OUR Belief

    No one should suffer from brain disease

    A cure for one brain disease will lead to
    cures for others. That’s why we invest in research across all brain diseases for better treatments, prevention, and the cures of tomorrow.

    you can make a difference

    There can be no cures without research.
    Your gift invests in research to improve
    treatments and find cures for not just one
    disease, but across the whole spectrum
    of brain disease.


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    We are proud to offer a wide range of events on topics across the spectrum of the human brain. We humbly invite you to join our upcoming live events as well as watch recordings of previous conversations.

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Join us for the Annual Commitment to Cures Gala, an inspiring evening that celebrates and supports brain disease research.

Jim Cramer from CNBC’s Mad Money will be the evening’s host. Musician Peter Frampton will also be honored with our Ambassador Award, and Arianna Huffington with our Public Leadership in Neurology Award.

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Life without brain disease

For 30 years, we have funded research across a broad spectrum of brain and nervous system diseases and disorders in the pursuit of improved treatments, prevention, and cures. We focus on the full spectrum of brain diseases and disorders because we believe that when we cure one disease, we will cure many. 


We have granted over 45 million dollars to researchers


We have provided funding and scholarships to nearly 300 researchers


over 85% of our researchers have gone on to secure funding from the NIH and other national funders


29 scientists are actively undertaking innovative studies in 15 different disease areas


About the American Brain Foundation

We bring together the most respected researchers, brain disease organizations  and individual donors to achieve our shared goals. Our founder and research partner is the American Academy of Neurology.

Cure One, Cure Many
Brain Disease’s Impact
Funding Brain Disease Research
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Cure One, Cure Many

Our whole-brain approach recognizes the interconnectedness of brain diseases and supports innovation through research by the best and brightest in the field of neurology. By examining the whole brain, we get the whole picture, and we know that when we cure one brain disease, we will cure many. 

Brain Disease’s Impact

There are over 1 billion people across the globe whose lives are impacted by brain diseases like multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer’s disease, Lewy body dementia, stroke, migraine, epilepsy, and more. Our goal is to bring that number to zero. 

Funding Brain Disease Research

Through programs like our Next Generation Research Grants and the Cure One Cure Many research award, we are committed to funding the innovative research of early-career and established investigators, encouraging a passion for research and laying the groundwork for the cures of tomorrow. 

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Get Involved

Together, we can outsmart brain disease. Make your donation today to help make life without brain disease a reality. 

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Cure One, Cure Many Award

The American Brain Foundation’s Cure One, Cure Many Award supports breakthrough research in brain disease. The award provides large-scale, catalyst funding to the world’s top researchers who are pursuing the most innovative, cross-cutting approaches to finding diagnoses, treatments, and cures for brain disease. The award targets research topics that cut across multiple disease areas.


Working to Find Cures

The Next Generation Research Grants program funds and supports innovative investigations by the best and brightest early-career researchers working today to find the cures of tomorrow. We support their research across a broad spectrum of the brain and nervous system as they tackle things like identifying and treating ALS, developing treatments for Parkinson’s disease, predicting outcomes for TBI patients, and more. 


Brain Diseases From A-Z

Brain disease comes in many different forms and goes by many different names. It affects the lives of one in six people worldwide, in addition to the lives of their family, friends, and caregivers. Learn more about the diseases and disorders that affect the brain and nervous system, including ALS, dementia, brain tumors, headache, stroke, and more.


Brain & Life®

Brain & Life is a website and free magazine backed by the neurologists of the American Academy of Neurology. Visit to read compelling stories and get useful tips about brain health and living well with a neurologic disorder, and to subscribe to the magazine.

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We need your help to continue to fund brain research projects and find cures. Stand with us in the fight against brain diseases and disorders.

Together, we can build a future without brain disease.


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News and Articles

Discover the latest news in brain disease research, hear stories from people affected by brain disease and their caregivers, read up on brain disease-specific information, and more.

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Dr. Carolina Barnett-Tapia, MD, PhD

Featured Researcher: Dr. Carolina Barnett-Tapia, MD, PhD, Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation, University of Ontario

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What is Cure One, Cure Many?

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Researcher Feature: Jasmeer Chhatwal, MD, PhD, Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital

Dr. Chhatwal discusses his research on Alzheimer’s disease and how funding from the American Brain Foundation played a pivotal role in his early career. At the American Brain Foundation, we know…
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What Is Stiff Person Syndrome?

Stiff person syndrome (SPS) has been in the news recently due to Celine Dion sharing her diagnosis, but what exactly is this rare neurologic disorder?    It’s not often that a rare…
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Why Is Brain Disease Research So Important?

Imagine life without brain disease. That is our vision—and it is only possible through research to unlock better treatments, diagnosis methods, and cures. Since 1992, the American Brain Foundation has been…
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Managing Parkinson’s Disease and Multiple Sclerosis

Treatments for both of these brain diseases have evolved over time with research. Now, experts explain how lifestyle factors can have a major impact on managing Parkinson’s disease and multiple…
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