NEWS AND PRESS
ONE MIND INSTITUTE ANNOUNCES 2017 RISING STAR AWARDS
One Mind Institute’s Scientific Advisory Board has chosen Alik S. Widge, M.D., Ph.D., to receive the 2017 One Mind / Janssen Rising Star Translational Research Award in Honor of the late Jeffrey S. Nye, M.D., Ph.D., and Ian Maze, Ph.D., to receive the 2017 One Mind Rising Star Early Diagnostics Basic Research Award. Read More
ONE MIND CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER, DR. RAMONA HICKS TO SPEAK AT THE CEDARS-SINAI REGENERATIVE MEDICINE INSTITUTE'S SYMPOSIUM
SEATTLE, WA – January 9, 2017 — Titled Regeneration and Neurological Trauma: From the Playing Field to the Battle Field, this two-day symposium will focus on the innovative and emerging research related to the diagnosis and treatment of sports and military related brain and spinal cord injuries.
Taking place at the Cedars-Sinai's Harvey Morse Auditorium in Los Angeles on Feb 9-10, the event will feature a keynote speech from Dr. Peter Rhee (Senior Vice President and Chief of Acute Care Surgery at Grady Memorial Hospital) and plenary lectures from Col. Dallas Hack, Dr. Ann McKee, and Dr. Donald Ingber. The extensive lineup of speakers and presenters, including One Mind's Dr. Ramona Hicks, ranges from brain and spinal cord injury specialists to NIH representatives and professional athletes. The Symposium is open to the public but requires pre-event registration no later than January 13th. Visit www.etouches.com/rmi for the event schedule, guest speaker list, discussion topics and online registration.
VFW ANNOUNCES NEW MENTAL WELLNESS CAMPAIGN
Largest war veterans’ organization builds coalition with Give an Hour, One Mind, PatientsLikeMe
September 9, 2016
WASHINGTON, DC – September 9, 2016 — The Veterans of Foreign Wars of the U.S. is launching a new nationwide campaign to focus on mental wellness within the military and veterans’ communities. Joined by three high-profile national partners, Give an Hour, One Mind, and PatientsLikeMe, the campaign kicks off during a joint press event inside the National Press Club’s Lisagor Room at 2 p.m., Tuesday.
The VFW Mental Wellness Campaign, commissioned by VFW National Commander Brian Duffy and VFW Auxiliary National President Colette Bishop, leverages the power, influence and reach of nearly 1.7 million members in more than 6,600 VFW Posts around the world with the nation’s leading nonprofits in mental health care, research, and peer-to-peer support. The campaign’s goal is to raise awareness, foster community engagement, improve research, and provide intervention for veterans, service members, and their loved ones who may be suffering from invisible injuries or emotional stress. Read More
ONE MIND BRINGS FORMER DEFENSE SECRETARY GATES AND FORMER CONGRESSMAN KENNEDY TO SEATTLE FOR PATIENT-FOCUSED RESEARCH FOR THE BRAIN
Key Seattle Philanthropists Come Together for “Connecting the Dots” – First Annual One Mind Seattle Benefit
March 8, 2016
SEATTLE, WA – March 9, 2016 — Key philanthropists, politicians, brain researchers and advocates will come together on Saturday, March 12 for Connecting the Dots: Supporting Patient-Focused Research for the Brain, a first annual Seattle benefit event. Guests will include former Secretary of Defense, Dr. Robert Gates, One Mind co-founder, former Congressman Patrick Kennedy, and sponsors from Amazon, Apex Foundation, The Browning Sutermeister and Simpson Group of Baird Private Wealth Management, Figueroa Family Foundation, Genoa Healthcare, and Many Minds Collaborative.
