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Dean Marjorie Bowman at press conference
Boonshoft School of Medicine Dean Marjorie Bowman at the news conference announcing the affiliation with Dayton Children's Hospital

Wright State and Premier Health Neuroscience Institute adds Dayton Children’s Hospital, pediatric research to neuroscience venture

Dayton Children's HospitalThe Wright State University & Premier Health Neuroscience Institute, together with Dayton Children's Hospital, announced today the affiliation of Dayton Children's with the institute to boost pediatric neuroscience research in the region and enhance pediatric care.

Dayton Children’s clinicians and researchers will formally participate in a broad range of research and educational programs with the members of the Wright State University & Premier Health Neuroscience Institute.

The affiliation broadens the institute’s research programs and infrastructure by creating the Dayton Children’s Professorship of Pediatric Neuroscience. The new professor will focus on research into pediatric neurological disorders as well as providing clinical care at the hospital.

“This affiliation will expand a major public-private partnership that not only unites the Dayton region’s most advanced biomedical research institution with tremendous clinical resources of major health care systems, but also illustrates how these partners have invested and collaborated to grow the health care sector that drives the region’s economy,” said Wright State University President David R. Hopkins.


Topping ceremony

Wright State celebrates NEC Building construction milestone with topping out ceremony

(May 2, 2014) Wright State University celebrated a milestone in the construction of the Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration (NEC) Building on Friday, May 2. Before the final steel support beam was put into place, members of the administration, campus leadership and special guests sisgned the beam for posterity during a topping out ceremony. Construction of the building is on schedule for an opening in February 2015.


Second Annual Neuroscience Symposium slated Nov. 5, 2013

(Oct. 29, 2013) The Wright State University and Premier Health Neuroscience Institute will present its second annual neuroscience symposium, “Selected Topics in Translational Neuroscience,” on Tuesday, Nov. 5, from 1:15 to 5:15 p.m., in the Sinclair Conference Center at Sinclair Community College. The presentations will explore current research on myasthenia gravis, ways to improve the neurologic health of preterm infants, stress resilience and stroke. The keynote speaker is Gil Wolfe, M.D., professor and chair, Department of Neurology, University of Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Science.



Goundbreaking was held for the Neuroscience Engineering Collaboration Building on April 25, 2013.

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.


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.