Course Faculty

Module 1
Abigail Snyder-Keller, Ph.D.

Course Faculty
Research Scientist
Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH

Address:
120 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208

Lecture Topic: Overview of Brain Anatomy

Wadsworth Biography
C.J. Heckman, Ph.D.

Course Faculty
Professor of Physiology/Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy and Human Movement Sciences
Northwestern University

Address:
Ward Building Room 5-334
303 E Chicago Avenue
Chicago IL 60611

Lecture Topic: Spinal Cord Structure and Function

Jonathan Wolpaw, M.D.

NCAN Faculty
Director & Research Physician
National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies
Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH

Lecture Topic: Introduction: What are Adaptive Neurotechnologies?

Lee E. Miller, Ph.D.

Course Faculty
Distinguished Professor of Neuroscience
Departments of Physiology, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, and Biomedical Engineering
Feinberg School of Medicine
Northwestern University

Address:
303 East Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60611

Lecture Topic: Sensorimotor Function in the Brain

Feinberg School of Medicine Biography
Russ Ferland, Ph.D.

Course Faculty
Associate Professor & Vice Chair
Department of Neuroscience and Experimental Therapeutics
Department of Neurology at Albany Medical College

Address:
47 New Scotland Ave., MC136
Albany, NY 12208

Lecture Topic: Functional Specialization of Cortex

Albany Medical Center Biography
Module 2
Aysegul Gunduz, Ph.D.

Course Faculty
Assistant Professor
University of Florida
J. Caryton Pruitt Family Department of Biomedical Engineering

Address:
1275 Center Drive, BMS J286
Gainesville, FL 32611

Lecture Topics: Metabolic and Other
Indirect Measures of Brain Activity
, Recording Within the Brain

Brain Mapping Laboratory
Daniel W. Moran, Ph.D.

Course Faculty
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
Washington University

Address:
Campus Box 1097
One Brookings Drive
Saint Louis, MO 63130

Lecture Topic: Electric and Magnetic Activity

Dennis McFarland, Ph.D.

NCAN Faculty
Team Research & Development 2 Leader & Research Scientist
National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies
Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH

Address:
120 New Scotland Ave., Room 2085
Albany, NY 12208

Lecture Topic: Recording from Outside the Brain

Disha Gupta, B.E.(hons), M.Sc., Ph.D.

Course Faculty
Brain Mind Research Institute,
Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University
Early Brain Injury and Recovery,
Burke Medical Research Institute

Address:
Burke Medical Research Institute
Early Brain Injury and Recovery Program
Burke House Room 202,
785 Mamaroneck Avenue,
White Plains, NY 10605

Lecture Topic: Stimulating Outside the Brain

Burke Medical Research Institute Biography
Peter Brunner, Ph.D.

Course Faculty
Assistant Professor
Albany Medical College
Center for Medical Science
Lecture Topic: Stimulating Within the Brain

Module 3
Dean J. Krusienski, Ph.D.

Course Faculty
Professor, Electrical & Computer Engineering
Graduate Program Director, Biomedical Engineering
Old Dominion University

Address:
231 Kaufman Hall
Old Dominion University
Norfolk, VA 23529

Lecture Topic: Feature Extraction

Aspen Lab at Old Dominion University
Dennis McFarland, Ph.D.

NCAN Faculty
Team Research & Development 2 Leader & Research Scientist
National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies
Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH

Address:
120 New Scotland Ave., Room 2085
Albany, NY 12208

Lecture Topic: Feature Translation

Module 4
Jeremy Hill, Ph.D.

Course Faculty
Lecture Topic: Hardware and Software

Module 5
Dennis McFarland, Ph.D.

NCAN Faculty
Team Research & Development 2 Leader & Research Scientist
National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies
Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH

Address:
120 New Scotland Ave., Room 2085
Albany, NY 12208

Lecture Topic: ANs that Replace Function

Gerwin Schalk, Ph.D.

NCAN Faculty
Deputy Director & Research Scientist
National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies
Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH

Lecture Topic: Principles and Classes of Adaptive Neurotechnologies

Jonathan Wolpaw, M.D.

NCAN Faculty
Director & Research Physician
National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies
Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH

Address:
120 New Scotland Avenue, Room 2085
Albany, NY 12208

Lecture Topics: Activity-Dependent Plasticity in the CNS, ANs that Improve Function

Peter Brunner, Ph.D.

