One Vision. Multiple Diseases. Sights On $100M In Funding.

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UArizona Health Sciences Connect

The new Center for Innovation in Brain Science requires a team of diverse experts – the brightest minds specializing in aging, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and ALS, and experts in bioenergetics of the brain, immunology, stem cell biology, big data and computational systems biology. Lead by Dr. Roberta Diaz Brinton, is leading the way in the fight against neurodegenerative diseases that affect millions of people worldwide, including Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, multiple sclerosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Today, CIBS has more than 60 team members including faculty, staff, post-doctoral fellows, graduate and undergraduate students, all working toward a common goal of advancing cures for neurodegenerative disease. In 2020 alone, the powerhouse collaborative secured $48.2 million for research, which represents 25% of all UArizona Health Sciences funding. Since its inception, CIBS has generated more than $100 million in research funding – the majority from federal grants and $2.4 million from private philanthropies.