The CIHR Training Program in Neuroinflammation was founded in 2002 under the direction of Dr. Jack Antel. The Program started as a Training Program focused mainly on MS Research. Back then, the Program had 11 Principal Investigator (PIs), 10 of whom are still part of the program today. The CIHR grant support for this Program was renewed in 2008 for another six years, and is now under the direction of Dr. Samuel David. The renewed Program now has 16 PIs and covers a much wider area of neuroinflammation research (see Research Areas)