BRAIN Initiative Offers Promise Of Transformation In Care

The Psychiatry Online (7/25, Watts) reports, “In June, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) called for $4.5 billion in new federal funding over 10 years” for the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative. The story quotes NIH Director Francis Collins, MD, PhD, saying, “As the Human Genome Project did with precision medicine, the BRAIN Initiative promises to transform the way we prevent and treat devastating brain diseases and disorders while also spurring economic development.” It is being “led by the NIH, Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency of the Department of Defense, National Science Foundation, and Food and Drug Administration.”

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— “NIH Calls for $4.5 Billion for BRAIN Initiative,” Vabren Watts, Psychiatry Online, July 25, 2014.

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