Akiva S. Cohen, PhD Akiva S. Cohen, PhD, is a Researcher in the Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Locations: Main Campus Appointments and Referrals: 1-800-TRY-CHOP (1-800-879-2467) Education and Training FellowshipPostdoctoral Fellow - Department of Psychology, University of Otago, Dunedin, New Zealand Graduate DegreePhD in Biophysics - University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD MS in Zoology - University of Maryland, College Park, MD Titles and Academic Titles ResearcherResearch Associate Professor of Anesthesiology and Critical Care, Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania Departments and Services Department of Anesthesiology and Critical Care Medicine Publications Papers2016 Mao S, Xiong G, Zhang L, Dong H, Liu B, Cohen NA, Cohen AS. (2016) Verification of the cross immunoreactivity of A60, a mouse monocolonal anibody against neuronal nuclear Protein. Frontiers in Neuroanatomy. 10:54. Beamer M, Tummala SR, Gullotti D, Kopil K, Gorka S, Ted Abel, Bass CR, Morrison B 3rd, Cohen AS, Meaney DF. (2016) Primary blast injury causes cognitive impairments and hippocampal circuit alterations. Experimental Neurology. 283:16 Kimball BA, Cohen AS, Gordon AR, Opiekun M, Martin T, Elkind J, Lundström JN, Beauchamp GK. (2016) Brain Injury Alters Volatile Metabolome. Chemical Senses. 41:407. Palmer CP, Metheny HE, Elkind JA, Cohen AS. (2016) Diminished amygdala activation and behavioral threat response following traumatic brain injury. Experimental Neurology. 277:215. Paterno R, Metheny H, Xiong G, Elkind J,Cohen AS. (2016) Mild traumatic brain injury decreases broadband power in area CA1. Journal of Neurotrauma. 33:1645 2015 Yuan F, Xiong G, Cohen NA, Cohen AS. (2015). Optimized protocol of methanol treatment for immunofluorescent staining in fixed brain slices. Appl Immunohistochem Mol Morphol. 2017 Mar;25(3):221-224. doi: 10.1097/PAI.0000000000000293. Smith CJ, Xiong, G, Elkind JA, Putnam B, Cohen AS. (2015). Brain Injury impairs working memory and prefrontal circuit function. Frontiers in Neurology. 6:240 Elkind JA, Lim MM, Putnam BJ, Kirschen MP, Cohen AS. (2015). Efficacy and Longevity of Dietary Therapy for Brain Injury. Frontiers in Neurology. 6:73 Xiong G, Redding K, Chen B, Cohen AS, Noam A. Cohen NA. (2015). Non-specific immunostaining by a rabbit antibody against gustducin α subunit in mouse brain. Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry 63: 79-87. Posters and PresentationsLectures by Invitation 2017 Cohen AS. “Traumatic Brain Injury: it’s all about balance”. Keynote Speaker Neuroscience Research Day. Syracuse University; 2017 Apr 7; Syracuse, NY. Cohen AS. “Frontolimbic Excitatory/Inhibitory Synaptic Imbalances and Dietary Therapy following Traumatic Brain Injury”. Invited Seminar Speaker in the Department of Neurobiology and Anatomy, University of Texas Health Science Center; 2017 Feb 23; Houston, TX. Cohen AS. “Brain-injury induced hippocampal Excitatory/Inhibitory imbalances contribute to episodic-like spatial memory impairment”. Winter Conference on Brain research; 2017 Feb 2; Big Sky, MT. 2016 Cohen AS. “Excitatory/Inhibitory Synaptic Imbalance and Dietary Therapy Following Traumatic Brain Injury”. Keynote Speaker Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Research; 2016 Aug 27; Queenstown, New Zealand. Cohen AS. “Frontolimbic Excitatory/Inhibitory Synaptic Imbalances contribute to cognitive impairment caused by Traumatic Brain Injury”. Invited speaker National Neurotrauma Association Annual Meeting; 2016 Jun 28; Lexington, Ky. Cohen AS. “Excitatory/Inhibitory Synaptic Imbalance and Dietary Therapy Following Traumatic Brain Injury”. Invited speaker Association for Chemoreception Sciences Annual Meeting; 2016 Apr 22; Bonita Springs, Fl. Cohen AS. “Brain-injury induced prefrontal cortex circuit dysfunction contributes to working memory impairment”. Invited speaker Winter Conference on Brain research; 2016 Jan 27; Beaver Run, Co. 2015 Cohen AS. “Excitatory/Inhibitory Synaptic Imbalance and Dietary Therapy Following Traumatic Brain Injury”. Invited speaker Spring Hippocampal research Conference; 2015 Jun 10; Taormina, Sicily. Cohen AS. “Traumatic Brain Injury, It’s All About Balance”. Invited Speaker at the CHOP Scientific Symposium; 2015 May 5; Philadelphia, PA. Cohen AS. “Excitatory/Inhibitory Synaptic Imbalance and Dietary Therapy Following Traumatic Brain Injury”. Winter Conference on Brain research; 2015 May 5; Big Sky, MT. Awards and Honors Awards and Honors 2017, Keynote Speaker, 3rd Annual Neuroscience Research Day, Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY 2016, Keynote speaker Australasian Winter Conference on Brain Injury, Queenstown, New Zealand 2014, NIH MERIT award 2010, Cambridge Who’s Who 1999, Florence R.C. Murray Fellowship, Joseph Stokes Research Institute 1998, Research Training Fellowship, Epilepsy Foundation of America 1997, Postdoctoral National Research Service Award 1995, Young investigator travel award, Health Council of New Zealand 1983, Microbiological Honor Society 1982-1983, Academic Honors, Dean’s List, University of Maryland College Park Editorial and Academic Positions 2016-present, Editorial Board Member Journal of Neurotrauma 2015-present, Acting Editor Frontiers Systems Neuroscience Ad-hoc Reviewer 2015-present, Frontiers in Cellular Neuroscience 2015-present, eNeuro 2010-present, Journal of Physiology (Lond.) 2009-present, Journal of Neurochemistry 2009-present, Neuropathology and Experimental Neurology 2008-present, Experimental Brain Research 2008-present, Journal of Neuroscience Research 2007-present, Journal of Neurophysiology 2007-present, Free Radical Biology and Medicine 2007-present, Journal of Neuroscience 2005-present, Neurobiology of Disease 2005-present, Neuroscience Letters 2005-present, Neurochemistry International 2004-present, Journal of Neurotrauma 2004-present, Brain Research Institutional Committees 2016-present, Senior Fellow Center of Injury Research and Prevention (CIRP), Children's Hospital of Philadelphia Leadership and Memberships National Societies Society for Neuroscience American Physiological Society American Epilepsy Society American Association for the Advancement of Science National Neurotrauma Society International Brain Research Organization Patient Experience Ratings About the Patient Experience Rating System The Patient Experience Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. 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