Director's Messages

Director's Messages

2016 Pain Consortium Symposium

(Wednesday, June 22, 2016)
The 2016 NIH Pain Consortium Symposium was a fantastic meeting, and I cannot emphasize enough the importance of this annual gathering. It is one of many ways in which the NIH Pain Consortium works to enhance pain research and promote collaboration among researchers across the many NIH Institutes and Centers that have programs and activities addressing pain.

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. 

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)
When most people think of neurological disorders, a small number of diseases that affect millions of people-such as epilepsy, Parkinson's disease, and stroke-come to mind. While we focus a majority of our effort on these devastating diseases, we also have very dedicated research programs devoted to finding treatments for numerous rare diseases, which are defined as conditions affecting fewer than 200,000 Americans.

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, long-term consequences of repeated concussions.

2016 Breakthrough Prizes Feature Three Neuroscientists

(Thursday, November 19, 2015)
Last week, the Breakthrough Prize organization announced the recipients of the 2016 Breakthrough Prize in Life Sciences, Fundamental Physics and Mathematics. The 3rd annual Breakthrough Prize Awards Ceremony awarded 1,370 physicists, one mathematician, five life scientists, and one high school student with a combined total of $21.9 million.

SfN 2015: Preparing for the annual Neuroscience Bonanza!

(Thursday, October 15, 2015)
On Saturday, more than 30,000 neuroscientists will travel from all over the world to attend the 45th annual Society for Neuroscience (SfN) meeting in Chicago, IL. SfN is always incredibly exciting.

NIH and the Kavli Neuroscience Institutes Announce New BRAIN Awardees

(Thursday, October 1, 2015)
Separate events on Wednesday, October 1 highlighted the awardees of the second round of NIH BRAIN Initiative grants and additional investments by the Kavli Foundation to support the BRAIN Initiative.