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BRAIN Center Members Lead the Way in Concussion Science

In a major week for concussion science across the United States and Europe, BRAIN Center members and alumni were represented across the board! Aliyah Snyder, PhD, and Michael Jaffee, MD, at the AAN Sports Concussion Course in Las Vegas. Dr. Michael Jaffee, Vice Chair of…

Adropin Treatment Shows Promise to Limit Post-stroke Brain Damage in Mouse Study

Center member Eduardo Canderlario-Jalil and his team have identified a new potential way to minimize brain damage caused by ischemic stroke: treatment using a synthetic form of adropin, a molecule naturally produced in mammals. Findings from the preclinical mouse-model study, published today in the journal Stroke, offer hope of adding…

Strategic Planning Retreat

The BRAIN Center was pleased to host a Strategic Planning Retreat at the beautiful Stern Learning Center on the UF Austin Cary Forest Campus on September 20, 2022. Facilitated by UFHR Training & Organizational Development, center members had an opportunity to discuss their shared definition…

Neural Networks: Overviews from Center Members

Want to learn more about the brain injury network here at UF? Starting in Fall 2022, center members will produce short videos regarding their work, collaborations, and hopes for the center in our Neural Networks series. These vignettes will be posted throughout the year. In preparation for our upcoming Strategic…

Lakiesha Williams Receives NIH Award to Study Dura Mater Grafts

Center Steering Committee member Lakiesha Williams, Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, recently received a prestigious R01 grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders & Stroke. This $1.7M award will support her work, along with co-investigators Dr. Erika Moore in Materials Science and Engineering and Dr. Justin Hilliard in Neurosurgery, comparing…

Investigators Earn Funds to Support Brain Injury Research

Four University of Florida neuroscientists have earned Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Research Trust Funds to support collaborative projects focused on neural injury and neuroresilience. Distributed by the Brain Injury, Rehabilitation, and Neuroresilience Center, the funds will be used to foster interactions between brain injury clinicians and researchers, harnessing collective…