Accelerating Novel and Transformative Brain Research: Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) Grant Recipients Announced TORONTO, April 26, 2013 /CNW/ - Brain Canada, in collaboration with The W. Garfield Weston Foundation and support from the Government of Canada, is proud to announce the recipients of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation - Brain Canada Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) grants. The purpose of the MIRI grants is to accelerate novel and transformative research that will fundamentally change our understanding of nervous system function and dysfunction and their impact on health. The grants support excellent research, which may be higher-risk, but with the potential to be paradigm shifting, at any stage of the research process, from basic to clinical to health policy. The research may be conceptually ahead of its time, represent unorthodox alliances between disciplines, or feature novel ideas for which preliminary data is lacking. The human brain has been described as the "last frontier" of medical research and one of the most challenging areas in medicine. By unlocking the secrets of the brain, we have the potential to change the lives of people living with neurological diseases and disorders, mental illnesses, addictions, brain and spinal cord injuries. What: Recipient announcement of The W. Garfield Weston Foundation - Brain Canada Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) grants When: Monday, April 29, 2013 Time: 9:30 a.m. - Media should check-in at on-site media registration desk Where: MaRS Centre (Atrium room) 101 College Street, Toronto, ON M5G 1L7 Who: Hon. Leona Aglukkaq, Federal Health Minister W. Galen Weston, Executive Chairman, George Weston Limited Rupert Duchesne, Group Chief Executive, AIMIA and Chair, Brain Canada Foundation Inez Jabalpurwala, President and CEO, Brain Canada Foundation Representatives from Recipient Teams NATIONAL Public Relations Contact: Carolyn Santillan email@example.com Tel. 416.848.1420 Brain Canada Contact: Inez Jabalpurwala firstname.lastname@example.org Tel. 514.989.2989 Office of the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq Contact: Cailin Rodgers Tel. 613.957.0200 The W. Garfield Weston Foundation Contact: Alexandra Stewart email@example.com Tel. 416.922.2500 SOURCE: Brain Canada To view this news release in HTML formatting, please use the following URL: http://www.newswire.ca/en/releases/archive/April2013/26/c8923.html CO: Brain Canada ST: Ontario NI: HEA MED HEA -0- Apr/26/2013 11:59 GMT
Accelerating Novel and Transformative Brain Research: Multi-Investigator Research Initiative (MIRI) Grant Recipients Announced
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