About Us

Supported by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under award number P30 GM 103498, the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE) in Neuroscience at the University of Vermont, which was established in 2001 with funding from the National Center for Research Resources of the National Institutes of Health, was created to integrate and expand neuroscience research and training at UVM by building a collaborative intellectual infrastructure, developing cutting-edge shared core facilities, and by providing research funding for neuroscience faculty, especially junior faculty, in multiple colleges. The COBRE Neuroscience grant supported formation of the university-wide Neuroscience Graduate Program, expanded interdisciplinary neuroscience research, and promoted translational research by increasing the interaction between basic and clinical neuroscientists at UVM.

During the first 10 years (2001-2011), the Neuroscience COBRE award (P20 RR 016435 01-10) provided support by funding research projects, pilot projects and faculty recruitment. The level of assistance is indicated in the following charts:

Research Projects and Junior Investigators

Pilot Projects

In July, 2011, the Neuroscience COBRE grant was renewed and is now supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health (award number P30 RR 032135 / P30 GM 103498). The goals of the grant are to maintain the two COBRE-supported, multi-user research core facilities, an Imaging/Physiology Core and a Cellular/Molecular Biology Core; to provide pilot project support for neuroscience investigators; and to enhance translational neuroscience research. The goals of the Neuroscience COBRE are aligned with the goals of the University-wide designation of the Neuroscience, Behavior and Health Initiative.

To view the administrative structure for the COBRE Neuroscience awards, please see:
COBRE 1 and 2