Director's Messages

Director's Messages

Rigor not Mortis- strengthening the quality of neuroscience research

(Wednesday, April 5, 2017)
In 2012, after more than a decade of active efforts to identify effective approaches to support replication of critical pre-clinical studies, NINDS recognized that neuroscience could benefit from an initiative to improve the quality and rigor of the research that we fund.

Moving Toward Answers in ME/CFS

(Tuesday, March 21, 2017)
By: Dr. Walter Koroshetz and Dr. Francis Collins

NINDS and NICHD invite comments on Strategic Plan for Cerebral Palsy Research

(Friday, March 17, 2017)
By: Walter Koroshetz, NINDS Director, and Diana Bianchi, NICHD Director

Congratulations to NINDS’ first R35 Awardees!

(Friday, January 27, 2017)
In July 2015, NINDS issued the first funding opportunity announcement for the R35 Research Program Award (RPA).

Redesigning Early Stage Training Programs at NINDS

(Friday, November 11, 2016)
By: Steve Korn and Michelle Jones-London, NINDS Office of Training and Workforce Diversity, and Walter Koroshetz, NINDS Director

Nonprofit Forum Celebrates a Milestone!

(Wednesday, October 5, 2016)
This September marked a milestone for the NINDS Nonprofit Forum: its tenth anniversary!

Pain Awareness Month – Hope through Research

(Tuesday, September 20, 2016)
September is Pain Awareness Month.

NIH Launches 10-year Study of Brain Development

(Tuesday, September 13, 2016)
Today, NIH launches the largest long-term study of brain development and child health in the United States.  The Adolescent Brain Cognitive Development (ABCD) Study aims to recruit more than 10,000 children, beginning at ages 9-10, and follow their biological, cognitive and behavioral development for 10 years.

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.