Five premiere West Coast wines will be provided by Balboa Winery, DeLille Cellars, Long Shadows Vintners, and Staglin Family Vineyard; and paired with a four-course meal from local Chef Tom Douglas. Following dinner will be a private musical performance by The Midtown Men. Read More
CDISC AND ONE MIND ANNOUNCE AVAILABILITY OF RESEARCH DATA STANDARD FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
January 20, 2016
AUSTIN, TX – January 20, 2016 — The Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium (CDISC) and One Mind are pleased to announce the availability of version 1.0 of the Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) research data standard, openly accessible on the CDISC website. The TBI standard was developed by a consortium of medical and technical experts to enable the harmonization of clinical data pertaining to TBI studies, streamlining research processes and improving analysis capabilities to ensure accelerated learning, better science, and to advance treatments for patients with TBI. This achievement will pave the way for related standards, such as for Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS), which will be the focus of a fundraiser on 03 March 2016 at the Texas Medical Association building in Austin, Texas. Read More
ONE MIND HIRES COL. DALLAS C. HACK (RET.) AS MEDICAL LEADER
Decorated Former Army Colonel will Aid Chief Scientific Officer in Furthering Scientific Collaboration
November 17, 2015
SEATTLE, WA – November 17, 2015 — One Mind announced the hiring of Col. Dallas C. Hack (Ret.) as their new Medical Leader. Dr. Hack joins the One Mind team as an expert consultant who will be working directly with Dr. Mona Hicks, One Mind’s Chief Scientific Officer. Together, they will represent One Mind to the scientific community, while exploring the opportunity for additional collaborations with researchers and organizations dedicated to finding better diagnostics and treatments for brain diseases and injuries.
One Mind’s Chief Executive Officer, Gen. Peter Chiarelli (Ret.), said, “I have had the opportunity to work with Dr. Hack both in the states and overseas. He is a professional’s professional whose accomplishments are legend in and out of the Army. The addition of Dallas to the One Mind team allows us and our partners to take full advantage of his years of experience promoting and directing research to find better diagnostics and treatments for brain disease and injury – we are indeed fortunate that he chose to be part of our groundbreaking work."
BANYAN BIOMARKERS REPORTS SUCCESSFUL CLINICAL TRIAL RESULTS OF BLOOD TEST TO EVALUATE MILD AND MODERATE TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
November 5, 2015
SAN DIEGO, CA – November 5, 2015 — Banyan Biomarkers, Inc., the leader in developing biomarkers for traumatic brain injury (TBI), today announced the results of a clinical study utilizing a blood test to evaluate mild and moderate TBI. The results, published online in the Journal of Neurotrauma, indicate that the two highly brain specific biomarkers in Banyan Biomarkers’ blood test, ubiquitin c-terminal hydrolase-L 1 (UCH-L1) and glial fibrillary acidic protein (GFAP), are detectable in blood shortly after a TBI. The test was able to identify 100% of the trial subjects who went on to have a positive computed tomography (CT) scan of the head. The results demonstrate that early biomarker testing for patients with mild to moderate TBI has the potential to provide clinicians with objective evidence needed to reduce CT use that is associated with increased healthcare costs1 and developing cancer over the long term.2 Read More
ONE MIND LAUNCHES ‘BRAINS NEED ANSWERS’ CAMPAIGN
September 8, 2015
SEATTLE, WA – September 8, 2015 — We all know someone who has experienced brain trauma or disease. Yet identifying and treating these conditions remains a challenge. In response, One Mind has launched its ‘Brains Need Answers’ campaign. This funding will support programs like One Mind’s PatientsLikeMe online community, where people living with invisible wounds like post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) can connect, learn, share with others, become better informed, and advocate more effectively for their own health and the health of those they love. Most importantly, because brain researchers helped determine the content for the sites, the patient-reported data will help researchers find answers about brain health.
TBI CDISC CLINICAL DATA STANDARDS OPEN FOR PUBLIC REVIEW AND COMMENT
Expert contributions from members of the TED and TRACK-TBI investigator communities, with generous support from One Mind
August 14, 2015
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – August 14, 2015 — The new TBI CDISC (Clinical Data Interchange Standards Consortium) clinical data standards are now open for public review and comment. This Therapeutic Area Data Standards User Guide for Traumatic Brain Injury (TAUG-TBI) was developed under the Coalition for Accelerating Standards and Therapies (CFAST) initiative, a collaboration with C-Path, with expert contribution from members of the TED and TRACK-TBI investigator communities, and with generous support from One Mind. CDISC has developed industry-wide data standards enabling the harmonization of clinical data and streamlining of research processes from protocol (study plan) through analysis and reporting. Read More
THE GENERAL AND THE VISIONARY
Influential Figures Call for Reforms to Speed Treatment for Brain Illness, Injury
April 1, 2015
Two influential voices are now calling for brain scientists to work together and be less competitive to accelerate advances in our knowledge and treatment of brain diseases and injuries.
