Improving lives by pioneering advances in brain health.

With the latest technologies, an ecosystem of partners, and a truly integrated approach, we are making tangible progress. Our breakthroughs in neuroscience are strengthening our efforts to combat public health challenges ranging from addiction to Alzheimer’s. Our collaboration with elite athletes and members of the military in optimizing human performance are leading to new innovations. We are breaking barriers in research and patient care to better serve the people of West Virginia and beyond.

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DEPARTMENTS

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Neurosurgery

Providing comprehensive care for cerebrovascular conditions, epilepsy, cancer, spinal abnormalities, chronic pain,
and movement disorders.

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Neurology

Providing comprehensive, interdisciplinary care for stroke, movement disorders, headaches, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, cancer, and neurodegenerative conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease.

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Neuroscience

The RNI’s wide-ranging research is the springboard for translational technology and breakthrough science.

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Neuroradiology

One of the first first independent neuroradiology academic departments in the country.

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Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry

WVU Medicine offers treatment of mental health illness and addiction for adults, adolescents, and children.

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Human Performance Innovation Center

The Human Performance Innovation Center is a dedicated research facility focused on discovering and delivering methods to optimize performance across diverse populations.

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State of the Art Clinical Research

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Our goal is to safely, but rapidly, change the clinical landscape by implementing innovative clinical diagnostics and providing treatments to those impacted by neurological disease. We are fortunate to have federal and industry partners who share our mission and vision and support this transformative work.

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SURGICAL PROCEDURES

TOTAL PATIENT VISITS

DEDICATED FACULTY

MILITARY AND ATHLETIC PARTICIPANTS

Since its inception in 2018, the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute has been transforming the landscape of care and innovation for those with neurological and mental health conditions in West Virginia, Appalachia and across America. Please find a link to the RNI’s brochure, highlighting our team’s recent work and facilities. Thank you for your interest.

Tomorrow’s breakthroughs in brain health will happen here. Welcome to the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute. We are improving lives by pioneering advances in brain health. With the latest technologies, an ecosystem of partners, and a truly integrated approach, we are making tangible progress. Our breakthroughs in neuroscience are strengthening our efforts to combat public health challenges ranging from addiction to Alzheimer’s. Our collaboration with elite athletes and members of the military in optimizing human performance are leading to new innovations. We are breaking barriers in research and patient care to better serve the people of West Virginia and beyond.

Good Morning America: Brain surgery may combat opioid addiction

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The Washington Post: Addiction treatment had failed. Could brain surgery save him?

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PBS NewsHour: Can ultrasound be used to fight Alzheimer’s?

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PATIENT STORIES

Stephanie’s Story of Overcoming Substance Use

Serving West Virginians with substance use disorders, The WVU Medicine Center for Hope & Healing provides a blend of individual care and group therapy mixed with psychiatric/medication care and social services in a caring and judgment-free environment. The Center offers specialized programming for recent overdose survivors.

Judi’s Journey with Alzheimer’s

Neurological surgeons, neurologists, and neuropsychologists at the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute were the first in the world to use focused ultrasound to treat a patient with Alzheimer’s disease. Judi is the first patient to undergo the phase II clinical trial.

Jim’s Neurosurgical Journey

Jim Hudson has suffered from an essential tremor in both hands for the past 30 years. He couldn’t eat, drink, or do regular-everyday activities by himself. We followed him on his journey to get back control of his life at the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute.

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES

This fund allows the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute to break barriers in research and patient care.

Your generosity provides momentum for the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute to leverage cutting-edge technologies and strategic alliances to overcome the barriers to resolving some of the most persistent public health challenges, ranging from addiction to Alzheimer’s disease.