Thomas Nowinski has dedicated herself to brain research and training programs for children for over 15 years. She has published and spoken internationally on matters pertaining to pediatric brain-behavior development and learning.
Demaryius Thomas of the Denver Broncos was diagnosed with CTE postmortem at Boston University and his family alleges seizures that contributed to multiple accidents and falls prior to his death.
Early Life and Education
Tom Nowinski was a professional wrestler who was featured at least twice in the Royal Rumble match during his career. Additionally, he co-founded Concussion Legacy Foundation following research suggesting contact sports may contribute to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE).
Nowinski has been licensed in Illinois since 2004. According to his campaign bio, Nowinski served as an Assistant State’s Attorney where he oversaw hundreds of criminal and civil bench and jury trials both state-side and federal-side in state and federal courts. Furthermore, Nowinski led the charge for Cook County offices to achieve substantial compliance with the Shakman decree decree.
He is married and the proud parent of four children. As a lifelong resident of the county, he holds several citizenship papers.
Nowinski has been licensed in Illinois since 2004 and started out his career as an Assistant State’s Attorney, trying hundreds of criminal and civil bench and jury trials both state and federal court. Later, he became Deputy Supervisor overseeing 14 attorneys within his litigation unit according to his campaign website.
After Owen Thomas died, Nowinski worked with a team at Boston University (BU) to gather evidence that repeated head trauma from collision sports can contribute to CTE. They do not advocate for banning football or any other contact sports but instead propose safer rules which limit repeated blows to the head.
He is an advocate for children, particularly their health and learning, having worked on pediatric brain-behavior development for 35 years. His family includes Sherry and Toby (their dachshund).
Achievement and Honors
He has developed electronic brain atlases as well as novel concepts for atlas-assisted stereotactic neurosurgery. His atlases are integrated into surgical systems by 13 companies worldwide and have been utilized in hundreds of thousands of surgeries worldwide.
Many tools taken for granted by researchers today, such as atlas registration algorithms, have their roots in his work. He was also an early innovator in neuroinformatics by developing tools to analyze and interpret brain scan data.
He has shown his work at Riverside Arts Center Freeark Gallery, John Davis Gallery in Hudson and Steven Harvey Fine Art Projects; as well as being featured in Artforum, Hyperallergic, The Hudson Review. Nowinski currently resides in New York City with his wife Janice Nowinski and two children; Ken Nowinski and Kay (Leonard) Wenzel are his siblings whom survive him.
The judge and her family are deeply committed to children and their health/learning/development. She works as a clinician/researcher specializing in pediatric brain-behavior assessment and treatment as well as multiple professional/scientific advisory boards.
As a 10-season tackle football player, this individual and his family hope that his case can raise awareness among parents regarding concussions in youth sports. His symptoms included memory loss, depression and anger – yet no seizure activity occurred during that period of time.
The party has designated nine countywide circuit court vacancies for candidates, with five women of color (Araceli De La Cruz, Ruth Gudino, Diana Lopez, Yolanda Sayre and Rena Van Tine) and four men (including longtime 21st Ward Alderman Howard Brookins Jr. Richard Donnelly Tom More Donnelly Nowinski as potential nominees) vying to fill them. It will announce its list early next month.
Thomas Nowinski’s biotech holdings remain unclear since he is exempt from public reporting as a University of Washington professor. While he holds several advisory board seats at CellPro and Cell Therapeutics, but won’t reveal their individual financial stakes or stake in The Hutch; including Dr. E. Donnall Thomas who won the 1990 Nobel Prize in Medicine he spent considerable time advising its founders; an experience which may explain their decision not to make their holdings known publicly.
Henney and Gillis founded Immunex in 1981 with the intent of creating “magic bullets” that could pinpoint cancer cells. Within years, their shares had amassed millions. Henney left shortly thereafter to found Activated Cell Therapy of Mountain View, California (now Dendreon) where final-stage trials for its prostate-cancer vaccine are taking place while Gillis stayed for 13 years at Immunex.