Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives Elects Twelve New Members

January 27, 2014

Ann Whitman
(212) 223-4040

New York, NY, January 27, 2014—The executive committee of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives announced the names of twelve members newly elected to the organization. New members’ areas of expertise encompass a wide range of specialties including stress, drug discovery for neurodegeneration, and age-related hearing loss and its effects on memory.

The Dana Alliance is a nonprofit organization of more than 340 leading neuroscientists committed to advancing public awareness about the progress and promise of brain research. Supported entirely by the Dana Foundation, the Dana Alliance does not fund research or make grants.

The new Dana Alliance members are:

Steven W. Barger, Ph.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences
Ronald L. Davis, Ph.D., The Scripps Research Institute-Florida
Emanuel M. DiCicco-Bloom, M.D., Robert Wood Johnson Medical School Rutgers
Sharona E. Gordon, Ph.D., University of Washington
Patrick R. Hof, M.D., Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Dennis L. Molfese, Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Robert H. Sapolsky, Ph.D., Stanford University
S. Murray Sherman, B.S., Ph.D., M.A., University of Chicago
James W. Simpkins, Ph.D., West Virginia University Health Science Center
Elizabeth S. Spelke, Ph.D., Harvard University
Arthur Wingfield, D.Phil., Brandeis University
Tom C.T. Yin, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison

Recognized as leaders in their respective fields, Dana Alliance members are among the world’s foremost authorities on neuroscientific research and clinical neurology topics. Each has made a personal commitment to support the mission of the Dana Alliance through active participation in outreach and educational activities, such as Brain Awareness Week, which takes place March 10-16 this year.

The Dana Foundation is a private philanthropic organization that supports brain research through grants and educates the public about the successes and potential of brain research.