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Neuroscience Institute Research and Academics

The Neuroscience Institute multidisciplinary research team includes neurologists, physiatrists, neurosurgeons, analysts, visiting scholars and fellows, working together to discover new information that can be used to improve patient outcomes:

  • Neurosurgery: Findings on surgical risk stratification and reduced perioperative complications were recently published and received national attention (Sethi, 2014; Buchlak, 2016).
  • Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation: Dedicated to the use of physical activity for improvement of physical function (McGough, 2016), the team is evaluating predictive factors leading to the development of chronic back pain.

Research Partnerships

Research activity at the Neuroscience Institute is bolstered by partnerships and collaboration:

  • Surgical Care and Outcomes Assessment Program (SCOAP) provides crucial information about the quality of care and areas for improvement in neurosurgery. Data analysis and research take place in collaboration with the Comparative Effectiveness Research Translation Network (CERTAIN) team.


Education engages patients as well as Neuroscience Institute professionals in relevant, stimulating learning. We learn and teach new understandings of care with experts onsite and with audiences around the world.