Monthly Archives: June 2015

Communication and Coordination

Dr. Story Landis is co-Director of the Neuroscience Forum in the Institute of Medicine.  This Forum is supported by 29 groups, including the NIH Blueprint.  The NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience includes 15 Centers and Institutes, and is a mechanism for coordination among those entities to foster a wide spectrum of research efforts..  On June 24, 2015, Dr. Landis visited the NIH, to review with the Blueprint group some of the ideas and planning that have been considered in the Neuroscience Forum.  She emphasized the recent workshop on April 21, 2015, dealing with Developing a 21st Century Neuroscience Workforce. The Blueprint has been in place since 2004, and is well-positioned to consider and take advantage of these insights and recommendations.  This is the first time that the Neuroscience Forum has undertaken to keep the NIH closely informed, and to learn of progress and ideas there as well.