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New Neurological Sciences Institute Building Opens on OHSU'S West Campus in Hillsboro

02/16/01   Portland, Ore.

Scientists On Hand to Explain and Demonstrate Their Latest Brain Research Findings

WHAT:

Neurological Sciences Institute (NSI) at Oregon Health Sciences University holds a grand opening celebration for its new 60,000-square-foot building.

WHO:

NSI scientists, who study the brain from the molecular level to clinical studies involving human subjects, will be on hand to demonstrate and explain their research. Paul Cordo, Ph.D., director of the NSI, will answer questions about this new state-of-the-art facility. At approximately 4 p.m., OHSU President Peter Kohler, M.D., will make a brief statement. U.S. Rep. David Wu (D- Portland) will also attend the event.

WHEN:

Tuesday, Feb. 20, 2001, 11 a.m. - 5 p.m.

WHERE:

OHSU west campus, 505 N.W. 185th Ave., Beaverton


NSI Building Facts

  • The building is 60,000 square feet. It contains research and administrative space, 23 Labs, a resource library that is open to the public for brain research, and a multimedia room for public presentations about neurological disorders and brain research, and broadcast viewing OHSU's health-related talks.
  • The building is three stories high. Laboratories studying human subjects are located on the first floor. Labs studying sensory and cellular neurobiology are on the second floor. Molecular and biochemical labs are on the third floor.
  • Funding for the $23 million building was provided through bonds. An additional $6.4 million is being raised through the Oregon Health Sciences Foundation Capital Campaign to recruit new researchers and outfit each lab in accordance with each new faculty member's needs.
  •  NSI research will help benefit patients with the following diseases and health problems: Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, stroke, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases, chronic pain, hypertension, tinnitus, balance disorders, motion sickness, glaucoma and other degenerative diseases of the eye, spinal cord injury, head injury, communication disorders and Huntington's disease.
  •  At their new home on OHSU's west campus, NSI researchers will have access to the resources of OHSU's Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute, which soon will be housed in an adjoining building, and the Oregon Regional Primate Research Center

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