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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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