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Join the BRAIN Initiative’s “Patient Recruitment in Deep Brain Stimulation Clinical Trials” virtual workshop

The workshop, taking place August 8, 2023, provides an opportunity to discuss and understand the current barriers to recruiting patients and diverse populations for clinical trials of deep brain stimulation (DBS). Registration is now open! 

  • Neuroscience News
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

Montana State University to host upcoming workshop on BRAIN-funded multiphoton characterization resource

This three-day, hybrid workshop, taking place August 9-11, 2023, provides an opportunity to learn about multiphoton characterization of fluorescent probes. Registration is now open!

  • Neuroscience News

Researcher spotlight: F32 recipient Dr. Nicole Ann Aponte Santiago

Dr. Nicole Ann Aponte Santiago is a current F32 award recipient who used the funding opportunity to investigate in vivo brain development. The F32 funding opportunity supports the research training of promising postdoctorates early in their postdoctoral training period.

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Congressional briefing highlights groundbreaking BRAIN Initiative research, including personal accounts from people with lived experience

The in-person briefing allowed members of Congress and key staffers to learn about breakthroughs in research from the BRAIN Initiative and to engage with a BRAIN study participant directly benefitting from advanced neurotechnologies.  

  • Neuroscience News
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

NINDS to host Fundamental Neuroscience Working Group Public Webinar

NINDS and the Fundamental Neuroscience Working Group (FNWG) will host a public webinar on July 27 from 12-1 pm ET to present draft recommendations and seek public input through a Q&A session.  

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From the BRAIN Director: Q&A With Dr. John Ngai and Dr. Rebecca Baker - Discovery of Brain Biomarkers for Pain and Beyond

The human brain has been intensely studied by scientists for decades. This research has taught us that some health conditions share underlying biology – for example, pain, addiction, and mental illnesses such as depression and anxiety.
  • Neuroscience Research and Technology

BRAIN to host upcoming workshop on ethics of sharing human brain data

This hybrid workshop, taking place on July 17-18, will explore the inferences that can be made from human brain data and the potential risks of sharing human brain data, through panel presentations from researchers, ethicists, and research participants.

  • Neuroscience News

Researcher Spotlight: F32 recipient Dr. Kurt Fraser

Dr. Kurt Fraser is a F32 award recipient who used the funding opportunity to study motivational and behavioral responses.
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BRAIN issues new funding opportunity to investigate high-impact questions in human neuroscience

This Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) seeks applications to assemble diverse, integrated, multi-disciplinary teams to conduct exploratory research and planning activities using intracranial surgical procedures in human neuroscience. The next application due date is September 22, 2023. 

  • Neuroscience Grants and Funding

NINDS Director shares 2023 BRAIN Initiative Meeting preview

The 9th Annual BRAIN Initiative Meeting will take place on June 12-13, 2023. Dr. Walter Koroshetz, Director of the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, shares what’s to come in his newest Director’s Message. 

  • Neuroscience News