Researchers and trainees within the Center for Molecular Integrative Neuroresilience are supported by various awards.
First NIH Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health Related Research (Supplement to P50 Center Grant)
The award for the NIH Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health Related Research was presented to Justin Brathwaite, a member of the Center team, in July of 2016. This award will support the career development of Mr. Brathwaite and help him achieve his ultimate goal of becoming a physician scientist.
The Center for Molecular Integrative Neuroresilience highly values improving the diversity of the research workforce. If you identify as an underrepresented group in health related research, and are a high school or undergraduate student, an individual with a baccalaureate or a master’s degree, or a postdoctoral trainee, you can learn more about opportunities with the Center.
Second NIH Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health Related Research (Supplement to P50 Center Grant)
A second competitive award for the NIH Supplement to Promote Diversity in Health Related Research was presented to Justin Brathwaite for the year 2017. This award will continue to support the career development of Mr. Brathwaite and help him achieve his ultimate goal of becoming a physician scientist.
Administrative Supplement for Validation Studies (Supplement to P50 Center Grant)
The Center for Molecular Integrative Neuroresilience was awarded a new administrative supplement in 2017 which will allow the center to improve scientific knowledge and technical capabilities through the development of a rigorous scientific program through 2018. It will provide training and career development opportunities through this new award, and, critically, will provide an intellectually rigorous examination of the role of dietary polyphenol botanical supplements in the maintenance and promotion of psychological and cognitive resilience with emphasis on gut-brain interactions.
Pilot Research Program
For the 2015-2016 Academic Year, the Pilot Research Program to Promote New Research in Interdisciplinary Approaches to Promote Cognitive and Psychological Resilience was awarded to Dr. Stephen Salton. The proposed studies will investigate whether the antidepressant and memory-improving activities of the cocoa- and green tea-derived flavanol (-)-epicatechin, and the grape-derived polyphenols malvidin-3-O-glucoside and quercetin-3-Oglucuronide, are dependent on BDNF and VGF in the hippocampal region of the brain for their drug efficacy. Elucidation of the cellular and molecular mechanisms that regulate depressive behavior and memory plays a critical role in the Identification of new, alternative treatment modalities for neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disease.
For the 2016-2017 Academic Year, the Center for Molecular Integrative Neuroresilience would like to congratulate James Iatridis, Ph.D. as the recipient of the Pilot Research Program to Promote New Research in Interdisciplinary Approaches in Promoting Cognitive and Psychological Resilience. Dr. Iatridis is Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Orthopedics, and is the Mount Sinai Chair in Orthopedic Research and the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. With this grant support, he will continue to investigate the effects of a bioactive polyphenol-rich dietary preparation (BDPP) in alleviating acute and chronic pain behavior and will explore the mechanisms that are associated with pain relief using an intervertebral disc (IVD) degeneration injury rat model. Moreover, the proposed studies will also explore whether there might be a gender difference in the development of back pain and alleviation of pain by BDPP. Dr. Iatridis and his team will be able to continue these studies with the support of this funding from their NIH pilot grant application.
We are requesting proposals for pilot projects to be funded to establish new avenues of research in basic or translational neuroresilience, for the 2017-18 academic year. Learn more