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Center for Neuroscience


As co-directors, Drs. Restrepo and Tyler guide the affairs and business of the center, including oversight of the research directions, supervision of the annual budget and coordinating activities of the Center with other institutional programs and departments

Diego Restrepo, PhD Ken Tyler, MD


Jeffrey Bennett, MD, PhD, Associate Director of Basic/Translational Research
Dr. Bennett is responsible for developing interdepartmental and cross-programmatic efforts in basic and translational neuroscience research. This will include coordinated programs in clinical, basic science and bioengineering. He will be responsible for the management of the pilot grant program, scientific meetings and core facilities on the Anschutz Medical Campus, as well as coordinating research activities with CCTSI.

Sukumar Vijayaraghavan, PhD, Associate Director for the Neuroscience Graduate Program
Dr. Vijayaraghavan is responsible for fostering excellence in research in basic and translational neuroscience through education and training leading to the neuroscience Ph.D. He will be responsible for directing the Neuroscience Graduate Training Program including coordinating curriculum, obtaining training grant support and recruiting students.

John Sladek, PhD, Associate Director for Outreach
Dr. Sladek will be responsible for raising community awareness of the current goals and challenges of clinical and basic neuroscience in general, with special emphasis on projects and trials that are ongoing in the School of Medicine. In addition, he will obtain philanthropic support dedicated to advancing the mission of the center, will serve as the official liaison with the University of Colorado Foundation, and will coordinate public relations activities such as press releases and special events.

Sandra Logue, MA, Administrator
Ms. Logue will provide professional responsibility for overall financial management, grant management and administrative functions of the center. With more than 15 years of experience in medical and academic research, she is uniquely qualified to oversee the resource, policy and logistical coordination of this emerging center.