Rep. Patrick J. Kennedy Addresses the Importance of Brain Studies
Published on October 25, 2010
In a recent Providence Journal commentary, Rhode Island Representative Patrick J. Kennedy emphasized the importance of brain research and how Rhode Island's uniquely small size can "act as a laboratory to explore innovative ideas."
The state's ability to draw on individual institutions to push boundaries on science and technology positions it to emerge as a center of excellence in the study of neuroscience. Rhode Island's dedication to excel in this and other important areas of research is echoed by several initiatives such as the establishment and success of the Brown Institute for Brain Science, panel discussions hosted by Bradley Hospital on the importance of research and development for economic vitality, and the announcement of a $15 million gift to Rhode Island Hospital to create the Norman Prince Neuroscience Institute.