I am most pleased to welcome Dr. Laurie Gutmann to the AUPN as the newly appointed Chair of the Department of Neurology and Co-Director of the Neuroscience Institute at Indiana University. Dr. Gutmann replaces Dr. Bob Pascuzzi, long-time Chair and past AUPN Council Member. She previously served as Vice Chair for Clinical Research and Director of the Office of Clinical Research at the University of Iowa, as Associate Director of Clinical Research for the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, and as the founder of the Iowa Myotonic Dystrophy Research Center.
She has been a national leader in neurology for many years, including service as a Director for the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and as Chair of the Neurology Council of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education, where she was instrumental in revising the Neurology Residency Training Program accreditation requirements. In addition, she was a program officer for the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke of the National Institutes of Health, where she played a key role in creating the outstanding NINDS-funded Clinical Trials Methodology Course, which trains up to 30 new clinical trial investigators a year, as well as helping to lead an NINDS site infrastructure grant for early clinical trials in rare neurological disorders through NeuroNEXT.
Speaking of the NIH, this week’s resource links focus on seed grant opportunities for those seeking support for projects designed to generate preliminary data to support applications to the NIH and other organizations for larger studies.
Please join me in congratulating Dr. Gutmann and welcoming her to the AUPN.
Clifton L. Gooch, MD
Today’s Resource Links
American Brain Foundation (ABF) Grants
The ABF provides millions of dollars for grants primarily designed to generate preliminary data to support applications to the NIH for larger grants, and has been very successful in this mission. In addition to traditional grant applications, the ABF assists interested researchers in setting up crowd-funding initiatives to support their research.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) Grants
The BBRF is one of the most highly regarded foundations of its kind, providing millions of dollars for research into behavioral neurology and mental health. Many investigators go on to receive larger federal and private grants based on their BBRF Grant projects.