The Brain Research Foundation celebrated its 62nd Annual Discovery Dinner by raising more than $1.1 Million.

The Annual Discovery Dinner on Tuesday, Oct. 27, was held at the Ritz Carlton Chicago and raised over $1.1 million for promising early-stage brain research.  Click here for more information.

Early-stage Research is Important to Unlocking Neurological Diseases 

Dr. Terre Constantine, Executive Director and CEO of the Brain Research Foundation, explains that brain research is key to unlocking devastating neurological diseases like Huntington’s disease. Read more in Huffington Post.
This is a part of a Huntington's Disease Awareness Month collection and in collaboration with The Lion's Mouth Opens, premiering on HBO this June 1 at 9/8c.

Congratulations to our 2015 Fay/Frank Seed Grant Winners!

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Congratulations to our 2015 Scientific Innovations Award Winners!


Guoping Feng, Ph.D.

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Disruption of the Shank3 gene in a primate model for studying ASD


Kristen Harris, Ph.D.

University of Texas – Austin

Synaptome of a Memory


Thomas Jessell, Ph.D.

 Columbia University

The Functional Logic of Inhibitory Microcircuits

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William E. Fay, Jr. (1917-2015)

On Wednesday, January 7, Brain Research Foundation lost its co-founder and Chairman Emeritus, William E. Fay, Jr. He was 97. While we were greatly saddened by learning of his passing, we all remain deeply grateful to Bill for leaving such a tremendous legacy and truly changing the landscape of neuroscience research.

Donations in memory of Bill Fay gratefully accepted here.

To watch a recent video of Bill which was shown when he accepted the Founders Award in Chicago this past October, click here.

To read Bill Fay’s personal journey and his vision and passion for the Brain Research Foundation, please click here.

Congratulations to our 2014 Scientific Innovations Award Winners!

Brain Research Foundation announces 2014 Scientific Innovations Awards (SIA) to fund groundbreaking work in Parkinson's, epilepsy, Hurler Syndrome and autism. Producing important findings in a short timeframe is the goal of this special grant program. The 2014 winners of the SIA are:

Christopher I. Moore, Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience, Brown University

W. Mark Saltzman, Ph.D.
Department of Biomedical Engineering, Yale University 

Anthony Zador, M.D., Ph.D.
Department of Neuroscience, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory

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Brain Research Foundation Discovery Dinner Celebrates 60th Anniversary By Raising $1 Million With Help From Chicago Bear Gary Fencik

A dinner that celebrated 60 years of growth and dramatic scientific success received an assist from heralded retired Chicago Bear Gary Fencik. Guest speaker Fencik used his time at the podium to detail how many of his 1985 Super Bowl Bears teammates reveled in the sport but some now struggle with the physical and cognitive consequences. He concluded his remarks by joining a host of other supporters whose contributions pushed total proceeds for the event to just over $1 million.

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