Our Mission and Vision: To Reimagine Neuroscience
We are here to transform neuroscience and develop real solutions for real problems. Our first obligation is to the people of West Virginia, but what we do here we will export from our labs and centers to the whole world.
Our purpose is highly focused – we are doing everything possible to improve brain health, performance, and resilience while advancing the care of brain disorders. The clinical and research faculty work as a coordinated team and are all unified in working to improve the lives, health, wellness, performance and longevity of our patients, the broader population, as well as the military and athletes.
Together, we are working to transform the lives of people through innovation in patient care, research, and education. And the need is more urgent now than ever: neurological disorders are common and increasing, and impact more than 1 billion people worldwide. More than 50 million Americans have some type of neurological disorder.
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.