Dana Alliance Members' News and Views   



 Dana Alliance Member Newsletters

 Click on image to view the June 2015 issue 
Highlights from this Issue:  
• Dana Alliance Extends International Membership 
• EDAB and INS Present Symposium
• BAW Celebrates 20 Years of Education and Outreach
• Member's Views: John H. Bryne
• 2014 Cerebrum Anthology
• Dana Awards Grant to Royal Society
  Dana Library and Research Centre Announced by Science Museum
• AAAS/Dana Neuroscience and Society Events
• Staying Sharp in the US and UK
• In the Lab: Harold Bekkering
• Downloadable Publications, Translations, and Resources
• New 2014 Alliance Members

 Highlights from this Issue:  
• Members' Views: Thomas R, Insel 
• New Series: In the Lab
• Dana Funds Podcast Series
• BAW Gears Up for 20th Anniversary
• Design a Brain Competition
• Dana Works with AAAS to Offer 
  Three Neuroscience Programs
• New Publications for 2015 
• Dana at SfN Annual Meeting
• Staying Sharp in Mandarin, and Beyond


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June 2014 issue

Highlights from this Issue: 
• Staying Sharp Reaches Underserved Populations
• 500 New Partners Join BAW
• AAAS and Dana Collaborate for Successful Events

• Check Out Dana.org
• In Memoriam: Gerald M. Edelman, M.D., Ph.D.
• Members' Views: Carol Mason
• New Members of the Dana Alliance
• Dana and EDAB at FENS 2014
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Dec 2013 issue
 Highlights from this Issue: 

• Q & A with Edward Rover 
• DABI: Then and Now by Guy M. McKhann
• Thoughts by Eric Kandel 
• Thoughts by Leon Cooper 
• The Three Impresarios
• A Conversation with W. Maxwell Cowan
• Celebrating The Dana Alliance 
• DABI: 20 Years Timeline
• BAW in Photos

 For previous issues of the Dana Alliance Member News visit the Dana Alliance Newsletter page.

Members' Views

The work of DABI members Don W. Cleveland, Ph.D., John Q. Trojanowski, M.D., Ph.D., Virginia M-Y Lee, Ph.D., and Eva Feldman, M.D., Ph.D. is featured in the Dana Foundation Briefing Paper "ALS: A Mystery Almost Sovled?"

Paul Aisen, M.D., joins William C. Mobley, M.D., Ph.D. on UCTV's Brain Channel "On Our Mind" series on a segment titled "Detecting Alzheimer's Earlier and Effectively".   They will discuss optimal assesments for diagnosing the disease, novel tools making earlier diagnosis possible, and the road map to devloping drugs to slow, halt, and prevent Alzheimer's. 

Wise Young, M.D., Ph.D., co-authored the Cerebrum article, "You Say you Want a Revolution?" with Patricia Morton, Ph.D., where he discusses the future of scientific research, in particular the increasingly important role regenerative medicine will play, by looking at four areas that go beyond "binary thinking" in scientific inquiry.  He also participated in an accompanying Q&A where he refers to the Cerebrum article and his research.  

NIMH Director Thomas R. Insel, M.D., was featured in an interview in the December 2014 issue of DABI Member News, where he expressed his views about his research and other topics. 

Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., wrote an Op-Ed for the New York Times titled "To Know Suicide: Depression Can Be Treated, but It Takes Competence " where she discusses the importance of competence in addition to empathy in treating depression. 

Joseph E. LeDoux, Ph.D.,  interviewed Michael S. Gazzaniga, Ph.D., about how the brain may or may not govern free will and the difference between the conscious mind and physical and biological brain. After the interview, LeDoux's band the Amygdaloids are featured in a music video for their song titled "How Free is Your Will?" 

In a Dana Scientist Q & A, Elizabeth S. Spelke, Ph.D., discussed a recent study done by her and her colleagues published in PLOS One in which they found no causal effect of music training on improving cognitive functioning. Regardless of this fact, Spelke believes that more research needs to be done on arts, cognition and the brain and supports music and the arts.

 In a March Brain in the News article,Get to Know your BRAIN, Guy M. McKhann, M.D. discusses President Barack Obama's BRAIN initiative and reviews it effectiveness and assesses whether it has succeeded. 

In her "Message from the President" column, 2014 Society for Neuroscience president Carol A. Mason, Ph.D., Columbia University College of Physicians and Surgeons, talks about the importance of scientists engaging and educating the public about neuroscience research not just during Brain Awareness Week, but year-round.    

In the Lab

Conversations with DABI members about 
                      their daily life in the lab and their outside interests.                  


 Peter Kalivas, Ph.D.


Books by DABI Members

"Shrinks: The Untold Story of Psychiatry" by Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D., published by Little Brown.

"Tales from Both Sides of the Brain: A Life in Neuroscience" by Michael S. Gazzaniga, Ph.D., published by HarperCollins

"Before I Sleep:Poems for Children Who Think" by Samuel H. Barondes, M.D., published by North Street Steps Press

"Madness & Memory"  by Stanley B. Prusner, M.D., published by Yale University Press.

 "Permanent Present Tense: The Unforgettable Life of the Amnesic Patient, H.M.," by Susanne Corkin, Ph.D., published by Basic Books 

 "Mind: The Big Questions," by Richard M.Restak, M.D., published by Quercus Publishing Plc, London

 "Super Brain: Unleashing the Explosive Power of Your Mind to Maximize Health, Happiness, and Spiritual Well-Being," by Rudolph Tanzi, Ph.D. and Deepak Chopra, M.D., published by Random House, Inc., New York

 "The Age of Insight: The Quest to Understand the Unconscious in Art, Mind, and Brain, from Vienna 1900 to the Present," by Eric R. Kandel, M.D., published by Random House, Inc., New York

 "UNA VIDA: A Fable of Music and the Mind," by Nicolas G. Bazan, M.D., Ph.D., published by Five Star Publications, Inc.

 "The Biology of Alzheimer Disease", edited by DABI members Dennis J. Selkoe, M.D., David M. Holtzman, M.D., and Eckhard Mandelkow, Ph.D., published by Cold Spring Harbor Press 

 "Alfalfa to Ivy: Memoir of a Harvard Medical School Dean" by Joseph B. Martin, M.D., Ph.D., published by Gutteridge Books

 "Neurogastronomy: How the Brain Creates Flavor and Why it Matters" by Gordon M. Shepherd, M.D., D.Phil., published by Columbia University Press

 "Braintrust: What Neuroscience Tells Us about Morality," by Patricia S. Churchland, Ph. D., published by Princeton University Press


The Arts of Neuroscientists

Conversations with DABI members about 
                          their artistic pursuits.                          


Nicolas Bazan, M.D., Ph.D.
Music, literature, wine and New Orleans.
(See also, Outreach Activities) 




Stanley C. Froehner, Ph.D.
Digital photography and Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy.


Rudolph E. Tanzi, Ph.D.
Music, live performance, music therapy and Alzheimer's disease.