How is Our Research Funded?
For decades, our research has been almost exclusively supported by funding from the National Institutes of Health. However, fewer than 8% of federal grant applications are currently awarded, and even this level of support is shrinking as federal budgets are further reduced.
While the NIH continues to be the predominant source of our research funding, it is now essential to have a more balanced portfolio of individual, philanthropic and industry support. The university not provide any money for research beyond start-up funds for new faculty. All of our research funding must come from external resources, including the costs of all staff support, HVAC, lighting, heating and ventilation, computers, scientific supplies and paper and pencils to record our data.
Recently we have been fortunate to receive limited financial support from private philanthropy and from BHR Pharma, a privately held Belgian Pharmaceutical company that manufactures progesterone. These grants help to support the research Fellows and students in the laboratory.
Emory University has licensed some of our technology to BHR and if the clinical research is successful, and is approved by the FDA for treatment, we will receive royalty payments that will help to fund our future research.
We’ve never been closer to a safe, inexpensive, easy-to-administer and effective treatment for brain trauma and stroke. Success is just around the corner, not decades away. With reasonable funding from different sources, we will see dramatic progress in just a few years.
If you would like to help support our ground-breaking research, there are both immediate and long-term giving possibilities. Note that Dr. Stein does not take any personal funds or salary support from gifts received.
This is a wonderful opportunity to support research that will lead to new and effective treatment for people with traumatic brain injury. And your gifts will help us to train the next generation of biomedical scientists.
Please feel free to contact Dr. Stein's office with questions regarding the use of donated funds. To make a donation please contact Stacia Brown (right sidebar) and specify that your gift be directed to support the research of Dr. Donald Stein and the Brain Research Lab.
To make a donation to the Brain Lab, please contact Emory School of Medicine’s Director of Development
Director of Development
Emory School of Medicine