FIU Researchers petition Congress for support of landmark brain study

FIU Researchers petition Congress for support of landmark brain study

FIU Researchers petition Congress for support of landmark brain study

This week, researchers from universities across the country gathered at FIU in D.C. to discuss an unprecedented study on adolescent brain cognitive development dubbed ABCD. FIU, along with 19 other institutions, was designated by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as one of the research sites to conduct the study.  Raul Gonzalez and Angie Laird advocating for the ABCD study in D.C.

Raul Gonzalez of the Psychology Department and Angie Laird, director of the Cognitive Neuroscience and Imaging Center, were in the nation’s capital to represent FIU’s role in the large scale longitudinal study. The duo visited a total of nine congressional offices during their day in Washington, D.C soliciting support for a multi-billion dollar increase to the NIH budget.

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