Robert W. Thatcher, Ph.D.

Dr. Robert Thatcher's Curriculum Vitae is an impressive 32 pages long.  Here are the first 8 pages.  

I. EDUCATION

University of Oregon, B.S. (Chemistry)

University of Waterloo (Waterloo, Canada), Ph.D. (Biopsychology)

II. POSTDOCTORAL TRAINING

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Post-doctoral Training (Neurobiology)

New York Medical College, Post-doctoral Training (Neurophysiology)

III. ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS

2006- Director NeuroImaging Applied Neuroscience Laboratories, Applied Neuroscience, Inc., St. Petersburg, Florida

1993- Adjunct Professor, Departments of Neurology and Radiology, University of South Florida School of Medicine, Tampa, Florida

1993-2006 Director Neuroimaging Lab and Director of EEG and MRI Defense and Veterans Head Injury Program, Bay Pines Veterans Administration Hospital, Bay Pines, Florida

1991-1993 Special Expert and Project Officer - Multimodal Neuroimaging, National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Medical Neurology Branch, Clinical Neurosciences Program, Bethesda, Md.

1979-1991 Research Professor, Applied Neuroscience Research Institute University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md.

1979-1989 Research Professor, Department of Human Ecology, University of Maryland Eastern Shore and Director Applied Neuroscience Research Institute.

1981-1989 Director of the Neurometric Clinical Service, Maryland Medical Emergency Services Institute, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Md.

1977-1979 Research Associate Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York.

1973-1977 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, New York Medical College, New York, New York.

1972-1973 Post-doctoral Fellow, Dept. of Physiology, New York Medical College, New York, New York.

1971-1972 Instructor, Neuroanatomy, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York.

1971-1972 Post-doctoral Fellow, Department of Anatomy Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York.

1970-1971 Visiting Assistant Professor, Dept. of Psychology, Indiana University.

IV. CERTIFICATES

1978- Certified as an Expert in Neurometrics and Clinical Electrophysiology. New York University School of Medicine, New York, New York.

1992 Certificate for course completion as Basic Project Officer, National Institutes of Health.

1994 Certified Neurotherapist, Academy of Certified Neurotherapists.

2000 Certified in EEG/QEEG/Neurophysiology, EEG and Clinical Neuroscience(American Board of Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology –ABEN)). Ph.D. Examination Board member – ECNS/ABEN

V. PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

1992- Chaiman of the committee for the integration of EEG/MEG into the "Human Brain-Map", as part of the NIMH and NSF Human Brain Project.

1994- Member of Scientific Committee of the International Functional Brain Mapping Society.

1995- Member of the Brain Map Advisory Board for the Human Brain Map Database.

1997- Executive Committee Member - American Psychiatric Electrophysiology Association and American Medical EEG Society.

1998- Elected Executive Board Member, Society for the Study of Neuronal Regulation.

1998- Executive Board Member, EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society and Committee member to revise the Conventional EEG exam for Ph.D.s

1998- Board member American Board of Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology – ABEN

2000- National Institutes of Health Scientific Advisory Board member for the creation of a Developmental MRI database, birth to age 18 years.

2001-2003 Secretary, EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society

2003- Re-elected Executive Board Member, EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society

and 2004-2005 Program Committee member

VI. OTHER PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES

A. EDITORIAL CONSULTANT AND REVIEWER

1992-04 EEG and Clin. Neurophysiol. (32); Clinical Neurophysiology (4); Science (9); Journal of Learning Disabilities(5); Internat. J. Neuroscience (5); J. of Neuroimaging (7); J. of Aging (1); Neuroimaging (4);Devel.Psychology(1); Devel. Psychopathology(3); Brain Topography(2); Internat. J. of Psychophsiol. (2); J. of Neurotherapy (8); Human Brain Mapping (2); Perception and Motor Skills (1), Developmental Neuropsychology (2), Clinical Electroencephalography (8)

1991 - EEG and Clin. Neurophysiol.(2); New York Acadamy of Sciences(1).

1990 - EEG Clin. Neurophysiol.(2); Journal of Learning Disabilities(2); Science(3); Brain Topography(1).

1989 - Science(2); Journal of Learning Disabilities(2); EEG and Clinical Neurophysiol(3).

1988 - Journal of Learning Disabilities(2); Science; EEG and Clin. Neurophysiol.(2).

