Immediate Past Chair
John C. Mazziotta, MD, PhD, FAAN, is Vice Chancellor of UCLA Health Sciences and CEO of UCLA Health. Mazziotta established the Brain Mapping Center at UCLA that includes all the methods available to study human brain structure and function. He was the principal investigator of the International Consortium for Brain Mapping, the goal of which was to develop the first atlas of the human brain including behavioral, demographic, imaging, and genetic data from thousands of normal human subjects.
Mazziotta was Chair of the Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA from 2002 to 2015, which he achieved the distinguished position of being first in National Institutes of Health (NIH) research funding for nine consecutive years.
Mazziotta has published more than 255 research papers and eight texts. He has received numerous awards and honors, including the Oldendorf Award from the American Society of Neuroimaging, the S. Weir Mitchell Award and the Wartenberg Prize of the American Academy of Neurology, the Von Hevesy Prize from the International Society of Nuclear Medicine, the 1996 Medical Science Award from the UCLA Medical Alumni Association, election to the National Academy of Medicine, Honorary Doctorate from l’Université de Caen and membership in the Royal College of Physicians.