Accession Number:

ADA394142

Title:

Georgetown Institute for Cognitive and Computational Sciences

Descriptive Note:

Final rept. 1 Feb 2000-31 Mar 2001, Phase 2

Corporate Author:

GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC MEDICAL CENTER

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2001-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

75.0

Abstract:

The Georgetown Institute for Cognitive and Computational Sciences GICCS is a neuroscience research institute whose mission is to elucidate mechanisms of neurological function and dysfunction through interactive collaborative efforts among scientists using multidisciplinary investigative strategies. A cooperative agreement with the Department of Defense provided a component of the initial support required to establish GICCS. One goal was to provide seed funding to establish a variety of multidisciplinary laboratory programs, helping investigators to establish research laboratories and develop independently funded research programs in targeted areas. These efforts have been remarkably successful, both in terms of additional external funding and publication track record. As our investigators have become independently supported, we have used the DoD funds to expand some of our more successful programs and to provide support for new junior investigators. Increased emphasis on central nervous system injuries e.g., brain trauma, Alzheimers disease, spinal cord injury has included studies relating to basic mechanisms molecularcellular of cell death, nervous system plasticity, drug discovery neuroprotectioncognitive enhancement, computational neurosciencestructural biology, and clinical studies related to cognition and Alzheimers disease.

Subject Categories:

  • Psychology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE