NANDSC Membership Roster

NANDSC Membership Roster

David B. Hackney, M.D., is a professor in the Department of Radiology, Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Harvard Medical School, Boston. He also serves as the Assistant Dean for Faculty Development and Professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Hackney’s research interests include magnetic resonance imaging of spinal cord injury and image processing approaches to brain tumor volume measurement and characterization. He has served on numerous NIH federal advisory boards and is a fellow of the American College of Radiology and the International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine.

Colonel Sidney R. Hinds, M.D., is the Brain Health Research Program Coordinator, DoD Blast Injury Research Program Coordinating Office and the Medical Advisor to the Principle Assistant for Research and Technology (PAR&T), Medical Research and Materiel Command at Fort Detrick, Maryland. He previously served as the National Director of the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center (DVBIC), a DoD-funded collaboration with the Department of Veterans Affairs. He represents the DoD at meetings of the NIH Advisory Council on Neurological Disorders and Stroke.

As the national director of the DVBIC, Col. Hinds oversaw the entire organization’s mission to serve active duty military and veterans with traumatic brain injury (TBI) through state-of-the-art medical care and care coordination and through innovative clinical research and educational programs. When he was deployed to Afghanistan in 2012, he served as the theater neurology consultant and oversaw the standardization of care at 11 concussion care centers.

Col. Hinds completed his neurology internship and residency at the former Walter Reed Army Medical Center and the National Naval Medical Center from 1996 to 2000. He was a staff neurologist and then chief of neurology at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center from 2000 to 2004. He completed the Walter Reed Nuclear Medicine Fellowship Program in 2006 and has been a staff nuclear medicine physician in the national capital region since that time.

Karen C. Johnston, M.D., is a professor of neurology and public health sciences and chair of the Department of Neurology at the University of Virginia. Dr. Johnston’s research interests involve acute stroke care, clinical trials, and assessing clinical outcomes, and her research has focused on treatment and outcomes in acute ischemic stroke. She has participated in many NIH-NINDS study sections and data safety monitoring committees and is chair of the NIH-NINDS clinical research collaboration advisory team. She served as an associate editor of the journal Neurology and is founding editor of the neurology resident and fellow section.

Dr. Kriegstein is currently the John Bowes Distinguished Professor in Stem Cell and Tissue Biology and Founding Director of the Eli and Edythe Broad Center of Regeneration Medicine and Stem Cell Research at the University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine. Dr. Kriegstein’s own research focuses on the way in which neural stem and progenitor cells in the embryonic brain produce neurons, and ways in which this information can be used for cell-based therapies to treat diseases of the nervous system. His lab found that radial glial cells are neuronal stem cells in the developing brain, and also identified a second type of precursor cell produced by radial glial cells that is responsible for generating specific neuronal subtypes. He has recently begun to characterize the progenitor cells within the developing human brain, to determine the genetic profiles of specific progenitor populations, and to explore how these cells contribute to the huge expansion of neuron number that characterizes human cerebral cortex.

Claudia F. Lucchinetti, M.D., is Chair of the Department of Neurology at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota. Her clinical focus includes inflammatory demyelinating diseases, such as multiple sclerosis (MS), acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, transverse myelitis, neuromyelitis optica and Balo's concentric sclerosis. In addition to her clinical activities, Dr. Lucchinetti is active in research and education, providing mentorship to residents and fellows. She authors expert content and publishes in high-impact scientific journals. Her research focuses on understanding the mechanisms that drive tissue injury in multiple sclerosis, neuromyelitis optica and other related disorders, with a focus on identifying new therapies. Dr. Lucchinetti is the recipient of the 2016 John Dystel Award from the National MS Society. She is also recognized with the distinction of a named professorship, the Eugene and Marcia Applebaum Professor of Neurosciences.

Kenneth I. Maynard, Ph.D., is Senior Director and Head of the Global Pharmacovigilance (PV) Compliance, Standards and Training and PV Business Partners Relations, Global Patient Safety Evaluation, with Takeda Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Dr. Maynard is a consummate professional whose leadership combines academic and pharmaceutical business, research and development experience. He is an elected fellow of the Stroke Council of the American Heart Association. He is also a member of the Engineering and Medicine Next Generation Researchers Initiative Committee of the National Academy of Sciences.

Eileen M. Murray has been Executive Director at the American Epilepsy Society (AES) since December 2013. Prior to joining the AES, she was Deputy Executive Director of the American Academy of Dermatology for six years, as well as a member of the executive management team. Ms. Murray spent nine years with the American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA) as Vice President and Executive Director of the AHIMA Foundation and was responsible for development, research, and government contracts. She has more than 30 years’ experience in association and non-profit management and leadership and holds a Master’s in Marketing and Public and Non-Profit Management from the Kellogg Graduate School of Business, Northwestern University.

Indira M. Raman, Ph.D., is the Bill and Gayle Cook Professor of Biological Sciences in the Department of Neurobiology at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. Currently, Dr. Raman studies the electrical properties of neurons in the cerebellum, a brain region important for the control of movements. Specifically, her lab is studying ways in which different neurons signal to each other as well as how their signaling changes during movement and while learning motor skills. She is the recipient of numerous awards and honors including the NINDS Jacob Javits Neuroscience Investigator Award, and she has served on several editorial boards including the Journal of Neuroscience, the Biophysical Journal, and eLife. Dr. Raman received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and did her postdoctoral training at the Vollum Institute in Portland, Oregon, and at Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Steven L. Roberds, Ph.D., is the Chief Scientific Officer of the Tuberous Sclerosis Alliance in Silver Spring, Maryland, a national voluntary health organization dedicated to finding a cure for and improving the lives of those affected by tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC), a genetic disorder that causes non-malignant tumors in the brain, eyes, heart, kidney, skin, and other organs. Since joining the TS Alliance in 2011, he has worked with scientists, clinicians, and members of industry, academia, and government agencies to advance research and treatments for TSC. Previously, Dr. Roberds served as an associate research fellow at Pfizer Global Research & Development and as a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Physiology and Biophysics at the University of Iowa, Iowa City. He received his Ph.D. in pharmacology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine in Nashville, Tennessee.

N. Edwin Trevathan, M.D., M.P.H., holds the Amos Christie Chair in Global Health and is the Director of the Vanderbilt Institute for Global Health. He is also a Professor of Pediatrics in Neurology at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine. Prior to assuming this appointment, Dr. Trevathan served in several leadership positions, including Director of the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Professor and Director of the Division of Pediatric Neurology at Washington University in St. Louis. As a pediatric neurologist and epidemiologist, Dr. Trevathan's research interests include maternal-child epidemiology, epidemiology of childhood neurological disorders, and clinical trials of treatments of neurological disorders. Dr. Trevathan has authored or co-authored over 100 clinical and scientific publications.

Christin L. Veasley is Co-founder and Director of the Chronic Pain Research Alliance (CPRA) which is the country’s first and only research-led collaborative advocacy effort dedicated to changing the lives of those with chronic overlapping pain conditions (COPCs). The mission is to promote high quality research on COPCs, translate research findings into information for patients and educational training programs for clinicians, and drive the development of safe and effective treatments for these conditions. Ms. Veasley has lived with life-altering chronic pain since surviving a near-fatal accident in her teens. Her childhood health experiences led her to pursue a science degree, time conducting neuroscience research at Johns Hopkins Medical School and to the research advocacy community. Ms. Veasley has spent her life advocating for the improvement and acceleration of rigorous multidisciplinary pain research.