Course Faculty
Assistant Professor
Albany Medical College
Center for Medical Sciences

Lecture Topic: ANs that Restore Funciton

Theresa Vaughan, B.A.

NCAN Faculty
Research Scientist
National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies
Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH

Address:
120 New Scotland Avenue, Room 2085
Albany, NY 12208

Lecture Topic: ANs that Enhance Function

Training Exercises
Amir Eftekhar, Ph.D.

NCAN Faculty
National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies
Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH

Address:
120 New Scotland Ave, Room 2085
Albany, NY 12208

Lecture Topic: Training Exercise 3: Neuroplasticity and Neurorehabilitation

Dennis McFarland, Ph.D.

NCAN Faculty
Team Research & Development 2 Leader & Research Scientist
National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies
Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH

Address:
120 New Scotland Ave, Room 2085
Albany, NY 12208

Lecture Topic: Training Exercise 3: Neuroplasticity and Neurorehabilitation

Griffin Milsap, B.S.EE.

Course Faculty
Ph.D. Candidate
Department of Biomedical Engineering
Johns Hopkins University

Address:
Meyer 2-161
600 N. Wolfe St.
Baltimore, MD 21287

Lecture Topic: Training Exercise 2: BCI2000

Crone Lab
Jonathan Carp, Ph.D.

NCAN Faculty
Research Scientist
National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies

Address:
120 New Scotland Ave, Room 2085
Albany, NY 12208

Lecture Topic: Training Exercise 1: ECoG in Basic Research

Lynn McCane, M.S.

NCAN Faculty
Research Scientist
National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies
Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH

Address:
120 New Scotland Ave, Room 2085
Albany, NY 12208

Lecture Topic: Training Exercise 3: Neuroplasticity and Neurorehabilitation

Peter Brunner, Ph.D.

Course Faculty
Assistant Professor
Albany Medical College
Center for Medical Sciences

Address:
150 New Scotland Ave,
Albany, NY 12208

Lecture Topic: Training Exercise 2: Application of BCI2000

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Theresa Vaughan, B.A.

NCAN Faculty
Research Scientist
National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies
Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH

Address:
120 New Scotland Ave, Room 2085
Albany, NY 12208

Lecture Topic: Training Exercise 2: Application of BCI2000

Xiang Yang Chen, Ph.D.

NCAN Faculty
Team Research & Development 1 Leader & Research Scientist
National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies
Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH

Lecture Topic: Training Exercise 3: Neuroplasticity and Neurorehabilitation

Module 6
Anthony Ritaccio, M.D., FAAN, FANA

Course Faculty
J. Spencer Standish Professor of Neurology and Neurosurgery,
Director Epilepsy and Human Brain Mapping Program,
Director Clinical Neurophysiology Laboratory,
Vice Chairman Department of Neurology,
Albany Medical College

Lecture Topic: Seizure Disorders

Donald S. Higgins, Jr., M.D.

Course Faculty
National Program Director for Neurology
Office of Specialty Care Services (10P4E)
Veterans Health Administration

Address:
810 Vermont Ave, NW
Washington, DC 20420

Lecture Topic: Degenerative Disorders

Office of Specialty Care Services
Jeffrey Fudin, M.D.

Course Faculty
Lecture Topic: Chronic Pain

Jennifer Semel-Concepcion, M.D.

Course Faculty
Lecture Topic: Developmental Disorders

Loretta S. Malta, Ph.D.

Course Faculty
Licensed Psychologist
Capital Psychological Associates
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry (Volunteer Faculty)
Weill Medical College of Cornell & Albany Medical College

Address:
Capital Psychological Associates
1365 Washington Ave., Suite 102A
Albany, NY 12206

Lecture Topic: Psychiatric/Behavioral Disorders

Capital Psychological Associates Biography, Psychology Today Biography, LinkedIn
Richard Segal, PT, Ph.D., FAPTA

Course Faculty
Professor and Chair
Department of Health Professions
College of Health Professions
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC)

PI TIGRR Grant writing Workshop
Adjunct Professor of Biomedical
Engineering & Allied Health Sciences
UNC at Chapel Hill

Education Director
National Center of Neuromodulation for Rehab (NM4R)

Address:
151B Rutledge Avenue B339
MSC 962
Charleston, SC 29425

Lecture Topics: Traumatic Disorders, Current Neurorehabilitation

Training in Grantsmanship for Rehabilitation Research, National Center for Neuromodulation Rehab
Module 7
Alison N. Cernich, Ph.D.

