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University of Nebraska Medical Center

Advisory Committees

External Advisory Committee

Dr. William Mobley

William Mobley, MD, PhD

Dr. William Mobley is the Chair of Department of Neurosciences at University of California San Diego. Dr. Mobley is a clinician and researcher who is internationally known for his work on degenerative diseases of the central nervous system such as Alzheimer’s disease and the neurobiology of Down syndrome. Dr. Mobley serves as the Chair of the CoNDA Center's External Advisory Committee.

Dr. Patricia Reuter-Lorenz

Patricia Reuter-Lorenz

Dr. Patricia Reuter-Lorenz is the Chair of the Department of Psychology and the Michael I. Posner Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at the University of Michigan. Dr. Reuter-Lorenz serves as a member of the CoNDA Center’s External Advisory Committee. Her research investigates how aging affects the neural and cognitive mechanisms of attention, working memory and executive control.

Dr. Rick Bevins

Rick Bevins, PhD

Dr. Rick Bevins is the Chair of Department of Psychology at University of Nebraska, Lincoln. Dr. Bevins is also the director of the Rural Drug addiction Research Center, another COBRE center in NE. Dr. Bevins’ expertise is in neuroscience, pharmacology and animal learning and behavior. Dr. Bevins uses preclinical animal models to elucidate the behavioral, neural, and pharmacological factors involved in the etiology of drug abuse.

Dr. Tallie Baram

Tallie Z. Baram, MD, PhD

Tallie Z. Baram is the Danette Shepard Professor of Neurological Sciences at the departments of Pediatrics, Anatomy/Neurobiology and Neurology at UC-Irvine. Dr. Baram is a child neurologist and developmental neuro-scientist who has focused her efforts on the influence of early-life experiences on the maturation of brain circuits, and on the underlying mechanisms.

Internal Advisory Committee

Dr. Jeffrey French

Jeff French, PhD

Dr. Jeff French is a Professor in the Department of Psychology at UNO. He serves as a member of the CoNDA Center’s Supervisory Committee. His research areas include reproductive physiology and behavior as well as vocal communication in primates.

Dr. Howard Fox

Howard Fox, PhD

Dr. Howard Fox is the Senior Associate Dean of Research & Development in the College of Medicine and a Professor in the Department of Neurological Science at UNMC. He serves as a Supervisory Committee member for the CoNDA Center.

Dr. Ryan McCreerty

Ryan McCreery, PhD

Dr. Ryan McCreery is the Director of Research at Boys Town National Research Hospital, as well as the Audibility, Perception, and Cognition Laboratory. He serves as a mentor to Dr. Heinrichs-Graham and as a member of the Supervisory Committee for the CoNDA Center. His research aims to describe how amplification, language and cognition support speech perception in children who are hard of hearing in effort to maximize outcomes for children wearing hearing aids.

Dr. Sara Myers

Sara Myers, PhD

Dr. Sara Myers is an Associate Professor of Biomechanics and the Assistant Vice Chancellor for Research and Creative Activity at UNO. She serves as a mentor to Dr. Beadle and as a member of the Supervisory Committee for the CoNDA Center. Her research aims to improve physical function and quality of life in patients with peripheral artery disease (PAD).

Dr. David E. Warren

David E. Warren, PhD

Dr. David E. Warren is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurological Sciences at the University of Nebraska Medical Center. He serves as an Internal Advisory Committee Member for the CoNDA Center. Dr. Warren is an expert in neuroimaging and brain stimulation, particularly MRI and TMS methods.

Dr. Jian Zuo

Jian Zuo, PhD

Dr. Jian Zuo is a Professor and the Chair of the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Creighton University. He serves as a member of the CoNDA Center’s Supervisory Committee. His research interests include neurodegeneration and function, regeneration and protection of sensory hair cells in the cochlea.