CTNI Mission Statement

To unite Columbia’s community of Uptown neuroscientists and integrate it with the full range of resources of Columbia University to form a preeminent collaborative union that can readily translate scientific research into useful clinical applications.

CTNI Defined
  1. Structure: CTNI will have a hub and spoke structure with a Scientific Director, an Executive Director and engaged and committed advisory boards.

  2. Scope: All uptown neuroscience research in both basic and clinical departments.  CTNI encompasses some 200 Principal Investigators engaged in basic, translational, clinical or epidemiological research, with track records of independent funding and publications.  Those with active involvement in CTNI will be considered for full membership.

  3. Space: for 2016 CTNI has requested a centralized research and meeting space bringing together key actors, with active outreach to all neuroscience research on the campus.

  4. Collaboration: A forum for fostering collaboration between uptown centers and departments – and with the Zuckerman Mind Brain Behavior Institute and Morningside departments - without compromising their independence.

  5. Visibility A focal point for coordinating interactions with other groups within and beyond Columbia, including industry.

  6. Fundraising:  Novel research programs that, because of their wider scope and greater translational reach, will provide opportunities for fundraising over and above those of individual centers or departments.