Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center

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Announcement from the Co-Directors of the Penn Medicine Translational Neuroscience Center: Caryn Lerman, PhD and Frances E. Jensen, MD:

Collaborative Neuroscience RFA: Penn Medicine Translational Neuroscience Center

To promote greater integration and translation of scientific discoveries for a high impact on patient care, the Penn Medicine Translational Neuroscience Center (PTNC) is establishing the Translational Neuroscience Initiatives (TNIs). The TNIs are designed to catalyze the formation of high-impact teams and promote greater integration between basic laboratory neuroscience, clinical research, and clinical practice. The obvious and immediate benefits of such integration include greater attention by basic neuroscientists to the most pressing clinical issues as well as the opportunity for their research hypotheses to be informed by clinician experience with treatment successes and failures. The anticipated downstream consequence is to create new scientific collaborations and consortia, thereby increasing the rate of translation of discoveries of novel molecular targets and neural systems into therapeutics that transform the care of patients with neuropsychiatric and neurological diseases.

Given the excellence of Penn neuroscience investigators and their ability to achieve important, if not dramatic, effects on patient outcomes, resources have been committed to establish at least 4 TNIs at Penn over the next 3 years. Two of these will be selected and awarded in 2016. To entice both junior and senior investigators to come together to produce highly innovative, transformational research concepts, the TNIs will be funded at a level of $400,000 direct costs over a period of 2-3 years. The focus areas, submission guidelines, and review process are described in this document. The submission deadline for the brief proposals is December 1st, 2015. Click here for the full RFA.

The Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center (PMNC) is dedicated to the advancement of our understanding of the brain, spine and peripheral nervous system.

Developing effective treatments and therapies for disorders affecting these areas requires the expertise, dedication and cooperation of scientists from many fields of research.

The departments, centers, and institutes across the medical center are brought together in the PMNC to create an integrated approach to patient care, research and education.
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The Co-Directors of the Penn Medicine Neuroscience Center (PMNC) invite you to become a Member of the PMNC.  All faculty at Penn Medicine who work in any neuroscience-related area are welcome to become Members.

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