Col. dallas hack, (RET.), md, mph,
Dr. Hack is a leading brain health advocate. His distinguished military medical career included serving as Director, US Army Combat Casualty Care Research Program and the Chair, Joint Program Committee 6 (Combat Casualty Care). Dr. Hack was also Senior Medical Advisor to the Principal Assistant, Research and Technology, US Army Medical Research and Materiel Command. Dr. Hack coauthored the 2013 National Research Action Plan to address Mental Health and Traumatic Brain Injury in Service members and Veterans, and oversaw a portfolio of over 650 projects directed at TBI.
William "scott" killgore, ph.D.
Professor, Director of the Social, Cognitive, and Affective Neuroscience Lab, Dept. of Psychiatry, Univ. of Arizona, and Assoc. Professor, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Killgore combines neuro-cognitive assessment with neuro-imaging to study the role of emotion in complex cognitive processes, and how environmental factors such as sleep, light, nutrition, activity, and stimulants (such as caffeine) affect us. He has been granted over $15.5 million from the DoD to study methods for accelerating recovery from mild TBI and PTSD, and is currently PI on three studies aimed at improving sleep-wake patterns, and a study focused on modeling recovery patterns after concussion. He recently completed a DARPA funded study to identify the neuro-circuitry underling the ability to sustain cognitive resilience during sleep deprivation. Dr. Killgore also has over 15 years of military service, including 5 years on active duty as a Medical Service Corps officer and Research Psychologist. He remains in the U.S. Army Reserve, currently holding the rank of Lieutenant Colonel.
R. SCOTT TURNER, MD, PH.D.
Professor of Neurology, Director of the Memory Disorders Program at Georgetown University Medical Center.
Dr. Turner’s research focuses on early interventions for Alzheimer’s disease, and his Phase II Clinical Trial with Resveratrol in Alzheimer’s (published in Neurology, 2015) was featured in the Wall Street Journal and Time Magazine. He has received numerous prestigious awards, including a fellowship from the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and a Beeson Scholar award. Dr. Turner earned his medical degree and a PhD in pharmacology from Emory University, Atlanta, and completed his medical internship, residency, and fellowship at the University of Pennsylvania. He was elected a Fellow with the American Neurological Association in 2006. He has published more than 100 papers, reviews, and book chapters.