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The 2021 class of new National Academy of Medicine (NAM) members includes Drs. Kafui Dzirasa, Zhigang He, and Feng Zhang, scientists who have been supported by BRAIN Initiative funds.

October 21, 2021
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The 2021 cohort of Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI) Investigators includes six BRAIN-funded scientists, while three investigators, including BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group member Karl Deisseroth, were honored with the Albert Lasker Basic Medical Research Award for t

September 28, 2021
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Follow along this month as the NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins highlights the spectacular images and videos from this year’s Show Us Your BRAINs! Contest.

August 09, 2021
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Dr. Elba Serrano, a member of the BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group and Neuroethics Working Group, will travel to Portugal in 2022. 

July 13, 2021
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A message to the community from the Directors of the Institutes, Centers, and Offices involved in the NIH BRAIN Initiative and NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research.

February 12, 2021
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Headshots of Drs. Jerold Chun, Duygu Kuzum, and Christopher D. Harvey

The 2020 NIH Director’s Awards include three BRAIN Initiative scientists, who have received grants through the High-Risk, High-Reward Program, Pioneer Award, and New Innovator Award.

October 21, 2020
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The MacArthur Foundation has announced this year’s roster for their annual “genius” grant, including two researchers whose diligent and innovative work is part of the BRAIN Initiative.

October 04, 2019
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The National Academy of Sciences recently recognized Drs. Liqun Luo, Xiaowei Zhuang, and Eve Marder for their extraordinary scientific achievements. The awards will be presented on April 28, 2019, during the Academy’s 156th annual meeting.

February 13, 2019
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