 116: 343-347.
  • Maria Iakovou, Evanthia Chrysomali, Evangelia Piperi, Galinos Fanourakis, Dimitris Vlachodimitropoulos,  Sophia Tseleni-Balafouta.  A comparative study of bone remodeling molecules expression in different types and histopathological patterns of jaw ameloblastoma. J Oral Pathol Med 2015; 44(7): 543-51.
  • Eleni-Marina Kalogirou,  Konstantinos I. Tosios, Evangelia P. Piperi, Alexandra Sklavounou. mTOR inhibitor-associated stomatitis (mIAS) in three cancer patients treated with everolimus. Oral Surg Oral Med Oral Pathol Oral Radiol 2015; 119(1): e13-9.
  • Katsoulas N, Chrysomali E, Piperi E, Levidou G, Sklavounou-Andrikopoulou A. Atypical methotrexate ulcerative stomatitis with features of lymphoproliferative like disorder: Report of a rare ciprofloxacin-induced case and review of the literature. J Clin Exp Dent 2016; 8(5): e629-e633.
  • Titsinides S, Nikitakis N, Piperi E, Sklavounou A. MALT Lymphoma of Minor Salivary Glands in a Sjögren's Syndrome Patient: a Case Report and Review of Literature. J Oral Maxillofac Res 2017; 8(1):e5.
  • Kalogirou EM, Piperi EP, Tosios KI, Tsiambas E, Fanourakis G, Sklavounou A. Ductal cells of minor salivary glands in Sjögren's syndrome express LINE-1 ORF2p and APOBEC3B. J Oral Pathol Med 2018; 47(2): 179-185.
  • P. Tamiolakis, E. Piperi, P. Christopoulos, A. Sklavounou-Andrikopoulou.Oral foreign body granuloma to soft tissue fillers. Report of two cases and review of the literature. J Clin Exp Dent 2018; 10(2):e177-84.
  • Zampeli E, Kalogirou EM, Piperi E, Mavragani CP, Moutsopoulos HM.Tongue Atrophy in Sjögren Syndrome Patients with Mucosa-associated Lymphoid Tissue Lymphoma: Autoimmune Epithelitis beyond the Epithelial Cells of Salivary Glands? J Rheumatol 2018 Jul 15. pii: jrheum.180101.
  • F. Thomopoulos, N.G. Nikitakis, A. Daskalopoulos, E. Piperi, N. Kolomvos, A. Sklavounou. Chronic sclerosing sialadenitis of the sublingual gland: case report and literature review. Stomatological Dis Sci 2018; 2: 8.

Areas of scientific interest

  • Lymphomas of the oral mucosa
  • Sjögren’s syndrome and lymphomagenesis
  • Immune-related disorders
  • Taste disorders
  • Xerostomia

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