Dr. Anthony G. (Tony) Hudetz has accepted the position as the new Director of the Center for Consciousness Science. He succeeds in this role Dr. George A. Mashour who has taken on a new role as Chair of the Department of Anesthesiology and Robert B. Sweet Professor of Anesthesiology. Dr. Mashour founded the Center for Consciousness Science in 2014 and will continue as the Scientific Director for the Center. He has been instrumental in advancing the CCS to a renowned center for consciousness research fostering cross-campus, national, and international collaborative studies of consciousness, leading-edge multidisciplinary approaches, and hosting annual symposia of high scientific impact and public interest. The exceptional leadership and vision of Dr. Mashour over the past five years is greatly appreciated.

The new Center Director, Dr. Hudetz, is currently Professor of Anesthesiology and Professor of Biomedical Engineering at U of M. He is the Director of Laboratory Research in the Department of Anesthesiology and is faculty in the Neuroscience Graduate Program and the Applied Physics Program. He has served as the Center’s Scientific Director for the past four years. Dr. Hudetz’s research focuses on the mechanistic relationship between consciousness and anesthesia using techniques in neurophysiology, FMRI, and computational modeling. His work has been funded by the NIH for twenty years.