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Project Directory

The Global Neuroscience Initiative Foundation offers several projects and partnerships adherent to its missions.  The following is an alphabetical listing of the Initiative Project Directory:

Brain Sciences & Neuropsychiatry

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Brain Sciences & Neuropsychiatry will serve as the official journal of the Initiative.  It is an novel open-access scholarly publication that will chiefly presents articles related to the basic neurosciences underlying the neuropathology of and pharmaceutical interventions for neurological and neuropsychiatric disorders.  The Editorial Board is in procurement.

Shaheen Lakhan
Deputy Editor


Distance Education Division

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Adherent to the Initiative mission to further brain-related studies, increase molecular psychiatry research, and freely disseminate information, the Distance Education Division serves as the free and open-access gateway of structured educational certificate programs, courses, and campaigns.

Christine Coughlin
Division Director


Knowledge Center

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The Knowledge Center of the Initiative serves as a free and open-access article and news database on neuroscience, psychiatry, neurology, psychology, biotechnology, and social aspects of brain disorders for the lay audience. Volunteer medical writers from around the world vow to contribute articles on a continual basis for the benefit of the general public.

Chris McCann
Project Coordinator

Maria DiDanieli
Biomedical Literature Director


Living with a Brain Disorder

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The Living with a Brain Disorder partnership project of the Initiative aims to provide an unedited insight into the often mysterious mind of brain disorder patients by publishing interviews and professional commentary with afflicted individuals of mental health and neurological disorders.  It aims to identify socio geographical etiologies, impact of stigmatization, and further health promotion.

Vartika Mutha
Project Director


Neuropsychiatry for Kids

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The Neuropsychiatry for Kids project will encompass a comprehensive school study session primarily for elementary-middle schools on neuroscience, neuroanatomy and functions, and common neurological and mental health disorders.  It includes high tech Flash applications, web pages, and print media.

Shaheen Lakhan
Interim Project Organizer


Surgical Webcasts

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In collaboration with the OR-Live by slp3D, a major Internet Broadcasting company, the Initiative is distributing free and open-access neurosurgical and neurological archived Surgical Webcasts for afflicted individuals, medical professionals, and the general public.  There are associated free Continuing Medical Education (CME) and/or Continuing Education Units (CEU) options.

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Therapeutic Recreational Centers

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The Initiative is establishing free and open-access Initiative Therapeutic Recreational Centers (TRC) throughout the world primarily for individuals afflicted with physical and mental health disorders of all ages.  The services of the TRC will help patrons to develop and use their leisure in ways that enhance their health, independence, and well-being.

Shaheen Lakhan
Interim Project Director


Visual Brain Application

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The Visual Brain Application project will provide a visualization and description of brain disorders, neuroanatomy, and neurotransmitters using advanced Flash technologies. As a free and open-access application, the project will rely on copious links and search capabilities to the US National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI).

David Kelleher
Project Producer

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