Penn Brain Science, Translation, Innovation, and Modulation Center
The Penn Brain Science, Translation, Innovation, and Modulation (brainSTIM) Center brings together a team of leading neuroscientists, neurologists, psychiatrists, psychologists, and engineers from the University of Pennsylvania who use groundbreaking neuromodulation techniques to research, repair, and enhance human brain function. In order to accomplish this goal, the brainSTIM Center has created a framework for cooperation that cuts across departmental and institutional boundaries. The center promotes intellectually rewarding, productive, and novel scientific collaborations in the field of neuromodulation by leveraging critical skills and resources, creating unique opportunities for growth, innovation, and sustainability for neuromodulation research.
Thank you to our first annual 3-day Intensive TMS Workshop speakers and attendees!
During this workshop we presented hands-on and didactic lectures around the following topics:
We will be offering this workshop in the future, but earliest will be next year.
Thank you to all of our participants for a successful workshop!
Testing a New Way to Precisely Target and Predict the Impact of TMS Brain Stimulation for Depression
Tuesday, December 5, 2023
A newly published study appearing in Nature Mental Health, led by 2016 BBRF Young Investigator Desmond J. Oathes Ph.D. adds to what is known about how TMS works, and suggests it may be possible to target specific symptoms of psychiatric illnesses using individual brain targets to maximize outcomes that might be predicted before treatment begins. Yvette I. Sheline, M.D., a 2005 and 2002 BBRF Independent Investigator and 1998 Young Investigator co-authors the paper.
Dr. Roy Hamilton Interviewed for the Brain Friends Podcast
Monday, November 27, 2023
In this episode of Brain Friends, Dr. Roy Hamilton shares how the quality of care in recovery will help language get stronger or activities become easier because the brain reorganizes and adapts also known as "neuroplasticity".
The Brain Friends podcast is a space for neuro nerds and stroke survivors to talk about all things aphasia, language recovery, and community. Hosted by Dr. D. Seles, a neuroscientist and speech-language pathologist, and Angie C., 2x stroke survivor and aphasia advocate.
Meet Dr. Catherine Norise, our very first brainSTIM fellow!
Thursday, September 7, 2023
Learn more about her work and interests in neuromodulation!
brainSTIM Center Events
- MindCORE/brainSTIM Seminar: Robert Reinhart
Clinical Neurosciences Training Seminar: Brain Imaging of Human Fear and Anxiety Psychopathology
Date & Time: 2/9/24 (1pm - 2pm)
Location: Smilow Building, 10th Floor, Room 10-146AB\\
**RSVP by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org to secure your in-person spot!**
Virtual Option: tinyurl.com/imaging24 (passcode: 632079)
CNDS Neuromodulation and Neuroimaging Relevant to Affective Disorders Speaker Series
Date: Wednesday, February 7th, 2024, 1:30 PM
Speaker: Immanuel Elbau, MD, PhD, Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, Department of Psychiatry, Weill Cornell Medical College
Title: Longitudinal dense sampling of a patient undergoing ECT, with ME-fMRI
Please contact Gianna Perez for the zoom link: email@example.com