Director's Messages

NINDS Supports Outstanding Projects Using Invertebrate Model Systems

(Friday, September 2, 2016)
The mission of NINDS is to seek fundamental knowledge about the brain and nervous system, and to use that knowledge to reduce the burden of neurological disease. We frequently receive questions about whether NINDS prefers one animal model over another.

August Update on the BRAIN Multi-Council Working Group and Neuroethics Workgroup

(Tuesday, August 2, 2016)
I'm pleased to report that the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative® is moving along at an incredible pace.

2016 Pain Consortium Symposium

(Wednesday, June 22, 2016)

Passing of a Great NINDS Physician-Scientist

(Friday, June 17, 2016)
It is with great sadness that I share the news of the passing of former National Institutes of Health scientist, Roscoe O. Brady, M.D., a pioneer of modern medicine and true public servant who improved the lives of thousands of people suffering from lysosomal storage disorders. Dr.

Launch of the NINDS Research Program Award

(Saturday, June 4, 2016)
NIH is constantly striving to fund great science by great scientists, while finding opportunities to free up investigators from their administrative burden to pursue their passion in science. NINDS is taking a new step towards achieving this goal in funding the first set of awards through a new p

The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services released a National Pain Strategy

(Friday, March 18, 2016)
Today's release of the National Pain Strategy (pdf, 1.65MB) is exciting and welcome news.

Rare Disease Research at NINDS

(Tuesday, February 23, 2016)

NINDS: A Look Back at 2015

(Friday, February 5, 2016)
For NINDS, 2015 was a year marked by the launch of innovative programs as well as the flourishing of ambitious initiatives.

Statement on CTE Research

(Thursday, January 21, 2016)
NIH supports research on traumatic brain injury (TBI), a major public health problem that affects all age groups and is the leading cause of death in young adults, as well as chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), a form of brain degeneration that affects some individuals who suffer progressive,