July 13, 2012 NIMH Alliance for Research Progress Meeting
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) convened its seventeenth meeting of the Alliance for Research progress (Alliance) on Friday, July 13, 2012 in Rockville, Maryland. At Alliance meetings, participants hear about mental health and mental illness research, network with colleagues, and interact directly with NIMH director, Thomas Insel, M.D., and senior NIMH staff. Leaders from national organizations representing people whose lives have been directly affected by mental illness hear about major projects and activities currently ongoing at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and NIMH. At this meeting, there were presentations and lively discussion about research advances and "citizen science," data-sharing, and how advocacy groups can become part of the scientific process. Presentations and discussions centered on: information on the NIH Neurobiobank; the NIMH project; the new resource at the Society for Neuroscience (SfN), BrainFacts.org; amazing advances in brain imagery; and progress in induced plurpotent stem cell (iPSC) research.

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