Wright State University & Premier Health

Neuroscience Institute


The plan to establish the institute was developed jointly by Miami Valley Hosptial and Wright State University (with input from community physicians) and has been formally approved by university and hospital leadership.

The institute was formally unveiled during a joint news conference at Miami Valley Hospital on February 24, 2010.

The research arm of the institute at Wright State opened as the Comprehensive Neuroscience Center in February 2007 as an expansion on the scope and mission of the former WSU Center for Brain Research with the goal of improving our research into neurological, developmental, cognitive, psychiatric and trauma-induced nervous system disorders.

In October 2007, Wright State University announced that it had received a prestigious Program Project Grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. The $4.8 million grant was the first Program Project Grant the university received. Five university scientists associated with the Neuroscience Institute are using the grant to further their research into why full recovery is not always achieved after damaged nerves have regenerated.

Neuroscience at WSU


Small number of independent neuroscientists


  • Center for Brain Research established
  • Neuroscience community and resources come together; investment made by the Kettering Fund


  • Comprehensive Neuroscience Center NIH Program Project Grant (5 PIs) — $4.5 million
  • Recruitment of funded neuroscientists to create critical mass (especially to research movement disorders)


  • Receives support from the Boonshoft Innovation Fund


  • Neuroscience Institute-community partnership with Premier to create academic department of Neurology — $4.8 million
  • Named a University System of Ohio Center of Excellence


  • NIH Program Project Grant renewed — $4.6 million
  • Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building groundbreaking


  • Dayton Children's Hospital affiliates with the Neuroscience Institute to boost pediatric neuroscience research and enhance pediatric care
  • Neurology Residency Program receives accreditation


  • Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building opens
Last edited on 04/09/2015.