Retired U.S. General Peter Chiarelli, one of the great military leaders of his generation, has dedicated his retirement from military service to identifying and treating post-traumatic stress (PTS) and traumatic brain injury (TBI). It’s a mission he started while still in uniform.
Chiarelli leads a U.S.-based non-profit organization called One Mind that believes in “global innovation for brain heath,” and which was created to help raise awareness and eliminate the stigma of brain disease. He sees One Mind as a leader in “revolutionizing research and funding through collaboration.”
Toronto-based Don Tapscott, a world authority on the digital age, best-selling author and senior advisor to the World Economic Forum, agrees a revolution is called for.
With Chiarelli, he advocates for an “open science” approach to brain research, an approach that is already practiced in other areas of technology and even in competitive industries. Read More
STARBUCKS, HBO AND CHASE RECOGNIZE ONE MIND WHILE SALUTING U.S. VETERANS AND THEIR FAMILIES THIS VETERANS DAY
THE CONCERT FOR VALOR Co-Sponsors Celebrate Veteran Service Organizations as Part of a First-of-Its-Kind Event
October 30, 2014
SEATTLE, WA – October 30, 2014 — One Mind has been recognized by Starbucks, HBO and Chase, co-sponsors of THE CONCERT FOR VALOR, for outstanding service and support of veterans and their families. THE CONCERT FOR VALOR a first-of-its-kind concert to honor the courage and sacrifice of America’s veterans and their families on the National Mall in Washington, D.C., to be presented live on HBO this Veterans Day, Tuesday, November 11 (7:00 p.m. ET/4:00 p.m. PT).
As part of the event, One Mind will be one of 16 veteran service organizations (VSOs) highlighted for outstanding service and support of veterans and their families. An advisory committee led by Co-Chairs Admiral Mike Mullen and Secretary Robert Gates and comprised of thought leaders and passionate supporters of VSOs was assembled to make these selections. The committee used a thoughtful selection process, and identified outstanding VSOs that address one of the following core pillars of successful transition for veterans and their families: employment, education, health and wellness, and reintegration. Additional committee members include executives at Starbucks, HBO, JP Morgan Chase, and the Schultz Family Foundation. Read More
ONE MIND, TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY RESEARCH AND CDISC STANDARDS
October 23, 2014
CDISC NEWSLETTER – October 2014 — Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a growing global public health and medical problem. The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that TBI will surpass many diseases as the major cause of death and disability by the year 2020. According to C Bryan-Hancock and J Harrison (2013), “the global incidence rate of TBI is estimated at 200 per 100 000 people per year; however, this rate is uncertain and a likely underestimate”. TBI not only affects patients, but also is a significant burden on caregivers and family members, as well as society as a whole. TBI is a complex syndrome; different types of trauma can produce varying types of injuries and symptoms. According to the Centers for Disease Control the most common causes of TBI are falls, unknown causes, unintentional blunt trauma, motor vehicle accidents and assaults. These injuries can range from diffuse damage, not visible on imaging, to hematomas and skull fractures.
TBI symptoms can present as mild, moderate, or severe. The NINDS website lists the symptoms of the various degrees of TBI. Depending on the injury, treatment required may be minimal or may include interventions such as medications, emergency surgery or surgery years after the initial impact/injury. Treatments currently utilized include physical therapy, speech therapy, recreation therapy, occupational therapy and vision therapy. To date, there are no FDA approved medications to treat the cumulative symptoms of TBI. Read More
ONE MIND TO PRESENT AT CAVENDISH GLOBAL HEALTH IMPACT FORUM
Forum uniquely brings together leading family offices and their foundations seeking impact investment, grant-giving, and philanthropy
opportunities within health and life sciences
October 22, 2014
SEATTLE, WA – October 22, 2014 — One Mind, a patient advocacy non-profit organization, announced today it will be presenting at the Cavendish Global Health Impact Forum taking place November 10-13th at Oxford University in the United Kingdom. The purpose of the Forum is to help family offices and foundations develop and implement their individual pro-social impact investing, grant-giving, and philanthropy programs within health and the life sciences. To accomplish this mission the Forum showcases presentations and panel discussions by leading scientists, accomplished healthcare delivery professionals, health-policy experts and private-sector companies engaged in developing innovations with the potential for transformational impact ondisease prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
The quality and originality of One Mind’s rapid success in convening collaborative, open science within neuroscience positions them to make a major contribution to the development and implementation of improved diagnostics, treatments, and cures for diseases and injuries of the brain. Read More
$17M DOD AWARD AIMS TO IMPROVE CLINICAL TRIALS FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
Unprecedented Partnership Joins Universities, FDA, Firms, Philanthropies
October 17th, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – October 1, 2014 – An unprecedented, public-private partnership funded by the Department of Defense (DoD) is being launched to drive the development of better-run clinical trials and may lead to the first successful treatments for traumatic brain injury, a condition affecting not only athletes and soldiers, but also millions among the general public, ranging from youngsters to elders.
