GCRI-BN: Research and Administration

GCRI-BN: Research and Administration

SIF188D GCRI-BN: Grand Challenge Research Investment-Brain and Neuroscience. Research and Administration.

Project Manager: Jaideep Kapur

BoV Approved: Summer 2022

Project Dates: 1/1/2023 – 12/31/2027

Funding Awarded: $12,500,000

Executive Summary

The UVA Brain Institute builds and sustains interdisciplinary neuroscience research teams across Grounds to address major societal challenges. We provide a unified vision for bringing UVA neuroscience to preeminence and offer unique capabilities to respond to a rapidly evolving neuroscience research landscape. In addition to awarding funds for transformative pilot funding, facilitating recruitment, and investing in equipment, the Brain Institute facilitates neuroscience research through proficiency in project management, the ability to directly support teams through expertise in bench, clinical and translational research, as well as with regulatory experience with IRBs and FDA. We also provide expert support in preparing large, multi-PI grant submissions that enhance our research and training environments. The Brain Institute has recently played an integral role in coordinating the Grand Challenges in Brain and Neuroscience investments by bringing groups of scientists, clinicians, and interventionists together to stimulate advances in Alzheimer’s, autism, and neurodevelopmental research through research program development and future faculty recruitment plans. By facilitating and leveraging the strengths of the UVA neuroscience community, the Brain Institute is poised to bring neuroscience to preeminence and make both good and great contributions to our local community, commonwealth, country, and world.

Current Status: Active

Progress