"I want my research to help people, but at the same time, I’ve always had an instinctive desire to discover things. I tell my students it’s like Christmas morning when they come in with new data from a completed experiment. I don’t know where that comes from, it’s just instinctive – it’s the kind of thing that brings me joy."
"I feel privileged to work with such a talented team of researchers, clinicians and students at the UT Dallas Callier Center. I believe the work we do makes a major difference in improving the lives of so many individuals with communication disorders. We also are grateful for the generous support we receive from our committed donors, who are determined to help move communication research forward."
"The majority of scientists focus on what is wrong with the brain. But, at the Center for BrainHealth, what is wrong is just our starting point. Our acclaimed cognitive neuroscience experts are dedicated to discovering ways to build resilience, regain cognitive function and retrain the brain to maximize the amazing potential of our most vital organ and greatest natural resource."
"The Center for BrainHealth and the University of Texas at Dallas have given me the opportunity to take our work into how normal people store and retrieve knowledge in the brain and apply that to a wide array of medical and societal issues. More importantly, it has offered the opportunity to help train the next generation of cognitive neuroscientists, the accomplishment of which I am the proudest."
"I thanked one of my early mentors in my doctoral thesis for telling me I was thinking like a technician. At the time he said that, I was a technician, but he told me, ‘Don’t do that; you can think beyond what you’re doing and your job description.’ That was a big deal for me, so now I try to give students the same opportunity to do as much as they can."