Pitt-UPMC neurosurgeon to lead BRAIN Initiative grant to study how we speak

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 13, 2016 – A significant grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) will help to fund advanced brain research at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC focused on deeper understanding of how speech is controlled in the brain. The research team will study patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD) while they undergo deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery. The $3.3 million grant awarded over a 3-year period, is among the third round of awards in the NIH’s BRAIN Initiative launched by President Obama in 2013 as a large-scale effort to understand the brain and apply the knowledge to treating a variety brain disorders including Alzheimer’s, schizophrenia, autism and traumatic brain injury, among others. A multidisciplinary team of experts from the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon University, and Johns Hopkins…


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