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I'm trying to maintain a position of stewardship in my life and in the lives of those I love.


I am blessed with Lori in my life. Combined, we have seven wonderful, unique, and talented adult children: Kyle, Matthew, Micah, Nathan, Shelby, James, and Jonathan. And to that mix we add Kyle's wife Tatiana and daughter Gwendolyn, and Shelby's husband Bryan and daughter Beatrix ... we are blessed to have such a smart, wild and crazy crew. 


I like theology, science, music and, of course, personal liberty. For fun I play timpani and percussion in several community and semi-pro symphony orchestras, and I play timpani as a contract musician for liturgical and special events. Over the years, I've also enjoy playing rock drums at various gigs.



I've been working in research and clinical neuroscience since 1985: Cognitive Neuroscience, Visual Electrophysiology, EEG, Sleep, and Surgical Neurophysiology. I have a baccalaureate in biological sciences from the University of Houston at Clear Lake with more than 35 years of continuing education in the field of neuroscience, allied health and surgical neurophysiology. I am also board Certified in Neurophysiologic Intraoperative Monitoring (CNIM).


Some of my publications:


Mietz H, Prager TC, Schweitzer C, Patrinely J, Valenzuela JR, Font RL. Effect of mitomycin C on the optic nerve in rabbits. Br J Ophthalmol. 1997 Jul;81(7):584-9. PubMed PMID: 9290375; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1722251.

DeFrance JF, Sands S, Schweitzer FC, Ginsberg L, Sharma JC. Age-related changes in cognitive ERPs of attenuation. Brain Topogr. 1997 Summer;9(4):283-93. PubMed PMID: 9217987.

DeFrance JF, Hymel C, Trachtenberg MC, Ginsberg LD, Schweitzer FC, Estes S, Chen TJ, Braverman ER, Cull JG, Blum K. Enhancement of attention processing by Kantroll in healthy humans: a pilot study. Clin Electroencephalogr. 1997 Apr;28(2):68-75. PubMed PMID: 9137870.

DeFrance JF, Smith S, Schweitzer FC, Ginsberg L, Sands S. Topographical analyses of attention disorders of childhood. Int J Neurosci. 1996 Oct;87(1-2):41-61. PubMed PMID: 8913818.

Mintz-Hittner HA, Prager TC, Schweitzer FC, Kretzer FL. The pattern visual-evoked potential in former preterm infants with retinopathy of prematurity. Ophthalmology. 1994 Jan;101(1):27-34. PubMed PMID: 8302559.

Prager TC, Fea AM, Sponsel WE, Schweitzer FC, McNulty L, Garcia CA. The gold foil electrode in pattern electroretinography. Doc Ophthalmol. 1994;86(3):267-74. PubMed PMID: 7813378.

Prager TC, Schweitzer FC, Peacock LW, Garcia CA. The effect of optical defocus on the pattern electroretinogram in normal subjects and patients with Alzheimer's disease. Am J Ophthalmol. 1993 Sep 15;116(3):363-9. PubMed PMID: 8357062.

DeFrance JF, Hymel C, Degionanni J, Kutyna F, Calkins DS, Estes S, Schweitzer FC. Evidence of temporal lobe activation by discriminative spatial orientation. Brain Topogr. 1993 Winter;6(2):137-42. PubMed PMID: 8123429.

Prager TC, Saad N, Schweitzer FC, Garcia CA, Arden GB. Electrode comparison in pattern electroretinography. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 1992 Feb;33(2):390-4. PubMed PMID: 1740370.

Wilson OB, Hamilton RF, Warner RL, Johnston CM, deFriece R, Harter L, Schweitzer C, Talaverra J, Hymel CM, Skolnick MH. The influence of electrical variables on analgesia produced by low current transcranial electrostimulation of rats. Anesth Analg. 1989 May;68(5):673-81. Erratum in: Anesth Analg 1990 Apr;70(4):474. PubMed PMID: 2719297.

Malin DH, Murray JB, Crucian GP, Schweitzer FC, Cook RE, Skolnick MH. Auricular microelectrostimulation: naloxone-reversible attenuation of opiate abstinence syndrome. Biol Psychiatry. 1988 Dec;24(8):886-90. PubMed PMID: 2852967.



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