Director's Messages

Director's Messages

Help us promote your stories of discovery

(Wednesday, January 3, 2018)
I’m a news junkie, and I love stories, especially those about science. You may not realize it, but every day as part of the NINDS research community, you are generating incredible news.

Neuroscientists, Welcome to Washington!

(Friday, November 10, 2017)
This week, more than thirty thousand neuroscientists are coming to Washington, DC for the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN).

Boosting Research on Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (AD/ADRD)

(Monday, October 30, 2017)
If you know anyone with dementia, you probably understand how devastating it is to those affected and their families. Alzheimer’s Disease (AD), the most common and widely-diagnosed neurodegenerative disorder, affects more than 5 million people in the United States.

NINDS and NICHD release final Strategic Plan for Cerebral Palsy Research

(Monday, October 2, 2017)
By: Walter Koroshetz, NINDS Director, and Diana Bianchi, NICHD Director

September is Pain Awareness Month 2017

(Monday, September 25, 2017)
September is Pain Awareness Month. We all experience pain from time to time, but for many Americans pain is a chronic and difficult-to-treat condition. In my prior experience as a practicing neurologist, I witnessed the immense suffering that severe chronic pain causes.

Announcing the NINDS Landis Award for Outstanding Mentorship

(Wednesday, August 30, 2017)
I was fortunate to have exceptional scientists as mentors who devoted many, many hours guiding me to think more scientifically. Two pieces of their sage advice continue to resonate with me today.

The NIH NeuroBioBank: Addressing the Urgent Need for Brain Donation

(Wednesday, July 5, 2017)
By Dr. Diana Bianchi (NICHD Director), Dr. Joshua Gordon (NIMH Director), and Dr. Walter Koroshetz (NINDS Director)

Federal Pain Research Strategy: Opportunities for public comment

(Friday, May 26, 2017)
By: Dr. Walter Koroshetz

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


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