Seattle, WA: Since my last report in July, we have seen very significant progress on our pilot research program (Gemini) to develop better diagnostics and treatments for Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) and Post Traumatic Stress (PTS). The Gemini Program has several critical components: the clinical collection of large amounts of data from thousands of new TBI patients; the standardization of these data into Common Data Elements; the adherence of the research participants to collaboration, data sharing and the principles of Open Science (more on this below); and the creation of a data exchange portal through which in-depth research can be conducted (the Apollo Portal). Please read about our amazing quarter of success in my full update.
My best wishes to you and yours for a joyous holiday season!
Very Respectfully, Pete Chiarelli CEO, One Mind General, U.S. Army (Ret.)
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.
First, let me extend my personal thanks for your continued support of the ONE MIND mission. Your generosity and dedication has provided us with the opportunity to make great strides in the past several months. To read about all of them please take a look at the "CEO Update" that outlines our recent accomplishments as well as the road ahead. I would request that you keep in mind that every single step of progress we have made has been with the support and cooperation of far too many partners, donors and collaborators to name. ONE MIND is truly about bringing everyone together to accomplish great things. Inside you'll read about a number of exciting developments including our focus on the Patient, the construction of our Apollo Data Exchange Portal, a very interesting research fact sheet, a feature article by Stephen Johnson entitled "Science, Politics and Intellectual Property", and a review of the ONE MIND Summit at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore.
I thank you again for your support and look forward to reporting back even greater strides next quarter.
Seattle, WA. Stephen Larson, Ph.D, ONE MIND’s Chief Information Officer will be expanding his responsibilities as the Chief Executive Officer of MetaCell, LLC, a bioinformatics services startup. As a result, he is moving on from his full-time role at One Mind for Research. His leadership over the past year and a half has enabled ONE MIND to develop its Apollo program strategy, build public-private partnerships around its informatics mission and successfully launch the 1.0 version of its Data Exchange Portal at its 2013 Annual Summit.
Seattle, WA. 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.
Baltimore, MD — The 2nd Annual ONE MIND Summit took place at Johns Hopkins Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland. Leaders from government, academia, research, technology, and industry convened for three days of presentations, discussions, and networking that offered a rare opportunity for cooperation and collaboration.
One Mind has extended its relationship with Thomson Reuters to implement tranSMART, the open source platform that allows the scientific community to share data, collaborate to improve diagnostics and discover more effective treatments for patients suffering from CNS- and TBI-related diseases.
Seattle - On Monday, June 3, One Mind CEO Pete Chiarelli and co-founder Patrick Kennedy will attend the National Conference on Mental Health at the White House. President Obama and Vice President Biden will host the Conference as part of the Administration’s effort to launch a national conversation to increase understanding and awareness about mental health. President Obama will deliver opening remarks and Vice President Biden will deliver closing remarks to conference participants.
Seattle - 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.
“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/