January 25, 2006

Contact: Luke Frank, UNM Senior Public Affairs Repreesentative, 505/272-3679

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

ALBUQUERQUE , NM The MIND Institute's (Mental Illness and Neuroscience Discovery) Board of Trustees recently appointed Bruce Rosen, M.D., Ph.D., as its 2006 National Science Director the final component of its reorganization mission.

Rosen, a professor of Radiology at Harvard Medical School in Boston , MA , also serves as Director of the Athinoula A. Martinos Center for Biomedical Imaging at Massachusetts General Hospital . His new appointment will help to coordinate the work and mission of four other research scientists who make up the Institute's National Science Board:

  • Kamil Ugurbil, Ph.D., Director of UMN Center for Magnetic Resonance Research, University of Minnesota
  • John Lauriello, M.D.; Professor of Psychiatry, University of New Mexico
  • Apostolos Georgopoulos , MD. , Ph.D., Regents Professor, University of Minnesota .
  • S. Charles Schulz, M.D., Professor of Psychiatry, University of Minnesota Medical School

The MIND Institute's National Science Director helps to guide and coordinate the consortium's direction of research. "Bruce Rosen has been a critical component in the MIND Institute's operation since its inception in 1998," says John Rasure, Ph.D., MIND Institute CEO. "As one of our founders, and an international leader in neuro-imaging, his experience and vision will be instrumental in guiding MIND's future discoveries."

Rosen succeeds Nancy Andreasen, M.D., Ph.D., who will continue her collaborative neuroimaging, neuroscience, and schizophrenia research at the University of Iowa . "It is a wonderful opportunity to have the chance to carry forward the great work that Dr. Andreasen has started at the MIND", Rosen remarked. "The programs she has instituted are world class, and the collaborative team assembled by the MIND Institute includes research scientists of the first rank."

The MIND Institute , incorporated in 1998, is a nonprofit organization, dedicated to research into mental illness and neuroscience discovery. The organization's national headquarters are located on the University of New Mexico campus in Albuquerque , New Mexico .

Collaborative research among The MIND Institute partners creates a powerful scientific consortium aggressively exploring brain research and neuroscience discovery. Research partners include the Athinoula A. Martinos Biomedical Imaging Center in Boston , MA ; the University of New Mexico ; the University of New Mexico School of Medicine; Los Alamos National Laboratory; the University of Minnesota Medical School; the Minneapolis Veterans Hospital ; and the University of Minnesota Magnetic Resonance Research Center . The University of Iowa serves as an affiliate site in neuroimaging, neuroscience and mental illness research studies.

For more information on the MIND, visitwww.themindinstitute.org.