IUSM dedicates state-of-the-art Neuroscience Research Building
October 2, 2014
Academic, scientific and health system leaders from Indiana University and IU Health gathered Oct. 1 to dedicate the new home of one of the nation's pre-eminent neuroscience research enterprises.
The IU Neuroscience Research Building, which opened in the spring, now is home to IU School of Medicine scientists -- including researchers from the Institute of Psychiatric Research and the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute -- conducting studies in fields such as neurotrauma, dementias, epilepsy, addiction and pain.
The 138,000-square-foot research building adjoins, and on three floors is connected to, Goodman Hall, the ambulatory care and imaging facility of the IU Health Neuroscience Center. The resulting 408,000-square-foot center provides a modern, expertly designed space for collaboration and innovation by physicians and researchers that is rare, if not unique. It also offers important opportunities for educating future scientists and physicians.
"This magnificent facility will allow Indiana University researchers to pursue cutting-edge and life-saving work to unlock the secrets of the brain and central nervous system as they search for the causes and cures to many devastating medical conditions," said IU President Michael A. McRobbie. "When combined with the adjacent IU Health Neuroscience Center, this research facility promises to make enormous contributions to the health and wellbeing of Hoosiers for years to come and serves as a dramatic representation of the powerful partnership between IU and the state’s largest health system."