Mark R. Lovell, Ph.D., is internationally recognized as a concussion expert for his development of innovative neurocognitive testing programs and ground breaking research. Currently Dr. Lovell serves as the chairman and chief executive officer of ImPACT Applications. In the early 1990’s he developed the ImPACT test which is the first, most-widely used and most scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system. The ImPACT test has become an internationally tool used in the comprehensive clinical management of concussions. Dr. Lovell’s expertise led to his development and direction of the first league wide neuropsychological testing programs for the National Football League (NFL) and National Hockey League (NHL). Dr. Lovell remains a neuropsychological consultant for several organizations throughout the world including, but not limited to, the NFL, NHL, Irish Rugby, USA Women’s Olympic Hockey team, World Wrestling Entertainment (WWE), and the US Ski and Snowboard team.
In 2000 Dr. Lovell became the founding director of the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center’s (UPMC) Sports Medicine Concussion Program. Dr. Lovell’s pioneering approach to concussion management attracted professional athletes from around the world to the UPMC Concussion Program. Until his retirement from clinical practice in 2011 Dr. Lovell directed the UPMC program, which has been regarded as the first and largest program of its kind.
Dr. Lovell is a leader in concussion research, publishing over 100 peer-reviewed articles, authoring or co-authoring nine textbooks and writing over 40 book chapters. He is an instrumental force in spreading concussion education and awareness among the public and medical community. Dr. Lovell served as a panel member for the Center for Disease Control’s Coaches Toolkit and has trained thousands of medical professionals on neurocognitive testing and concussion management. Dr. Lovell’s contributions to the neuropsychological community have allowed him to be a frequent presenter at professional meetings internationally and serve as a member of the Vienna and Prague International Consensus Conference on Sports-Related Concussion.
His vast accomplishments have been recognized by the Council of Brain Injury award for excellence in research, National Concussion Summit Excellence in Safety Award, USA Hockey Excellence in Safety Award, American Board of Professional Neuropsychology Distinguished Clinical Neuropsychologist Award and most recently his alma mater, Northern Michigan University, awarded him with an Honorary Doctor of Science degree for his pioneering work in managing sports concussions.
Dr. Lovell is a member of various professional and scientific organizations including the International Neuropsychological Society, American Psychological Association and North American Brain Injury Association. In addition to being a member of several prestigious organizations Dr. Lovell has been a reviewer for over 15 professional journals and is currently serving as an editorial board member for several different journals.
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Ms. Russo joined the ImPACT team in May 2002 and has been spearheading the corporate advancement of the ImPACT Program.
She started with ImPACT being responsible for the firm's overall marketing and strategic planning programs, and corporate and client communications. She focused much of her time on identifying customer needs, marketing the software, and coordinating sales and training workshops for ImPACT's many clients and sales representatives. She also served as the media and public relations contact for the company.
The major area of emphasis during Ms. Russo's tenure at ImPACT Applications, Inc. has been the development and enhancement of the ImPACT marketing materials, websites, and branding efforts. Over the years, Labiba has developed and executed key marketing initiatives and that led to the establishment of ImPACT as the leading product in concussion management software.
Currently, Ms. Russo heads ImPACT's Training and Education Department. Identifying clients' training needs in concussion and the ImPACT Program. She has spearheaded the Video On Demand project as well as the web-casting the live ImPACT Training Workshops.
Ms. Russo graduated from the University of Pittsburgh with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in 1993 and later attended the Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale, with and emphasis on Design and Business training. She has worked on many large marketing projects in the Pittsburgh and Ft. Lauderdale areas and has a successful background in public relations, marketing, and customer service. Ms. Russo is a member of the American Marketing Association and has been an active participant for many charity events, including the American Cancer Society's annual Pittsburgh golf outing.
Ms. Russo works in the Ft. Lauderdale, Florida office.
Mr. Tauchen graduated from the University of Iowa in 1993 with a Bachelor of Science degree in industrial engineering. Mr. Tauchen's introduction to sports related computer programming came in 1998 with Dr. John Powell at Med Sports Systems. In 2000, he joined the ImPACT Team as a support specialist and computer programmer working with FlanTech Computer Services to develop the original Desktop ImPACT testing system. Doug continues to work on creating training classes, new software products, customer sales and support.
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