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Randy Blakely Receives 2022 SfN Science Educator Award


We chat with Randy Blakey on the satisfactions of mentoring and outreach, paying it forward, and more.

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November 14, 2022


Brain Awareness Week Grantee Interview: Kristofer Rau, Ph.D.


“There is a place for everyone in neuroscience,” says Kristofer Rau, Ph.D. He and his colleagues at Virginia Tech always participate in Brain Awareness Week, as well as outreach events year-round.

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November 9, 2022


Dana Foundation Awards 11 Planning Grants for Dana Centers for Neuroscience & Society


The Dana Foundation is excited to announce the 11 US-based academic institutions awarded planning grants for potential future Dana Centers for Neuroscience & Society.

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September 28, 2022


Our Values


The Values That Guide Us The Dana Foundation is guided by firm values that keep us grounded in an ever-changing world. These beliefs connect us to a collective purpose, inform our work, guide every decision we make, and can be seen and felt in everything we do in pursuit of our mission. We Are Bold. [...]

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September 26, 2022


Translating Big Data Models to Stem Suicide


Organizations are seeing positive results from big data-fueled suicide prediction models, but it takes work—and time—to put them into clinical practice.

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September 20, 2022


Inviting Multi-Disciplinary Voices to the Neurotechnology Conversation


Three years after a social issues roundtable about the ethical and societal issues raised by neural-digital interfaces, one research team shares what they’ve learned.

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August 17, 2022


Could Music Therapy Ease the World’s Dementia Crisis?


A new wave of research aims to move beyond anecdotal evidence. If it proves significantly beneficial and easily “dispensable,” the savings in terms of well-being and of monetary costs would be immense.

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August 2, 2022


Past Request for Proposals: Dana Center Planning Grant 2022


RFP for past planning grant for Dana Centers for Neuroscience & Society. Requests were due July 6, 2022

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July 7, 2022


In Memoriam: Sir Colin Blakemore


Colin believed the responsibility of scientists extended beyond research inside their labs to public dissemination and discussion, helping provide people with the knowledge to make important life and health choices.

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July 5, 2022


Who is Left Behind in the Movement to Normalize Marijuana?


In the rush to cash in on cannabis, some vulnerable populations—including people in marginalized groups and all children—may pay a steep price.

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June 8, 2022


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