Researchers have been investigating which brain circuits are changed by injury, to develop targeted therapies to reset the brain to stop chronic pain.
Fourteen inspiring early-career researchers named across five CIFAR research programs.
Together they will address research questions from the origins of the cosmos to the origins of consciousness, from the role of the microbiome in human development to new clean energy technologies.
After members of the Shepherd’s Care Foundation board saw Alive Inside two summers ago, they decided to fundraise for a music in care initiative to support seniors.
The funds will support joint efforts to keep at-risk youth in school, strengthen schools in the geo-social periphery of Israel, and promote equal opportunity in education.
The Last Survivors is a case study presenting two experimental approaches to engaging with the memories of the last living Holocaust survivors: the Azrieli Foundation’s interactive documentary experience, “Re:Collection” and the USC Shoah Foundation’s “New Dimensions in Testimony,” an interactive, volumetric conversation with survivors. At the center of both projects is Pinchas Gutter, survivor of six Nazi concentration camps, who tells his story to future generations in innovative ways.
The CIFAR Azrieli Global Scholars program provides funding and support to help scholars build their network and develop essential skills to become the next generation of research leaders. Researchers within five years of their first academic appointment from anywhere in the world are eligible to apply.
The quality of our consciousness is what sets us apart from other species, and seems to be one of the defining traits of being human.