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Reimagining Neuroscience

The Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute represents a bold, new thrust for the neurosciences at WVU. Focused on unlocking the mysteries of the human brain, our doctors and researchers are solving some of our biggest problems locally and taking those solutions globally to the world.

Dr. Ali Rezai, executive chair of the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, lays out his bold, new vision for neuroscience at WVU. Joining Dr. Rezai are WVU President Gorden Gee, Albert Wright, president and chief executive officer of the West Virginia University Health System, and Clay Marsh, MD, vice president and executive dean for Health Science at WVU.

Research drives patient care at any large academic medical center. As stroke treatment has dramatically evolved in the past decade, WVU Medicine’s neurointerventionists have emerged as national leaders in their relatively new field. Here, Ansaar Rai, MD, WVU Medicine Radiology vice chair of clinical operations, discusses the past and present of stroke treatment.

Neurosurgeons treat their patients through the use of a delicate, targeted procedure; the best neurosurgeons are skilled at several. WVU Medicine neurosurgeon Robert A. Marsh, MD, PhD, says his best approach is unique to each patient, and considers wishes as well as needs.

Dr. Ali Rezi, executive chair of the West Virginia University Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute, lays out his bold, new vision for neuroscience at WVU. Joining Dr. Rezai are WVU President Gorden Gee, Albert Wright, president and chief executive officer of the West Virginia University Health System, and Clay Marsh, MD, vice president and executive dean for Health Science at WVU.

Explore our Research

We’ve organized our thinking and research around seven themes. Some, such as virtual reality and imaging, are technology-based. Others are specific to certain diseases or conditions that negatively impact the brain and often limit people in their day-to-day activities. Collectively, they share the common goal of improving brain health.

In many instances, we’re developing new technologies to help us better understand the mysteries and intricacies of the brain and are developing new treatments for some of the most debilitating illnesses of the brain.

Thought Leadership

WVU president Gordon Gee and doctors Clay Marsh and Ali Rezai join Arianna Huffington at the 2018 Fortune Brainstorm Health conference.

Patient Stories

Imagine being unable to tie your shoes, write, type, or drink from a cup because of involuntary shaking in your hands. For 25 years, Jim Hudson, 68, of Moundsville, West Virginia, struggled with basic tasks that required the use of his hands. A movement disorder had taken control of his life.

Featured Doctor

Dr. Rabia Qaiser, pediatric neurosurgeon, talks about her passion for our misson and her pediatric patients.

News

Dr. Ali Rezai (seated. left) is joined by Senator John D. Rockefeller, IV, (seated, right), WVU President Gordon Gee (standing, center), Albert L. Wright, Jr, President and CEO, WVU Health System (standing, left), and Clay Marsh, MD, vice president, health affairs at Dr. Rezai’s investiture ceremony.

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