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New BRAIN initiative announced at White House
Date:4/2/2013

discussions continued over the course of almost a dozen formal and informal meetings, scores of teleconferences and a number of published science papers, including a June, 2012 article published in the journal Neuron, titled "The Brain Activity Map Project and the Challenge of Functional Connectomics" -- all of which were important inputs to the scientific thinking behind the BRAIN Initiative.

"A TREMENDOUS HONOR"

The Kavli Foundation is dedicated to advancing science for the benefit of humanity, promoting public understanding of scientific research, and supporting scientists and their work. Established by its chairman, U.S. philanthropist Fred Kavli, the Foundation's mission is implemented through an international program of research institutes, professorships, and symposia in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, neuroscience, and theoretical physics as well as prizes in the fields of astrophysics, nanoscience, and neuroscience. To date, The Kavli Foundation has established sixteen Kavli Institutes worldwide at major research institutions, including ten in the United States, three in Europe and three in Asia. Seven Kavli professorships have also been established.

Among those attending the President's announcement at the White House were the scientists who propelled the Brain Activity Map Project. Attending for The Kavli Foundation were President Robert W. Conn, Vice-Chairman of the Board Rockell N. Hankin, Board Director Thomas Everhart and Vice President of Science Programs Miyoung Chun.

"On behalf of the Foundation, let me express what a tremendous honor it is to attend the White House announcement today and witness the launch of this truly grand and far-reaching national initiative. It is a Presidential initiative that I believe will inspire the nation about science," said Dr. Conn. "Let me also congratulate the scientists whose vision, commitment and own dedication to science for the common good are contributing to th
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Contact: James Cohen
cohen@kavlifoundation.org
The Kavli Foundation
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