Development


Columbia University is recognized as a global leader in neuroscience


Columbia scientists and researchers have made seminal contributions to the field. Combining world-leading research and clinical capabilities, Columbias activities include translating fundamental discoveries into new therapies for devastating neurological diseases and psychiatric disorders. Recent important initiatives in neuroscience at Columbia include The Kavli Institute for Brain Science, the Gatsby Initiative in Brain Circuitry, the Columbia Center for Motor Neuron Biology and Disease and the Center for Theoretical Neuroscience.

We are entering a new frontier of science armed with underlying principles of biology that will permit us to tackle the enduring mystery of how the mind works. We need to understand neurons and their circuits before we can disarm diseases of the brain.  We need to develop new tools to gain a coherent view of how gene activity and the activity of brain circuits control normal behavior and disease development. 

We are building on the foundation we have created, capturing the opportunities surrounding us, and rising to the challenge of creating an outstanding academic environment to accelerate future progress in neuroscience.

Our successes are based in large part, on the support that many individuals, alumni, Foundations, government and industry have provided. Continuing support is even more essential now as the planning begins for the new programs, faculty recruitment and cutting edge core facilities that will be established in the new Jerome L Greene Science Center and at the Medical campus. 

Your contribution will be used to fund:

  1. innovative neuroscience research
  2. recruitment of world renowned scientists and faculty support
  3. renovation of and equipment for research laboratories and core facilities that will enhance collaborative programs
  4. education of graduate and post graduate students


To Donate by Mail:  Send a check made payable to Columbia University with a note for the Center for Neuroscience Initiatives (or CNI) and send to:  CNI c/o Office of Development, 14 East 60th Street, PH, New York, NY 10022.

To learn about specific giving opportunities at Columbia University Medical Center, please contact:  Robin Rosenbluth, 
Assistant Vice President for Development; 212-326-5730 rr2208@columbia.edu
To learn about specific giving opportunities at Columbia Universitys Morningside Campus, please contact: Marjorie (Cookie) Neil, 
Director for Science Development; 212-870-2718 mn353@columbia.edu