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 Dana Alliance Member Newsletters


 Click on image to view the June 2015 issue 
Highlights from this Issue:  
• Dana Alliance Extends International Membership 
• EDAB and INS Present Symposium
• BAW Celebrates 20 Years of Education and Outreach
• Member's Views: John H. Bryne
• 2014 Cerebrum Anthology
• Dana Awards Grant to Royal Society
  Dana Library and Research Centre Announced by Science Museum
• AAAS/Dana Neuroscience and Society Events
• Staying Sharp in the US and UK
• In the Lab: Harold Bekkering
• Downloadable Publications, Translations, and Resources
• New 2014 Alliance Members

 Highlights from this Issue:  
• Members' Views: Thomas R, Insel 
• New Series: In the Lab
• Dana Funds Podcast Series
• BAW Gears Up for 20th Anniversary
• Design a Brain Competition
• Dana Works with AAAS to Offer 
  Three Neuroscience Programs
• New Publications for 2015 
• Dana at SfN Annual Meeting
• Staying Sharp in Mandarin, and Beyond


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June 2014 issue
Highlights from this Issue: 
• Staying Sharp Reaches Underserved Populations
• 500 New Partners Join BAW
• AAAS and Dana Collaborate for Successful Events

• Check Out Dana.org
• In Memoriam: Gerald M. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.
• Members' Views: Carol Mason
• New Members of the Dana Alliance
• Dana and EDAB at FENS 2014

For previous issues of the Dana Alliance Member News visit the Dana Alliance Newsletter page.

Members' Views

Research done by Martha J. Farrah, Ph.D., and Patricia K. Kuhl, Ph.D., about whether socioeconomic status is linked to brain development was featured in an article by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America (PNAS).
Robert M. Sapolsky, Ph.D., wrote an article for The Wall Street Journal about how the brain's response to faces of different races is developed early in life.

Nora D. Volkow, M.D., was featured in The New York Times "Download" column for influencers and their interests.

The New York Times published an article called "Seeking the Gears of Our Inner Clock," discussing the research Huda Akil, Ph.D., has done on the circadian clock.

Joseph E. LeDoux, Ph.D., wrote an article for The New York Times titled "'Run, Hide, Fight' Is Not How Our Brains Work," about how the "run, hide, fight" response to dangerous situations, recommended by the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security, is often impossible because people freeze.

We are pleased to announce the launch of our new YouTube project, featuring DABI members speaking on their topics of expertise. We already have more than 1,400 videos (from 2010 to the present) available for viewing and will continue to add to the collection.

Guy McKhann, M.D., writes a monthly column in the Dana Foundation's print publication, Brain in the News, as its scientific advisor.

Larry R. Squire, Ph.D., discussed his research on memory in the podcast "People Behind the Science," produced by the Society for Neuroscience.

The Society for Neuroscience interviewed DABI member Bernice Grafstein, Ph.D. on her role as an advocate for gender equality in the sciences and on her thesis on cortical spreading depression.

DABI member and 2015 Society for Neuroscience president Steven E. Hyman, M.D. wrote about the promise of Barack Obama's Brain Research through Advancing Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative in the Society for Neuroscience's Neuroscience Quarterly.

The work of DABI member Jeffery W. Lichtman, M.D., Ph.D. was featured in the Dana Foundation Briefing Paper "A Very Big Map: Connectomics and Its Limits"


 Interviews with DABI Members

 John Byrne  Thomas Insel  Carol Mason
John H. Byrne, Ph.D.       Thomas R. Insel, M.D.      Carol Ann Mason, Ph.D.

For previous interviews with DABI members visit the Dana Alliance Newsletter page.


Books by DABI Members

"Healthy Brain, Happy Life: A Personal Program to Activate Your Brain and Do Everything Better" by Wendy A. Suzuki, Ph.D., published by Dey Street Books

"The Teenage Brain: A Neuroscientist's Survival Guide to Raising Adolescents and Young Adults" by Frances E. Jensen, M.D., published by Harper

"Rights Come to Mind: Brain Injury, Ethics, and the Struggle for Consciousness" by Joseph J. Fins, M.D., published by Cambridge University Press 

"Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry" by Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D., published by Little Brown

"Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience" by Michael S. Gazzaniga, Ph.D., published by HarperCollins

"Before I Sleep:Poems for Children Who Think" by Samuel H. Barondes, M.D., published by North Street Steps Press

"Madness & Memory"  by Stanley B. Prusner, M.D., published by Yale University Press

"Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H.M.," by Susanne Corkin, Ph.D., published by Basic Books 

"Mind: The Big Questions," by Richard M.Restak, M.D., published by Quercus Publishing Plc, London

"Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being," by Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D. and Deepak Chopra, M.D., published by Random House, Inc., New York

"The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present," by Eric R. Kandel, M.D., published by Random House, Inc., New York

"UNA VIDA: A Fable of Music and the Mind," by Nicolas G. Bazan, M.D., Ph.D., published by Five Star Publications, Inc.

"The Biology of Alzheimer Disease", edited by DABI members Dennis J. Selkoe, M.D., David M. Holtzman, M.D., and Eckhard Mandelkow, Ph.D., published by Cold Spring Harbor Press 

"Alfalfa to Ivy: Memoir of a Harvard Medical School Dean" by Joseph B. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., published by Gutteridge Books

"Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why it Matters" by Gordon M. Shepherd, M.D., D.Phil., published by Columbia University Press

"Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality," by Patricia S. Churchland, Ph. D., published by Princeton University Press


The Arts of Neuroscientists

Conversations with DABI members about 
                          their artistic pursuits.                          


   Nicolas Bazan, M.D., Ph.D.
   Music, literature, wine and New Orleans.
   (See also, Outreach Activities) 

   Stanley C. Froehner, Ph.D.
   Digital photography and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.


Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D.
Music, live performance, music therapy and Alzheimer's