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  • 1. RESEARCH UPDATE IN NEUROSCIENCE FOR NEUROSURGEONS DIRECTORS AND FACULTY OCTOBER 23-30, 2010DIRECTORS:Allan H. Friedman, M.D.Guy L. Odom Professor of Neurological SurgeryNeurosurgeon-in-ChiefDeputy Director, The Preston Robert Tisch Brain Tumor CenterDuke University Medical CenterDivision of NeurosurgeryBox 3807Durham, NC 27710E-mail: fried010@mc.duke.eduRobert M. Friedlander, M.D.Chairman, Department of NeurosurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh Medical CenterDepartment of Neurological SurgeryUPMC Presbyterian, Suite B400200 Lothrop StreetPittsburgh, PA 15213-2582Phone: 412-647-6358Fax: 412-864-3284E-mail: friedlanderr@upmc.eduLecture Title: “Mechanisms of Cell Death in Neurologic Diseases”CO-DIRECTORS:Bruce Andersen, Ph.D.,M.D.NeurosurgeonIdaho Neurological Institute6140 Curtisian Ave Ste 400Boise, ID 83704E-mail: andersen8@mindspring.comLaboratory Experience: “Squid Lab”
  • 2. Issam A. Awad, M.D., MSc, FACSUniversity of Chicago5841 S. MarylandAve/MC3026Chicago, IL 60637-0000United StatesEmail: iawad@surgery.bsd.uchicago.eduLecture Title: “Philosophy of Science and Neurosurgery” and “Translational and IntegrationalResearch: Cavernous Angioma as a Paradigm”Henry Brem, M.D.Chairman of NeurosurgeryHarvey Cushing Professor of NeurosurgeryProfessor of Oncology and OphthalmologyThe Johns Hopkins HospitalDepartment of NeurosurgeryMeyer 7-113Baltimore, MDE-mail: hbrem@jhmi.eduLecture Title: “Brain Tumor Therapy”Robert Dempsey, M.D.Manucher J. Javid Professor & ChairmanDirector of Multidisciplinary Stroke ProgramDepartment of Neurological SurgeryUniversity of Wisconsin Hospital and ClinicsUniversity of Wisconsin600 Highland Avenue, K4/822Madison, Wisconsin 53792E-mail: dempsey@neurosurg.wisc.eduLecture Title: “Research and Balance in an Academic Neurosurgery Career. Getting started: Howdo I Write a Grant or Paper?”FACULTYLarry Benowitz, Ph.D.Director, Laboratories for Neuroscience Research in NeurosurgeryAssociate Professor of NeurosurgeryHarvard University300 Longwood AvenueEnders 4 (rm: 414)Boston, MA 02115E-mail: larry.benowitz@childrens.harvard.eduLecture Title: “Rewinding the Injured CNS”Edward Benzel, M.D.Department Chairman
  • 3. Neurological SurgeryCleveland ClinicMail Code S809500 Euclid AvenueCleveland, OH 44195E-mail: BENZELE@ccf.orgLecture Title: “Spine, Biomechanics, Clinical Practice, and the Quest of Academic Excellence.”Kerry Bernstein, CPT(VT)Asst G3, HQ BattalionVermont State GuardCamp Johnson, Colchester, VTE-mail: kbernste2000@yahoo.comLecture Title: “On The Evolution of an Electronic Species”Mark P. Burns, Ph.D.Assistant Professor,Georgetown University Medical Center,Department of Neuroscience,Research Building WP22a,3970 Reservoir Rd, NWWashington DC 20007E-mail:mpb37@georgetown.eduLecture Title: “Acute CNS Injury and Chronic Neurodegenerative Disease: Common Pathwaysand Therapeutic Targets”E. Antonio Chiocca, M.D., Ph.D.Chairman of Department of Neurological SurgeryDardinger Family Professor of Oncologic NeurosurgeryCo-director, Dardinger Center for Neuro-oncology and NeurosciencesN-1017 Doan Hall410 W. 10th AvenueJames Cancer Hospital/Solove Research InstituteThe Ohio State University Medical CenterColumbus, OH 43210-1240E-mail: EA.Chiocca@osumc.eduLecture Title: “Translational Therapeutics for Brain Tumors: From the Lab to the Clinic andBack”C. Edward Dixon, Ph.D.Director, Brain Trauma Research CenterProfessor and Vice Chair of ResearchDepartment of Neurological SurgeryUniversity of Pittsburgh3434 Fifth Ave, Hill Bldg.Pittsburgh, PA 15260Email: dixonec@upmc.eduLecture Title: “Traumatic Brain Injury: Lessons Learned from the Bench”V. Reggie Edgerton, Ph.D.Director of the Neuromuscular Research Laboratory within the Department of Physiological Science and
