The nervous system is the source of our humanity and our consciousness and yet its development, structure, and function remain to be fully explored and understood. Many advances in brain science have been made in the last 100 years but unlike most other organ systems in our bodies, many of the diseases and disorders of the nervous system have, as of yet, no identifiable cause and no cure. Much remains to be learned and we invite you to join us in one of the greatest adventures in human history, the unraveling of the mysteries of the brain and the conquest of neurological disorders and disease.
The research conducted in the BMRI encompasses a wide range of approaches to the study of the brain spanning from cellular and molecular investigations in the normal brain to clinical studies in patients. These efforts use state-of-the-art tools, both technological and computational, to probe different facets of brain structure and function, from how individual neurons communicate with each other, to how entire networks of neurons lead to behavior and mind. Major research programs at the BMRI are now studying the mechanisms that underlie stroke, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, Huntington's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Autism and Developmental disorders, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (Lou Gehrig’s disease), and disorders of consciousness following brain injury. Through our close institutional integration with the Department of Neurology and New York-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell Medical Center, the BMRI is exceptionally poised to transform these advances in basic science into new treatments and therapies for patients and their families.
You can choose to support a specific area of study or to honor an individual researcher or educational program. You can also make an unrestricted gift, which would enable us to expand our research programs, purchase the latest, most sophisticated equipment, or to renovate laboratories. At a time when federal funding is at its lowest, philanthropic contributions are exceptionally important for fulfilling our mission to improve the recognition and treatment of brain disease. Whatever you choose to give, it will help us to ease the burden of neurological disorders and disease on individuals, their families, and our society. No gift is too small. All gifts are welcome.
Here’s how to give:
Donate online. Note that a credit card is required to make an online contribution.
Mail a check: Checks should be made payable to The Weill Cornell Medical College. Please indicate on the check to which faculty member or to which area you would like your funds directed. Gifts should be mailed to:
Tom Horton or Karen Carter
Brain and Mind Research Institute
407 E. 61st Street, New York, NY 10065
For stock gifts or for other questions about donating to the Brain and Mind Research Institute, please call Tom Horton at (212) 746-4599.