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Dr. Joseph Maldjian
Joseph A. Maldjian is currently a Professor of Radiology at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center and Chief of the Neuroradiology Division and Director of the Advanced Neuroscience Imaging Research Lab, USA. The current focus of his funded research is in sports-related mild-traumatic brain injury. Dr. Maldjian's two NIH-funded iTAKL studies represent some of the only studies in the country looking at the effects of sub-concussive head impacts in youth and high school football players. Workign with colleagues in BME, neurosugery, and neuropsychology, they are obtaining MRI, MEG, cognitive measures, and detailed head impact data from sensors embedded within the helmets of players. He is also currently PI on an NIH/NCI U01 Quantitative Imaging Network study looking at validating arterial spin label MRI for noninvasive assessment of treatment response in advanced brain tumours.
Dr. Douglas SmithM.D.
Douglas H. Smith, MD, is the Robert A. Groff Endowed Professor and Vice Chairman of Neurosurgery and he serves as Director of the Center for Brain Injury and Repair at the University of Pennsylvania. Additionally, Dr. Smith is the Scientific Director for the Big 10/ Ivy League Collaboration on Concussion and he is a member of the Scientific Advisory Boards of the US National Football League’s (NFL) the NCAA-DoD Grand Alliance CARE Consortium. For research efforts, Dr. Smith is director of several multi-center research programs on concussion and TBI-induced neurodegeneration. Dr. Smith also directs an NIH training grant for brain injury. His group has established that diffuse axonal injury (DAI) is a key pathological feature of concussion and that the extent of acute axonal pathology is predictive of cognitive outcome. In addition, his group has discovered mechanisms of concussion and more severe TBI that lead to progressive neurodegeneration, such as chronic traumatic encephalopathy. These collective efforts are represented in over 250 published scientific reports.
Katherine Price SnedakerLCSW
Katherine Price Snedaker, LCSW, is the Executive Director and Founder of PINK Concussions, a non-profit based in the United States, which focused on female brain injury from sport, domestic violence/assault, accidents and military service. Katherine founded PINK Concussions to educate medical professionals and their patients on sex differences in brain injury. Katherine has presented for patient and medical professionals from the US Army at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, Germany, to International Brain Injury Association's World Brain Injury Congress at the Hague. Katherine earned her BS at the University of Kansas, and Masters from Fordham University’s Graduate School of Social Service.
Katherine Price Snedaker, LCSW (Licensed Clinical Social Worker)
Executive Director and Founder, PINK Concussions
Dr. W. Huw Williams
Associate Professor, Clinical Neuropsychology and Co-Director, Centre for Clinical Neuropsychology Research (CCNR), Exeter University, UK
Saturday, November 2nd, 2019
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