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- Dr. Gregory O'Shanick National Medical Director, Brain Injury Association of America, who specializes in neuro-rehabilitation and neuro-psychiatry and Chair-elect of the BIAA Board of Directors.
- Dr. Jonathan Sills a staff psychologist in the VA Palo Alto Health Care System
- Daniel Zwerdling Correspondent with NPR’s Investigative Unit who’s been reporting on TBI in a series co-reported with T. Christian Miller, of Propublica
- Dr. S. Ward Casscells John E. Tyson Distinguished Professor of Medicine and Public Health, and Vice President for External Affairs and Public Policy at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston. He is the former Assistant Secretary of Defense (Health Affairs).
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