The Business-side of Brain-related Research

Hope for treating medical conditions resulting from inflammation of the brain





opiate addition

Chronic pain

Intelliversity's Contribution

The chart to the right indicates the percentage of involvement that Intelliversity plays in this project.

Using business management tools developed by Intelliversity, Mr. Kramarz plays a role in a non-profit institute raising funds for the above-described research, acting as Chairman of the Board of Directors. He continues to assist in day-to-day management as a member of the institute's Board of Advisors.  This is an example of Intelliversity's ability to help transform a scientific vision into a success in the real world through innovative business management.

Non-profit setup and management
Fund raising activity
Online presence

The Team

Dr. Spengler

Dr. Robert Spengler, Executive Director

  • Principal Investigator for numerous projects in neuroimmunology
  • 74 peer-reviewed journal papers
  • Expert in the relationship between the immune and neurological systems
  • Discovered role of Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha in mediating neuropathology
  • Pioneered use of anti-TNF compounds in mitigating neuropathology

Dr. Tracey Ignatowski, Managing Director

  • Assistant Professor of Pathology and Anatomical Sciences at University of Buffalo-SUNY
  • Co-discovered role of Tumor Necrosis Factor Alpha in mediating neuropathology
  • Expert in research project management
  • Editorial board member of 7 professional journals
  • Specialist in relationship between the immune and neurological systems
Rob Kramarz

Robert Steven Kramarz, Chairman of the Board

  • Specialist in non-profit management and finance
  • Executive Director of non-profit Intelliversity, the Innovation Accelerator for the Real World
  • Previously CFO of non-profit The Torch Foundation
  • Author of the book Born to Star about the benefits of diverse leadership styles in growing companies and non-profits
  • Author of hundreds of articles and "Your Vision Master Podcast" dealing with finance for innovators
Leonard Chaikind

Leonard Chaikind,
Chairman, Board of Advisors

  • Len Chaikind has an extensive background in oil and gas international relations, including
  • Worked for Royal Dutch Shell Plc for over 35 years.
  • Founded Institutional Investors Consulting Company IICC
  • Better World Foundation

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