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MRN Launches Domenici Discovery Fund
February 03, 2009
The Mind Research Network (MRN) announces the creation of the Domenici Discovery Fund to help advance research that will improve the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and other brain disorders. Retired U.S. Senator Pete Domenici (R-N.M.) established MRN in Albuquerque ten years ago. His vision to unlock the puzzles of brain diseases has grown into MRN being recognized as a world-class neurodiagnostic research facility. The Domenici Discovery Fund provides matching dollars that help propel the work of MRN researchers. Senator Domenici is honorary chair of the endowment campaign. “MRN has achieved remarkable success in making progress towards better diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and brain disorders. The Domenici Discovery Fund is critical for accelerating this progress. The convergence of new brain imaging techniques, genetics and information technologies are allowing our scientists to step up the pace of discovery—bringing us closer to critical clinical breakthroughs,” stated MRN CEO John Rasure, Ph.D. MRN scientists are finding answers that bring better outcomes to individuals and families who are touched by schizophrenia, autism, epilepsy, traumatic brain injury, alcoholism, substance abuse, depression and post traumatic stress disorder. MRN partnerships include Harvard, Massachusetts General Hospital, MIT, Sandia National Labs, the University of Minnesota, the University of New Mexico and Yale. MRN was just named New Mexico’s top biotechnology firm by the New Mexico Business Weekly (American City Business Journals). About MRN The Mind Research Network is dedicated to the discovery and advancement of clinical solutions for the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of brain disorders. For more information on the Mind Research Network and the Domenici Discovery Fund, go towww.mrn.orgor call MRN External Affairs Director Dolores González.