  • 4. the Brain Research Institute.University of California, Los AngelesLos Angeles, CA 90095-1761E-mail: vre@ucla.eduLecture Title: “Activity Dependent Mechanisms that Enhance Sensorimotor Function FollowingSpinal Cord Injury”James Galbraith, Ph.D.National Institutes of HealthLaboratory Experience: “Squid Lab”Email: galbraij@ninds.nih.goMichael M. Haglund, Ph.D., M.D.Professor of Neurological SurgeryNeurosurgery Residency Program DirectorDuke UniversityBox 3807Durham, NC 27710E-mail: haglu001@mc.duke.eduLecture Title:“Optical Imaging of Epileptiform Activity: From Brain Slices to the OperatingRoom”Robert E. Harbaugh, MD, FACS, FAHADirector, Penn State Institute of the NeurosciencesUniversity Distinguished Professor and Chair, Department of NeurosurgeryProfessor, Department of Engineering Science and MechanicsDepartment of Neurosurgery, 30 Hope DriveHershey, PA 17033-0850E-mail: rharbaugh@psu.eduLecture Title: “Biostatistics and Clinical Trial Design”Leigh Hochberg, M.D., Ph.D.Investigator, Rehabilitation R&D, Dept. Veterans AffairsVisiting Associate Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical SchoolAssociate Professor of Engineering, Brown UniversityStroke and Neurocritical Care Services, Massachusetts General Hospital, Brigham & Women’s Hospital,and Spaulding Rehabilitation HospitalE-mail: LHOCHBERG@PARTNERS.ORGLecture Title: “Intracortically-based Brain-Computer Interfaces”Sean Lawler, Ph.D.Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Neurological SurgeryOhio State University Medical Center385C Wiseman Hall400 W Twelfth AveColumbus, OH 43210Phone: (614) 292-3384Email: sean.lawler@osumc.eduLecture Title: “McroRNAs – Key Players in CNS Biology and Tumorigenesis”Jeff W. Lichtman, M.D., Ph.D.Professor of Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • 5. Harvard UniversityRoom 34752 Oxford StreetCambridge, MA 02138Email: Jeff@mcb.harvard.eduLecture Title: “Connectomics”Eng H. Lo, Ph.D.Neuroscience Center at Massachusetts General HospitalMassachusetts General Hospital – EastBuilding 149, 13th StreetCharlestown, MA 02129Telephone: 617-726-4043Email: Lo@helix.mgh.harvard.eduLecture Title: “Neurovascular Mechanisms of Injury and Repair after Stroke”Andres M. Lozano, BMedSci, BSc, FRCSC, MD, PhDSenior ScientistDivision of Brain Imaging & Behaviour Systems - NeuroscienceToronto Western Research Institute (TWRI)Toronto Western HospitalWest Wing4th Floor Rm. 4WW447399 Bathurst St.Toronto, OntarioCanada M5T 2S8E-mail: lozano@uhnresearch.caLecture Title:“Adjusting the Activity in Human Brain Circuits”Joseph R. Madsen, M.D.Associate Professor of Surgery (Neurosurgery), Harvard Medical SchoolDirector, Neurosurgical Clinic, Childrens HospitalDirector, Neurodynamics Laboratory, Childrens HospitalDepartment of NeurosurgeryChildrens Hospital300 Longwood AvenueBoston, MA 02115Phone: 617.355.6005Fax: 617.730.0906E-mail: joseph.madsen@tch.harvard.eduLecture Title: “Signals and Systems in the Human Brain: Water and Electricity”Professor Richard I. Morimoto, Ph.D.Bill and Gayle Cook Professor of Biology, Professor of Biochemistry, Molecular Biology and CellBiology, and Director of the Rice Institute for Biomedical Research at Northwestern University.Northwestern University2205 Tech Drive; Hogan 2-100Evanston, IL 60208-3500Phone: 847-491-3714 Fax: 847-491-4461Email: r-morimoto@northwestern.eduLecture Title: “The Stress of Misfolded Proteins in Aging and Neurodegenerative Disease”
