2017 Cohen Veterans Care Summit

Cohen Veterans Care Summit

Igniting the Spark was a public event that explored the full spectrum of challenges that veterans and others face in the wake of physical and emotional brain trauma. Global leaders in brain research and care will provided a “State of Affairs” in Brain Health – what we’ve accomplished, where we need to go and how we are going to get there.

Cohen Veterans Care Summit

Spark a Care Revolution was a closed event for public and private sector leadership to gather and advance the veterans brain health research agenda and clinical care delivery model. World-renowned brain health experts focused on advancements in bioscience, clinical treatment and precision medicine.

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2017 Speakers

  • Paul Agnew
    Paul Agnew Master Ontologist
  • Arun Asok, PhD
    Arun Asok, PhD Neuroscientist
    Columbia University, Department of Neuroscience
  • Shelli Avenevoli, PhD
    Shelli Avenevoli, PhD Deputy Director
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • John Bardi
    John Bardi Vice President, Government Affairs, & Digital Medicines Business Development
    Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.
  • Rinad Beidas, PhD
    Rinad Beidas, PhD Assistant Professor
    Director, Implementation Research

    University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine
  • Patrick S.F. Bellgowan, PhD
    Patrick S.F. Bellgowan, PhD Program Director for TBI
  • Casey Bennett, PhD
    Casey Bennett, PhD Chief Scientific Officer
    Raiven Healthcare
  • Brigadier General Donald Bolduc
    Brigadier General Donald Bolduc Commander of American Special Operations Forces in Africa (retired)
    United States Army
  • Daniella Brunner, PhD
    Daniella Brunner, PhD Founder and President
    Early Signal Foundation
  • Steven A. Cohen
    Steven A. Cohen Chairman and CEO
    Point72 Asset Management
  • Laurel A. Copeland, PhD, MPH
    Laurel A. Copeland, PhD, MPH Associate Professor in the Department of Medicine
    Texas A&M University Health Science Center
  • Guilhem Dupont, MBA
    Guilhem Dupont, MBA Founder and CEO
  • Al Emondi, PhD
    Al Emondi, PhD Program Manager, Biological Technologies Office
    Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency
  • Marc Fishman, MD
    Marc Fishman, MD President
    Maryland Treatment Centers
    Assistant Professor, Psychiatry
    Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • Dean Fixsen, PhD
    Dean Fixsen, PhD Senior Scientist
    University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Michael Freed, PhD, EMT-B
    Michael Freed, PhD, EMT-B Chief, Services Research and Clinical Epidemiology Branch Division of Services Intervention Research
    National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
  • Carolyn Furdek
    Carolyn Furdek PT, DPT, CPT (retired)
  • Allyson Gage, PhD
    Allyson Gage, PhD Chief Medical Officer
    Cohen Veterans Bioscience
  • Lindsey Grandison, PhD
    Lindsey Grandison, PhD National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
  • Robert Grossman, PhD
    Robert Grossman, PhD Chief Research Informatics Officer
    University of Chicago
  • Magali Haas, MD, PhD
    Magali Haas, MD, PhD CEO and President
    Cohen Veterans Bioscience
  • Dallas Hack, MD, Colonel, US Army (Retired)
    Dallas Hack, MD, Colonel, US Army (Retired) Chief Strategy Officer
    Cohen Veterans Bioscience
  • Margaret Harrell, PhD
    Margaret Harrell, PhD Director of Programs and Partnerships
    Bob Woodruff Foundation
  • Bob Harward
    Bob Harward CEO
    Lockheed Martin, United Arab Emirates
  • Anthony Hassan, EdD, LCSW
    Anthony Hassan, EdD, LCSW CEO and President
    Cohen Veterans Network

