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GW Experts Available to Comment on Obama Initiative to Map the Human Brain

WASHINGTON (April 2, 2013) –President Obama announced today the start of a new initiative to better understand the human brain. Starting with $100 million in 2014, researchers will focus on recording and mapping brain circuits in action and will perhaps lead to progress in treating diseases like Alzheimer’s, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury. The new initiative is being compared to the human genome project. George Washington University (GW) experts are available to comment. 

Below is a list of GW School of Medicine and Health Sciences neuroscience experts available. Please contact Lisa Anderson at or 202-994-3121 to set up interviews.

Henry Kaminski, M.D.Chairman, Department of Neurology, Professor of Neurology

Anthony-Samuel LaMantia, Ph.D.Director, GW Institute for Neuroscience, Professor of Pharmacology & Physiology

Zachary Litvack, M.D., M.C.R., Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery and Otolaryngology, Co-Director Endoscopic Pituitary and Skull Base Surgery Program

Ameet Singh, M.D.Director, Rhinology (Nose & Sinuses) & Skull-Base Surgery, Co-Director, Endoscopic Pituitary & Anterior Skull-Base Surgery Program, Assistant Professor of Surgery

Ashkan Monfared, M.D.Assistant Professor of Surgery and Neuorsurgery, Director of Otology and Neurotology

Mohamad Koubeissi, M.D.Director, Epilepsy Center, Associate Professor of Neurology

Anton Sidawy, M.D., M.P.H.Chairman, Department of Surgery, Professor of Surgery

Jonathan Sherman, M.D.Assistant Professor of Neurosurgery, Director of Surgical Neuro-oncology, Director of Stereotactic Radiosurgery

Aviva Ellenstein, M.D., Ph.D.Assistant Clinical Professor of Neurology, Director, Movement Disorders Program

Perry Richardson, M.D.Associate Professor of Neurology, Residency Program Director

Elham Bayat, M.D.Director of ALS Clinic, Assistant Professor of Neurology

Samuel Potolicchio, M.D.Director, Neurophysiology Center, Associate Medical Director of Center for Sleep Disorders, Professor of Neurology

Ted Rothstein, M.D.Director, Medical Student Education Program in Neurology, Associate Professor of Neurology