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WSU Boonshoft School of Medicine and Miami Valley Hospital form new neuroscience institute

April 14, 2016

The Boonshoft School of Medicine has a talented cadre of NIH-funded neuroscientists, along with excellent core resources and equipment for cutting-edge laboratory research, including microscopic imaging, genomics, proteomics and electrophysiology. A primary focus of their research is nervous system disorders that affect movement. The PHP system has a large and diverse patient base that provides excellent opportunity for high-quality research and clinical trials.

The institute will be the critical centerpiece for conducting neuroscience research, and will promote ways to move the results of that research directly from the laboratory to the bedside, providing outstanding neurological clinical care to the community and creating 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. The emergence of a strong neuroscience institute through this collaboration will be a watershed accomplishment for the Dayton region.

"Attracting sufficient numbers of clinical neurologists to serve our community has been an ongoing challenge," said Molly Hall, M.D., chief academic officer and vice president of academic affairs for Premier Health Partners. "This new partnership will help attract additional neurology specialists, provide improved access to neurological care in the area and enhance the ability of WSU's researchers to attract federal grants and major clinical trials to this region."

Gov. Strickland designated the institute as one of Ohio's Centers of Excellence on Feb. 19. Wright State University now has four designated Centers of Excellence, including the Center of Excellence for Knowledge-Enabled and Human-Centered Computing, the National Center for Medical Readiness and the Center of Excellence in Human-Centered Innovation.

SOURCE Miami Valley Hospital