W. Dalton Dietrich Ph.D. is Scientific Director at The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine. He received his Ph.D. in Anatomy from the Medical College of Virginia in 1979 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in the Department of Pharmacology at Washington University, St. Louis, MO, 1981. Dr. Dietrich accepted the position of Scientific Director of The Miami Project to Cure Paralysis in 1997 and is currently Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology, Biomedical Engineering and Cell Biology. Research in Dr. Dietrich’s laboratory is focused on clarifying the pathophysiology of brain and spinal cord injury with the ultimate goal of developing new therapies to protect and enhance recovery of function. Dr. Dietrich serves on study sections for NIH, Department of Defense, Veteran’s Administration, and several editorial boards. He is currently Editor-In-Chief of the Journal Therapeutic Hypothermia & Temperature Management and Deputy Editor of the Journal of Neurotrauma.