This initiative supported the creation or the significant expansion of courses for neuroscience graduate students. "Neurobiology of disease" refers to basic genetic, molecular, and cellular mechanisms that underlie a wide range of neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases and disorders. The courses are designed to foster an understanding of the links between basic science, disease-oriented research, and translational research. The courses offer a foundation of knowledge in critical areas of basic and clinical neuroscience.
Nancy Desmond, Ph.D.
Director, Office of Research Training and Career
Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Twelve institutions received grants to develop courses. Below is a list of the 12 grantees with contact information and links to websites (if available) that offer access to the developed curriculum. These sites offer PowerPoint presentations, videos of patient interviews, links to journal articles, links to disorder related resources such as support organizations and voluntary groups, webcasts of lecture presentations, syllabi, and additional course materials.
Baylor College of Medicine
Meharry Medical College
University of Kentucky
University of Washington