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OVERVIEW - MULTIMODAL IMAGING OF NEUROPSYCHIATRY DISORDERS (MIND)
The Mind Research Network NIGMS-funded Multimodal Imaging of Neuropsychiatric Disorders Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (MIND COBRE) Phase III Program aims to support multidisciplinary pilot projects that fit within or expand upon the existing MIND COBRE infrastructure and its theme of multimodal imaging of neuropsychiatric and neurological illnesses. The Phase III program is particularly interested in supporting pilot projects that synergize across existing initiatives in psychosis, traumatic brain injury, aging, substance abuse and neurodevelopment, leverage neuromodulation, or introduces new innovative techniques to the institute.
The Phase III COBRE program supports three research cores:
- MDA: Multimodal Data Acquisition (MRI/MEG)
- ADA: Algorithm and Data Analysis
- BNI: Biostatistics and Neuroinformatics
An administrative core works to support the overall operation of the COBRE Phase III program. The MIND COBRE is headquartered at MRN, located in the Pete and Nancy Domenici Building on the North UNM campus, and is led by Dr. Andrew Mayer. Dr. Mayer, along with an internal advisory committee, external advisory committee, and a faculty development committee work to foster pilot projects and PIs across MRN, UNM, and other research facilities in New Mexico.
The aims of the Phase III COBRE are twofold:
MRN houses state-of-the-art imaging infrastructure to support the scientific aims of the Phase III Research program:
- 306 channel Elekta Neuromag MEG System
- 128-channel BioSemi ActiveTwo electrophysiology system (EEG)
- Siemens Avanto 1.5T mobile MRI System
- Siemens 3T Prisma MRI System with Total Imaging Matrix (TIM) Application Suite
MRN also provides data processing and management support to investigators through a centralized neuroinformatics system, a strong IT management plan, and state-of-the-art image analysis tools.
Support of the administrative aims is accomplished through regular meetings between the COBRE PI, the core directors and investigators. This multidisciplinary team of experts, coupled with MRN’s unique imaging and data analyses resources, works together to support the overall goals of the Phase III MIND COBRE program.
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