Director's Messages

Director's Messages

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.

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.

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