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McGovern Institute video wins Telly Award

Given top honors in fundraising category

The McGovern Institute for Brain Research at MIT is pleased to announce that its feature video, Welcome to the McGovern Institute, has won a 2010 Telly Award. Produced by Emmy nominated John Rubin Productions, the 20-minute video shows how research at the Institute is pushing the frontiers of technology and providing new insights into brain disorders such as autism, Parkinson’s disease, and mental illness. The video won top honors in the fundraising category.

“Understanding the human brain is the great scientific challenge of our time,” said Robert Desimone, director of the McGovern Institute. “We are now studying the brain in ways that would have been inconceivable a few years ago, and we are deeply grateful to the many donors whose support makes our work possible. I am delighted that our video received this prestigious award, which will draw attention to the extraordinary scientific advances being made here at the Institute.”

The feature video, accompanied by interviews with individual faculty members, are all freely available on the McGovern Institute website.

Founded in 1978, the Telly Awards honor outstanding local, regional, and cable TV commercials and programs, the finest video and film productions, and online film and video. More than 11,000 entries from around the world were reviewed this year and less than 10 percent were chosen as winners of the Silver Telly, the highest honor. A panel of accomplished industry professionals, each a past winner of a Silver Telly, judged the competition and evaluated the entries based on distinction in creative work. For more information on the Telly Awards, visit

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