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Scientific Profiles

  • Dr. David Adelson

    Barrow Neurological Institute at Phoenix Children's Hospital

    National Neurotrauma Society membership is important to me as a practicing pediatric neurosurgeon in Neurotrauma and Neurocritical Care as well as a neurotrauma researcher as the latest cutting edge science in translational laboratory and clinical research is available through the Journal of Neurotrauma, the annual scientific symposium and other communications that are truly unique and provide important knowledge for those immersed in the field of Neurotrauma, head, spine/spinal cord, and peripheral nerve injury as well as neurocritical care.              

    Dr. David Adelson

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  • Gregory W. J. Hawryluk, PH.D.

    University of Utah – Medical Center

    Since early in my career I have viewed the National Neurotrauma Society and its members as pursuing the noblest of causes - to find a cure or effective treatment for the devastation of brain and spinal cord injuries. I have been grateful for tremendous collegiality and encouragement from those affiliated with the NNS and am inspired to work collaboratively with these honorable people for the common good. The NNS provides a culture medium for academic enrichment and for the personal and professional bonds that will be key to curing the terrible conditions we study.              

    Gregory Hawryluk

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  • Coleen M. Atkins, Ph.D.

    University of Miami Miller School of Medicine

    Being a member of the National Neurotrauma Society has been incredibly beneficial for my research in traumatic brain injury. My favorite perk of membership is the savings for attending the National Neurotrauma Symposium. At this meeting, I connect with collaborators and have the opportunity to present my research to leaders in the neurotrauma field. Every time I attend the meeting, I leave with helpful tips to improve on the methods that I am using in the laboratory.

    Coleen M. Atkins

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  • Barclay Morrison, Ph.D.

    Columbia University

    I’ve always enjoyed attending the NNS symposium – even as a student it was an especially welcoming environment - and that continues today. The symposium is a great place to showcase our most recent results and to cultivate new collaborations.

    Barclay Morrison

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Symposium News

  • Pre-meeting workshop


    July 8th, 2017

    Snowbird, UT

    Environmental Sensor Use for Quantifying Neural Exposure to Inertial and Blast Forces

    This symposium will provi...

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  • Invitation to Support & Exhibit

    There are multiple unique and exciting opportunities to promote your organization at the symposium this year. From sponsoring a session to providing travel grants to trainees, there is an opportunity that aligns with your goals. Booth space is in an excellent location for maximum traffic, as it is in the middle of the poster exhibit arena adjacent to the catering services. Reserve your opportunity now!

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  • Lunch & Learn Workshops

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    A limited number of "Lunch & Learn" educational workshops will be offered Sunday - Tuesday.  Lunch & Learn sessions are sponsored by companies who wish to present specific topics of interest.  No more than 4 lunch & learn sessions will be offered each day.

    Sponsors - Host a premium luncheon...

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  • Top-notch speakers and engaging scientific program
    Since its inception, this symposium has brought together scientists, clinicians, and health-care providers who are dedicated to the study of neurotrauma and to translating knowledge generated by research into improved patient care.

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Ask an expert

Why did you choose to study neurotrauma? How did you find your niche within the field?

NNS member


Mayumi Prins, PhD Professor of Neurosurgery
UCLA Brain Injury Research Center
I worked in the lab during my undergraduate running HPLC samples. I had the rare honor of meeting the mom of an 18yo girl who drove for the first time by herself when she was hit by another car and had severe TBI. Seeing first hand how this young girl’s life was completely changed really affected me and soon after that I started my research on TBI in the developing brain. She was/is my inspiration.