Early BRAIN News and Events
On November 3, 2014, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) convened a workshop entitled Ethical Issues in Neuroscience Research on the NIH Bethesda campus. The workshop brought together three dozen researchers, clinicians, bioethicists, and patient organization representatives, along with leadership from the National Science Foundation, the Food and Drug Administration, and NIH, to identify five to ten high priority areas for NIH-supported research that can inform policies pertaining to either the ethical conduct of neuroscience research or the ethical use of neuroscience research.
Rockefeller University neuroscientist Cori Bargmann, Ph.D., discusses the promise of the BRAIN Initiative to usher in a "new era of exploration" at a press conference announcing the first wave of awards on September 30.
Separate events on Tuesday, September 30 highlighted the awardees of the first round of NIH BRAIN Initiative grants and the additional investments by companies, foundations, patient advocacy organizations, universities, and private research institutions to support the BRAIN Initiative. October 2, 2014.
September 30, 2014 — The National Institutes of Health announced today its first wave of investments totaling $46 million in fiscal year 14 funds to support the goals of the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative.
September 30, 2014 — The White House BRAIN Conference will announce progress since April 2013 when the President first announced this ambitious effort. It will also highlight new commitments and investments by the Federal government, private sector companies, universities, and non-profit organizations in response to the Presidentís call to action.
Drs. Cori Bargmann and Bill Newsome, co-chairs of the NIH BRAIN working group, present the working groupís multi-year, scientific vision to the NIH Directorís Advisory Committee on June 5.
June 5, 2014 — New report outlines initiative goals, budget, and timeline.
July 14, 2013 — Eric Kandel of Columbia University, Thomas Insel of the National
Institute of Mental Health, Story Landis of the National Institute
of Health, Cornelia Bargmann of Rockefeller University and William
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September 16, 2013 — Projects seek to enhance understanding of the brain.
NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins, NIMH Director Dr. Thomas Insel,
and NINDS Director Dr. Story Landis author an article in Science,
Vol. 340, May 10, 2013.
Remarks by the President on the BRAIN Initiative and American Innovation, April 2, 2013.
President Obama unveils a bold new research initiative designed to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain, and discusses the importance of investing in American innovation to create jobs and strengthen our economy. April 2, 2013.
Today, at a White House event, the President unveiled a bold new research initiative designed to revolutionize our understanding of the human brain. April 2, 2013.
Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation in the Office of Science and Technology Policy; Dr. Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health; and Dr. Arati Prabhakar, Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency answer questions about the BRAIN Initiative. April 2, 2013.
BRAIN Initiative Challenges Researchers to Unlock Mysteries of Human Mind, April 2, 2013.
Today at the White House, President Obama unveiled the “BRAIN” Initiative—a bold new research effort to revolutionize our understanding of the human mind and uncover new ways to treat, prevent, and cure brain disorders like Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury.
What an exciting day for science and innovation in the United States!
I was thrilled to be present at the White House this morning, as President
Barack Obama announced a pioneering project to explore the complex
workings of the human brain: the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative
Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. April 2, 2013.
This is the time of March Madness, Daylight Savings Time, and what
Emily Dickinson famously called the “month of expectation.” March is
also Brain Awareness Month, an annual celebration with school visits,
community lectures, and lab tours to introduce the public to the mind-blowing
world of neuroscience. March 11, 2013.
Ever wonder what is it that makes you, you? Depending on whom you ask,
there are a lot of different answers, but these days some of the world's
top neuroscientists might say: "You are your connectome."
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