  • 6. Edward H. Oldfield, M.D.Professor of Neurosurgery and Internal MedicineDirector, Neuro-endocrineUniv. of Virginia/POB 800212Hospital Dr./CDW Rm. 3530Charlottesville VA 22908-0212United States Phone: (434)982-0059Email: eho4u@virginia.eduLecture Title: “Von Hippel-Lindau Disease: Studies on Biology, Natural History, PatientManagement in a Familial Tumor Suppressor Syndrome”James T. Rutka, MD, PhD, FRCSC, FACS, FAAP,Dan Family Chair in Neurosurgery,Professor and Chairman,Division of NeurosurgeryUniversity of TorontoThe Hospital for Sick Children, Suite 1503555 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario, CANADA M5G 1X8Ph: 416-813-8441 (Chairman); 416-813-6425 (Clinical)Fax: 416-813-4975 Email: <>Website: <<> >Lecture Title: “Medulloblastoma - from a Difficult Past to a Promising Future”W. Mark Saltzman, Ph.D.Goizueta Foundation Professor of Biomedical Engineering & Chemical EngineeringMailing AddressP.O. Box 208260New Haven, CT 06511Office Address55 Prospect StreetMEC 413New Haven, CT 06511mark.saltzman@yale.eduLecture Title: “Polymer Nanoparticles for Controlled and TargetedDelivery of Agents to the Brain”Jerry Silver, Ph.D.Professor, Department of NeurosciencesCase Western Reserve UniversitySchool of Medicine E65310900 Euclid AveCleveland OH, 44106-4975E-mail: jxs10@case.eduLecture Title: “Functional Regeneration Beyond the Glial Scar”Marc Simard, M.D., Ph.D.Professor of Neurosurgery, University of Maryland
  • 7. Professor of Pathology, University of MarylandProfessor of Physiology, University of MarylandChief of Neurological Service, Baltimore V.A. Medical Center, Baltimore, MDE-mail: msimard@smail.umaryland.eduLecture Title: “The SUR1-Regulated NC(Ca-ATP) Channel – a New Player inCNS Ischemia?”Peter L. Strick, Ph.D.VA Senior Research Career Scientist at Pittsburgh VAMCDirector, Systems Neuroscience InstituteCo-Director, Center for the Neural Basis of CognitionProfessor, Department of NeurobiologyUniversity of Pittsburgh3501 Fifth Avenue, 4074 BST-3Pittsburgh, PA 15261 |Office: 412-383-9961Email: strickp@pitt.eduLecture Title: “Basal Ganglia and Cerebellar Loops with the Cerebral Cortex: Circuits forMovement, Cognition and Affect”Leslie M. Thompson, Ph.D.Professor, Psychiatry & Human BehaviorSchool of MedicineDirector, Interdepartmental Neuroscience ProgramNeurobiology and BehaviorSchool of Biological SciencesBiological ChemistrySchool of MedicineUniversity of California Irvine2121 GillespieMail Code: 4260Irvine, CA 92697Email: lmthomps@uci.eduLecture Title: “Epigenetics in Huntington’s Disease: Implication for Therapeutics”Junying Yuan, Ph.D.Professor of Cell BiologyDepartment of Cell BiologyHarvard Medical School240 Longwood AvenueBoston, MA 02115Office: 617 432-4170Assistant: 617 432-4187Fax: 617 432-4177E-mail: jyuan@hms.harvard.eduKeynote Speaker Lecture Title: “Regulation of Cell Death: From Apoptosis to Necroptosis”