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Chancellor Block comments on Laboratory of Neuro Imaging

Date: 05/10/2013
Contact: Office of Media Relations
Chancellor Gene Block issued this statement on May 9, 2013.
UCLA’s Laboratory of Neuro Imaging (LONI) has been an international pioneer in enhancing the understanding of human brain structure and function, generating numerous breakthroughs with important applications for diagnosing and treating Alzheimer’s, psychiatric disorders, drug addiction and other conditions. Faculty affiliated with LONI also have played a vital role in training scientists, serving as a resource to researchers worldwide, and introducing K-12 children to the sciences. I am proud of UCLA’s role in supporting the lab’s many positive impacts on the lives of people around the globe, so, naturally, I was disappointed to learn that the lab plans to end its affiliation with the campus.
I want to stress, though, that the exceptional drive and ingenuity of our faculty, staff and students and the quality of our research infrastructure ensures our continued strength, especially in the field of neuroscience. UCLA is among the world’s great research enterprises, testing boundaries and producing new knowledge on a daily basis, and the departure of one lab will not diminish our impact.

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