1987 - Science(2); Brain and Language(1); Journal of Learning Disabilities(2).

1986 - Science; Journal of Learning Disabilities (3); Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology; Neurobiology of Aging(1).

1985 - Journal of Psychophysiology; Journal of Learning Disabilities; Science.

1984 - Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology; Science(2); Psychological Review; Journal of Learning Disabilities; Behavioral Biology; Journal of Clinical Chemistry.

1983 - Behavioral Biology; Journal of Psychophysiology; Journal of Learning Disabilities (3); Brain and Language; Brain.

1982 - Science; Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology; Science; Brain and Language.

1981 - Neuropsychologia; Journal of Learning Disabilities; Science.

1970-1980 Science; Biological Psychiatry; Behavior and Brain Sciences Electroencephalography and Clinical Neurophysiology; Brain; Journal of Learning Disabilities; Neuropsychologia, Journal of Neurophysiology, Journal of Psychophysiology; Brain and Language.

B. EDITORIAL REVIEW BOARDS

1995-2002 Editorial Board of Neuroimaging

1993-1997 Associate Editor, Journal of Neuroimaging

1983-1998 Editorial Advisory Board, Journal of Learning Disabilities

2003- Editorial Board, Journal of Clinical Electroencephalography

C. STUDY SECTION REVIEWER

1996-04 National Institutes of Health SBIR Primary Reviewer (8); SBIR Secondary Reviewer(7); NIH-NIMH (6); NIH - Human Brain Map (8).

1995- National Institutes of Health SBIR Primary Reviewer (2); SBIR Secondary Reviewer(2).

1994- National Institutes of Health RO1 Primary Reviewer (1)

1993- National Institutes of Health SBIR Primary Reviewer (4)

1992- National Institutes of Health RO1 Primary Reviewer (2)

1990- National Institutes of Health RO1 Secondary Reviewer (2)

1989- National Science Foundation Secondary Reviewer (1)

1980-1988 National Institutes of Health, National Science Foundation and Private Foundation Primary and Secondary Reviewer

VII. MEMBERSHIP IN SCIENTIFIC SOCIETIES

1973-1981 American Psychological Association

1973- American Association for the Advancement of Science

1972-1981 Society for Neuroscience

1973-1994 New York Academy of Science

1978-1988 International Society of Neuropsychology

1994-1997 Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

1994-1997 Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging

1998- EEG and Clinical Neuroscience Society

X. PROFESSIONAL AWARDS AND HONORS

1968-1970 National Research Council Scholarship, University of Waterloo

1970- Undergraduate Teaching Fellowship, University of Waterloo

1971-1972 N.I.H. Postdoctoral Fellowship

1972-1973 N.I.H. Postdoctoral Fellowship

1981- Outstanding Scientist of the Year Award, Science Digest Magazine, December, 1981.

1982- Third Prize for a Scientific Exhibit, Congress of Neurological Surgeons, Toronto, Canada, October, 1982.

1985- Chancellor's Award for Outstanding Research, University of Maryland Eastern Shore, March 27, 1985.

1988- IBM Fulcrum Award For Advanced Education Project.

1991- Awarded Research Fellowship to the Center for Advanced Study, Stanford University, 1992 - 1993.

1998- Life Time Achievement Award for Work in the Scientific Specialty of QEEG, American Board of Certification of Quantitative Electroencephalography, September, 1998.

XI. MAJOR RESEARCH INTERESTS AND EXPERIENCE

Programing: Assembly language (IBM 360; PDP-12; PDP-11); Fortran, Basic, 'C', MATLAB and IDL.

Mathematics: Taken courses in calculus, differential equations, advanced calculus and complex analysis. Have studied the history of mathematics, differential geometry, algebraic topology and nonlinear dynamics.

Research Experience: Have published papers in developmental neurobiology, learning, memory, cognitive neuroscience, neurotoxicology, neurophysiology of time representation, neurophysiology of aesthetics, nonlinear dynamical models of brain development, mathematical models of EEG coherence, mild and severe neural trauma and functional neuroimaging. Experienced in multichannel EEG, Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI), multimodal registration of PET, MRI and EEG, dipole analyses of EEG and evoked potentials, intracellular and extracellular single unit analyses and multiunit analyses.

Experienced in MRI segmentation and brain image classification analyses.

Clinical Experience: Have written over 5,000 clinic reports using psychometrics, neuroimaging and electrophysiology.

