ENIGMA Brain Injury

The ENIGMA Brain Injury group was formed in Fall of 2016. The Brain Injury group is led by Drs. David Tate (David.Tate@mimh.edu), Lisa Wilde (Elisabeth.wilde@hsc.utah.edu), and Emily Dennis (edennis@bwh.harvard.edu).

Within the Brain Injury groups, we have established sub-groups based on patient type and injury characteristics. These are:

ENIGMA Military Brain Injury: led by Drs. David Tate (David.Tate@mimh.edu) and Lisa Wilde (Elisabeth.wilde@hsc.utah.edu).

ENIGMA Pediatric Moderate/Severe TBI: led by Drs. Emily Dennis (edennis@bwh.harvard.edu), Karen Caeyenberghs (Karen.Caeyenberghs@acu.edu.au), and Lisa Wilde (Elisabeth.wilde@hsc.utah.edu).

ENIGMA Sports-Related Injury: led by Drs. Dave Baron (Dave.Baron@med.usc.edu) and Inga Koerte (ikoerte@bwh.harvard.edu).

ENIGMA Adult Moderate/Severe TBI: led Drs. Alexander Olsen (alexander.olsen@ntnu.no) and Frank Hillary (fhillary@psu.edu).

ENIGMA Acute Mild TBI: led by Drs. Pratik Mukherjee (Pratik.Mukherjee@ucsf.edu) and Andrew Mayer (amayer@mrn.org).

ENIGMA Intimate Partner Violence: led by Dr. Carrie Esopenko (ce216@shp.rutgers.edu).

All groups are currently recruiting, so if you are interested in participating in any, please email the PIs listed, or Dr. Emily Dennis (edennis@bwh.harvard.edu).

Our memorandum of understanding (ENIGMA_MOU_BrainInjury) lays out guidelines for participation, including questions of authorship and secondary analyses
Members of the working group can propose secondary analyses to the group using forms that can be found on the individual group pages. Once completed please return to the subgroup PIs (listed on form) and David Tate (David.Tate@mimh.edu), Lisa Wilde (Elisabeth.wilde@hsc.utah.edu), and Emily Dennis (edennis@bwh.harvard.edu)

Job opportunities within the ENIGMA Brain Injury group:

Postdoctoral position at Harvard University or Ludwig Maximilian University (Boston or Munich): There is a postdoctoral position available working with Associate Professor Inga Koerte, located either in Boston with the Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory (PNL) or in Munich with the Child Brain Research and Imaging in Neuroscience group (cBRAIN). Candidates should have a keen interest and strong background in neuroimaging and traumatic brain injury. Research will focus on advanced imaging of brain injury in both children and young adults, with some work focused on head injury in athletes. In Munich, a dissertation candidate would also be considered.
Please contact Dr. Koerte for more information (ikoerte@bwh.harvard.edu).

Postdoctoral position at Penn State (University Park): We are seeking a highly motivated Postdoctoral Scholar in the area of human functional brain imaging and network modeling for a 1-2 year position funded by the Pennsylvania Department for Health and the National Institutes for Health. The successful candidate will have a primary appointment with Dr. Frank Hillary in the Department of Psychology with collaborative opportunities to work with Dr. Peter Molenaar in the Department of Human Development and Family Studies and Dr. Reka Albert in Physics Department. The primary responsibility of this position is to facilitate brain network analysis in structural and functional MRI data in individuals with brain injury. There is also keen interest for this position to support the development of novel methods for understanding plasticity from a systems neuroscience perspective including addressing non-stationarity in time series analyses and machine learning for prediction. Efforts include prospective data collection as well as analysis of existing data sets associated with the ENIGMA TBI initiative and collaborations with investigators at the University of Michigan using brain stimulation techniques as an intervention for memory loss in early dementia. A doctorate (M.D. or Ph.D.) degree that is conferred (or anticipated in the calendar year) is required. Excellent verbal and written communication skills and a background in computational modeling (broadly defined) is required and programming experience is preferred. Review of applications will begin in September. Interested candidates must submit an online application AND a curriculum vita, cover letter, and the names and contact information for three references to (fhillary@psu.edu).

 

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