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Mission and Goals

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The UMMC Neuro Institute provides an integrated and multidisciplinary approach to neuroscience health and disease, and the discovery of new treatments and care for brain and nervous system injury and disorders. By utilizing the power of an academic medical center and the collaborative efforts of multiple departments, schools, hospitals and community partners, we are working to transform and modernize neuroscience health care, research and education and have a lasting impact on the lives of Mississippians.

Our vision

The UMMC Neuro Institute seeks to be recognized nationally for exceptional patient care and leading basic science, translational, clinical and population-based research focused on improving outcomes in the treatment of brain and nervous system injury and disease. We further seek to be recognized as a leader in neuroscience education by developing training programs that provide comprehensive multidisciplinary learning experiences for students, residents and fellows in medicine, dentistry, graduate school, nursing, physical and occupational therapy and other health care professions.

Our objectives

  • Create a structure that supports purposeful discovery of new treatments and care for brain and nervous system injury and disorders with the focus of stroke, traumatic brain and spinal cord injuries and addictions.
  • Provide an umbrella organization with a collaborative platform across existing UMMC neuroscience related departments, schools and programs offering a formal and cohesive model for prioritizing, organizing, funding and implement multi-disciplinary scientific research producing high levels of productivity and achievement.
  • Build meaningful community and institutional partnerships across the State of Mississippi that foster collaboration with the intent of making significant contributions to the field of neuroscience and through these synergies find ways to improve population health by delivering better health outcomes, improving patient experience and reducing costs.