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UW researchers receive $1.5M from the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation for brain-computer-spinal interface research

The Paul Allen Family Foundation has awarded a $1.5 million grant over three years to a team of interdisciplinary researchers at the UW. Professors Joshua Smith of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science and Engineering, Adrienne Fairhall of Physiology & Biophysics and Physics, and Chet Moritz of Rehabilitation Medicine and Physiology & Biophysics will work on a project that aims to restore movement to paralyzed arms and hands of patients with spinal cord injuries.

This new grant complements the work of the Foundation’s affiliate organization, "The Allen Institute for Brain Science, and through the Foundation’s Allen Distinguished Investigators program, which supports scientists pursuing ambitious, pioneering research.”

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Paul Allen Family Foundation press release
The Seattle Times

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