ABC is committed to providing its members and the public with resources on the brain to advance understanding about the cause, impact, and consequences of neurologic and psychiatric illness in our society.

Understanding the Brain                               

Visit our Understanding the Brain page for resources that provide information on various aspects of how the brain works and on neurological and psychiatric disorders.

US BRAIN Initiative                          

The BRAIN Initiative ultimately aims to help researchers find new ways to treat, cure, and prevent many diseases of the brain. The BRAIN Initiative is a collaborative effort among many government agencies and private sector partners.

Global Brain Research Efforts

ABC has put together a reference guide to the Brain Research Initiatives occurring in the United States and all around the globe.

Research Funding Opportunities

ABC feels it is important for scientists, especially early career researchers, to know about the various funding opportunities available to them, particularly from alternate funding resources.

Animals in Research                                   

Check out these resources on advocating in support of the responsible use of Animals in Research.

Mental Health Parity Event on Hill                      

The Kennedy-Satcher Center for Mental Health Equity in the Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine, The Kennedy Forum, The Carter Center, and Well Being Trust (WBT) hosted a discussion to commemorate the 10th anniversary of the Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act (MHPAEA). They also announced that new state-by-state report cards assessing the strength of mental health and substance use disorder parity statutes will be released.

The Brain Donor Project                                           

Post-mortem brain donation is critically needed to advance the science of treating and ultimately curing brain disease. Researchers require both diseased tissue and non-diseased (control brains) for their scientific investigations.  Please visit The Brain Donor Project to learn more and to arrange to donate your brain upon death.

Major Depressive Disorder Quality Measures

Takeda-Lundbeck releases a white paper and infographic which identifies issues, gaps, recommendations, and next steps for driving depression care forward by optimizing quality measures.

Ethics Standards for Human-embryo & Stem-cell Papers 

Nature journals will require an ethics statement from the authors for papers that involve human embryos or gametes, and for clinical studies of cells derived from pluripotent stem cells… For manuscripts that [Nature considers] especially sensitive, Nature journals will request assessment by an independent ethicist alongside scientific peer review.

This image captures the many layers of nerve cells in the retina. Further description. Credit: Wei Li, National Eye Institute, National Institutes of Health

American Brain Coalition

P.O. Box 1549 | Maple Grove, MN 55311 | Phone: (763) 557-2913