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NINDS: A Look Back at 2015

Director's Message from Walter Koroshetz, M.D.For NINDS, 2015 was a year marked by the launch of innovative programs as well as the flourishing of ambitious initiatives.

To begin on a personal note, I was honored to be named the director of NINDS in June. I look forward to many years of leading the institute’s efforts towards understanding how the brain makes us who we are and finding treatments for disabling disorders of the nervous system.

At NINDS we have been thinking for a number of years how to best support investigators to do even more impactful research. In an effort to allow researchers to spend more time doing excellent science in the lab, to unleash their inventiveness for discovery science, and to spend less time writing grant applications, NINDS is piloting an exciting new funding strategy called the R35 award. This award will provide $750,000 funding per year to outstanding investigators for up to eight years and is meant to support all the NINDS-related research in an investigator’s lab by consolidating his or her current grant(s). The inaugural R35 awardees will be announced in 2016...   More Message »

Labs at NINDS

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  • DNA repair factor linked to breast cancer may also play a role in Alzheimer's disease
  • Batten disease may benefit from gene therapy
  • NIH Invests $85 million for BRAIN Initiative research
  • New Award Creates Stable Funding for Outstanding Neuroscience Investigators
  • A Spotlight on Rigorous Study Design and Transparent Reporting
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