Panels and Speakers

2011 Forum Speakers

George L. Hanbury II, Ph.D
President Nova Southeastern University
Welcome Remarks to International Forum

Jay M. Uomoto, Ph.D.Jay M. Uomoto, Ph.D.
Interim Deputy Director
Defense Centers of Excellence for Psychological Health and TBI
U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Combat Related Blast TBI: Consequences and Rehabilitation


Barry Nierenberg, PhD, ABPPBarry Nierenberg, PhD, ABPP
Associate Professor
Center for Psychological Services
Nova Southeastern University
Executive Board of the Florida Department of Health's Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Advisory Council
Psychological Effects of Brain Injury


Neal Baer, MDNeal Baer, MD
Executive Producer, Law & Order: SVU
Co-Chair Hollywood Health and Society
A conversation with Neal Baer: Doctors as Storytellers
As interviewed by:


Deborah Ann Mullligan, MDDeborah Ann Mullligan, MD
Institute for Child Health Policy, Director
Professor Pediatrics, COM
Nova Southeastern University
American Academy of Pediatrics, Executive Council on Communications & Media, Chair

Daniel Fagbuyi, MD FAAP FACEPDaniel Fagbuyi, MD FAAP FACEP
Children's national Medical center
Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Emergency Medicine
Medical Director, Disaster Preparedness & Emergency Management
George Washington University
Effects of Brain Trauma Though Sports and Combat
Warriors in Transition (WTs) and their Families


Panel Discussion Sport-Related Concussion
First Hand Look at Sports Related Brain Injury

  • Stephen A. Russo, Ph.D.
    Assistant Professor; Center for Psychological Studies
    Director of Sport Psychology; College of Osteopathic Medicine
    Nova Southeastern University
  • Andrew M. Kusienski D.O. CSM
    Team Physician and Medical Director for NSU Athletics.
    Sports Medicine Department Chair at NSU's College of Osteopathic Medicine (NSUCOM), Residency Director of NSUCOM's Sports Medicine Fellowship,
    Assistant Professor of Osteopathic Principles and Practice in NSUCOM and Medical Director for NSU's Athletic Training Education Program.
  • Vinny ScavoVinny Scavo
    Head Athletic Director UM

Susan Fisher-OwensSusan Fisher-Owens, MD, MPH
HS Assistant Clinical Professor
University California at San Francisco
Influenza Disease: Epidemiology and Prevention


US Representative Debbie Wasserman SchultzUS Representative Debbie Wasserman Schultz
Florida's 20th Congressional District
Deborah A Mulligan MD FAAP FACEP
Government Role in Brain Injury Policies


2010 Forum Speakers

  • Ambassador Luis CdeBaca (invited keynote)
    Senior Advisor to Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
    Director, State Department's Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons.
    Washington DC
    http://www.state.gov/r/pa/ei/biog/124083.htm
  • David Batstone, Ph.D.
    Professor of Ethics in the Department of Theology & Religious Studies
    University of San Francisco
    Co-Founder Not for Sale Campaign
    San Francisco, CA
    www.notforsalecampaign.org
  • Michael Bourke, Ph.D.
    Chief Psychologist
    Behavioral Analysis Unit
    U.S. Marshals Service
    United States Department of Justice
  • Elizabeth Cafferty, Associate Director
    Division of Global Health and Human Rights
    Massachusetts General Hospital
    Harvard University
  • Kari D. McInturff RN PhD (Invited)
    Special Agent FBI
    California
  • Nico Sabenorio
    Director
    National Geographic Entertainment
    http://www.nicosabenorio.com
  • Robin H. Thompson, JD, MA
    Robin H. Thompson & Associates
    Florida State University Center for the Advancement of Human Rights

2009 Forum Speakers