NIH director Francis Collins, M.D., discusses some of the 58 projects funded in the first wave of grants awarded by the NIH under the BRAIN Initiative. He spoke at a press conference announcing the awards, September 30, 2014.
Dr. Bandettini is Chief of the Section on Functional Imaging Methods in the Laboratory of Brain and Cognition of the Intramural Research Program, NIMH. He is also the director of the Functional MRI Core Facility which provides functional MRI support to NIMH, NINDS and several other institutes at the NIMH.
Dr. Beebe Smith is a Senior Investigator and Chief of the Section on Neuroadaptation and Protein Metabolism of the Intramural Research Program. Dr. Smith received a Ph.D. from the University of London where she studied the chemical pathology of Alzheimer's Disease with David Bowen, for which she was awarded the Queen Square Prize.
Dr. Berman’s group uses functional neuroimaging to map brain activity and neurochemical mechanisms associated with normal higher cognitive function as well as dysfunction in neuropsychiatric illnesses such as schizophrenia, illnesses having genetic sources of cognitive dysfunction such as Williams syndrome and other conditions impacting cognition such as normal aging.