Supported by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award number P30 GM 103498
The Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Neuroscience at the University of Vermont (UVM), which was established in 2001 with funding from the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health, was created to integrate and expand neuroscience research and training at UVM by building a collaborative intellectual infrastructure, developing cutting-edge shared core facilities, and by providing research funding for neuroscience faculty, especially junior faculty, in multiple colleges. The Neuroscience COBRE supported formation of the university-wide Neuroscience Graduate Program, expanded interdisciplinary neuroscience research, and promoted translational research by increasing the interaction between basic and clinical neuroscientists at UVM.
In July, 2011, the Neuroscience COBRE grant was renewed and is now supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (award number P30 GM 103498). The goals of the grant are to maintain the two COBRE-supported multi-user research core facilities, a Cell/Molecular Biology Core and an Imaging/Physiology Core; to provide pilot project support for neuroscience investigators; and to enhance translational neuroscience research. The goals of the Neuroscience COBRE are aligned with the goals of the University-wide designation of the Neuroscience, Behavior and Health Transdisciplinary Spire of Excellence.
The Neuroscience COBRE seeks to build upon previous success and continue to support the infrastructure of neuroscience research and training at UVM by:
Supporting the intellectual environment and research opportunities of neuroscientists at UVM. The goals of this aim are to:
Supporting the infrastructure for neuroscience research and training at UVM by fostering the continued growth of two Neuroscience COBRE multi-user research cores.
The administration of the Center for Neuroscience Excellence is over seen by:
Internal Advisory Committee:
External Advisory Group: