SBMT Fact Sheet

Brain Mapping Foundation and the Society have been on the forefront of brain mapping research by engaging all stakeholders and partnering with many government agencies, industry leaders and non-profit organizations.

Board of Directors:

Brain Mapping Foundation and SBMT (the Society) has been on the forefront of the brain mapping research for more than a decade. Our board and faculty comprised of world class scientists, researchers, engineers and surgeons from universities across the United States of America, Canada, Australia and many other countries. Board Members

Past Brain Mapping Policy advocacy:

  • Report language for Multidisciplinary Brain Research-DoD 2012
  • Brain mapping Days at the Capitol Hill and Canadian Parliament:
    • Annual Brain Mapping Day at the US Congress: Read more
    • Annual Brain Mapping Day at the Canadian Parliament: Read more
  • SBMT/IBMISPS initially advocated for a National Brain Mapping Policy, since 2004 followed by a speech from Senator Barbara Boxer in 2007: Watch video

We have been supporting wounded warrior care for the last 10 years and have been effective in shaping policies that help bring better care to the wounded and ill. Here is the comment from former Chairman of the Joint Chief of staff Admiral Michael Mullen: Watch video

Brain Mapping Foundation has funded or has been instrumental in establishing life saving research with NASA in the last 10 years; many of them in clinical practice and one was awarded by NASA:

  1. Galaxy-Exploring Camera to Be Used in the Operating Room
  2. JPL Nanotubes Help Advance Brain Tumor Research
  3. NASA's Electronic Nose May Provide Neurosurgeons with A New Weapon Against Brain Cancer
  4. X Marks the Spot

Annual World Congress Meetings:

SBMT has held 13 Annual World Congresses for Brain Mapping and one satellite symposium (3 International: Australia, France, Canada): Read more


First Open Access Publication on Brain Mapping:
SBMT has established the first Brain Mapping open access journal called SBMT-PLoSOne NeuroMapping  and Therapeutics: Read more

3 Special issues of Multidisciplinary Brain Mapping research with NeuroImage:

  1. NeuroImage
    Volume 54, Supplement 1, Pages S1-S292 (January 2011)
  2. NeuroImage
    Volume 47, Supplement 2, Pages T1-T162 (August 2009)
  3. NeuroImage
    Volume 37, Supplement 1, Pages S1-S156 (2007)

The First Textbook of Nanoneuroscience, Nanoneurology and Nanoneurosurgery:
SBMT has published The First Textbook of Nanoneuroscience, Nanoneurology and Nanoneurosurgery in partnership with CRC: Read more

Recognitions and awards in the area of Brain Mapping:

SBMT has recognized pioneers in the field and awarded humanitarian and beacon awards to inspiring figures including, trailblazers in science, leading policymakers, and pioneers in technology development and individuals who have raised awareness about brain mapping and neurological disorders in general. Read more

K12 program to inspire kids:

Brain Mapping at the Kids corner: Read more

SBMT University:

All presentations from the past annual congresses are at the fingertips of SBMT members and students: Watch videos

SBMT Student Chapters:

Student chapters are aimed at mentorship of undergraduate, graduate and post graduate trainees. Read more

Endorsements, Co-sponsorships and partners:

American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS)
International Society for Magnetic Resonance Imaging in Medicine (ISMRM)
California Regenerative Medicine Institute (CIRM)
National Space Biomedical Research Institute (NSBRI)
NASA-Human Health and Performance Center (NASA-HHPC)

Collaborating partners also include: Australian Government and Australian Bio Tech (collections of 650 Australasia biotech firms), Canadian government and scientists, more than 200 universities and research institutions across the world. Man of the US Government Agencies. SBMT has near 3000 contacts with the industry around the globe. For more information please visit our website:  WWW.WORLDBRAINMAPPING.ORG

Brain Mapping Foundation launched National Center for Nano-Bio-Electronics in 2011:

The NCNBE mission is to establish collaborating research laboratories and network throughout the state of California and beyond in order to rapidly develop solutions for neurological disorders employing advances in nanotechnology, stem cell research, medical devices (nano-bio-electronics) while fostering biotech spinoffs for the purpose of job creation.

NCNBE promotes the public welfare and improves patient care through the translation of new technologies into life saving diagnostic and therapeutic procedures. The center is committed to excellence in education, and scientific discovery. The NCNBE achieves its mission through multi-disciplinary collaborations/consortium with government agencies, patient advocacy groups, educational institutions, private sector, industry, and philanthropic organizations. Read more