The BRAIN Initiative: Is the Grand Challenge Living Up to Expectations?
Eve Marder, PhD
Victor and Gwendolyn Beinfield Professor of
Neuroscience, Brandeis University
Walter Koroshetz, MD
Director of the National Institute of Of Neurological Disorders and
Neuroscience Stroke, NIH
Wednesday, September 25, 2019
Rayburn House Office Building
In 2013, President Obama announced the 10-year BRAIN Initiative which was funded by Congress in FY2014. The BRAIN Initiative is a grand challenge to accelerate a better understanding of the brain and to develop new tools to treat and cure brain disorders. This Initiative spans several federal agencies and partnerships with private industry and foundations. We are in year five of 10 of the BRAIN Initiative. So where do things stand? Where will the next five years take us? In short, is this grand challenge living up to expectations?