The Wright State University & Premier Health Neuroscience Institute provides a powerful mechanism to fully integrate the biomedical research expertise of an academic institution with the clinical resources of a leading hospital system. Neuroscience is an exceptionally broad field, with literally hundreds of centers and institutes around the globe exploring highly complex problems. The WSU & Premier Neuroscience Institute joins this endeavor with a critical focus on disorders that affect movement, and brings strong interdisciplinary teams together from multiple departments to speed the transfer of research discoveries from bench to bedside and improve the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders.
The research component of the institute will be located on the WSU campus in a new $37 million Neuroscience and Engineering Collaboration Building slated for completion in 2015. It will also have facilities dedicated to patient care and clinical research within Miami Valley Hospital. In addition, the partners have collaborated to create a new clinical Department of Neurology within the Boonshoft School of Medicine and hire a department chair and new faculty physicians, all of whom will practice, teach and conduct research in both locations.
A Watershed Accomplishment for the Dayton Region
As the critical centerpiece for conducting neuroscience research at Wright State, the Neuroscience Institute will:
- Promote ways to move the results of that research directly from the laboratory to the bedside
- Provide outstanding neurological clinical care to the community
- Create a clinical and research enterprise that will be pivotal for the region's economic recovery.
Joint research activities and related investments will have direct economic impact on the community, amounting to tens of millions of dollars over the next five years.