WVU purchases Institute and continues neuroscience research

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — West Virginia University will combine a number of its brain health programs under the umbrella of the Blanchette Rockefeller Neurosciences Institute.“This is a really unusual opportunity for us to start to work together to really change the trajectory of some of these issues like Alzheimer’s or other neurologic diseases and start to frame a different paradigm for people in our state,” explained Dr. Clay Marsh, WVU’s vice president for health sciences and executive dean of the School of Medicine. In 1999, former U.S. Senator Jay Rockefeller founded The Institute named for his mother who died from complications of Alzheimer’s.WVU’s acquisition of BRNI follows The Institute’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy filing.WVU will invest a total of $8.35 million over the next several years, including the amounts paid to BRNI…


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