CfNN Seminar Series - VA Providence Healthcare System
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VA Providence Healthcare System


CfNN Seminar Series

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VA RR&D Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology (CfNN)
Seminar Series

   Tuesday, September 29, 2020
4:00 - 5:00 PM
Via Zoom  
Dr. Alexios Carayannopoulos, DO, MPH

Chief of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, RI Hospital & Lifespan Physician Group
Medical Director, Comprehensive Spine Center at Rhode Island & Newport Hospitals Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Brown University
"Restorative Neurostimulation for Intractable Chronic Low Back Pain

Jerome Sanes, PhD 
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
4:00 PM
Providence VA Medical Center - 5th Floor, Classroom 3
Jerome Sanes, PhD
Research Health Scientist, PVAMC
Professor of Neuroscience and Director of the Brown MRI Research
Faculty, Brown University Institute for Brain Science (BIBS)
"Perspectives on the COBRE for Central Nervour System Function and Non-Image formation visual pathways in the human brain"
Dustin Tyler 
Tuesday, November 19, 2019  
Dustin Tyler J. , PhD
Kent H. Smith Professor 
Biomedical Engnineering, Case Western Reserve University
Associate Director, Cleveland Advanced Platform Technology Center Cleveland-Louis Stokes Dept. of Veterans Affairs Medical Center"The Transition of a Prosthesis from a Tool to a Hand-Restoring Touch and Naturalistic Control"


  Tuesday, May 21, 2019
Regina McGlinchey, PhD Regina McGlinchey, PhD
Director, Translational Research Center for Traumatic Brain Injury and Stress Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury National Research Center, VA Boston Healthcare System
Associate Director of Research Training, New England Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center
Professor of Psychiatry Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

William Milberg, PhD

William Milberg, PhD
Co-Director, Translational Research Center for Traumatic Brain Injury and Stress Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injury National Research Center, VA Boston Healthcare System
Associate Director for Research, New England Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center
Geriatric Neuropsychology Laboratory Founder and Co-Director
Professor of Psychology Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

"Understanding the Psychological and Neurobiological Impact of Polymorbidity in Post 9/11 Veterans: Defining the Deployment Trauma Phenotype"

Nathan McDannold, PhD
Tuesday, January 29, 2019  
Nathan McDannold, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Radiology
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School
"Noninvasive CNS Therapies with Focused Ultrasound: Principles and Practice"

Shelley Fried, PhD 
Tuesday, December 18, 2018 
Shelley Fried, PhD
Associate Professor, Harvard Medical School
VA Boston Healthcare System, Department of Neurosurgery
Massachusetts General Hospital
"Restoring Sensory Function with Neural Prostheses:
Towards the Development of More Effective Stimulation Strategies" 

A. Rani Elwy, PhD, MS
Tuesday, September 25, 2018
A. Rani Elwy, PhD, MS
Director, Implementation Science Core
Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Alpert Medical School
Research Scientist, VA HSR&D Center for Healthcare Ogranization and Implementation Reseach
"Measuring Implementation and Improvement Outcomes: Moving Beyond Effectiveness"
Theresa Louise-Bender Pape, DPH
Tuesday, May 1, 2018
Theresa Louise-Bender Pape, DPH
Research Health Scientist, Edward Hines Jr. VA Hospital,
Research Service & Center of Innovation for Complex Chronic Healthcare
Research Associate Professor, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine,
Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
"Neural Bases of Persisting Symptoms: Role of Networks and
Boosting Learning for Persons with Mild TBI and PTSD"
Michael Armey, PhD
Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Michael F. Armey, PhD
Assistant Professor (Research), Department of Psychosocial Research
Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Research Psychologist, Butler Hospital
"Leveraging Research Domain Criteria (RDoC)
methods and advanced analytic approaches to better predict suicide risk"

Stephanie R. Jones, PhD
Tuesday, October 17, 2017
Stephanie R. Jones, PhD
Research Health Scientist, PVAMC
Associate Professor of Neuroscience (Research)
Department of Neuroscience, Brown University
Brown University Institute for Brain Science (BIBS)
"Mechanisms and Meaning of Human Brain Rhythms in Health and Neropathology 
Revealed through Computational Neural Modeling" 

Carolyn Patten, PhD, PT, FAPTA
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
Carolyn Patten , PhD, PT, FAPTA
Director, Neural Control of Movement Lab
Research Career Scientist
Malcom Randall VA Medical Center
"Developing Functional Biomarkers for Neuromotor Recovery Following Stroke"

David Borton, PhD
Tuesday, January 17, 2017
David Borton, PhD
Assistant Professor of Engineering, School of Engineering and
Institute for Brain Science, Brown University
Biomedical Engineer, CfNN, Providence VA Medical Center
"Proprioprosthetics: interrogating sensory pathways for motor rehabilitation,
sensory restoration, and the treatment of pain"

Walter Besio, PhD
Tuesday, October 4, 2016
Walter Besio, PhD
Professor of Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering,
University of Rhode Island
CEO/Founder, CREmedical Corporation
"Concentric electrodes for bio-direction brain interaction"  

These Seminars are held at 4:00pm at the Providence VA Medical Center, Building 1, 5th Floor, Classroom 3.
830 Chalkstone Avenue, Providence