Former member of the National Advisory Council on Drug Abuse (NACDA) and National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) Joins Ehave, Inc; Ehave Appoints Psychopharmacologist, Board-Certified Psychiatrist, And Licensed Physician, Bankole Johnson To Its Medical Advisory Board
Dr. Johnson’s primary area of research expertise is the psychopharmacology of medications for treating addictions, and he is well known in the field for his discovery that topiramate, a gamma-aminobutyric acid
MIAMI, July 06, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Ehave, Inc., (OTC Pink: EHVVF) (the “Company”), a provider of digital therapeutics for the psychedelic and mental health sectors, announced today Dr. Bankole A. Johnson has agreed to join the Company’s Medical Advisory Board. As a member of Ehave’s Medical Advisory Board, Dr. Johnson’s primary responsibilities will be to assist and advise the Company on human trials for its cognitive and psychedelic opportunities, as well as assist and advise the Company on mental health analytical platforms.
Bankole A. Johnson, DSc, MD, MPhil, FRCPsych is a licensed physician and board-certified psychiatrist throughout Europe and the United States who served as Alumni Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Neurobehavioral Sciences at the University of Virginia. Dr. Johnson’s primary area of research expertise is the psychopharmacology of medications for treating addictions, and he is well known in the field for his discovery that topiramate, a gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) facilitator and glutamate antagonist, an effective treatment for alcoholism. Professor Johnson also received national media attention for his appearance in the Home Box Office (HBO) original documentary feature, “Addiction”, which won the prestigious Governors Award, a special Emmy Award, from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences. Professor Johnson recently accepted an appointment to join the University of Maryland as the Chairman of Psychiatry and to lead a Brain Science Research Consortium in the neurosciences.
Dr. Johnson is currently a member of the Extramural Advisory Board for NIH/NIAAA, an NIH Roadmap Consultant, a Fellow in the Royal College of Psychiatrists, a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, and a Fellow in the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. In 2019, Dr. Johnson received the R. Brinkley Smithers award from the American Association of Addiction Medicine. He was also listed in “Best Doctors in America” in 2007, 2009, and 2010. In 2004 Dr. Johnson was inducted into the Texas Hall of Fame for Science, Mathematics and Technology. He served on the National Advisory Council for NIH/NIDA from 2004 – 2007 and was a member of the Medications Development Subcommittee of NIDA’s Advisory Council on Drug Abuse during the same period. Dr. Johnson has also been presented with the prestigious Jack Mendelson Award from the NIAAA and the Solomon Carter Fuller Award by the American Psychiatric Association.
Dr. Bankole Johnson was also the founder of NASDAQ listed Adial Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: ADIL) and currently serves as its Chief Medical Officer. Dr. Johnson was recently featured as a guest on The Black News Channel offering insights into the long-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on mental health and addiction. A replay of the interview is available on the media section of the Company’s website at: https://www.adialpharma.com/newsroom/media/.
Bankole A. Johnson, DSc, MD, MPhil, FRCPsych said, “I am pleased to join the Ehave Medical Advisory Board and look forward to working towards bringing psychedelic-assisted therapies to patients experiencing substance use issues. The opportunity exists to meld our evolving understanding of the biological mechanisms underlying addiction with the personalized psycho-spiritual approach being realized by psychedelic medicine.” “Ehave is passionate about creating a singular and integrated experience for people in their healthcare journeys. I welcome the opportunity to join them in their efforts.”
Ben Kaplan, CEO of Ehave, Inc. said, “We are very fortunate to include such an esteemed medical professional as Dr. Johnson as a member of our Medical Advisory Board. His work integrates the neuroscience and behavioral aspects of addiction medicine with the goal of formulating a more thorough understanding of the basis of drug-seeking behavior and developing effective treatments. We look forward to Dr. Johnson’s expertise as we expand our mental health analytical platform and enter clinical trials.”
About Ehave, Inc.
Ehave, Inc. is a provider of digital therapeutics delivering evidence-based therapeutic interventions to patients. Our primary focus is on improving the standard care in therapeutics to prevent or treat brain disorders or diseases through the use of digital therapeutics, psychedelics, independently or together, with medications, devices, and other therapies to optimize patient care and health outcomes meeting privacy and HIPAA & GDPR Compliant. Our main product is the Ehave Dashboard which is a mental health informatics platform that allows clinicians to make objective and intelligent decisions through data insight using Blockchain technology. The Ehave dashboard offers Offline Encrypted Digital Records Empowering Healthcare providers and patients and it’s a powerful machine learning and artificial intelligence platform using artificial intelligence to extract deep insights from audio, video and text to improve research with a growing set of advanced tools and applications developed by Ehave and its leading partners. This empowers patients, healthcare providers, and payers to address a wide range of conditions through high quality, safe, and effective data-driven involvement with intelligent and accessible tools.
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