WYPR Announces New Board Member
WYPR Appoints Kennedy Krieger Institute President and CEO Bradley Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D., to its Board of Directors
(BALTIMORE) - WYPR is pleased to announce its board of directors elected Bradley Schlaggar, M.D., Ph.D., president and CEO of Kennedy Krieger Institute, at the meeting of the board on September 25, 2019.
“We are thrilled to have Dr. Schlaggar join the WYPR board of directors and support our mission of providing the highest quality journalism to the community,” said Darcy C. Carroll, WYPR’s board chair. “He comes to us with a wealth of knowledge and experience in public radio having served for six years on the board of Friends of St. Louis Public Radio. We welcome his contributions to the local community and support of WYPR.”
As president and CEO of Kennedy Krieger Institute, Schlaggar leads more than 2,700 full and part-time staff and faculty members to further advance the organization’s mission of improving the lives of children, adolescents and adults with disorders and injuries of the brain, spinal cord and musculoskeletal system. Before joining Kennedy Krieger in 2018, Schlaggar served 19 years on the faculty of Washington University in the St. Louis School of Medicine, where he was the division head of pediatric and developmental neurology, co-director of the Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center and neurologist-in-chief at St. Louis Children’s Hospital. Prior to his position as division head, he directed the pediatric neurology residency program at St. Louis Children's Hospital and Washington University for eight years.
In addition to his role as president and CEO of the Institute, Schlaggar is a Zanvyl Krieger Faculty Endowed Chair and a professor of neurology and pediatrics at The Johns Hopkins University. He is a member of several organizations including the American Neurological Association, Society for Pediatric Research and the Child Neurology Society. He is also the co-founder and vice president of the Flux Society for Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience.
Schlaggar earned a Bachelor of Science from Brown University, and both his Doctor of Medicine and Doctor of Philosophy degrees from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine.