BRAIN Initiative as “Moonshot”

NIH director Francis Collins, M.D., discusses some of the 58 projects funded in the first wave of grants awarded by the NIH under the BRAIN Initiative. He spoke at a press conference announcing the awards, September 30, 2014.

Video published on October 2, 2014 by National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

NIH Institutes and BRAIN Initiative

National Institute on Drug Abuse
National Center for Complementary and Integrative Health
National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders
National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
National Institute of Mental Health
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
National Institute on Aging
National Eye Institute

NINDS and The BRAIN Initiative

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) mission is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease.

NINDS supports and performs basic, translational, and clinical neuroscience research; funds and conducts research training and career development programs to increase basic, translational and clinical neuroscience expertise; and promotes the timely dissemination of scientific discoveries and their implications for neurological health to the public, health professionals, researchers, and policy-makers.

NIMH and The BRAIN Initiative

The mission of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

For the Institute to continue fulfilling this vital public health mission, it must foster innovative thinking and ensure that a full array of novel scientific perspectives are used to further discovery in the evolving science of brain, behavior, and experience. In this way, breakthroughs in science can become breakthroughs for all people with mental illnesses.

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