INK: Innovators in Neuroscience for Kids
INK: Innovators in Neuroscience for Kids

2020 WINNER: Dr. Brian APPavu

2020 WINNER: Dr. Brian APPavu

2020 WINNER: Dr. Brian APPavu

Detecting Covert Consciousness in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit

PI: Brian Appavu MD; Co-Investigators: Stephen Foldes PhD, Austin Jacobson MS, Brian Burrows BS


Currently, this lab is studying critically ill adults, with suspected covert consciousness (appearance of unconsciousness and unresponsiveness) with a long-term goal of developing diagnostic metrics for covert consciousness. 


Dr. Appavu and his team were awarded our $25,000 grant. Congratulations!

2020 WINNER: Dr. Richard Frye

2020 WINNER: Dr. Brian APPavu

2020 WINNER: Dr. Brian APPavu

Mitochondrial disease and dysfunction in neurological and neurodevelopmental disorders: Measurement of mitochondrial function in fresh human brain.

PI: Richard Frye


Mitochondrial disease is hypothesized to be linked to neurodevelopment disorders, such as epilepsy and migraines, but in order to study it, brain tissue within the pediatric population is required.  


Dr. Frye was awarded our $25,000 grant which will assist in establishing a process to sample and study the brain tissue of the PCH specific pediatric population, including patients with specific brain tumors and epilepsy (with or without autism spectrum disorders). Congratulations!

April 2019

Thank you to everyone who was able to come out and vote in our last event! We are so grateful to be able to contribute the funding for the development of these new advances in neuroscience!