The UMMC Neuro Institute is a multi-department, multi-institution collaborative with a mission to integrate high quality health care, ground-breaking research, and innovative educational programs within the field of neuroscience.
UMMC’s strength as an academic medical center makes it an ideal location to pursue collaborative and translational projects. The institute complements and builds upon existing areas of strength in neuroscience to discover new cures and develop improved treatments.
Established in 2016, we aim to:
- Build partnerships among departments, schools and hospitals based on a model of shared governance, and working together across traditional boundaries;
- Serve as an "open umbrella" to bring people, departments and organizations together to address major public health issues related to the brain and nervous system;
- Focus on developing selected areas of excellence and opportunity, each integrating all three domains of health care, research and education.
Our members include researchers, educators, physicians and other health care providers in the departments of Advanced Biomedical Education, Neurology, Psychiatry and Human Behavior, and Neurosurgery at UMMC, as well as the Methodist Rehabilitation Center.
Neuroscience is a broad field that encompasses all diseases of the nervous system. The Neuro Institute’s three focal points – addiction, neurotrauma and stroke – represent areas of opportunity for integration and growth of health care, research and education.