Transformations in Translational Neuroscience

FY17 DOD Multiple Sclerosis Research Program and Vision Research Program

Multiple Sclerosis Research Program: Exploration - Hypothesis Development Award, Investigator-Initiated Research Award.

Vision Research Program: Clinical Trial Award, Technology/Therapeutic  Development Award

Detailed descriptions of the funding opportunity, evaluation criteria, and submission requirements can be found in the Program Announcements. The Program Announcements are available electronically for downloading from the website (, the CDMRP website ( and the electronic Biomedical Research Application Portal (eBRAP) (


Neuroscience Research on Drug Abuse (R01). The goals of the research areas described in this Neuroscience of Drug Abuse FOA are to understand the neurobiological mechanisms underlying drug abuse and addiction, with special emphasis on changes that occur during chronic drug use, withdrawal and relapse. PA-17-111


NIMH Biobehavioral Research Awards for Innovative New Scientists (NIMH BRAINS) (R01). RFA-MH-18-200.  The NIMH BRAINS program will focus on the research priorities and gap areas identified in the NIMH Strategic Plan and the Research Domain Criteria (RDoC) project.

NIH: Confirmatory Efficacy Clinical Trials of Non-Pharmacological Interventions for Mental Disorders RFA (R01)

RFA-MH-17-614. The purpose of this FOA is to support confirmatory efficacy testing of non-pharmacological therapeutic and preventive interventions for mental disorders in adults and children through an experimental therapeutics approach. Interventions to be studied include, but are not limited to behavioral, cognitive, interpersonal, and device-based (both invasive/surgically implanted as well as noninvasive/transcranial) approaches, or a combination thereof.

NIH: Pre to Post-doc F99/K00 transition award

NIH Blueprint Diversity Specialized Predoctoral to Postdoctoral Advancement in Neuroscience (D-SPAN) Award (F99/K00). RFA-NS-17-009 .

RWJMS-Neurology Grand Rounds

Wednesday, May 31st, 12:30 PM-1:30 PM, MEB102, 125 Paterson Street, New Brunswick, NJ. "Neurofibromatosis Type I: Dispelling the Myths, Learning the Facts ". Caroline Hayes-Rosen, MD, NJMS-Rutgers.

BHI Faculty Candidate Seminars

Tuesday, June 13th, 12:00 PM-1:00 PM, Room 3B (third floor), School of Public Health/RWJMS Research Bldg., 683 Hoes Lane West, Piscataway, NJ. "Evidence that neurovascular coupling underlying the BOLD effect increases with age during childhood & Other Discoveries from The Pediatric Functional Neuroimaging Research Network and the CMIND Database". Scott K. Holland, Ph.D., Tecklenburg Family Chair of Pediatric Literacy, Professor of Radiology, Pediatrics, Physics,  Otolaryngology & Neuroscience, University of Cincinnati. OH.

Abstract: The Pediatric Functional Neuroimaging Research Network, was contracted by NICHD to develop standardized methods for multi-center pediatric neuroimaging and behavioral studies of normal development. Specialized methods for concurrent BOLD/ASL fMRI in children were developed, patented and used to collect comprehensive data from more than 200 normally developing, healthy children ranging in age from birth to 18 years. These data are now publically available online in the C-MIND database at: A key finding based on our analysis of the concurrent ASL and BOLD fMRI data from this cohort is that neurovascular coupling underlying the BOLD effect changes with age in children over the age range 3-18 years.  This finding may have profound implications for fMRI studies of child brain development.  As a further demonstration of the power of the C-MIND database, several additional recent findings will be presented from recently published studies.  The audience will be asked to choose which topics to present from the resting state fMRI data demonstrating developmental trends in global and local network features with age, language task fMRI data showing influence of early literacy environment of a child on brain development, from HARDI/DTI data showing developmental trends in neurite density index.

The 2016-2017 BHI Plenary seminar series

New!! The schedule for the 2016-2017 BHI Plenary Seminar Series is available now. Check out the prominent neuroscientists BHI will be hosting this year.

BHI Plenary Seminar Series

Thursday, June 15th,  12 PM - 1 PM, Proteomics Bldg., Room 120, Busch Campus, Piscataway. " Dopamine dependent transmission in the ventral midbrain". John T. Williams, PhD, Senior Scientist, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health & Science University, OR.  Live webcast to MSB, H609, Medical Science Bldg., NJMS, 185 South Orange Ave., Newark, Aidekman Room 202, CMBN, Newark, VA-East Orange, Kessler, West Orange, Rutgers-Camden.

Rutgers-Princeton Computational Cognitive Neuropsychiatry meeting

Bi-weekly meetings on Wednesdays from 10-11 AM. Meeting schedule available here

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