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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

Graduate students across the country are invited to apply for the inaugural O'Donnell Brain Institute Graduate Student Award Symposium on October 17-18, 2024. Selected applicants will deliver invited talks on their research and receive an honorarium.

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Timothy Miller, Washington University

Join Us for OBI Grand Rounds

Timothy Miller, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Neurology and Co-Director, ALS Center, Washington University in St. Louis, will be our Grand Rounds speaker on May 8, 2024, at noon in the Thompson Conference Center (NM3.936). His talk is titled "RNA-Targeted Therapies for Neurodegenerative Disease."

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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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