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$1 million awarded by NIMH for fMRI study

Posted on Oct 15, 2009

Vivek Prabhakaran MD PhD, Assistant Professor in Neuroradiology and Beth Meyerand PhD, Associate Professor in Medical Physics received a NIH RC1 Challenge Grant from the NIMH totaling approximately $1,000,000 for the proposal “Validating resting state fMRI derived brain connectivity”. This project represents a large scale effort to establish rigorously the reliability of brain connectivity measures derived from resting state fMRI. This method of studying the spatial pattern of connectivity between regions of the brain has recently seen an intensive period of growth. Recent publications indicate the method may be able to give insight into the large scale structure of interactions between brain regions that support the integrated functioning of the brain in human health. There is also a growing body of literature that indicates deviations from the normally observed pattern of connectivity may be a fundamental causative factor in many mental health disorders including Schizophrenia, Depression, and Autism. Main personnel and collaborators include Gregory Kirk, MS, Rasmus Birn, PhD, Andy Alexander, PhD, John Ollinger, PhD and Bharat Biswal, PhD.

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