Web Welcome from Foundation Chairman William Safire

A Message from Foundation Chairman William Safire

April 23, 2007

Here is the new online home of the Dana Foundation, a philanthropy active in advancing knowledge of brain science, immunology and arts education.

Our new website places a premium on improving your ready access to Dana’s wealth of information. To make it easier for you to find what you’re looking for --- or just to browse creatively --- we’ve provided the latest search tools to dig into well-organized facts and explanations.

You’ll be able to get answers about brain disorders and treatments from our free, online Dana Guide to Brain Health, as well as informed articles and commentary by many of the world’s leading scientists, members of the Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives. You’ll be able to learn what’s in our free periodicals and look over our video and podcast coverage of informative panel discussions and other newsworthy events.

Our “information architects” were charged with the job of making it easy for visitors to feel at home in our worlds of scientific discovery and artistic development. Here are some of the specifics about the house they’ve built:

Condition  Center: Our new Condition Center  is a searchable database of conditions that affect the brain and nervous system, providing easy online access to descriptions, diagnosis and treatment. All information is taken from the Dana Guide to Brain Health. The first major home medical reference on the brain, the Dana Guide is based on the contributions of more than 100 of America’s most distinguished scientists and clinicians.

Free Subscriptions: We have made it easy to sign up for and manage your subscriptions to e-mail newsletters and printed publications such as BrainWork, Brain in the News, Immunology in the News and Arts Education in the News.

New Browsing Tools: Like the Condition Center, our online Brain and Immunology sections feature new tools that allow you to easily browse all of our online brain and immunology resources, respectively, by category and specific topics.

Sitewide Search: A new and improved Google-powered search engine to help you quickly and easily find what you are looking for, with a search box placed prominently at the top of every page.

More News and Information: Our editorial staff is increasing its emphasis on coverage of topical matters related to brain science, neuroethics, immunology and the teaching of the arts. Original reporting will take a number of forms, including news and feature articles, multimedia coverage of events and ongoing entries in the Dana Press Blog.

Future enhancements are also in the works. In the meantime, we welcome your comments and suggestions. Please send them to feedback@dana.org.


William Safire
Chairman, The Dana Foundation