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Our Mission

Provide the best care possible today while creating a future of better treatment and prevention through discovery and innovation.

Our Vision

Create a future without brain disease.

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Field Reports from OBI

The inaugural Field Reports highlight stories that are changing how the world understands and treats the brain.

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Graduate Student Award Symposium

The O'Donnell Brain Institute will hold its inaugural Graduate Student Award Symposium on October 17-18, 2024. Selected applicants will deliver invited talks on their research.


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OBI Seminar

Subhojit Roy, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Pathology and Neuroscience at UC San Diego, will deliver a talk on May 23, 2024, as part of the OBI Seminar Series. 

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Director’s Message

William T. Dauer, M.D.
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Solving brain disease is going to take everyone working together – the person studying molecules in the lab, the clinician understanding a patient’s symptoms, the staff caring for the patient, and everyone in between. We’re committed to that collaborative journey and confident of the outcome.”

William T. Dauer, M.D.Director of the Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute

Removing Barriers Between
Discovery and Care

At the O’Donnell Brain Institute, researchers and clinicians work closely together, by design. Combining basic and translational research with advanced clinical care produces scientific breakthroughs that can move from the labs to patients in the clinic faster than ever.

Expertise and Innovation

The O’Donnell Brain Institute has assembled brain scientists, neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychiatrists, radiologists, and specialists in rehabilitative medicine.

Their common goal: Discover and implement new and better ways to treat major forms of brain and spine diseases, and perhaps even prevent them in the future.

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