Joined the USAF through Officer Candidate School commissioned a 2nd lieutenant. Made outstanding progress to Captain and won the Joint Services commendation Medal from the Secretary of Defense.
While in the Air Force I acquired expertise in electrical engineering and decided to shoot for a Ph.D. in neuroscience at the Cornell campus in Ithaca New York. There I received a prestigious National Science Research Award. With my 2000 PhD. in Neuroscience I joined the research team of Dr. Chapin at the SUNY campus in Brooklyn New York. During my tenure with Dr. Chapin I met and worked with Dr. Miguel A.L. Nicolelis, M.D., PhD. , currently at DUKE University department of Neuroengineering.
I then received an offer as a Research Scientist at the University of Florida in Gainesville. During my stay, I won and was a member of numerous NIH grants. At this point in my life I decided that the knowledge I had acquired would best be used by multiple segments of the general public and therefore founded the nonprofit “Neuroscience –NOW.”
An idea worth spreading
The "bible" of psychiatry, DSM must be supplanted by combing traditional "checklist" mental health diagnosis with emerging neural physiological biomarkers which will afford individualization of diagnosis and treatment of all major forms of mental disorders. This will massively reduce cost of treatment and encourage individuals to become actively involved in brain/mind optimal performance behaviors.
I'm passionate about
Dissemination of State-OF THE-ART peer reviewed neuroscience impacting an individual’s mental health diagnosis, treatment and behavior by the targeting professional and non-professionals audiences.