Public Release:  Inaugural Brain Health Summit focuses on brain resilience and regeneration

Center for BrainHealth at UT Dallas convenes national thought leaders at summit in Washington, DC

Center for BrainHealth

On April 28, the Center for BrainHealth will bring together national experts to discuss solutions to our most pressing brain-related challenges at its inaugural Brain Health Summit, titled "The Human Brain: Resilience and Regeneration." Featured speakers will include Dr. Sandra Bond Chapman, founder and chief director of the Center for BrainHealth, U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah (D-PA) and Libby Doggett, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning, U.S. Department of Education. The day will focus on innovative research, awareness efforts and practical ways to improve brain health fitness for all ages and stages, including students, healthy aging adults, athletes and military service members.

Register here: http://www.brainhealthsummit.eventbrite.com

Speakers and panelists include:

  • U.S. Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA), ranking member of the Judiciary Committee and senior member of the Finance and Budget Committees
  • U.S. Representative Chaka Fattah (D-PA), member of the Appropriations Committee
  • Libby Doggett, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy and Early Learning, U.S. Department of Education
  • General Peter W. Chiarelli, U.S. Army (Ret.), former Vice Chief of Staff and now CEO of One Mind for Research
  • Claudio Sanchez, National Education Correspondent, NPR
  • Dr. Bror Saxberg, Chief Learning Officer, Kaplan Learning and Innovation
  • Dr. John Gabrieli, Director of the Athinoula A. Martinos Imaging Center at the McGovern Institute at MIT and Co-director of the MIT Clinical Research Center
  • Bill O'Brien, Senior Advisor for Program Innovation, National Endowment for the Arts
  • Dr. Jacquelyn Gamino, Director of Adolescent Reasoning Initiative, Center for BrainHealth
  • Ambassador James Glassman
  • Dr. Molly V. Wagster, Chief, Behavioral and Systems Neuroscience Branch, Division of Neuroscience, National Institute on Aging
  • Dr. Lee Dockery, McKnight Brain Research Foundation
  • Keith Epstein, Senior Strategic Advisor, AARP
  • Susan Brink, freelance health and medicine reporter
  • Dr. Justin Sanchez, DARPA
  • Morgan Luttrell, U.S. Navy SEAL (Ret.)
  • Daryl Johnston, Former Dallas Cowboy
  • Dr. Lori Cook, Director of Pediatric Brain Injury Programs, Center for BrainHealth

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