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Frame from the video BRAIN Initiative as Moonshot.

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.

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Clinical Research Studies (Clinical Trials) are of primary importance to the NIMH mission.

  • View a list of current NIMH-IRP Mental Health Research Studies
  • Read about joining a study
  • Find a list of all clinical trials funded by NIMH

Principal Investigators at NIMH

Bruno Averbeck

Dr. Averbeck attained a B.S. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Minnesota in 1994. After working 3 years in industry, Dr. Averbeck returned to the University of Minnesota and completed a Ph.D. in Neuroscience in 2001, working in the lab of Dr. Apostolos Georgopoulos. His thesis was titled, "Neural Mechanisms of Copying Geometrical Shapes".

Christopher Baker

Dr. Baker is Chief of the Unit on Learning and Plasticity in the Laboratory of Brain and Cognition. He received his B.A. in Neuroscience in 1995 from the University of Cambridge in England, and his Ph.D. in Psychology in 1999 from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland, where he worked with Dr. David Perrett on neurophysiological studies of visual perception.

Peter Bandettini

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.

Publications

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Publications

Inside NIMH

Funding News for Current and Future NIMH Awardees.

Inside NIMH

Research Domain Criteria Project

Advancing new ways to classify psychopathology.

Research Domain Criteria Project

The NIH NeuroBioBank 

Learn more about the NIH NeuroBioBank and brain tissue donation.

Neurobiobank

NIMH Strategic Plan

NIMH envisions a world in which mental illnesses are prevented and cured.

NIMH Strategic Plan