Brown gets $11M from NIH for brain research

PROVIDENCE, R.I. (AP) — Brown University will use an $11 million federal grant for research that aims to better explain the brain and attention and related disorders.

The five-year grant will support the creation of a new Center for Central Nervous System Function. Five junior faculty members will be paired with senior professors for projects that study different aspects of attention and behavior.

Brown neuroscientist Jerome Sanes (saynz) will direct the center. It is part of a program of the National Institute for General Medical Sciences that helps boost research and mentoring of young faculty members.

NIH says the research conducted under the grant will be relevant to disorders including Alzheimer’s disease, autism, attention deficit disorder and depression.

Some of the money will be used to purchase new research equipment.

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