  • Tom Herzog
    Tom Herzog Chief Operating Officer
  • Martin Hofmann-Apitius, PhD
    Martin Hofmann-Apitius, PhD Head of Department
    Fraunhofer Institute for Algorithms and Scientific Computing SCAI
  • Susan Huntington, JD, PA
    Susan Huntington, JD, PA Counsel
    Day Pitney, LLP
  • Chuck Ingoglia, MSW
    Chuck Ingoglia, MSW Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Practice Improvement
    National Council on Behavioral Health
  • Kacie Kelly, MHS
    Kacie Kelly, MHS Program Director, Health & Wellness
    George W. Bush Presidential Center
  • Dave King
    Dave King Founder & CEO
    Exaptive Inc.
  • Patrick M. Kochanek, MD
    Patrick M. Kochanek, MD Ake N. Grenvik Professor of Critical Care Medicine and Director of the Safar Center for Resuscitation Research
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Karestan Koenen, PhD
    Karestan Koenen, PhD Professor, Department of Epidemiology
    Harvard T. H. Chan School of Public Health
  • Harold Kudler, MD
    Harold Kudler, MD Chief Consultant for Mental Health Services
    Veterans Health Administration
  • Matt Kuntz, JD
    Matt Kuntz, JD Executive Director
    NAMI Montana
  • Frank Larkin, MS
    Frank Larkin, MS US Senate Sergeant at Arms
    United States Senate
  • Seth Lederman, MD
    Seth Lederman, MD CEO and Chairman
    Tonix Pharmaceuticals
  • Brian L. Losey  RADM, USN (ret)
    Brian L. Losey RADM, USN (ret) Partner
    Shield AI Inc.
    Commons Federated, LLC
  • Brian Marx, PhD
    Brian Marx, PhD Psychologist and Researcher
    VA National Center for PTSD, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Dennis McGurk, PhD, Colonel, US Army
    Dennis McGurk, PhD, Colonel, US Army Director of the Military Operational Medicine Research Program
    US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command
  • Thomas Meyer
    Thomas Meyer Director, Veteran Services
    The Philanthropy Roundtable
  • Rep. Tim Murphy, PhD
    Rep. Tim Murphy, PhD United States House of Representatives
  • Roger Murry
    Roger Murry Executive Director
    Coalition to Heal Invisible Wounds
  • Chris Nowinski, PhD
    Chris Nowinski, PhD Co-founder & CEO
    Concussion Legacy Foundation
  • Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts
    Staff Sergeant Ryan Pitts Medal of Honor Recipient, Veteran
    United States Army
  • Rachel Ramoni, DMD, ScD
    Rachel Ramoni, DMD, ScD Chief Research and Development Officer
    US Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Jeff Richardson, MA, MBA
    Jeff Richardson, MA, MBA President & CEO
    Mosaic Community Services
  • Michael C. Richardson, MA
    Michael C. Richardson, MA Mental Health Vice President
    Wounded Warrior Project
  • Ekemini Riley, PhD
    Ekemini Riley, PhD Associate Director
    Milken Institute Center for Strategic Philanthropy
  • Rep. Phil Roe, MD
    Rep. Phil Roe, MD Chairman, House Committee on Veterans' Affairs
    United States House of Representatives
  • Craig S. Rosen, PhD
    Craig S. Rosen, PhD Deputy Director
    National Center for PTSD Dissemination & Training Division
    Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences
    Stanford University School of Medicine
  • Linda Rosenberg, MSW
    Linda Rosenberg, MSW President & CEO
    National Council for Behavioral Health
  • Barbara O. Rothbaum, PhD
    Barbara O. Rothbaum, PhD Director, Emory Healthcare Veterans Program
    Emory University School of Medicine
  • Warren Sapp
    Warren Sapp Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Crystal Shelton, MSSW, LCSW
    Crystal Shelton, MSSW, LCSW Vice President, Clinical Programs
    Cohen Veterans Network
  • David J. Shulkin, MD
    David J. Shulkin, MD Secretary of Veterans Affairs
    United States Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Bradley D. Stein, MD, MPH, PhD
    Bradley D. Stein, MD, MPH, PhD Senior Physician Policy Researcher
    RAND Corporation
  • Dietrich A. Stephan, PhD
    Dietrich A. Stephan, PhD Chairman, Department of Human Genetics
    University of Pittsburgh
  • David Stiffler, MD
    David Stiffler, MD Medical Director
    The Steven A. Cohen Military Family Clinic
  • James Stone, MD, PhD
    James Stone, MD, PhD Associate Professor and Vice Chair of Research, Department of Radiology and Medical Imaging
    University of Virginia
  • Terri Tanielian, MA
    Terri Tanielian, MA Senior Behavioral Scientist
    RAND Corporation
  • Sergeant Kyle White
    Sergeant Kyle White Medal of Honor Recipient
    United States Army
    Cohen Veterans Network
Cohen Veterans Care Summit