Denis Rizzuto


Denis Rizzuto Denis Rizzuto graduated from the University of Bridgeport with a degree in Business Administration. He served as Director of Private Label Sales at Zotos for several years before joining his father at Conair, where he was Senior Vice President of Liquid Sales and Operations. In 2011, Denis was named to the Conair Board of Directors. As the third generation of Rizzutos to hold a board position, he is an integral part of both Conair’s past and its future.  Denis is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Promise Fund, which is a part [...]

Denis Rizzuto2022-03-17T18:42:57+00:00

Clive Svendsen


Clive Svendsen, PhD Clive Svendsen, PhD did his pre doctoral training at Harvard University and received his PhD from the University of Cambridge in England where he then established a stem cell research group before moving to the University of Wisconsin in 2000 to became Professor of Neurology and Anatomy, Director of an NIH funded Stem Cell Training Program and Co-Director of the University of Wisconsin Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine Center. In 2010 he moved to Los Angeles to establish and direct the Cedars-Sinai Regenerative Medicine Institute which currently has 15 faculty members and approximately 100 [...]

Clive Svendsen2021-10-11T17:15:37+00:00

Edward (ED) J. Rapp


Edward (ED) J. Rapp Ed Rapp retired from Caterpillar Inc. in July 2016. Prior to his retirement, Ed was a Caterpillar Inc. Group President. During his time in the Caterpillar Executive Office, he led Resource industries and Construction Industries and was the company's CFO. Rapp has more than thirty-seven years of global experience and has lived and worked in the United States, Africa, Europe, and Asia. Rapp's career was cut short when he was diagnosed with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis in late 2015. Ed serves on the Executive Committee of ALS Finding a Cure and is the Chairman [...]

Edward (ED) J. Rapp2021-10-11T17:15:16+00:00

Luca Marinelli


Luca Marinelli, PhD Luca Marinelli, PhD is Senior Principal Scientist in the Biology and Applied Physics organization at GE Research. He has held individual contributor and managerial roles at GE Research for the past 16 years, leading projects spanning multiple modalities in medical imaging, primarily in MRI. His research interests span quantitative MRI, fast MR imaging and advanced algorithms for accelerated image acquisition and reconstruction, including the development of early compressed sensing applications to MRI, and diffusion imaging in the brain. From 2014 to 2019, through a partnership between GE and the National Football League, Luca co-led [...]

Luca Marinelli2021-10-11T17:24:24+00:00

Tom Gentile


Tom Gentile Tom Gentile was named president and chief executive officer of Spirit AeroSystems in August 2016. Spirit AeroSystems is an $8 billion global leader in the manufacture of structures for commercial and military aircraft. Prior to Spirit, he served as President and Chief Operating Officer of GE Capital. Before this role, Gentile was president and CEO of GE Healthcare Systems, a $14 billion diagnostic imaging business. He also served as president and CEO of GE Aviation Services, a $7 billion global enterprise providing maintenance, repair, and overhaul as well as spare parts to GE Aviation’s global [...]

Tom Gentile2021-06-28T15:47:18+00:00

Peter Foss


Peter Foss Interview Peter Foss retired from GE in March of 2013, after completing a 36-year career. He returned to GE in November of 2013, joining the GE Healthcare team to be responsible for the GE/NFL brain research effort, which he was instrumental in starting before his retirement. During Foss's career at GE he held many positions, the last of which was President, Olympic Sponsorship and Corporate Sales, a post he held from 2003 until his retirement in 2013. In addition to his work with GE's global Olympic Sponsorship and interface with the NFL, while at GE [...]

Peter Foss2021-11-15T14:32:02+00:00

Randy Fishman


Randy Fishman Randy Fishman is a member of the Board of Directors of Citymeals on Wheels, and New York City Ballet. Mrs. Fishman also devotes much of her time to continuing the work that she and her late husband, Jay S. Fishman, began in support of ALS research projects and patient care programs for the ALS community. She is co-founder and member of the Advisory Board of Answer ALS. In addition, Mrs. Fishman is a founder and key advisor to both the ALS Augmentative Communication Program at Boston Children’s Hospital and the Home Assisted Ventilation Program at [...]

Randy Fishman2021-10-11T17:24:12+00:00

Richard G. Ellenbogen


Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD, F.A.C.S Richard G. Ellenbogen, MD, F.A.C.S is the Chair and the Theodore Roberts Endowed Professor of the Department of Neurological Surgery at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA. In addition, he is Director of the Neurological Surgery Residency Program and Director of the UW Medicine Neurosciences Institute. His numerous clinical interests include pediatric and adult brain tumors, trauma surgery, congenital malformations, and minimally invasive endoscopic brain surgery. Dr. Ellenbogen has served as Chair, American Board of Neurological Surgeons; President, Congress of Neurological Surgeons (CNS); President, The American Society of Pediatric Neurological Surgery; [...]

Richard G. Ellenbogen2021-10-11T17:16:48+00:00

Merit Cudkowicz


Merit Cudkowicz, MD, MSc Interview Merit Cudkowicz, MD, MSc is the Chief of the Massachusetts General Hospital Neurology Service, Director, Sean M. Healey & AMG Center for ALS at Massachusetts General Hospital, and the Julieanne Dorn Professor of Neurology at Harvard Medical School in Boston. Dr. Cudkowicz is co-founder and former director of the Neurological Clinical Research Institute (NCRI). She is one of the founders and former co-directors of the Northeast ALS Consortium (NEALS), a group of over 100 clinical sites in the United States, Canada, Europe and the Middle East dedicated to performing collaborative academic led [...]

Merit Cudkowicz2021-11-15T14:31:12+00:00

Robert Brown D.Phil


Robert H. Brown Jr., MD, DPhil Robert H. Brown Jr., MD, DPhil is the director of the Program in Neurotherapeutics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. Dr. Brown is an internationally known researcher and clinician leading the quest to cure neurodegenerative and neuromuscular diseases like amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Dr. Brown founded the Day Neuromuscular Laboratory in 1984 to investigate neuromuscular diseases, and continues his work with the Day Lab today at the University of Massachusetts Medical School. In 1993, a team of researchers led by Dr. Brown discovered the [...]

Robert Brown D.Phil2021-10-11T17:25:54+00:00
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