Candidate for the Board of Directors
I was born and grew up in New York City. I have two children living in Maryland and four beautiful grandchildren. I attended Columbia University for my undergraduate degree, following which I attended the University of Chicago earning my PhD in Neuropsychopharmacology.
Following graduation I spent 1968 and 69 in Stockholm, Sweden as a Postdoctoral student at the Karolinska Institute where I learned to work on single nerve cells. I worked at the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Mental Health from 1970- 2005. During that time I did laboratory research and then ran and developed extramural funding efforts in clinical and basic neuroscience research and initiated a number of unique initiatives including the Decade of the Brain, Neuroinformatics and the Human Brain Project. I was a Division Director and Associate Institute Director. In this position I managed a division of over 40 scientist with a budget in excess of 50 million dollars. I was the chairperson for both the Office for Economic Development working group on databases as well as the Chair of the European Union working group on Neuroinformatics.
Following my career and NIH I moved to Seattle to work at the Allan Brain Institute for one year after which I settled in West Palm Beach for a few years and started my own consulting service working with Biotech startup and Personalized Medicine companies and become involved in a large treatment study on Depression in Personalized Medicine.
In 2009 and 2010 took a position back in New York City as the Research Director for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. In 2011 returned to West Palm Beach where I continue my consultative activities previously mentioned and consulted at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine as a Grant Coach and career mentor in the Departments of Anesthesiology, Neurology and Psychiatry. In 2013 I was recruited to Otsuka America Pharmaceuticals Inc. as the Director of Medical Affairs, Central Nervous System, working on Digital capabilities for Brain disorders.
During these years I was lucky to have positions which allowed me to travel the world and continue to do so. I am now back in Florida and have recently purchase apartment 704 N in the Aquarius.
Since I am new here you will not have met me. It will therefore be a vote of confidence for you to vote for me for the Board of Directors of the Aquarius Condominium. I have had a great deal of committee experience and responsibility for large federal and international programs. I know I can help our condominium excel in its pursuits of having a first rate community.