TRNDS Leadership

Meet the TRNDS co-chairs and planning team from the University of Rochester

Erika F. Augustine
Associate Director, URMC Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics

Erika F. Augustine is Associate Director of the Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics at the University of Rochester Medical Center. A movement disorders-trained Child Neurologist, her clinical research focuses on advancing therapeutic development and methodology for rare pediatric neurological disorders through interdisciplinary collaboration. Dr. Augustine currently leads clinical programs developing novel therapeutics for the neuronal ceroid lipofuscinoses and co-directs the University of Rochester Hereditary Ataxia Clinic.

Ray Dorsey
Director, URMC Center for Human Experimental Therapeutics

Dr. Ray Dorsey is the David M. Levy Professor of Neurology and Director of CHET, a center that seeks to advance knowledge and improve health through ground-breaking research, at the University of Rochester Medical Center.   Through novel applications of technology, he and his colleagues seek to enable anyone anywhere to receive care, participate in research, and benefit from therapeutic advances. Dr. Dorsey’s research has been published in leading medical, neurology, and economic journals and has been featured on National Public Radio and in The New York Times and The Wall Street Journal.

TRNDS Planning Team

Elise Kayson
Director of Clinical & Strategic Initiatives

Jeanne Paiko
Center Administrative Manager

Anna Stevenson
Associate Project Manager

Mulin Xiong
Health & Technology Research Associate