IC Directors’ Meeting Highlights — March 14, 2013


Dr. Collins provided updates on the Administration’s recent interest in the brain, making mention of the President’s reference to the BRAIN Initiative in his State of the Union address. Additionally, he noted that this was a multi-agency, multi-sector initiative.

Human Connectome/Brain Activity Map: Tom Insel and Roderic Pettigrew

Drs. Insel (NIMH) and Pettigrew (NIBIB) presented an overview on the state of the science of the Human Connectome Project /Brain Activity Map. They suggested that initial data from NIH research teams working on the Human Connectome Project will underpin and accelerate future efforts to provide insights into the human brain. It was noted this groundbreaking research effort could be foundational in understanding disease conditions and ultimately advancing treatment and cures.


Mr. White and Mr. Shapiro provided brief updates on congressional and budget topics. Dr. Collins also provided update on recent March 5th hearing before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health, and Education.

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