Each year more than 2.5 million people in the U.S. seek medical care for traumatic brain injuries that arise when blows to the body or nearby explosions cause the brain to collide with the inside of the skull. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention an estimated 2 percent of the U.S. population now lives with TBI-caused disabilities, at an annual cost of about $77 billion. No treatment for acute TBI and concussion has proved to be effective. Read More
ONE MIND HIRES DR. RAMONA HICKS AS CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER
Former NIH Program Director Will Oversee Growing Scientific Collaboration
October 8, 2014
SEATTLE, WA – October 8, 2014 – One Mind announced the hire of Dr. Ramona Hicks as their new Chief Scientific Officer (CSO), effective October 20th, 2014. After recently retiring from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) – part of the National Institute of Health (NIH) – as the Program Director for the Extramural Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Research Program, Dr. Hicks will join a strong One Mind leadership staff. Her role will focus on leading Research Strategic Roadmap Development in concert with the Chief Strategy Officer, One Mind Executive Team and One Mind Board of Directors. Read More
ONE MIND PARTNERS WITH PALANTIR IN THE FIGHT AGAINST BRAIN DISEASE
Gemini Program Researchers to Employ Powerful Data Integration Platform
September 22, 2014
SEATTLE, WA – September 22, 2014 – One Mind announced a far-reaching collaboration with Palantir Technologies, Inc. to improve programs for the prevention and treatment of brain injuries, starting with One Mind’s flagship Gemini Program. The One Mind and Palantir partnership provides a powerful new platform for Gemini researchers to share and analyze data.
The partnership gives researchers and clinicians the ability to integrate and study diverse data sets on Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS). Work has already begun on integrating and analyzing data from the 652 patient TRACK-TBI Pilot study data. Based on the initial results, Palantir will be used to analyze data sets gathered from Gemini’s 3,000-patient, 11 enrollment site TRACK-TBI study. TRACK-TBI is a longitudinal study that has already enrolled over 400 patients. Read More
SCHULTZ FAMILY FOUNDATION SUPPORTS ONE MIND AND PATIENTSLIKEME PARTNERSHIP TO ASSIST VETERANS WITH POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS AND TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
Collaboration Will Uncover Real-World Experiences, Generate Patient Data That Improves Daily Living and Overall Understanding of Conditions of Veterans
July 22nd, 2014
SEATTLE, WA – July 22, 2014 – One Mind and PatientsLikeMe announced a new multi-year collaboration on June 12, 2014 to help the millions of people worldwide – many of them U.S. veterans of recent wars – who are experiencing post-traumatic stress (PTS), traumatic brain injury (TBI), or both. As part of the collaboration, the two organizations will develop and launch a first-of-its-kind online community targeting veterans challenged with PTS and TBI. This partnership is sponsored by the Schultz Family Foundation, which recently committed $30 million to launch Onward Veterans, an initiative dedicated to supporting successful transitions for post-9/11 veterans.
This new online community will enable veterans struggling with PTS and TBI to track their conditions, and share experiences and learning regarding how to best manage their conditions, while capturing and using more patient-reported data to advise research and treatment.
