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Arturo Perez (Dr. Arturo Perez)
Works at Siemens Medical Solutions
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HEy man age is treating you well!!!!
Time for the three pounds of matter sitting between our ears to get BRAIN

BRAIN stands for Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies. It is a public-private initiative for the development of new technology that can map the brain to gain greater insight on how we think, learn and remember and to better understand and treat diseases ranging from autism to schizophrenia.

Like data from the Human Genome Project, data from the brain mapping initiative would inform both laboratory research and clinical care, and ultimately lead to better and more personal and predictive care. This emerging field, aimed at revolutionizing health care, is called precision medicine. 

The concept for the Brain Activity Mapping project began two years ago with a group of six scientists:  A. Paul Alivisatos; Miyoung Chun, George M. Church; Ralph J. Greenspan; Michael L. Roukes and Rafael Yuste. They published their concept in Neuron, “The Brain Activity Map Project and the Challenge of Functional Connectomics”  in June 2012.

Philip Sabes, PhD, an associate professor of physiology at UCSF, said the brain mapping project consists of three main goals: “to develop techniques for recording or imaging large-scale patterns of activity in the brain, to develop new computational and theoretical tools to understand these patterns, and to develop tools for manipulating these activity patterns, both to causally test the models that emerge from the project and to repair dysfunctional brain circuits. These goals address the central outstanding challenges in systems neuroscience, and it is fantastic that President Obama is launching an initiative to accomplish them.”

Brain scientists unconnected with the project were enthusiastic.

"This is spectacular," said David Fitzpatrick, scientific director and CEO of the Max Planck Florida Institute for Neuroscience in Jupiter, Fla., which focuses on studying neural circuits and structures.

While current brain-scanning technologies can reveal the average activity of large populations of brain cells, the new project is aimed at tracking activity down to the individual cell and the tiny details of cell connections, he said. It's "an entirely different scale," he said, and one that can pay off someday in treatments for a long list of neurological and psychiatric disorders including schizophrenia, Parkinson's, depression, epilepsy and autism.

"Ultimately, you can't fix it if you don't know how it works," he said. "We need this fundamental understanding of neuronal circuits, their structure, their function and their development in order to make progress on these disorders."

"This investment in fundamental brain science is going to pay off immensely in the future," Fitzpatrick said.

Richard Frackowiak, a co-director of Europe's Human Brain Project, which is funded by the European Commission, said he was delighted by the announcement.
"The opportunities ... to solve the problem of neurodegeneration and psychiatric disease will ... really become absolutely feasible," he said. "We need that."
Sources: AP,
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PhD Student - Sr. Healthcare Program Project Manager and Executive Management Advisor
  • Siemens Medical Solutions
    Soarian Clinicals Consultant, 2012 - present
  • Independent Consultant
    Sr. Healthcare Program Project Manager and Executive Management Advisor, 2011 - 2012
  • Dell
    Sr. Healthcare Program Project Manager advisor, 2010 - 2012
  • The Methodist Hospital PO
    MBA/HCM - Sr. IT Project Manager, 2009 - 2010
  • UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
    Project Manager, 2008 - 2009
  • UT MD Anderson Cancer Center
    System Service Analyst Supv., 2005 - 2008
  • Pace Consulting
    Project Manager /System Analyst II, 2003 - 2004
  • Science Applications International Corporation
    System Specialist II / Assistant Systems Administrator - Supervisor, 2002 - 2003
  • University of Texas El Paso
    Information Specialist, 2000 - 2002
  • IT Contractor
    Technical Project Manager, 1996 - 2000

Senior Healthcare Information Management Professional with extensive experience in private and public healthcare sectors, visionary and goal oriented with knowledge of rules and regulations governing Health Information Management. Experienced in process and performance improvement, business strategy development, and visioning, program development, business transformation, changes management, and building high-performing teams. Strategically and cost effectively uses technology in alignment with corporate goals. Consistently improves delivery times and service levels while managing costs though the use of healthcare processes improvement best practices.  Directs with a proven record of achievement in operations management transitioning programs through the phases of the program life cycle (conceptualization phase to termination phase) employing evaluation and tracking processes and models within industry and academia that will enable improvement in the organization. Experienced leader building teams, and providing client service in the industry with implementation of optimization compliance.

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