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Providence VA Medical Center, Rhode Island


CfNN Seminar Series

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

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" 

Jerome Sanes, PhD 
Thursday, June 22, 2017
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)
"Brain Mechanisms of Motor Learning

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