TCG Hires Dr. Risser as Senior Director of Scientific Affairs and Operations

Dr. Risser brings over 23 years of scientific knowledge to TCG

Jun 30, 2010, 08:00 ET from TCG

NEWARK, Del., June 30 /PRNewswire/ -- The Cognition Group (TCG) has officially announced the hiring of Anthony H. Risser, Ph.D. as Senior Director of Scientific Affairs and Operations.

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Dr. Risser has over 23 years of professional experience as a Clinical Neuropsychologist. He obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Victoria and completed his postgraduate fellowship training at the University of Wisconsin Medical School-Milwaukee Clinical Campus. He also completed a mid-career senior fellowship at the Univ. of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. He has been a visiting professor at the Univ. of Houston, a visiting scientist at the Hospital of the Univ. of Pennsylvania, and a Project Director at the Moss Rehabilitation Research Institute in Philadelphia.

Dr. Risser's Scientific Affairs/ CNS work in industry as an external consultant, a member of a global CRO, and a member of a specialty CNS company has included protocol-development related to efficacy and screening neurobehavioral scales, computerized cognitive scales, patient-reported outcome (PRO) instruments, feasibility, subject recruitment/retention, investigator/site relationship management, scientific/medical writing, and teamed capabilities & new-business services with Business Development. CNS therapeutic areas of experience include Alzheimer's, chronic pain; sleep disorders, epilepsy, stroke, ADHD, mood disorders, neuro-oncology, and schizophrenia.

Dr. Risser has co-authored three textbooks in neuropsychology, published by Oxford University Press, as well as a number of other publications.

"I look forward to using my experience in guiding scientific-based solutions to the TCG platform and provide company-wide scientific leadership," said Dr. Risser.

For information regarding TCG products and services, please go to cognitiongroup.com. To interview Dr. Anthony Risser, please contact Jonathan Abramson at jonathan.abramson@cognitiongroup.com.

About TCG:

TCG is a global company that provides scientific knowledge surrounding the central nervous system, technological innovation and project management expertise to the biopharmaceutical industry. TCG is dedicated to providing solutions that promote clinical research excellence and enhance the administration and collection of data for clinical trials. Primary services include the customized rater training program, centralized ratings and computerized cognitive assessment. TCG also provides a variety of complimentary services which includes consultancy on cognitive battery design, statistical analysis and report writing.

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