Beer & Biotech
Partnering With Industry To Develop Point Of Care Diagnostic Tests For Detecting Brain Injury
Join us in welcoming Dr. Damon Kuehl from Carilion Clinic’s Department of Emergency Medicine and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine. His focus in research and clinical innovation includes broad interests in practice variation and how physicians make decisions, health care costs, and traumatic brain injury with a specific interest in improving accuracy of diagnosis and prognosis in TBI. He serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for BrainBox Solutions and recently was awarded a 3.5 million dollar NIH NINDS grant to develop point of care diagnostic tests to detect head injury in older adults. Dr. Kuehl also works with many other start-up companies in translational research projects that improve ED care. He recently started a large project with the VT Helmet lab to develop new technology to improve understanding and detection of falls in older adults.
About the Speaker
Dr. Kuehl is the Vice Chair of Research and Academic Affairs in the Department of Emergency Medicine at Virginia Tech Carilion. He completed Medical School at University of Minnesota Medical School and his Emergency Medicine Residency at Stanford University. He has also completed residencies in Preventive Medicine and a Research Fellowship in the Center for Policy and Research in Emergency Medicine, at the Department of Emergency Medicine, Oregon Health and Science University. Dr. Kuehl jointed the Carilion Clinic in 2007, at the very beginning of the new clinic model, and recently completed 16 years with the organization. He founded the Emergency Medicine Residency program at VTC and was the program director for 10 years. Recently he stepped away from that role to advance discovery and innovation and leads the research section of the department. He has 2 children (15, 17) with his wife Karen Kuehl, who is also an Emergency Medicine physician with Carilion and VTCSOM. His spare time is almost always in a car driving one of the kids to a hockey tournament or volunteer coaching with youth hockey.