Open for Questions: The BRAIN Initiative
10:39 AM EST
Ed. note: This event has concluded, you can watch the full Q&A below.
Today, President Obama unveiled the BRAIN (Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies) Initiative, which aims to help researchers find new ways to treat, cure, and even prevent brain disorders, such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, and traumatic brain injury.
At 12:00 p.m. EDT on Tuesday, April 2nd, you'll have a chance to ask questions about the initiative in the latest Open for Questions session with Tom Kalil, Deputy Director for Technology and Innovation in the Office of Science and Technology Policy; Dr. Francis Collins, Director of National Institutes of Health; and Dr. Arati Prabhakar, Director of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA).
Here's how you can participate:
- Right now, you can submit questions on Twitter with the hashtag #WHChat, on Google+, or through a form on WhiteHouse.gov
- At 12:00 p.m. ET, watch the event live at the WhiteHouse.gov/Live and submit questions during the event on twitter with #WHChat
Learn more about the BRAIN Initiative: