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Groundbreaking launches pioneering neuroscience-engineering building

(April 28, 2013) Wright State University broke ground on a new state-of-the-art laboratory building expected to become a beacon for translational neuroscience and engineering research. The April 25 groundbreaking launched construction of the $37 million, four-story Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building. It is expected to be finished by February 2015.

President David R. Hopkins called it a one-of-a-kind facility. “It’s about being bold in the community,” Hopkins said. “That’s the attitude we have at Wright State.̵


Wright State lands $4.6 million NIH neuroscience research grant

New building(March 6, 2013) Wright State University has won a $4.6 million National Institutes of Health grant aimed at improving the movement of badly injured limbs — funding that will accelerate the growth and productivity of the rapidly developing neuroscience research on campus and support the research and graduate training programs that will be housed in the new $37 million Neuroscience and Engineering Collaboration Building. The five-year grant is for continuing research first funded in 2007 with an NIH Program Project Grant titled “Synaptic Function: Effects of Nerve Injury, Repair and Altered Activity.”


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First Annual WSU & PHP Neuroscience Institute Symposium presented

(Nov. 12, 2012) The Wright State University and Premier Health Neuroscience Institute presented its first annual neuroscience institute symposium, “Selected Topics in Translational Neuroscience,” on Nov. 14, 2012, at Wright State University. Presentations explored the underlying mechanisms for the development of epilepsy, indications and outcomes for the surgical treatment of epilepsy, the interventional treatment options for acute stroke management and the mechanism of neurological involvement in critical illness.


Kenneth J. Gaines, M.D., M.B.A., named chair of new Department of Neurology

(Jan. 18, 2012) Following a nationwide search, the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine named Kenneth J. Gaines, M.D., M.B.A., chair of its new Department of Neurology, effective May 1, 2012. He also serves as professor of neurology in the Boonshoft School of Medicine and as director of special projects: clinical neuroscience development at Premier Health. Gaines comes to Wright State from the Ochsner Clinic and Foundation in New Orleans, where he chaired the Department of Neurology. Gaines also served as clinical professor of neurology at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans.


Boonshoft School of Medicine and Miami Valley Hospital announce major new initiative

(February 24, 2010) Boonshoft School of Medicine and Miami Valley Hospital held a news conference to announce the formation of the Wright State University & Premier Health Neuroscience Institute to speed the transfer of research discoveries from bench to bedside, improving the diagnosis and treatment of neurological disorders such as stroke. This major public-private initiative partners the Dayton region's strongest biomedical research institution with the clinical resources of the region's leading hospital system.