Brian Hainline, M.D., is Chief Medical Officer of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). As the NCAA’s first Chief Medical Officer, Brian oversees the NCAA Sport Science Institute, a national center of excellence whose mission is to promote and develop safety, excellence, and wellness in college student-athletes, and to foster life-long physical and mental development. The NCAA Sport Science Institute works collaboratively with member institutions and centers of excellence across the United States. For over 20 years, Brian has been actively involved in sports medicine, including serving as Chief Medical Officer of the US Open Tennis Championships and the United States Tennis Association. He is co-author of Drugs and the Athlete, and played a pivotal role in the rollout of drug testing and education worldwide. He is currently vice-chair of the American Academy of Neurology’s Sports Neurology Section. Brian is Clinical Professor of Neurology at New York University Langone School of Medicine and Indiana University School of Medicine.
Dr. Walter Koroshetz, M.D. is the Deputy Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) at the NIH. The NINDS has a long-term commitment to decreasing the burden of illness due to traumatic brain injury (TBI) through research. NINDS is the lead Institute, but is one of a number of Institutes at NIH that fund research in TBI. Prior to coming to NIH Dr. Koroshetz was a Professor of Neurology at Harvard, and Director of Neurointensive Care and Stroke Services at the Massachusetts General Hospital. There he cared for patients with traumatic brain injury and carried out research in Neurointensive care. While at NIH Dr. Koroshetz worked with the Federal Interagency Traumatic Brain Injury Research group (FITBIR) to establish common data elements for TBI research. With the leadership of the Uniformed Services Health Science University, the Walter Reed National Medical Center and intramural NIH he helped establish, and now co-directs, a joint NIH-Department of Defense center in Bethesda for the study of traumatic brain injury called the Center for Neuroscience and Regenerative Medicine (CNRM). With the leadership of the US Medical Research and Material Command (MRMC) the NINDS and Center for Information Technology teams at NIH are now working to establish a national registry for research-quality TBI data, the FITBIR informatics system. The ongoing TRACK-TBI and ADAPT studies represent major NINDS-funded efforts to collect prospective data and answer important questions that can inform clinical decision making in the care of children and adults who suffer brain injury. This effort benefits as well from its collaboration with the European and Canadian investigators funded by the European Commission and Canadian Institute of Health Research (International TBI Research Initiative/ InTBIR). Dr. Koroshetz also coordinates two neurological projects in the Sports Health Research Program, a public private partnership of the Foundation for NIH and its initial sponsor, the National Football League. The goal remains to prevent TBI and to improve the functional outcome of persons who suffer from the effects of TBI.
Dr. Terry M. Rauch graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a B.S. in Psychology and an interdisciplinary Ph.D. in Biology and Psychology. Dr. Rauch in his current position has responsibility for the Defense Health Program (DHP) research and development (R&D) portfolio through the following:
1. Strategic coordination, policy and oversight of planning, programming, budgeting and execution of the DHP R&D portfolio;
2. Establish portfolio performance metrics and assessing portfolio performance;
3. Oversee implementation of Departmental, Legislative and Executive branch directed R&D program guidance;
4. Representation on Departmental, Interagency, Executive branch and International R&D advisory groups; and
5. Assure that the R&D portfolio is responsive to the needs of the warfighter and Military Health System.
Dr. Rauch has over 35 years of experience in many facets of the Military Health System and has held numerous senior level positions in the Army and the Office of the Secretary of Defense. As a senior military officer he served as the Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Health Affairs, and served as principal advisor to five Assistant Secretaries of Defense for Health Affairs on matters pertaining to biomedical research, development and acquisition as well as medical products and devices needed to protect U.S. military forces against Chemical, Biological, Radiological & Nuclear threats. He Commanded the U.S. Army Public Health Command-Europe, a scientific and technical organization that provided comprehensive preventive medicine services to garrisoned U.S. Army forces in Europe. Dr. Rauch served as the Chairman of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) Working Group on Preventive Medicine advising Stabilization Forces–Bosnia and Stabilization Forces–Kosovo on preventive medicine matters. As Deputy Commander, and then later as Chief of Staff, of the U.S. Army Medical Research and Materiel Command he supported the daily management and integration of a medical research, development, and acquisition program encompassing 11 subordinate laboratories in six countries, 3,000 personnel, and over $1 billion in funding.
Dr. Rauch retired as a Colonel from the U.S. Army in October 2005 and joined Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC) as a Senior Principal Life Scientist. At SAIC, he focused on comprehensive strategic planning and analysis for the Office of the Secretary of Defense on matters relating to Defense biomedical research, development and acquisition investment strategies and their supporting infrastructure. His focus was also on planning and analysis of drug discovery and medical product development in support of the Department of Defense and National Institutes of Health, as well as health policy analysis and product development in support of medical countermeasures for Joint Force Health Protection and to protect the public health. He left SAIC in March 2009 for his current position.
He has served as an expert medical witness for the U.S. Department of Justice as well as private industry on anthrax vaccine safety and efficacy and authored numerous scientific and technical publications in the field of psychology, neurosciences, and national security matters. Dr. Rauch is a graduate of the U.S. Army War College and is widely sought after as an expert on business process and management transformation in biomedical research, development and acquisition. Dr. Rauch represented the United States in the World Military Cross Country Championships, and was a three-time member of the All Army Marathon team, twice selected as team captain. His military awards include the Defense Superior Service Medal (with 2 oak leaf clusters), Legion of Merit, Meritorious Service Medal (with 4 oak leaf clusters), Order of Military Medical Merit, Expert Field Medical Badge, Parachutist Badge, and Air Assault Badge. He is currently appointed by the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to serve on the National Research Advisory Council.