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For Immediate Release: Thursday, September 12, 2013

BRAIN Working Group to present BRAIN high-priority research for NIH FY2014 funding

What

The BRAIN Working Group will present its interim report to the Advisory Committee to the NIH Director (ACD) on BRAIN high-priority research areas for NIH FY2014 funding. The following individuals will be available after the public ACD teleconference call to answer questions about the BRAIN interim report and next steps for the initiative.

Who

  • Francis S. Collins, M.D., Ph.D., NIH Director
  • Kathy L. Hudson, Ph.D., NIH Deputy Director for Science, Outreach and Policy

When

5:15-5:45 p.m. ET, Monday, Sept. 16, 2013

How

Reporters: please RSVP to nihnmb@mail.nih.gov for call-in details.

More Information

The presentation of the BRAIN Working Group interim report to the ACD will take place between 3-4 p.m. EDT on Monday, Sept. 16 by telephone. This is a public teleconference and reporters can listen by phone. Details for this call including the agenda are available on the ACD meetings page: http://acd.od.nih.gov/meetings.htm.

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