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Director’s Messages about Basic Research

It Begins with Basic Science

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Those of you who follow Dr. Gordon on Twitter (@NIMHDirector) may have seen snippets of his experiences at the 2018 annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), the largest gathering of neuroscientists in the world. In this Director’s message, Dr. Gordon highlights some of the excellent basic research on display at this year’s conference.

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Confronting Bias to Advance Science

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Dr. Gordon discusses the presence—and negative impact—of bias in science and how we can take positive steps as individuals and organizations to challenge these assumptions and combat their damaging effects.

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Towards a Genomic Psychiatry: Recommendations of the Genomics Workgroup of the NAMHC

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A Genomics Workgroup of the National Advisory Mental Health Council has issued a report with recommendations for NIMH’s ongoing support of genomics research. Dr. Gordon offers highlights of the report with his reflections.

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Sophomore Year

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Dr. Gordon reflects on his first year at NIMH and outlines priorities for going forward.

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Summer Travels

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Dr. Gordon relates highlights of summer scientific meetings.

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Computational Neuroscience: Deciphering the Complex Brain

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Dr. Gordon explains how computational and theoretical neuroscience can advance research into mental disorders.

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Neural Circuits Research: How and Why

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Dr. Gordon talks about the potential pay-offs of research on neural circuits and next steps for going forward.

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