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Chet Moritz and Adrienne Fairhall receive $1.5 million grant for brain-computer 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. Chet Moritz of Rehabilitation Medicine and Physiology & Biophysics and Adrienne Fairhall of Physiology & Biophysics & Physics, along with Joshua Smith of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science & Engineering 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.” More from The Seattle Times