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The Kavli Foundation and University Partners Commit $100 Million to Brain Research

02 October, 2015 in FENS News

Funds to strengthen public/private BRAIN Initiative. Establish new neuroscience institutes at Johns Hopkins University, The Rockefeller University and the University of California, San Francisco.

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Thursday, October 1

The Kavli Foundation and it university partners announced today the commitment of more than $100 million in new funds to enable research aimed at deepening our understanding of the brain and brain-related disorders, such as traumatic brain injuries (TBI), Alzheimer’s disease and Parkinson’s disease.

“We are delighted to announce this major commitment to promoting a sustained interdisciplinary effort to solve the mysteries of the brain,” said Rockell N. Hankin, Chairman of the Board of Directors at The Kavli Foundation. “By transcending the traditional boundaries of research, the new neuroscience institutes will make breakthrough discoveries possible.”

The majority of the funds will establish three new Kavli neuroscience institutes at the Johns Hopkins University (JHU), The Rockefeller University and the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF). These institutes will become part of an international network of seven Kavli Institutes carrying out fundamental research in neuroscience, and a broader network of 20 Kavli Institutes dedicated to astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience and theoretical physics.

For more information, please visit The KAVLI Foundation website.

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