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A 1,5 M$ grant from CIHR for the Canadian Brain Research Strategy

A pan-Canadian team of researchers has received a $1.5 million grant from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) to develop a strategy that will position the advancement of knowledge about the brain as a national research priority and support the creation of the Canadian Brain Research Strategy Network.

The network—led by Dr. Judy Illes, a professor of neurology at UBC’s faculty of medicine and director of Neuroethics Canada, and Dr. Yves De Koninck, a professor with Université Laval’s faculty of medicine and director of the CERVO Brain Research Centre—will coordinate Canada’s participation in the International Brain Initiative, which brings together the world’s major brain research projects. The heads of 31 teams from Canada’s leading neuroscience institutes and research centres will join Dr. Iles and Dr. De Koninck in developing the Canadian strategy.

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