We will target breakthrough capabilities in the identification, measurement, and treatment of mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI’s) sustained by members of our armed forces.
Denver, CO (PRWEB) May 23, 2013
John Kelley, Chairman and CEO of CereScan recently attended the highly collaborative, invitation only “One Mind for Research Summit” at Johns Hopkins Medical Institution in Baltimore, Maryland. One Mind (http://1mind4research.org) is catalyzing collaboration between government, international research centers, and industry to accelerate the translation of basic science into breakthrough diagnostics and improved treatments for all brain diseases and injuries. The One Mind Summit is an annual event that attracts leading researchers, scientists, doctors as well as officers from pharmaceutical and other healthcare-related companies.
The invitation only event on May 14, 2013 took place over three days and was highlighted with presentations from international subject matter experts and thought leaders including:
- General Peter Chiarelli, U.S. Army (Ret.), CEO of One Mind for Research
- Congressman Earl Blumenauer (OR)
- Dr. Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D., Director of National Institutes of Health (NIH)
- Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy (MA), Co-founder of One Mind for Research
- Garen Staglin, Co-founder and Co-chairman of One Mind for Research
Mr. Kelley was invited to increase awareness of the groundbreaking work CereScan and its partners are doing for brain injured warfighters. This joint effort has united with The Tug McGraw Foundation (http://www.tugmcgraw.org) to establish innovative systems that will identify the presence of traumatic brain injuries and provide an effective treatment protocol. "The Invisible Brain Injury Project" (http://www.tugmcgraw.org/invisiblebraininjury.html) will enroll sixty qualified participants who will take part in a nine month structured program. John Kelley notes, “We will target breakthrough capabilities in the identification, measurement, and treatment of mild traumatic brain injuries (mTBI’s) sustained by members of our armed forces.”
This collective effort will be used to conduct a sophisticated medical validation project over a nine-month period involving mTBI afflicted military service members. The first individuals to complete the protocol have demonstrated significant results including the reduction of mTBI symptoms, use of fewer medications, improved brain functionality, and overall quality of life.
"mTBI is considered the signature injury of the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and while its pathology is unclear, it's effects are devastatingly apparent. It is the mission of the Tug McGraw Foundation to enhance the understanding of brain related trauma and the factors that influence recovery. This project has the potential to create truly meaningful improvements in the health and wellbeing of active military personnel, veterans and their families," stated Jennifer Brusstar, President and CEO of Tug McGraw Foundation.
The One Mind Summit is a consortium of the best and brightest individuals in the fields of research, healthcare, and technology as it relates to treating, curing, and preventing brain disease. The attendees of this conference were tasked to discuss ways to reduce the social and economic effects of mental illnesses and brain injuries.
For more information about the One Mind for Research Summit, please visit: http://1mind4research.org/news/one-mind-summit-feature-keynotes-francis-collins-and-story-landis
About One Mind for Research
An independent, non-partisan, non-profit organization dedicated to curing the diseases of the brain and eliminating the stigma and discrimination associated with mental illness and brain injuries. One Mind sponsors groundbreaking new research and creates portals to shared scientific data, leading to improved diagnostics, more effective treatment and, ultimately, cures for all types of mental illness and brain injury. One Mind was co- founded by Shari & Garen Staglin and former Congressman Patrick Kennedy; it’s CEO is Pete Chiarelli, a former 4-star General and Vice Chief of Staff of the US Army. For more about the One Mind mission, visit http://1mind4research.org.
One Mind for Research is a division of the International Mental Health Research Organization (IMHRO).
About CereScan Corp.
As a Denver based neuro-diagnostics company, CereScan combines state-of-the-art SPECT brain imaging technology with a patient centered model of care to provide the highest level of neuro-diagnostics available. Using high definition functional brain imaging, industry leading image reconstruction software, and an extensive library of clinical data, the CereScan medical team provides physicians, researchers, and patients with unmatched objective diagnostic information. CereScan helps patients and their physicians, counselors and families to better understand the biological bases of their conditions and disorders. For more information, please call (866) 722-4806 or visit http://www.CereScan.com
About The Tug McGraw Foundation
TMF was established by Tug McGraw in 2003 to raise funds to enhance the quality of life of children and adults with brain tumors and their families by stimulating and facilitating research that addresses the physical, social, emotional, cognitive, and spiritual impact of the disease. Recognizing that other areas of brain research—such as traumatic brain injury and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder—inform the science surrounding brain cancer, TMF has widened its scope to include a broader spectrum of neuroscience to support advances in medical care and quality of life for our nation’s battle-wounded, ill and injured service members. http://www.tugmcgraw.org