Key Opinion Leaders

Patrick Lyden - MD, FAAN, FAHA, FANA

Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience Professor of Neurology - Keck School of Medicine

A recognized global leader in stroke therapy, Dr. Lyden led a landmark 1995 clinical study that resulted in approval of the first treatment for stroke, which involves the intravenous delivery of an engineered protein that breaks down blood clots. His research bridges the lab and the clinic, with a focus on translating discoveries into new therapies that can eventually be tested in the type of large, multi-institutional clinical trials that he helms.
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Jeffrey L. Saver - MD, FAHA, FAAN, FANA

Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA

Jeffrey Saver, MD, works at the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA), where he is medical director of the Stroke Unit at the UCLA Medical Center, an associate professor of neurology at the School of Medicine, and codirector of the Stroke Center. He has published more than 80 original articles, more than 15 book chapters, and two edited volumes. His research focuses on stroke prevention, acute stroke treatment, stroke diagnosis, and cognitive and behavioral consequences of stroke.
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Kennedy R. Lees - MD,

Professor of Cerebrovascular Medicine - University of Glasgow, Institute of Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences

Kennedy Lees is Professor of Cerebrovascular Medicine at the University of Glasgow, UK, and Director of the Acute Stroke Unit in the Western Infirmary in Glasgow 1990-2015. His research interests include acute neuroprotection and thrombolysis for stroke, stroke trial design and secondary prevention, including blood pressure manipulation and AF detection. He has extensive experience with translational medicine in relation to stroke treatment.
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Peter M. Wehmeier - MD, CPI, FACRP MD

Psychiatrist and Psychotherapist Associate, Professor of Child and Adolescent Psyc - Vice Medical Director at Vitos Hochtaunus Psychiatric Hospital

Dr. Wehmeier is a physician and a psychotherapist, and has been concerned with mental exhaustion, burn-out and depression for many years. He studied at the University of Marburg (Germany) and at Duke University (Durham, NC, USA). He has lived in Switzerland, India and the United States for extended periods of time.
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President, Chief Learning Strategist - Wool Consulting Group & Wool Training Institute

Liz leads the advisory and consulting services for the Wool Consulting Group and the Wool Training Institute.  She has over 30 years of clinical research experience, and 23 years in education and training, and is a recognized thought leader (workforce development, workforce resource management, training and clinical research), trainer, and international speaker with a focus on solutions and added value results for the research community and clients.
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Steven C. Cramer - MD,

Professor of Neurology - University of California Los Angeles

Dr. Steven C. Cramer is a Professor of Neurology at the University of California, Los Angeles. He is also the Director of Research at California Rehabilitation Institute, and co-PI of the NIH StrokeNet clinical trials network.
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Kelly Posner - PhD

Director, The Columbia Lighthouse Project at the Research Foundation for Mental Hygiene, Inc.

Dr. Posner is a Professor of Psychiatry at Columbia University and her work is saving lives all over the globe across 6 continents. The President of the American Psychiatric Association noted her work with the Columbia Protocol could be “like the introduction of antibiotics.”
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Kim Bishop - PhD

President - Global Pharma Consultancy LLC

Kim draws on her broad-based industry experience to offer a wide variety of services to meet the diverse needs of clients. A member of the CNS (Collaborating for Novel Solutions) Summit Leadership Council, shaping the future of clinical development, she is actively involved in providing innovative solutions to make it easier and more efficient for sites and patients to participate in clinical trials.
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Paul Michael Ramirez, PhD

President & CEO- CNS Ratings, LLC

Dr. Ramirez provides Rater Training for CNS Clinical Trials, Protocol Consultation, Neuropsychology (Cognition), Psychopathology, Psychopharmacology.
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Terry Quinn, MD

Clinical Senior Lecturer (Cardiovascular & Medical Sciences) - University of Glasgow

Dr. Quinn holds the post of Senior Clinical Lecturer and Honorary Consultant Physician in Stroke. He has a broad research portfolio, his principal research interests are around trial methodology, functional assessment and neuropsychological consequences of cardiovascular disease.
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Vicki Heath

College Research Excellence Framework Impact Officer

Identifying, researching, writing and editing evidence-based case studies to highlight the non-academic impacts of research conducted in the College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences as a key component of the 2021 Research Excellence Framework (REF) submission.
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