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Research Exchange Program

Invit­ed Aca­d­e­m­ic Mem­bers are lead­ing uni­ver­si­ty-based sci­en­tists with an exten­sive and rel­e­vant pub­li­ca­tion record who con­tribute to Sharp­Brains ini­tia­tives to inform deci­sion-mak­ers and inno­va­tors, obtain­ing com­pli­men­ta­ry access to Sharp­Brains’ resources.

Par­tic­i­pants in the pro­gram include, by pri­ma­ry top­ic:

  • Cog­ni­tion, neu­ro­pro­tec­tion and aging:  Dr. Ash­ley Nunes (Kramer Beck­man Insti­tute Lab at Univ. Illi­nois Urbana-Cham­paign), Dr. Joshua Stein­er­man (Ein­stein-Mon­te­fiore Brain Aging Cen­ter)
  • Mea­sur­ing and enhanc­ing dri­ving fit­ness: Dr. Nicholas Cas­savaugh (Kramer Beck­man Insti­tute Lab at Univ. Illi­nois Urbana-Cham­paign), Dr. Jer­ri Edwards (Univ. South Flori­da)
  • Sur­vey of evi­dence-based cog­ni­tive train­ing method­olo­gies: Dr. Tra­cy Alloway (Cen­ter for Mem­o­ry & Learn­ing in the Lifes­pan at Univ. Stir­ling), Drs. Susanne Jaeg­gi & Mar­tin Buschkuehl (Univ. Michi­gan and Bern), Dr. Torkel Kling­berg (Karolin­s­ka Instituet), Dr. Eliz­a­beth Zelin­s­ki (Cog­ni­tion & Aging Lab at USC Davis), Dr. David Vance (UAB Edward R. Roy­bal Cen­ter for Trans­la­tion­al Research in Aging and Mobil­i­ty)
  • Cog­ni­tive val­ue and lim­i­ta­tions of com­mer­cial videogames: Dr. Richard Haier (Mind Research Net­work), Drs. Daphne Bave­li­er & Shawn Green (Brain and Vision Lab,University of Rochester), Dr. Arthur Kramer (Kramer Beck­man Insti­tute Lab at Univ. Illi­nois Urbana-Cham­paign)
  • Cur­rent and future com­put­er­ized ther­a­pies: Dr. Despina Lear­month (City Uni­ver­si­ty), Drs. Daphne Bave­li­er & Bjorn Hubert-Wal­lan­der (Rochester)
  • Emerg­ing brain-based mark­ers: Dr. Joshua Stein­er­man (Ein­stein-Mon­te­fiore Brain Aging Cen­ter), Dr. Bradley Gib­son (Gib­son Atten­tion Lab atU­ni­ver­si­ty of Notre Dame), Dr. Yaakov Stern (Stern Lab, Colum­bia Uni­ver­si­ty), Dr. David Rabin­er (Duke Uni­ver­si­ty)
  • Emerg­ing clin­i­cal tools (neu­ro­feed­back, TMS, tDCS): Drs. Lau­rence Hir­sh­berg & Ele­na Fes­ta (Brown Uni­ver­si­ty), Drs.Jared Cooney Hor­vath & Alvaro Pas­cual Leone & Felipe Freg­ni (Beren­son-Allen Cen­ter­for Non­in­va­sive Brain Stim­u­la­tion at Har­vardMed­ical School)

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