University of California, San Diego
February 14, 2005
ALL ACADEMICS AT UCSD
KEY ADMINISTRATORS/KEY SUPPORT STAFF
Following consultation with the Academic Senate and campus administrative officials, I am pleased to announce the establishment of the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind (KIBM) as an Organized Research Unit reporting to Vice Chancellor Richard Attiyeh. Nicholas Spitzer, Professor of Biological Sciences and Section Chair of Neurobiology, and Jeffrey Elman, Professor of Cognitive Science and Associate Dean of UCSD's Division of Social Sciences, will serve as founding co-directors.
The Institute will leverage UCSD's preeminence in such fields as neuroscience, biology, cognitive science, psychology and medicine, along with the extensive resources of the broader La Jolla scientific community.
Established with a generous grant from the Kavli Foundation, the Kavli Institute for Brain and Mind at UCSD will expand its activities to serve as a much-needed catalyst for integration of brain-mind research activities, providing the channels for scientists from diverse academic backgrounds to communicate and work together more effectively across disciplines.