MIND Institute Expands to 'Mind Research Network'

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The MIND Institute (Mental Illness and Neuroscience Discovery), a high-powered, not-for-profit neurodiagnostic research center established in Albuquerque, NM in 1998, has changed its name to Mind Research Network (MRN).

Our mission is to integrate data from different sites that use various neuroimaging modalities, in order to produce significantly more meaningful and usable data. Ultimately, we are creating a new paradigm for mental health research that will produce quicker results with fast-track clinical applications.

    The change is intended to better reflect the mission of the organization, according to John Rasure, President and CEO. "The name more accurately reflects our national operational structure, organized to forge partnerships between national collaborative research centers that study traumatic brain injury, psychopathy, addiction, schizophrenia and other neurological conditions that affect individuals and society at large."

Mind Research Network combines multi-modal neuroimaging, genetic mapping and neuroinformatics to more quickly advance research, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders and brain injuries under study at various MRN centers. "Studies of mental illness and brain injury can advance more quickly by integrating data from each of our partners with existing and new collaborators," Rasure adds. "Our mission is to integrate data from different sites that use various neuroimaging modalities, in order to produce significantly more meaningful and usable data. Ultimately, we are creating a new paradigm for mental health research that will produce quicker results with fast-track clinical applications."

This strategy, sharing techniques and expertise across sites and combining multiple approaches to understanding the human mind and brain, positions MRN to apply answers to crucial questions about the mechanisms and treatment of neurological disorders.

For more information about the research taking place at MRN, please visit http://www.mrn.org.

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