Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain

Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain

The newly opened Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain brings together researchers and clinicians who study how the brain is built during the formative years. Together, these experts are tackling disorders such as autism, ADHD, cognitive delays, drug addiction, and severe depression—conditions that often start early and have lifelong consequences. 

A transformational pledge of $35 million from Minnesota Masonic Charities is playing an integral role in the institute’s success, ensuring we continue to find solutions that will give every child the chance for a safe, happy, and productive life.

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Damien Fair
In 2020, Damien Fair, Ph.D., was one of two faculty at the University of Minnesota—and one of only... Read more
Year published: 2021

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The University of Minnesota has announced a $35 million gift from Minnesota Masonic Charities, an organization that is the University’s largest single donor. Read more