Introduction: Getting Started
Resources for Medical Students
The resources presented here include videos from leading clinicians in the field and illustrate the interaction between responsible animal research and clinical observations that have led to treatments for brain diseases.
These resources will help doctors-in-training:
- Become aware of the current state of research on therapies for brain diseases
- Understand how animals are used to develop and evaluate treatments
- Develop individual treatment plans for their patients
Carefully regulated, responsible animal research enables scientists to study fundamental processes underlying brain function. Animals can also be used to model diseases and symptoms so that scientists can evaluate important clinical questions.
These resources, funded by The Esther A. & Joseph Klingenstein Fund, Inc., aim to teach medical students about the essential role animal research has played in the advancement of therapeutics for brain diseases. The Klingenstein Fund supports basic research with the hope that discoveries will lead to a better understanding of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
Anne Young, MD, PhD
Huda Zoghbi, MD
Joseph Coyle, MD