Rent-a-scientist

Why hire us?

Many member disorders could benefit from a consistent, available scientific officer, but they do not have the workload, or the funding to support a dedicated position within their organization. The Brain Trust scientific staff of COMBINEDBrain has gradually been developing expertise in each of the member disorders, as well as over the field of drug development for rare genetic neurodevelopmental disorders in general.

Let our Brain Trust help your organization achieve its strategic goals.

Meet the brain trust

The mission of COMBINEDBrain is to work on cross-disorder projects, but our members also have individual projects that require scientific expertise. To harness the expertise of the Brain Trust, our members are invited to request bids for long-term, part-time science officer commitment, or short-term project-related work for their individual disorders. Organizations can contract with individual scientists through COMBINEDBrain, or with the Brain Trust as a team.

For more information write to kristinhatcher@combinedbrain.org

Dr. Terry Jo Bichell, MPH, PhD

Senior Consultant

Dr. Anna Pfalzer

Dr. Anna Pfalzer, PhD

Advisor

Dr. Kyle J Horning

Dr. Kyle Horning, PhD

Post-Doctoral Fellow

Sample projects

Structural projects

  • Disease Concept Map Drafts/TREND Community Voice Reports
  • FIND-OUT project (Fast Infant Neurodevelopmental Diagnosis – Outpatient Testing)
  • Natural History Gold Standard Data Element Project
  • Rent-a-Science-Officer program
  • Searchable catalog of resources across member disorders
  • Strategic research plans for each member organization
  • Unique Universal ID project – The CRID

Outcome measure projects

  • Anxiety/Behavior outcome measure (ORBSID/BIAPAS)
  • Cortical Visual Impairment (CVI) outcome measure
  • DEE-P COMBINED Outcomes Project for Severe DEEs
  • ORCA Communication Measure Project with Duke University

Biomarker projects

  • Biorepository
  • CSF Biomarker project
  • DEE-P COMBINED Outcomes Project for Severe DEEs
  • High-throughput assay development

Collaborative projects

  • AGENDA, REN Project for joint conference on BOMs
  • Basket Trial project
  • DEE-P COMBINED Outcomes Project for Severe DEEs
    Disease Concept Map
  • Drafts/TREND Community Voice Reports
  • ORCA Communication Measure Project with Duke University
  • Unique Universal ID project – The CRID