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DOE Secretary Perry, UC President Napolitano Kick Off National Traumatic Brain Injury Study at UCSF

DOE Secretary Rick Perry (left) with Geoffrey Manley, chief of neurosurgery at San Francisco General Hospital and professor of neurosurgery at UCSF (Credit: Department of Energy)

DOE Secretary Rick Perry and UC President Janet Napolitano visited UC San Francisco yesterday to kick off a new national lab-wide collaboration to integrate clinical data with high-performance computing and neuroscience in an effort to develop effective, personalized treatment for traumatic brain injuries – a leading cause of death and disability for service men and women, civilians, and athletes. Berkeley Lab Director Mike Witherell, Associate Laboratory Director for Biosciences Mary Maxon, and Lab scientists Kris Bouchard and Eli Dart represented the Lab at the event.