Courses on Neurobiology of Disease

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This initiative supported the creation or the significant expansion of courses for neuroscience graduate students. "Neurobiology of disease" refers to basic genetic, molecular, and cellular mechanisms that underlie a wide range of neurological and neuropsychiatric diseases and disorders. The courses are designed to foster an understanding of the links between basic science, disease-oriented research, and translational research. The courses offer a foundation of knowledge in critical areas of basic and clinical neuroscience.

Courses on Neurobiology Contact

Nancy Desmond, Ph.D. Director, Office of Research Training and Career Development Division of Neuroscience and Basic Behavioral Science National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) (301) 443-3107

Twelve institutions received grants to develop courses. Below is a list of the 12 grantees with contact information and links to websites (if available) that offer access to the developed curriculum. These sites offer PowerPoint presentations, videos of patient interviews, links to journal articles, links to disorder related resources such as support organizations and voluntary groups, webcasts of lecture presentations, syllabi, and additional course materials.

Baylor College of Medicine Houston, TX 77030 Course Director: Dr. Jeffrey Noebels Phone: (713) 798-5830

Brandeis University Waltham, MA 02454-9110 Course Director: Dr. Sacha B. Nelson Phone: (781) 736-3181

Georgetown University Washington, DC 20057 Course Director: Dr. Karen N. Gale Phone: (202) 687-1062

Medical University of South Carolina Charleston, SC 29425 Course Director: Dr. Jacqueline F. McGinty Phone: (843) 792-9036

Meharry Medical College Nashville, TN 37208 Course Director: Dr. Lee E. Limbird Phone: (615) 327-6703

Oregon Health and Science University Portland, OR 97201 Course Director: Dr. Gary L. Westbrook Phone: (503) 494-5429

University of California, San Diego La Jolla, CA 92093-0934 Course Director: Dr. Neal R. Swerdlow Phone: (619) 543- 6270

University of Iowa Iowa City, IA 52242 Course Director: Dr. Peg Nopoulos Phone: (319) 335-9968  

University of Kentucky Lexington, KY 40536 Course Director: Dr. James W. Geddes Phone: (859) 323-5135

University of Pennsylvania Philadelphia, PA 19104-4283 Course Director: Dr. Marc A. Dichter Phone: (215) 349-5166

University of Washington Seattle, WA 98195-7290 Course Director: Dr. Marc D. Binder Phone: (206) 543-2509

Yale University New Haven, CT 06508 Course Director: Dr. George R. Heninger Phone: (203) 974-7778