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Dr. Stuart Hoffman


Stuart W. Hoffman, Ph.D., is the Program Manager for Brain Health & Injury Portfolio in the Rehabilitation Research and Development Service at the Department of Veterans Affairs. He is the senior scientific advisor for brain injury in the Office of Research and Development and he is responsible for coordinating TBI research activities and policy both within VA and across other federal agencies. Dr. Hoffman serves on several intra- and interagency advisory committees for VA and DoD, including the co-chair of DoD-VA Chronic Effects of Neurotrauma Government Steering Committee. In addition, Dr. Hoffman is the VA representative on the National Academies of Science, Engineering and Medicine’s Forum on Neuroscience and Nervous System Disorders.

Dr. Hoffman received his doctoral degree in behavioral and molecular neuroscience at Rutgers University and completed his postdoctoral training in pharmacology at Virginia Commonwealth University. His professional career began at Emory University as a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Neurology and then became an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine from 2000 to 2006. Prior to joining the VA in 2010, he was the Research Director for the Defense and Veterans Brain Injury Center in Johnstown, Pennsylvania. Dr. Hoffman has more than 30 years of translational neuroscience research experience and intellectual property development that focused on neuroprotection and methods to promote recovery of function after brain injury.

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