RIPR News
4:22 pm
Wed March 16, 2011

Patrick Kennedy heads to Brown University

Providence, RI – By MEGAN HALL

Former Congressman Patrick Kennedy has a new title- visiting fellow at Brown University's Institute for Brain Science. He'll be spending his time advocating for advancements in the field of traumatic brain injury.

Kennedy has long been an outspoken supporter of mental health and neuroscience research. Now he'll be doing that work full time. He says his two year appointment will be devoted to emphasizing the importance of brain research.

"This is not traditional advocacy in the sense that there's a special interest," he says. "Everybody's interest is in brain science."

Kennedy will deliver two lectures on the Brown campus during each year of his fellowship. He says the details of his day to day work are still being defined.

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