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Dr. Myers earned his M.D.-Ph.D. from Duke in 1991 and an M.B.A. from Duke in 2005. He is a tenured member of the Duke faculty for over 24 years and is a professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering and holds appointments in surgery, biological anthropology and anatomy, and business administration. He is a Distinguished Professor at Duke University, having received the Bass Chair in recognition of his accomplishments in research and teaching. His research examines the biomechanics of head impact neck injury with the goal of injury prevention. Dr. Myers is the founding Director of the Duke Coulter Foundation Translational Partnership Program that provides early stage funding and management to early stage health care innovations from a $20MM endowment. Dr. Myers is also the Director of Innovation in the Duke Clinical and Translational Science Institute where he oversees the pilot funding program, the Translational Accelerator Consult service that assists faculty innovators. Dr. Myers is the PI on the NFL and NFL-PA Head Health Tech Challenge program which funds innovation in head injury prevention products on a national basis. He also maintains an active consulting practice serving as an Executive-in-Residence at Pappas Ventures, advises several start-up companies, and consults for the NFL, the NASCAR and a variety of automobile manufactures.