BRF – Funding innovations today, for a stronger tomorrow. This video highlights the important work of the Brain Research Foundation over the past six decades, and into the future.

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A Founder’s Passion – The Story of Lisa
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Celebrating our 60th Anniversary, this video highlights the important work of the Brain Research Foundation over the past six decades, and into the future.

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Elucidating the neuroscience of ADHD and its relationship to substance abuse.
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Research leads to exponential advancements in the study of both epilepsy and mood disorders.
Dane Chetkovich, M.D., Ph.D., Northwestern University

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Investigating adult stem cells will lead to greater understanding of Alzheimer’s disease.
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Blue Cross Blue Shield Association’s Scott Serota Joins Brain Research Foundation Board of Directors

Brain Research Foundation (BRF) today announced that Scott Serota, president and chief executive officer of Blue Cross Blue Shield Association (BCBSA), has joined its board of directors. “Scott has expressed keen interest in our Foundation and the work we support,” stated Dr. Terre A. Constantine, executive director and chief executive officer of BRF. “We are fortunate to add someone with his extensive health care experience and passion for science and research to our board.”

BCBSA, a federation of 36 independent Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies, received BRF’s 2016 Frederic A. Gibbs award for community service. Mr. Serota accepted the award on behalf of the association.

“As someone who has committed his entire career to healthcare, I have a special appreciation for the terrific work Brain Research Foundation has enabled in this key clinical area over the past six decades,” Mr. Serota said. “Looking ahead, I foresee more pioneering contributions from the Foundation that meet our organizations’ shared goals: helping people get and stay healthy; preventing disease; and ensuring that all Americans get the right treatments at the right time.”

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