McKnight Brain Institute

UF Neuro Research Ranks No. 2 Nationally in NIH Funding

Neuroscience and neuromedicine research at the University of Florida ranked No. 2 in NIH funding among all public universities in the U.S., according to the Blue Ridge Institute for Medical Research’s 2023 rankings. With $31.8 million in NIH funding, UF neurosciences — a combined ranking of the departments of neuroscience and neurology — ranked No. 2 among public universities and No. 3 overall. In 2022, UF neurosciences ranked No. 3 among public universities and No. 5 overall.

UF Brain Institute Receives $1 Million for Stroke Research Project

The University of Florida’s McKnight Brain Institute received $1 million to support a stroke research project. The funds are part of UF President Ben Sasse’s $10.9 million strategic funding initiative aimed at boosting the university's position as a leader in critical research. The funds will be used to launch a new project that utilizes AI to improve stroke treatments.

UF Neuroscientist Featured in Society for Neuroscience Annual Report

Research by Adam J. Woods, Ph.D., associate director of UF’s Center for Cognitive Aging and Memory, and collaborators using artificial intelligence to personalize transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) was highlighted in the Society for Neuroscience’s 2021 annual report.

UF Team Joins National Study of Brain Development in Infants, Children

The University of Florida is one of a network of institutions selected to implement the National Institutes of Health’s HEALthy Brain and Child Development (HBCD) Study or HBCD, a longitudinal, multidisciplinary effort to study brain development and behavioral health in young children, the NIH announced Thursday.
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