Societies and Institutes
- American Academy of Neurology
The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) provides valuable resources for medical specialists worldwide who are committed to improving the care of patients with neurological diseases. The AAN’s more than 19,000 members look to the AAN for the most comprehensive professional development, career enhancement, and practice improvement opportunities available.
- Howard Hughes Medical Institute
The Institute is a nonprofit medical research organization that employs hundreds of leading biomedical scientists working at the forefront of their fields. In addition, through its grants program and other activities, HHMI is helping to enhance science education at all levels and maintain the vigor of biomedical science worldwide.
- International Society for Stem Cell Research
The International Society for Stem Cell Research is an independent, nonprofit organization formed in 2002 to foster the exchange of information on stem cell research. Learn more about this exciting new organization.
- National Academy of Science
The National Academy of Sciences (NAS) is an honorific society of distinguished scholars engaged in scientific and engineering research, dedicated to the furtherance of science and technology and to their use for the general welfare.
- Society for Neuroscience (SFN)
The Society for Neuroscience is a nonprofit membership organization of basic scientists and physicians who study the brain and nervous system. Recognizing the field's tremendous potential, the Society was formed in1969. It has grown from 500 members to more than 37,500 and is the world's largest organization of scientists devoted to the study of the brain.
- American Neurological Association
The American Neurological Association is a professional society of academic neurologists and neuroscientists devoted to advancing the goals of academic neurology; to training and educating neurologists and other physicians in the neurologic sciences; and to expanding both our understanding of diseases of the nervous system and our ability to treat them.
- American Psychiatric Foundation
At the American Psychiatric Foundation (APF), their mission is to advance public understanding of mental illnesses. The APA promotes awareness of mental illnesses and the effectiveness of treatment, the importance of early intervention, access to care and the need for high quality services and treatment through a combination of grants, programs, research funding and awards.
- Amercan Association of Neurological Surgeons
The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) is the organization that speaks for all of neurosurgery. The AANS is dedicated to advancing the specialty of neurological surgery in order to promote the highest quality of patient care.
- American Society for Cell Biology
The American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB) was founded in 1960 to bring the varied facets of cell biology together. The Society's purpose is to promote and develop the field of cell biology.
- International Brain Research Organization
The International Brain Research Organization (IBRO) was incorporated 29 March 1961 by the Statute of Canada. The objectives of IBRO are to develop, support, co-ordinate and promote scientific research in all fields concerning the brain; to promote international collaboration and inter-change of scientific information on brain research throughout the world; and to provide for and to assist in education and the dissemination of information relating to brain research by all available means.
- Institute of Medicine
The Institute provides a vital service by working outside the framework of government to ensure scientifically informed analysis and independent guidance. The IOM's mission is to serve as adviser to the nation to improve health
- National Science Foundation
The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…"
- National Institutes of Health (NIH)
The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research.
- The Journal of Neuroscience
The Journal of Neuroscience is the official journal of the Society for Neuroscience. It is published weekly by the Society, one volume a year.
- Nature Neuroscience
Nature Neuroscience is a multidisciplinary journal that publishes papers of the highest quality and significance in all areas of neuroscience.
Neurology is directed to physicians concerned with diseasesand conditions of the nervous system. The journal's purpose is to advance thefield by presenting new basic and clinical research with emphasis on knowledgethat will influence the way neurology is practiced.
- Proceedings of the National Academy of Science of the United States of America (PNAS)
Since its establishment in 1914, PNAS continues to publish cutting-edge research reports, commentaries, reviews, perspectives, colloquium papers, and actions of the Academy. Coverage in PNAS spans the biological, physical, and social sciences.
Cell was launched in 1974 as the journal of exciting biology. Now a part of Cell Press, a family of ten journals, Cell maintains editorial independence from its sister journals. Cell’s Ph.D.-trained scientific editors work with authors, reviewers, and editorial board members with the goal of publishing 26 issues of the most interesting discoveries in biology every year, including an annual Review Issue. Every paper published in Cell is freely available starting 12 months after publication.
- Behavioral Neuroscience
The primary mission of Behavioral Neuroscience is to publish original research papers in the broad field of the biological bases of behavior.
Brain provides researchers and clinicians with the finest original contributions in neurology. Leading studies in neurological science are balanced with practical clinical articles. Its citation rating is one of the highest for neurology journals, and it consistently publishes papers that become classics in the field. The Editorial Board reflects both the journal's truly international readership and wide coverage.
- Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience
The Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience investigates brain-behavior interaction and promotes lively interchange among the mind sciences. Contributions address both descriptions of function and underlying brain events and also reflect the interdisciplinary nature of the field covering developments in neuroscience, neuropsychology, cognitive psychology, neurobiology, linguistics, computer science, and philosophy.
- APA Minorities Fellowship Program
The MFP's objective is to increase the knowledge of issues related to ethnic minority mental health and to improve the quality of mental health treatment delivered to ethnic minority populations. We do this by providing financial support and professional guidance to individuals pursuing doctoral degrees in psychology and neuroscience.
- Association of Neuroscience Departments and Programs
The Association of Neuroscience Departments and Programs (ANDP) is an
organization of more than 250 member departments and programs from
academic institutions in North America. ANDP's goal is to advance
education and research training in academic neuroscience programs by
disseminating information about neuroscience education and providing a
forum for discussion of issues in training and research at both the
institutional and national levels. The ANDP is an independent,
nonprofit, academically oriented organization which shares many
interests with the Society for Neuroscience and works closely with the
Society to advance common goals.
- Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives
The Dana Alliance, a nonprofit organization of more than
250neuroscientists, was formed to help provide information about the
personal andpublic benefits of brain research. Today one out of five
Americans suffers froma brain-related disease, or disorder, ranging
from cocaine addiction tolearning disabilities from Alzheimer's disease
to spinal cord injuries.Recently, significant advances have been made
in brain-related research,including "imaging" techniques, that allow
scientists to study actualfunctioning brains; genetic-based research;
and the development of new drugs.
- National Science Foundation Program in Cognitive Neuroscience
The Cognitive Neuroscience Program seeks highly innovative and
interdisciplinary proposals aimed at advancing a rigorous understanding
of how the human brain supports thought, perception, affect, action,
social processes, and other aspects of cognition and behavior,
including how such processes develop and change in the brain and