July 22, 2014

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On Tuesday, July 22, at 10:00 am ET the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard made a groundbreaking announcement: philanthropist Ted Stanley has made a commitment of $650 million to galvanize scientific research on psychiatric disorders and bring new treatments based on molecular understanding to hundreds of millions of people around the world.

The Stanley commitment – the largest ever in psychiatric research and among the largest for scientific research in general – will support research by a collaborative network of researchers within the Stanley Center for Psychiatric Research at the Broad Institute, a biomedical research institution that brings together faculty from MIT, Harvard University, the Harvard-affiliated hospitals, and collaborators worldwide.

For more details about this transformative commitment and the research it will support, please see the press release and supporting materials below and in the sidebar.

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