Brown University’s Neuroscience Institute Receives $100M

NEC Member Brown University recently announced that its Institute for Brain Science has received a $100 million gift  from Robert J. Carney and Nancy D. Carney. The Carney’s gift is the largest in the school’s history, and Brown has recognized it by renaming the institute the Robert J. and Nancy D. Carney Institute for Brain Science.

The goal of the contribution is to quicken the pace of scientific discovery and help find cures to some of the world’s most persistent and devastating diseases, such as ALS and Alzheimer’s. The gift enables the Carney Institute to accelerate hiring of leading faculty and postdoctoral scholars in brain science-related fields.  The gift will also support new research and the purchase of essential new equipment and infrastructure in technology-intensive areas.

Brown University President Christina Paxson said, “This is a signal moment when scientists around the world are poised to solve some of the most important puzzles of the human brain… This extraordinarily generous gift will give Brown the resources to be at the forefront of this drive for new knowledge and therapies.”  The Carney Institute is expected to move into new quarters on Brown’s Providence, RI, campus  after renovations to a building that once housed Brown administrative office.

The New England Council congratulates Brown University for its gift and commends the university’s commitment to such important research. Read more on Brown’s website or in Providence Journal.

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