President and Founder of National Academy of Inventors
Dr. Paul R. Sanberg is the former Senior Vice President for Research, Innovation and Knowledge Enterprise at University of South Florida, and currently Distinguished University Professor of Medicine, Engineering, and Business, and Executive Director of the Center of Excellence for Aging and Brain Repair.
His innovations have been instrumental in translating new pharmaceutical and cellular therapeutics to clinical trials and commercialization for Tourette syndrome, stroke, ALS, Alzheimer’s, Huntington’s and Parkinson’s disease.
He is an inventor on 167 U.S. and international patents; author of over 700 scientific articles and 14 books, with about 40,000 citations. He has served on editorial boards for numerous scientific journals, is co-editor-in-chief of NAI’s journal Technology and Innovation, and has received numerous scientific awards, including the AIMBE Advocate Award; Australian Alumni Award (ANU); Bryden Alumni Award (York U); Fulbright Specialist; McGovern Science & Society Award (Sigma Xi); Ove Ferno Prize; Florida Academy of Sciences Medalist; Florida Inventors Hall of Fame inductee; Fellow of AAAS, ACNP, AIMBE, BMES, IEEE, Sigma Xi, the Royal Societies of the Arts, Biology, Chemistry, Medicine and Public Health; and AAAS-Lemelson Invention Ambassador.
He served twice on the nomination evaluation committee for the National Medal of Technology and Innovation; and advisory board for the APLU Commission on Innovation, Competitiveness, and Economic Prosperity. Dr. Sanberg was the first in his family to graduate college. He has been a master flight instructor and airplane enthusiast most of his adult life and is a Fellow of the Royal Aeronautical Society. He was recently inducted to the Johns Hopkins Society of Scholars. He is a Charter Fellow of the Class of 2012.