Founded and directed the Neurometric Clinical Service at Shock Trauma, University of Maryland during which approximately 1,500 head trauma patients were evaluated.

Patient experience includes children with learning disabilities and ADD, adults with tumors, strokes and mild and severe brain injury.

Currently, computerized EEG evaluator and report writer for Traumatic Brain Injured (TBI) patients as part of the Department of Defense and Veterans Head Injury Program (DVHIP). Responsible for training of neurology residents in clinical computerized EEG and clinical evoked potential analyses of various types of neurological disorders.

Administrative Experience: Have administered public and private grants directed the Applied Neuroscience Institute at the University of Maryland, directed the Neurometrics Clinical Service at Shock Trauma, University of Maryland. Project officer for the NIH 128 channel EEG and EP system, responsible for design and implementation. Project director for multi-center EEG-MRI analyses of TBI patients.

XII. CURRENT AND PAST FUNDED RESEARCH PROJECTS

P.I.: USDA Grant (HRD-0200) 1979-1984 ($1,250,000)

P.I.: USDA Grant (CSRS 801-12-09C) 1979-1982 ($91,528)

P.I.: USDA GRANT (CSRS 701-15-05B) 1979-1983 ($110,823)

P.I.: MineraLab Grant 1981-1983 ($20,000 in free analyses)

P.I.: NIH (RR-08079-09) 1982-1985 ($65,028)

P.I.: Gallaudet College for the Deaf 1984-1985 ($30,000)

Co-P.I. Ryan Foundation Grant 1985-89 ($15,000)

Co-P.I. Columbia Foundation Grant 1985-89 ($5,000)

P.I.: Cardiovascular Research Ltd. Grant 1985-89 ($2,000)

P.I.: USDA Grant (NUT-0402) 1985-89 ($400,000)

P.I.: I.B.M. Fulcrum-II Equipment Grant 1987-91 ($30,000)

P.I.: D.O.D. research grant in traumatic brain injury (DVHIP) 1994-2,001 ($2,508,000)

P.I.: 3-Dimensional analyses of EEG and MRI in TBI patients Bay Pines Foundation – 2001-2004 ($300,000)

Total = $4,827,379 as P.I. or Co-P.I.

XIII. PROFESSIONAL FACILITIES

a. Location of Office: VA Medical Center, Bay Pines, Florida

b. Location of laboratories: VA Medical Center, Bay Pines, Florida; James A. Haley VA Medical Center, Tampa, Florida and the Center for Engineering and Medical Image Analysis, University of South Florida College of Medicine, Tampa, Florida.

XIV. GRADUATE STUDENTS AND POSTDOCTORAL FELLOWS SUPERVISED

Dr. Eileen Maisel, University of Connecticut, 1975-1979.

Dr. David Cantor, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 1981-1985.

Dr. Harriet Hanlon, Virginia Polytechnic Institute, 1991-1994

XV. BIBLIOGRAPHY _

A. BOOKS

Thatcher, R.W. and John, E.R. Functional Neuroscience, Vol. 1: Foundations of Cognitive Processes, E.R. John and R.W. Thatcher, Editors. L. Erlbaum Assoc., N.J., l977.

John, E.R. Functional Neuroscience, Vol. II: Neurometrics: Quantitative Electrophysiological Analyses. E.R. John and R.W. Thatcher, Editors. L. Erlbaum Assoc., N.J., l977.

Harmony, T. Functional Neuroscience, Vol. III: Neurometric Assessment of Brain Dysfunction in Neurological Patients. E.R. John and R.W. Thatcher, Editors. L. Erlbaum Assoc., N.J., l984.

John, E.R., Prichep, L.S., Ahn, H., Kaye, H., Brown, D., Easton, P., Karmel, B., Toro, A., and Thatcher, R. Neurometric Evaluation of Brain Function in Normal and Learning Disabled Children. The University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor, Mich., 1989.

Thatcher, R.W., Hallet, M., Zeffiro, T., John, E.R. and Huerta, M., Editors. Functional Neuroimaging: Technical Foundations, New York, Academic Press, 1994.

Thatcher, R.W.,Lyon, G.R., Rumsey, J. and Krasnegor, N. Editors. Developmental Neuroimaging: Mapping the Development of Brain and Behavior, Academic Press, Florida, 1996.

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