Building on the headway One Mind has made in seeking out real solutions for patients, One Mind CEO, General Pete Chiarelli, U.S. Army (Retired), said the collaboration will address longstanding issues for people with all forms of PTS and TBI. Read More
AMARANTUS AND BSI ANNOUNCE CONTINUED SUPPORT OF ONE MIND AT 3RD #C4CT CONCUSSION AWARENESS SUMMIT AT UNITED NATIONS
July 16th, 2014
MINNEAPOLIS, MN, SAN FRANCISCO, CA AND GENEVA, SWITZERLAND - July 16, 2014 - Brewer Sports International (BSI), a multi-faceted global sports advisory firm, and Amarantus Bioscience Holdings, Inc. (OTCQB: AMBS), a biotechnology company focused on the discovery and development of novel diagnostics and therapeutics related to cell cycle dysregulation, endoplasmic reticulum stress, neurodegeneration and apoptosis, are pleased to announce their continued support of One Mind at the 3rd Alzheimer’s focused #C4CT (Coalition for Concussion Treatment) Concussion Awareness Summit, on Thursday, July 31, 2014 at the United Nations in New York City, NY. Read More
Collaboration Will Uncover Real-World Experiences, Generate Patient Data That Improves Daily Living and Overall Understanding of Conditions
HOMEWARD BOUND TELETHON:
MILITARY CHANNEL SUNDAY TO BENEFIT ONE MIND
November 7, 2013
SEATTLE, WA – July 31, 2013 – One Mind has been designated as one of the five beneficiaries of the 1st Annual Homeward Bound Telethon, which will be broadcast on the Military Channel this Sunday, November 10 at 7 p.m. Eastern and 4 p.m. Pacific.
Alan Alda and Joe Mantegna will host the four-hour national telethon to support American veterans suffering from Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS) and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Music legend Connie Francis co-hosts, show features Secretary of State John Kerry, Country Music Star Trace Adkins, Bette Midler, Henry Winkler, Dr. Phil McGraw, Lou Diamond Phillips, Blake Shelton, Kevin Spacey, Jason Bateman, James Brolin, Gloria Loring, Mark Harmon and the Cast of NCIS. Presented by Haven from the Storm the telethon will be broadcast live from the historic American Legion Hall #43 in Hollywood. Read More
THESE MARINES NEED YOUR SUPPORT!
RUNNING 100 MILES FOR ONE MIND™
August 9, 2013
SEATTLE, WA – August 9, 2013 – Beginning Saturday, August 10, the Marines of Always Brothers will be running for over 24 HOURS STRAIGHT to honor their fallen brothers and raise money for ONE MIND’s mission to find better diagnostics and treatments for TBI and PTS. There is lots more information on our website, facebook, and twitter pages. Please check them out and be sure to “like” or “follow” ONE MIND. On Sunday morning at about 9 a.m., the Marines and the other teams will finish in the North Plaza of CenturyLink field, home of the Seattle Seahawks and Sounders FC. Read More
NEW LOGO AND NEW LOOK FOR ONE MIND
May 20, 2013
SEATTLE, WA – May 20, 2013 – Today One Mind launches the initial phase of rebranding the organization. As you can see, we have a new visual presentation that we believe is a much stronger reflection of the personality, mission, and vision of One Mind. Read More
ONE MIND CEO CHIARELLI FEATURED ON 60 MINUTES
May 3, 2013
“Invisible Wounds,” about the epidemic of TBI in the military, will air this Sunday on CBS’ 60 Minutes. One Mind CEO, Gen. Pete Chiarelli (Ret.), is featured in the segment, which focuses on his friend Major Ben Richards’ struggle with TBI. Airs Sunday, May 5 at 7 p.m. EDT and PDT. For more information and to view after broadcast, go to: http://www.cbsnews.com/60-minutes/ Read More
ONE MIND RECEIVES SUPPORT FROM WOUNDED WARRIOR PROJECT®
April 6, 2013
SEATTLE, WA – April 8, 2013 – One Mind announced today that Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP) has pledged $3.5 million in support of One Mind’s “Gemini Program,” contingent upon One Mind securing additional funding. “The Gemini Program” is a multi-year study of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post-Traumatic Stress (PTS).
One Mind is catalyzing collaboration between international research centers, industry, and government to accelerate the translation of basic science into breakthrough diagnostics and improved treatments for all brain diseases and injuries. The Gemini Program is the first major research project in this mission. Read More