The mission of the Clinical Neuroimaging Research Core (CNRC) is to make MRI research more accessible to researchers investigating cognitive, affective and psychiatric disorders and treatments.
The CNRC is directed by Jennifer Barredo, Ph.D., who joined the faculty of the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University’s Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior in 2017 and the Center for Neurorestoration and Neurotechnology at the VA Providence Health System (VAPHS) in 2015.
The CNRC leadership committee includes DPHB Chair Steven Rasmussen, M.D., Jerome Sanes, Ph.D., Benjamin Greenberg, M.D., Ph.D., and Noah Philip, M.D. CNRC postdoctoral and post-baccalaureate staff are also available for applied research support, including data collection and analysis.
CNRC provides consulting, methodological, and analytic support for DPHB faculty and trainees engaged in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) research. CNRC offers consultation support for classic univariate fMRI “activation” designs, anatomical and functional connectivity, diffusion imaging, as well as for more advanced computational approaches. CNRC’s educational offerings include small-group workshops in applied methodology for researchers of all levels and faculty-level working groups. CNRC faculty also serve as project co-investigators providing content expertise, and as mentors to K award candidates and awardees.
The CNRC also works closely with imaging centers affiliated with the COBRE Center for Nervous System Function at Brown’s Carney Institute, the COBRE Center for Neuromodulation at Butler Hospital, and the Providence VA Medical Center, and can help connect investigators with the resources of this broader, integrated network.