Fattah Joins Science Community and Obama Administration in Announcement on Neuroscience Research
Included in the President’s 2014 budget is
Fattah is the leading Democratic Appropriator and advocate for neuroscience and has been leading the fight in Congress to increase federal funding for brain research. He is the author of the Fattah Neuroscience Initiative which is designed to make significant strides in the understanding of the human brain. Fattah’s initiative has previously led to the Interagency Working Group on Neuroscience (IWGN), housed at the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP). The IWGN brings together agencies across the Federal government to better coordinate existing research and chart a course forward.
Foreshadowing today’s announcement, Dr.
Fattah said, “Our shared vision of transformative, game-changing research in brain development, cognition, disease and injury will stimulate significant economic activity while dramatically improving the quality of life for millions of Americans. Each of us knows someone, or is someone, whose life is touched by Alzheimer’s, stroke, mental illness, disability or brain injury. This research will create jobs, grow scientific understanding and save lives. I am honored to partner with the President in this important work.”
The White House expects the BRAIN Initiative to accelerate the development and application of new technologies to enable researchers the ability to produce dynamic pictures of the brain that show exactly how individual brain cells and complex neural circuits interact at the speed of thought. These technologies will open new doors to explore how the brain records, processes, uses, stores, and retrieves vast quantities of information, and shed light on the complex links between brain function and behavior.
SOURCE Office of Congressman