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brain health NEWS | october 2019

If you have brain health work to highlight, or an item to share with the brain health research community at Illinois, you may submit your e-newsletter ideas to Kelsey Hassevoort, IHSI research development specialist. Please visit the IHSI website to subscribe to additional health sciences e-newsletters.

LATE REGISTRATIONS ACCEPTED FOR MAKING THE INVISIBLE VISIBLE 

Have you registered for Making the Invisible Visible: A Dialogue on Veteran Traumatic Brain Injury? Happening this Friday, Nov. 1, the day-long event aims to foster discussion between Military Service Members, Veterans, caregivers, Illinois experts, and providers about Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Research and clinical experts, including keynote speaker Dr. James Kelly, will discuss discoveries about TBI, and Veteran survivors of TBI and their caregivers, including Marine Corps Officer Justin Constantine, will share personal stories and insights. Late registrations are still being accepted. 

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NEW SCHOLARS FOR BRAIN HEALTH PROGRAM | SEEKING FACULTY WITH COMMUNITY-BASED PROJECTS 

The Community-Academic Scholars for Brain Health program empowers promising undergraduates to pursue community-based projects that promote brain health. We are currently seeking projects that address issues related to brain health and involve at least one community organization and a faculty member. Projects may focus on topics such as improving the wellbeing of individuals living with brain injury, access to mental health services, promoting healthy lifestyles to improve cognition, or prevention of brain-related diseases and disorders. Part of the Community-Academic Scholars Initiative, Brain Health Scholars also participate in a supportive community of other scholars, and receive a $3,000 disbursement for the 10-week summer program. If you have a qualifying project and would like to explore the opportunity for a scholar to help accelerate your work, please email Kelsey Hassevoort

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INNOVATIVE INVESTIGATOR SPOTLIGHT | MAKOTO INOUE

“MS remains an incurable disease, with treatments that only keep relapses at bay without halting disease progression. Therefore, we are urged to approach the problem with new conceptual ideas for therapeutic targets.”

Makoto Inoue, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Comparative Biosciences and the Neuroscience Program, combines his dual backgrounds in neuroscience and immunology to elucidate the interaction between the nervous systems and the immune systems in diseases like Multiple Sclerosis (MS) and conditions like Cryptococcus-associated immune reconstitution inflammatory syndrome (C-IRIS). Prof. Inoue talks about his research, methods, and collaborations in this month’s Innovative Investigator Spotlight. 

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PUBLICATION COMMEMORATES CONFERENCE ON UNIVERSITY’S 150TH ANNIVERSARY

The Illinois Open Publishing Network has published Illinois 150: The 21st Century Research University and the Public Good, commemorating the Illinois 150 conference, a celebration of interdisciplinary research at Illinois on the occasion of the university's sesquicentennial. During six parallel symposia, leading scholars from at home and abroad reflected on what research is most needed today to sustain our world. IHSI Research Development Specialist for Brain Health, Kelsey Hassevoort, Ph.D, provides a thoughtful overview of the “Revolutionizing Brain Plasticity Through Advanced Science, Engineering, and Medicine” symposium. Also included are abstracts and other visual documentation of the event.

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FUNDING AND FELLOWSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Beckman Postdoctoral Fellows Programs
Beckman Institute
Deadline: November 25

McKnight Scholar Awards
McKnight Foundation 
Deadline: January 1, 2020

Junior Investigator Research Awards
American Epilepsy Society
Deadline: January 8, 2020 

AES Postdoctoral Research Fellowships
American Epilepsy Society
Deadline: January 8, 2020 

AES Research and Training Fellowships for Clinicians
American Epilepsy Society
Deadline: January 8, 2020 

AES Predoctoral Research Fellowships
American Epilepsy Society
Deadline: January 8, 2020 

Complex Integrated Multi-Component Projects in Aging Research (U19 Clinical Trial Optional)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
Deadline: Standard Dates Apply 

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BRAIN HEALTH IN THE NEWS

Researchers at Illinois advance work in brain health, addressing complex and critical challenges. Here, we highlight news of interest to the research community. 

10.28.19 Drinking more water improves multitasking ability in children, according to a new study by Illinois professor Naiman Khan 

10.24.2019 U.S. travel ban disrupts the world’s largest brain science meeting

10.22.2019 “Cognitive Prosthesis” Enhances Productivity

10.18.2019 New BRAIN Initiative Awards Accelerate Neuroscience Discoveries

10.15.2019 Finding the heartbeat of human creativity in the brain

10.07.2019 Using the 7 Tesla MRI to understand how brain structure affects memory

09.30.2019 Rogers, Mudar receive $4.6M grant to establish center focused on older adults with cognitive impairment

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