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$650 million commitment to Stanley Center at Broad Institute aims to galvanize mental illness research
Date:7/22/2014

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The mission of the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute is to reduce the burden of serious mental illness through research. Stanley Center researchers focus on schizophrenia, bipolar disorder, autism, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and other neuropsychiatric disorders. Situated within the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard, the Stanley Center aims to exploit the most advanced technologies for human genetic analysis to study these psychiatric disorders in order to understand disease mechanisms, identify potential biomarkers, and ignite needed progress in therapeutics. 

Launched in 2007 by a $100 million commitment from the Stanley Medical Research Institute, the Stanley Center has extensive collaborations with investigators at MIT, Harvard, and the Harvard-affiliated hospitals as well as with investigators around the world.

About the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard

The Eli and Edythe L. Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard was launched in 2004 to empower this generation of creative scientists to transform medicine. The Broad Institute seeks to describe all the molecular components of life and their connections; discover the molecular basis of major human diseases; develop effective new approaches to diagnostics and therapeutics; and disseminate discoveries, tools, methods, and data openly to the entire scientific community.

Founded by MIT, Harvard, and its affiliated hospitals, and the visionary Los Angeles philanthropists Eli and Edythe L. Broad, the Broad Institute includes faculty, professional staff, and students from throughout the MIT and Harvard biomedical research communities and beyond, with collaborations spanning over a hundred private and public institutions in more than 40 countries worldwide. For further information about the Broad Institute, go to http://www.broadinsti
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