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Operational Board

The Operational Board is comprised of chairs/leaders of the core units and affiliates to include UMMC’s Departments of Neurology, Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences, and Psychiatry and Human Behavior; and Methodist Rehabilitation Center. The Operational Board will also include a representative from the Vice Chancellor's Office and the UMMC’s Adult Hospital. Additional members may be appointed representing a strong interest in neuroscience. They will:

Be responsible for the development and oversite of the Institute’s strategic and operating agenda and budget; 

Focus on health care, education and research initiatives that cross over traditional  departmental boundaries and benefit from multi-departmental and multi-institutional collaboration and support; and

Set the budget annually including identification and securing of needed funding commitments.

Operational Board Members


Michael Lehman, PhD
Chairman of the Board, UMMC Neuro Institute
Professor and Chair, Neurobiology and Anatomical Sciences


Mark Adams
CEO, Methodist Rehabilitation Center


Kevin Cook
CEO, University Hospitals and Health Systems


Louis Harkey, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Neurosurgery


Scott Rodgers, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior


Scott Stringer, MD
Professor and Chair, Department of Otolaryngology and Communicative Sciences


Richard Summers, MD
Associate Vice Chancellor for Research


Christy Wilson, CPA
Executive Director, Neuro Institute