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John Kennedy

President and Primary Neuroplastician

John is a pioneer in the field of Targeted Neuroplastic Training (TNT). After 20 years developing innovative outside the box solutions for businesses in diverse industries he was contracted by the US Marines in 2006 to develop a program to reduce casualties in combat primarily from IED’s (Improvised Explosive Devices) by improving focus and intuition (“sixth sense”) and accelerating executive function under stress. Combining the latest research into neuroplasticity with his proprietary process and project management methodologies, he created the PACE – Progressively Accelerated Cognitive Exertionbrain training program targeting the Foundational thinking process: “Break it down, Think it thru, Execute!” Just a few hours of PACETM physically changes the brain to be more focused and think faster by increasing post synaptic receptors.

To date well over 2500 people have experienced PACE and 100% report significant improvement in performance in all areas of their lives. Trainees include Marines, Snipers, Special Operations forces and their instructors, pilots, professional athletes, business people, traders, students, children and those suffering from brain trauma including TBI, PTSD and concussions. All have had their lives positively changed by the program. John is the author of the forthcoming book Zombie Thinking – why we do what we do and how to improve it.

 

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Ron Solomon

Director of Operations, International

Ron Solomon has been an innovator in the high tech industry for over 20 years, previously holding senior positions with Memorex, Unisys and Seagate Technology and educational institution NHU. Ron has numerous technical and industry certifications and a key member of highest level operations team at NASA. Ron’s love of teaching including serving as an executive member of the NASA-NHU-SJSU Students Math and Science Partnership from 1997 to 2002. Presently he contributes his Operations expertise to helping organizations grow to better serve their membership including the National Football League Alumni (NFL) and International Medical Mission.

Ron is a native of the Philippines and maintains strong relationships throughout the Far East including Japan, Taiwan, South Korea and the Philippines.

 

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Ayden Jacob

Primary Neuroscience Consultant

As an aspiring physician-scientist interested in solving complex medical issues with bioengineering solutions, Ayden Jacob’s education intertwines healthcare economics with medical-device development, bioinformatics, neuro- imaging, and neuroethics, thereby providing a holistic understanding of the relationship between healthcare delivery and bioengineering. Ayden Jacob recently worked with the UCSF Department of Interventional Oncology and Radiology to develop an intra-arterial delivery method to increase chemotherapeutic dosage to target tumors, while simultaneously filtrating chemoagents to limit systemic toxicity. Currently, Ayden Jacob serves as the chief neuroscientist at Nanoaxis, LLC, a nanotechnology company developed through Johns Hopkins University. Ayden focuses on connecting bioengineering, medical entrepreneurship, FDA regulatory procedures, IP landscape of medical devices, bioethics, clinical trials, product design & development and business management of innovative medical diagnostics and therapeutics.

After graduating Cum Laude from Yeshiva University in neuroscience, biology and philosophy, Ayden Jacob was awarded a research fellowship in the department of nuclear medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, where he studied the specificity of PET imaging in detecting neurophysiological abnormalities in patients with brain injury. He subsequently won the prestigious medical sciences scholarship at the University of Oxford, the Clarendon Scholars Award, and went on to study radiation oncology at the Gray Institute for Radiation Oncology and Biology of Oxford University. After completing his thesis on the effects of alpha particle, gamma and x-ray irradiation on human glioblastoma stem cells, Ayden Jacob joined the UC Berkeley/UCSF department of bioengineering and translational medicine to pursue his passion of inventing concrete bioengineering solutions for complex medical problems.

Ayden Jacob is a member of the International Neuroethics Society, the Golden Key International Honors Society, a National Honors and Merit Scholar, a Gates Cambridge Finalist, and a Clinical Associate for the Society of Neurointerventional Surgery. Ayden is currently the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Radiation Therapy, as well as the President of The Future of Medicine through Bioengineering and Neuroethics.

 

Grant Hartung

Consulting Neuroengineer 

Grant Hartung is a neural engineering graduate student at the University of Illinois at Chicago with focuses on neuroscience and nano-pharmaceuticals. He finished his undergraduate in Neural Bioengineering with a concentration in Neuroscience from the University of Illinois at Chicago. His research interests at this time focused on inter- and intra-cellular mechanisms driving neural networking systems involved in learning and memory.

His research experiences and previous publications include cellular and molecular neurophysiological simulation development, large-scale short and long-term pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic model development for engineered nanoparticles and cellular/molecular nanoparticle interface model development.

Publications:

Grant Hartung, G. Ali Mansoori, “In Vivo General Trends, Filtration and Toxicity of Nanoparticles.” J Nanomaterials & Molecular Nanotechnology 2013; 2(3) 1-21 (Invited Paper)
Grant Hartung, “Fullerenes; Possible to Evacuate Post-Administration or Are They Just Toxic?” Undergraduate Bioengineering Student Journal of the University of Illinois at Chicago 2013; 4(1):9-14. (Invited Paper)