SIU launches Neuroscience Institute

September 1, 2015 SIU Med School to Launch Neuroscience Institute Coordination to improve quality, lower costs Patients with complex brain and spine disorders may benefit from a new, multispecialty clinic at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in Springfield. The Neuroscience Institute (NSI) will consolidate SIU’s departments of neurology, neurosurgery and psychiatry into a single-site outpatient clinical care center staffed by more than 50 neuroscience providers. The institute will care for patients with a range of disorders including stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, brain tumors, epilepsy, Parkinson’s disease, Lou Gehrig’s disease, spine disease, schizophrenia, anxiety and depression. “This institute — the only state-approved, academically based, single-site neuroscience center in Illinois — will deliver improved outcomes, lower health care costs and improved access for patients,” said James Gilchrist, MD, professor and chair of…


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