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ACD Meeting to Consider BRAIN Working Group Interim Report

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 (  Teleconference information is as follows:

Dial-in: 800-779-1423
Pass Code: ACD

  • Neuroscience News

ABC to Host BRAIN Initiative Webinar for Patient Advocates

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

  • Neuroscience News

New Article on NIH BRAIN Initiative

Check out new article on NIH BRAIN Initiative by Tom Insel, Story Landis, and Francis Collins.

  • Neuroscience News

Welcome to!

Welcome to the launch of! 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.

  • Neuroscience News