BIBS-NPNI New Frontiers Awards Announced

July 1, 2013

Five interdisciplinary teams have received New Frontiers Awards from the Brown Institute for Brain Science and the Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute.  The awards, which begin July 1, 2013, pair a campus-based scientist with a hospital-based clinician-scientist.  The New Frontiers Program, now in it’s second round of funding, enables research teams to collect pilot data for applications for extramural funding.

Teams receive up to $30,000 with the departments of the co-principal investigators contributing $5,000 each.  During the academic year, 2012-13, eight awards were granted through the New Frontiers program totaling about $220,000.

The most recent recipients of BIBS/NPNI New Frontiers Awards are:

Sean Deoni, PhD – School of Engineering
Brian Silver, MD – Department of Neurology
Project Title: Assessment of mcDESPOT Imaging of Stroke Recovery

Benjamin Greenberg, MD, PhD - Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Stephanie Jones, PhD – Department of Neuroscience
Project Title: Effects of Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation to Somatosensory Cortex on Sensory Thresholds and Acute Pain: Behavior, EEG, and Computational Modeling

Julie Kauer, PhD - Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology
Carl Saab, PhD – Department of Neurosurgery
Project Title: CNS Mechanisms of Spinal Cord Stimulation for Pain

John Marshall, PhD - Molecular Pharmacology, Physiology & Biotechnology
Adam Chodobski - Department of Emergency Medicine
Project Title: Neuroprotection in TBI with a New Multifunctional Peptide-based Therapeutic

Katherine Phillips, MD – Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior
David Sheinberg, PhD - Department of Neuroscience
Project Title: Facial Perception in Patients with Body Dysmorphic Disorder