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Event Summaries about Brain Anatomy and Physiology

Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: Addressing Social Determinants to Optimize Infant Brain Development

Cynthia Rogers, M.D. provided an overview of adverse exposures and their influence on child development, discussing exposure to poverty, crime, and pre-and postnatal exposures to psychopathology and substance use.

The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience in the Era of Big Data

Damien Fair PA-C, Ph.D. is a founding co-director of the Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain and a professor in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Minnesota Medical School. Dr. Fair highlighted positive developments in functional neuroimaging with the potential to put the field on a more solid footing moving forward and realize the translational potential of these non-invasive methodologies.

Neurologic and Psychiatric Effects of SARS-CoV-2 Meeting
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The NIMH, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, and National Institute on Aging conducted a virtual meeting on the neurologic and psychiatric effects of SARS-CoV-2 infection from July 14-15, 2021.

The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: Advancing Therapies for Central Nervous System Disorders

On April 15, 2021, Beverly Davidson, Ph.D., was the guest speaker for the NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series. Dr. Davidson is the Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and Arthur V. Meigs, Chair in Pediatrics at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), and director of the Raymond G. Perelman Center for Cellular and Molecular Therapeutics at CHOP. She provided an overview of recent research approaches for inherited disorders that impact central nervous system (CNS) function during her talk.

NIMH Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation E-Field Modeling Workshop

Washington, D.C.

The NIMH Division of Translational Research sponsored a workshop to provide an overview of the use of electric-field (e-field) modeling in noninvasive brain stimulation studies. Experts provided theoretical background information on e-field modeling as well as practical hands-on experience with a variety of available software packages.

Explainable Artificial Intelligence Solutions Applied to Neural and Behavioral Data

Washington Marriott at Metro Center, Washington, D.C.

On November 10, 2017, NIMH convened a workshop to discuss the development of explainable artificial intelligence (XAI) solutions to guide basic and clinical interventions, and to inform our understanding of complex brain-behavioral data in the context of intelligent neuro-behavioral modulation.

Computational Psychiatry: Opportunities and Challenges for the Future
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Bethesda, MD

The NIMH Office of Director held a scientific workshop on computational psychiatry.

Society for Neuroscience 2015 Symposium Brain Stimulation Based Neural Circuit Modeling: Linking levels of analysis

Fairmont, Chicago

This symposium will bring together basic neuroscientists, computational modelers, and clinical investigators to discuss how to integrate large-scale computational modeling with translational neuroscience, in order to increase our understanding of how to improve the rhythmic interactions of networks by non-surgical brain stimulation and enhance cognitive capabilities in clinical disorders.