BREAKING BARRIERS

Improving lives by pioneering advances in brain health.

THE 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.

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RNI develops new technology to predict onset of COVID-19 related symptoms

WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute (RNI) researchers have developed new tools, including the forecasting of temperature and a “Health Index,” to warn users of the onset of COVID-19 related symptoms and signs of infection in real time.  Read full story here.

Good Morning America: Brain surgery may combat opioid addiction

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WVU Today: WVU addresses addiction crisis with novel ultrasound treatment

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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.