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Academic Drug Discovery Consortium (ADDC) in the News
At the end of 2011, the Johns Hopkins Brain Science Institute invited stakeholders from academia and industry to attend a conference to discuss the changing ecosystem of drug discovery. From that conference the idea for the ADDC was founded by 6 academic drug discovery leaders from Johns Hopkins, Harvard, Vanderbilt, UCSF, and UNC Chapel Hill. Barbara Slusher, the Director of the Brain Science Institute's NeuroTranslational Drug Discovery Program led a small team from BSi in the development and launch of the ADDC with the assistance of its 5 other founders.  The 1st ADDC conference, hosted by Vanderbilt on October 9, 2013, was extremely successful and has spun a number of articles about the ADDC...

FORBES: Universities Stepping Up Efforts To Discover Drugs
Elsevier Business Intelligence: Academic Drug-Discovery Units Team Up To Share Knowledge, Facilitate Partnering
The Invivo Blog: Deals Of The Week: Academic Drug-Discovery Alliance Capturing Industry's Notice

New Johns Hopkins Center for Brain Imaging (CBI) to widen windows on the brain - It’s a classic academic mismatch: Researchers aren’t able to make use of seminal improvements in technology – often from colleagues just across the street – either because they don’t know about them or because gaining familiarity makes unrealistic demands on their time. For those very reasons, Hopkins’ Brain Science Institute is underwriting the Center for Brain Imaging (CBI). The new enterprise aims to channel expertise from Hopkins’ various imaging-dedicated centers into creating a surge, university-wide, in the understanding and use of imaging techniques for neuroscience research.
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CNN Airs Three-Part Series on ALS Featuring Dr. Jeffrey Rothstein Director of BSi and founder and Director of the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins
Baltimore, MD - Emmy award-winning anchor Suzanne Malveaux, host of CNN’s Around the World and CNN Newsroom, will launch a three-part series about the current fight against amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease. The series begins July 23rd and runs through July 26th at 1:00 pm ET on CNN.
Watch part one of the series on CNNRead more at The Packard Center's website

Packard Center launches Malveaux Mission
Award-Winning CNN Anchor Suzanne Malveaux has teamed up with the Robert Packard Center for ALS Research at Johns Hopkins to launch The Malveaux Mission, an initiative to educate people about ALS and raise money to help in finding a cure.  The site,, which goes live on June 26, 2013, offers a personal glimpse into the Malveaux family, provides the latest news about ALS and valuable resources for families dealing with the disease, and provides an opportunity to make a contribution to support ALS research efforts.

Vice Dean and BSi's Executive Director Janice Clements To Advise NIH on Research Topics"
A Johns Hopkins University faculty member will be helping advise the National Institutes of Health about research topics with the most promise for addressing public health challenges. Janice E. Clements, vice dean for faculty at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, has been selected to serve on the Council of Councils for NIH. Clements was among 10 individuals newly selected to serve on the 27-member council. Her term ends in October 2015.
This news also was reported by the Scientist.

BSi Co-Director Richard Huganir Visits White House for Brain Research Announcement
Known for groundbreaking work on learning and memory
On April 2, Dr. Richard Huganir, the director of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Solomon H. Snyder Department of Neuroscience, visited the White House to participate in the announcement of the new Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) initiative.

The project is aimed at mapping the activity of every neuron in the human brain. Huganir’s inclusion in the event recognizes his extensive contributions to our understanding of how learning and memory work.

Read about some of his recent work:


Charles Limb discusses BSi funded research
Hopkins scientist finds link between neurobiology of music, language.

"Researcher Charles Limb tracked the areas of the brain that light up and shut off when jazz pianists are improvising. A Johns Hopkins brain scientist is finding a neurological basis for a notion that many people believe intuitively — that music is as much a form of language as Spanish or French.",0,4883088.story

Medical School Review - Johns Hopkins Medicine
"The school... runs leading research centers including the Brain Science Institute and the Institute of Genetic Medicine."

The Arts In Education
WYPR NEWS - 2012
“The conversation in the arts for a very long time was anecdotal. But when you start to add data-driven, evidence based-science research it’s very definitive. So I think the brain research is really helping to frame the conversation in ways that really weren’t possible before.”...Susan Magsamen, a director at the brain science institute at Johns Hopkins University.

Hands on, at the Walters

Paying Tribute to a Leader in Academic Neurology and Peripheral Neuropathy
NEUROLOGY TODAY - February 2011

Grant for Johns Hopkins Could Mean New Treatments
CBS BALTIMORE - January 2011
NeuroEducation: Attention and Engagement in Learning
NeuroEducation:  Learning, Arts, and the Brain

Brain Imaging Discoveries Translated into Practice at New Center
RSNA NEWS – 2009
JHM Launches Unique Brain Science Institute

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