My Fiancee, Mark Farmen died on May 27 2017 at the age of 52. He was a discovery statisticians at Eli Lilly supporting many areas of discovery research and pharmacogenomics. Mark focused on supporting diabetes research & biomarkers where he developed a passion for understanding the disease in order to serve patients.
Sadly Mark struggled with mental illness most of his life, so we have chosen basic science research to help better understand and treat Mental illness as the area we would like to encourage others to donate in Marks honor through the Brain and Behavior research fund.
For all those who will Miss Mark's gentle kind nature, his winning smile, and his passion to help patients consider a donation so that Mark can continue to support health science research but this time to help prevent others from suffering from painful mental illness as he did
Here is content to help explain why you may have chosen to support the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation:
Since 1987, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation has awarded more than $365 million to fund more than 5,000 grants to more than 4,000 scientists around the world.
The mission of the Foundation is to alleviate the suffering caused by mental illness by awarding grants that will lead to advances and breakthroughs in scientific research.
100% of donations for research are invested directly into research grants thanks to the generosity of two family foundations that underwrite operational expenses at the Foundation.
The funding model of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation encourages new and innovative research in that we are able to support new ideas from bottom up generated by scientists.
The Foundation only funds scientists whose research is reviewed and recommended by a world-renowned Scientific Council including Nobel Prize winners and chairs of psychiatric departments.