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2019 Summit Speaking Faculty

CHAIRPERSON: <p>William Schmidt, Ph.D.</p>

William Schmidt, Ph.D.


NorthStar Consulting

Marta Sokolowska, Ph.D.
Marta Sokolowska, Ph.D.Associate Director for Controlled Substances, Office of the Center Director, US FDA
Mary Ann Pelleymounter, Ph.D.
Mary Ann Pelleymounter, Ph.D.Program Director, NINDS, Division of Translational Research

National Institutes of Health

Scott Dax, Ph.D.
Scott Dax, Ph.D.Chief Scientific Officer

CerSCI Therapeutics

Frank Sasinowski, MS, MPH, JD
Frank Sasinowski, MS, MPH, JDDirector

Hyman, Phelps & McNamara

C. Dean Maglaris
C. Dean MaglarisChief Executive Officer

Cytogel Pharma

Reginald Fant, Ph.D.
Reginald Fant, Ph.D.Director, Clinical Pharmacology and Abuse Potential Assessment

Pinney Associates

Chester Buckenmaier III, MD
Chester Buckenmaier III, MDExecutive Director, Defense & Veterans Center for Integrated Pain Management, Uniformed Services University
Duncan Lascelles, Ph.D.
Duncan Lascelles, Ph.D.Professor of Surgery & Pain Management, North Carolina State University College of Veterinary Medicine

Judy Ashworth, MD
Judy Ashworth, MDChief Medical Officer

Pinney Associates

John A. Zebala, MD, Ph.D.
John A. Zebala, MD, Ph.D.CEO and President

Syntrix Pharmaceuticals

Paul Blahunka, PharmD.
Paul Blahunka, PharmD.Sr. Director, Global Development Project Leader, Medical Specialties T.A., Astellas Pharma Global Development
Todd Bertoch, MD
Todd Bertoch, MDChief Medical Officer,

JBR Clinical Research

Andre Ghetti, Ph.D.
Andre Ghetti, Ph.D.Chief Executive Officer,


Nathaniel Katz, MD, MS
Nathaniel Katz, MD, MSFounder and Chief Science Officer

Analgesic Solutions

Alexander Niculescu, MD, Ph.D.
Alexander Niculescu, MD, Ph.D.Professor of Psychiatry & Medical Neuroscience

Indiana University School of Medicine

William Moore, Ph.D.
William Moore, Ph.D.CEO & President

Vizuri Health Sciences

Marc Rogers, Ph.D.
Marc Rogers, Ph.D.Chief Scientific Officer

Metrion Biosciences

Stephen Cooper, DMD, Ph.D.
Stephen Cooper, DMD, Ph.D.Key Opinion Leader, Advisory Board Member, JBR Clinical Research
Ryan Lanier, Ph.D.
Ryan Lanier, Ph.D.Associate Director, Consulting

Analgesic Solutions

Smriti Iyengar, Ph.D.
Smriti Iyengar, Ph.D.Program Director, NINDS, Division of Translational Research, National Institutes of Health
Neil Singla, MD
Neil Singla, MDChief Scientific Officer

Lotus Clinical Research

Paul Desjardins, DMD, Ph.D.
Paul Desjardins, DMD, Ph.D.Key Opinion Leader, Advisory Board Member, JBR Clinical Research
Marcin Szczot, Ph.D.
Marcin Szczot, Ph.D.Postdoctoral Fellow

National Institutes of Health

Peter Murray, Ph.D.
Peter Murray, Ph.D.Pain Management Portfolio Manager, Clinical & Rehabilitative Medicine Research Program, US Army Medical Research & Development Command
Kelly Dunn, Ph.D.
Kelly Dunn, Ph.D.Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine