OHSU Brain Institute

OHSU is a national leader in the neurosciences and a center of clinical neuroscience excellence. The OHSU Brain Institute (OBI) is an umbrella organization created in 2006 to enhance integration of neuroscience research and clinical programs across OHSU. The mission of the OBI is to advance understanding of the treatment and prevention of nervous system diseases by promoting interdisciplinary research in basic and clinical neurosciences.

Your support of the OBI will help us to increase the translation of research findings into improvements in clinical care of patients with neurological, neurosurgical and psychiatric disorders.

In past years, OBI has sponsored several forums in which clinicians and basic scientists discussed the state of research on topics including stroke, autism and addiction. OBI is also co-sponsor of a course for graduate students on neurobiology of disease and has sponsored graduate fellowship for students working on disease-related neuroscience research. Planning groups have discussed a number of initiatives across departments, centers and units to facilitate interdisciplinary research on neurological and psychiatric disease.

Brain Awareness Season is part of the OBI’s mission of outreach and education. For years, Brain Awareness Season has brought the latest information in the neurosciences to the community, from hands-on exhibits for children at Oregon Museum of Science and Industry to symposiums for adults.