Course Faculty
ABPP-Cn, Director
National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research,
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development,
National Institutes of Health

Address:
6710B Rockledge Drive, MSC 7002
Bethesda, MD 20817

Lecture Topic: Government Funding Pathways

National Center for Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR)
Ashley Edwards

Course Faculty
Director, Institutional Advancement
Health Research, Inc.

Address:
150 Broadway, Suite 500
Menands, NY 12204
Lecture Topic: Non-Profit Funding Pathways

Brendan Allison, Ph.D.

Course Faculty
Visiting Scholar
Cognitive Science Department
University of California, San Diego

Address:
Mail Code 0515
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, CA 92093

Lecture Topic: Adaptive Neurotechnologies for the General Population

MindBeagle Website
Clint Ballinger, Ph.D.

Course Faculty
CEO of SelfArray, Inc.
Entrepreneur in Residence at IgniteU

Address:
12 Davids Lane
Burnt Hill, NY 12027

Lecture Topics: Principles of Commercial Development, Venture Capital/Commercial Funding

Clint Ballinger CV
Doug Weber

Course Faculty
Lecture Topic: Government Funding Pathways

Frances Richmond, Ph.D.

Course Faculty
Director
International Center for Regulatory Science
University of Southern California

Address:
1540 Alcazar Street,
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Lecture Topic: Clinical and Regulatory Considerations for Effective Translation

USC Biography, USC Reulgatory Science
Gerwin Schalk, Ph.D.

NCAN Faculty
Deputy Director & Research Scientist
National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies
Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH

Lecture Topic: Real-World Translation: Introduction; Formulating Complete Plan

Joseph J. Fins, M.D., M.A.C.P.

Course Faculty
The E. William Davis, Jr., M.D. Professor of Medical Ethics
Chief, Division of Medical Ethics and Professor of Medicine
Professor of Medical Ethics in Neurology and Medicine in Psychiatry
Weill Cornell Medical College

Director of Medical Ethics
New York Presbyterian Hospital Weill Cornell Medical Center

Co-Director, CASBI
Consortium for the Advanced Study of Brain Injury
Weill Cornell and Rockefeller University

Solomon Center Distinguished Scholar in Medicine, Bioethics and the Law
Yale Law School

Address:
Division of Medical Ethics
Weill Cornell Medical College
435 East 70th Street Suite 4-J
New York, NY 10021

Lecture Topic: Ethics of Human Studies

Consortium for the Advanced Study of Brain Injury (CASBI)
Naomi Kleitman, Ph.D.

Course Faculty
Senior Vice President, Grants & Research
Craig H. Neilsen Foundation

Lecture Topic: Government Funding Pathways

Craig H. Neilsen Foundation
Robert A. Heverly

Course Faculty
Associate Professor of Law
Albany Law School

Address:
80 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208

Lecture Topic: Legal Issues

Albany Law Biography
Teige P. Sheehan, Ph.D.

Course Faculty
Patent Attorney,
Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti, P.C.

Address:
5 Columbia Cir.
Albany, NY 12203

Lecture Topic: Intellectual Property

Heslin Rothenberg Farley & Mesiti P.C. Biography, LinkedIn
Module 8
Gerald E. Loeb, M.D.

Course Faculty
Professor of Biomedical Engineering
University of Southern California

Address:
1042 Downey Way
Los Angeles, CA 90089

Lecture Topic: Introduction to Cochlear Prosthesis

University of Southern California Biography
Hunter Peckham, Ph.D.

Course Faculty
Lecture Topic: Introduction to the Freehand

Joern Rickert, Ph.D.

Course Faculty
Lecture Topic: Introduction to Brain Interchange

Jonathan Wolpaw, M.D.

NCAN Faculty
Director & Research Physician
National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies
Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH

Address:
120 New Scotland Avenue, Room 2085
Albany, NY 12208

Lecture Topic: P300 Speller

Theresa Vaughan, B.A.

NCAN Faculty
Research Scientist
National Center for Adaptive Neurotechnologies
Wadsworth Center, NYSDOH

Address:
120 New Scotland Avenue, Room 2085
Albany, NY 12208

Lecture Topic: P300 Speller

Post-Doctoral Associates
Adriana de Pesters, Ph.D.

Room 2013
Center for Medical Science
150 New Scotland Ave.
Albany, NY 12208

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