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. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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