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Severn B. Churn, Ph.D. firstname.lastname@example.org Richmond, VA 23221 (804) 350-4687 http://www.linkedin.com/in/severnchurn Profile / Career Objective Experienced neuroscientist with clinical and scientific expertise in multiple CNS pathologies, including epilepsy, traumatic brain injury and stroke. Looking to utilize my extensive neuroscience experience as a medical science liaison. Therapeutic Area / Clinical Experience Project director, Status Epileptics Program Project Translational studies in epilepsy, epileptogenesis, head trauma and stroke Clinical correlates between head trauma and Alzheimer’s disease Pathology of neuro-inflammation and chronic inflammatory disease Key Achievements Chair, A.D. Williams Research Council Professional Advisory Board, Epilepsy Foundation of America Topiramate Research Advisory Committee (TRAC) Medical Education Program Committee, American Epilepsy Society President, Central Virginia Society for Neurosciences Member, Several NIH Study Sections on Epilepsy, Neurodegeneration, Plasticity Associate Editor, Dataset Papers in Neuroscience Authored over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles and 7 chapters Presented at over 77 international and national meetings Education Post-doctoral Fellowship, Department of Neurology, 1994 Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA Ph.D., Department of Pharmacology and Toxicology 1991 Medical College of Virginia, Richmond, VA M.S. Biology, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA 1986 B.S., Biology (minor in Anthropology) College of William and Mary, 1984 Williamsburg, VA Professional Experience Associate Professor , Departments of 1999 - present Neurology, Anatomy and Neurobiology, Pharmacology and Toxicology and Physiology and Biophysics, Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA 23298-0599 Duties / responsibilities: Course Director, Nervous System, 2ndyear medical class Course Director, Neuroscience for the Neurology Boards Associate Editor, Dataset Papers in Neuroscience Severn B. Churn, Ph.D. Maintain world-class basic and translational research program Trained over 47 students and postdoctoral fellows Accomplishments: Developed an animal model of trauma-induced epilepsy Elected to Faculty Senate, Faculty Grievance Committee Organized five major neuroscience symposia; Topics included Aging, Epilepsy, imaging, Genetics and Stem Cell therapy. VCU recognition for research funding, 2003 Radioisotope safety award, 2004 Director , Molecular Neuroscience Research Facility 1999 - 2010 Department of Neurology Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA 23298 Duties / responsibilities: Directed diverse group of CNS researchers from multiple departments Negotiated equipment maintenance contracts for shared equipment Accomplishments: Oversaw the renovations and move into a state-of-the-art research facility Increased departmental research funds by 50% Assistant Professor , 1994 - 1999 Department of Neurology Virginia Commonwealth University Richmond, VA 23298 Duties / responsibilities: Established world-class research group in Epilepsy, Head Trauma and Stroke Neuroscience lecturer for multiple courses Accomplishments: Developed an animal model of refractory seizure activity Beta Tester, Mocha Image Analysis Software, Jand4el Scientific Corporation Beta Tester, RAS1000L Densitometry and Receptor Audioradiographic Software Recognized, Who’s Who in Science and Technology Professional Affiliations / Associations Medical Science Liaison Network 2011 - present Medical Science Liaison and Medical Affairs Network 2011 – present National Neurotrauma Society 1997 - present Society for Neurosciences 1994 – present American Epilepsy Society 1996 - present American Society for Neurochemistry 1997 - present American Association for the Advancement of Science 1991- present Epilepsy Foundation of America 1997- present New York Academy of Science 1991 - 2001 Virginia Academy of Science 1997 - 2007 Publications (selected from over 50 publications). 1. Korsakoff's Syndrome. In: Kreutzer JSD, J.; Caplan B., ed., Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology , . Heidelberg, Germany: Springer Publishing, 2012. 2. Pathological Remodeling of Dendritic Spines. In: Baylog LR, ed., Dendritic Spines: Biochemistry, Modeling and Properties: Nova Science, 2009. 3. Intracellular messengers and mediators. In: Ginsberg MBJ, ed., Cerebrovascular Disease: Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment Boston MA: Blackwell Scientific Publications, 1996. Severn B. Churn, Ph.D.
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