Beyond the US College student’s Brain: A survey of priorities across geography and age
Please consider joining us at SharpBrains’ upcoming virtual conference (November 17–19th). Day 2 will start with this fantastic session:
Wednesday November 18th, 8.15 — 9.45 am. Beyond the US college student’s brain: A survey of priorities across geography and age.
Researchers and innovators in North America, Europe and India will explore the frontiers in applied research across the lifespan, from children to younger and older adults, helping make the case for truly personalized (or at least customized) brain development and brain health.
- Chair: Dr. Olivier Oullier, Professor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at Aix-Marseille University
- Eduardo Briceño, CEO of Mindset Works
- Anu Acharya, Founder and CEO of Map My Genome
- Tara Thiagarajan, Managing Director of Madura Microfinance
- Dr. Miia Kivipelto, Head of Clinical Trials at the Memory Clinic, Karolinska University; PI of the FINGER study.
You can check out their bios below.
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Chair: Dr. Olivier Oullier, Professor of Behavioral and Brain Sciences at Aix-Marseille University
Olivier Oullier, PhD, is a full professor of behavioral and brain sciences at Aix-Marseille University and a research associate at the Center for Complex Systems and Brain Sciences. His research focused on social coordination dynamics, contagion and neuroeconomics, and he led the “Neuroscience and public policy” program, charged with evaluating the benefits of insights from psychology, behavioral economics, complex systems and neuroscience in designing more efficient strategies to improve people’s health and well-being. In 2011, the World Economic Forum named Dr. Oullier a Young Global Leader and the vice-chair of its Global Agenda Council on Neuroscience and Behavior.
Eduardo Briceño, CEO of Mindset Works
Eduardo is the Co-Founder and CEO of Mindset Works, which he started with Carol Dweck, Lisa Blackwell and others, to help people develop as motivated and effective learners. Prior to Mindset Works, Eduardo was an Education Pioneers Fellow at New Leaders, a Principal with the Sprout Group,and an analyst with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette. Eduardo holds MBA and M.A. in Education degrees from Stanford University, and bachelor’s degrees in Economics and in Engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.
Anu Acharya, Founder and CEO of Map My Genome
Anu is the CEO at Map My Genome, which just won the Innovative Healthcare Startup award at the 2015 VCcircle Healthcare Awards. A molecular diagnostics company for people who are proactive about their health, Map My Genome offers prognostics and diagnostics tests, and also distributes digital brain health solutions in India. Anu was named a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum (WEF) and serves on the WEF’s Global Agenda Council as a member of the Personalized and Precision Medicine. Trained at premier institutions such as the IIT Kharagpur, India (IIT) and University of Illinois, she has been awarded several awards by Red Herring Magazine, Biospectrum, and others. Acharya has been a past President of the Hyderabad chapter of the Entrepreneurs Organization and currently serves on the Board of ABLE, IvyCap Ventures and Action for India.
Tara Thiagarajan, Managing Director of Madura Microfinance
Tara’s interest lies in understanding large-scale human systems for the purpose of developing scalable, for-profit solutions that drive progress. She has a BA in Mathematics from Brandeis University, an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern„ and a Ph.D. in Neuroscience from Stanford University. She did her postdoctoral research in neural network behaviour at the Section for Critical Brain Dynamics at the NIH and is a visiting scientist at National Centre for Biological Sciences.. She is also an Advisory Group Member at Ashoka Changemakers.
Dr. Miia Kivipelto, Head of Clinical Trials at the Memory Clinic, Karolinska University; PI of the FINGER study.
Miia Kivipelto is professor of Clinical Geriatric Epidemiology at Karolinska Institutet and a senior geriatrician at the Karolinska University Hospital. Miia is principal investigator for the population-based study Cardiovascular Risk Factors, Aging and Dementia (CAIDE) and the Finnish Geriatric Intervention Study to Prevent Cognitive Impairment and Disability (FINGER), one of the first multi-domain intervention studies in the world aimed at preventing or postponing dementia. She is also part of a Europe’s first-ever European Dementia Prevention Initiative (EDPI). Miia has received multiple awards including Junior Chamber International: Ten Outstanding Young Persons of the World 2011 and the Academy of Finland Award for Social Impact 2009.