As Chief Executive Officer and Chief Scientific Officer of the International Brain Research Foundation (IBRF), Inc., Dr. Philip A. DeFina spearheads the collaborations among top neuroscientists and research facilities around the world by facilitating and coordinating cutting-edge research. Under his leadership, IBRF is in a position to accelerate the scientific findings that are key to solving the complex issues in the area of brain health.
Dr. DeFina is a well-known author, lecturer, and clinician. He was a guest researcher at the National Institutes of Health and was a member of the international neuroscience subcommittee of The World Health Organization. He has been a pioneer in developing and directing national clinical training programs in the cognitive neurosciences. His numerous collaborative efforts with prestigious research centers throughout the world have evolved into the creation of the framework which led to the formation of the IBRF.
Dr. Jonathan Fellus and Dr. Phil DeFina of International Brain Research Foundation, a non-profit which treats coma patients, joined John B. Wells to discuss their work helping people awaken from deep comas and the controversial case of 13-year-old Jahi McMath.