Posted on September 16, 2013
Check out the findings of the ACD working group on the NIH BRAIN Initiative identifying high priority research areas that should be considered for BRAIN Initiative NIH funding in Fiscal Year 14.
- Executive Summary
- Interim Report (This PDF is currently being optimized for accessibility. The optimized version will be uploaded soon. If you need assistance accessing this document, please contact: Lyric Jorgenson (301) 496-6837
Posted on September 9, 2013
The Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) is holding a public teleconference on September 16, 2013 (3:00-5:00 EDT) to discuss the interim report of the BRAIN working group. This report identifies high priority research areas that should be considered for BRAIN Initiative funding in Fiscal Year 14. The full agenda for this meeting and the related links will be posted to the ACD site when available (http://acd.od.nih.gov/). Teleconference information is as follows:
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Posted on July 1, 2013
The American Brain Coalition is hosting a webinar to engage the patient advocacy community on July 22 from 1:00-2:00 p.m. (EDT). For more information, check out their site at http://www.americanbraincoalition.org/
Posted on May 10, 2013
Check out new article on NIH BRAIN Initiative by Tom Insel, Story Landis, and Francis Collins.
Posted on May 7, 2013
Welcome to the launch of BRAINfeedback.nih.gov! Here you’ll hear from me and the co-chairs of my Advisory Committee’s Working Group on the bold new BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative. This Initiative, launched by President Obama on April 2, focuses on accelerating the development and application of innovative new technologies to enable scientists to create a dynamic picture of brain function. This picture will show how circuits involving large numbers of neurons interact with each other over time and space, and will ultimately advance understanding of brain diseases like epilepsy, schizophrenia, autism, and Alzheimer’s disease. While ambitious, this goal has never been more within our reach!
Dr. Collins introduces President Obama at the White House
I hope that this new site will serve as the place for the broader community to discuss this exciting new effort and provide important feedback regarding the BRAIN Initiative’s scientific agenda.
We look forward to hearing your thoughts!
Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D.
Director, National Institutes of Health