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Where Your Help is Needed: MUSC Neurosciences

The Neuroscience Institute is the center of cutting edge neuroscience research, education and treatment in South Carolina. The primary focus of the Neuroscience Institute is to bridge the gap between basic science and clinical science to effectively treat and eventually cure neurodegenerative disorders. The Institute concentrates on stroke, spinal cord injury and neurodevelopmental processes. In addition, the Institute supports innovative research in Alzheimer's and Parkinson's disease.

Priority Needs

Endowed Chairs ($1 million each)
Endowed chairs allow the Institute to attract the best and brightest scientists and clinicians in the world to MUSC. Most often endowed chairs are named in honor of the donor or a family member and serve as a perpetual legacy of that person's commitment to advances in medical science.

Neuropathology Laboratory ($1.1 million)
The Medical University is now working to build a new, world-class neuropathology laboratory for the processing and study of brain tissue, a critical component of research on neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.

Research Studies
Groundbreaking advances are taking place in the field of Neuroscience. A number of studies are currently in need of bridge funding. They include projects relating to stroke, epilepsy (pediatric and adult), addiction, depression, sleep disorders, movement disorders and spinal cord injury.

Neuroscience Research Professorships ($50,000)
Awarded to faculty members to support their specific area of scientific excellence.

Research Laboratories ($100,000 - $250,000)
It is in the research laboratory where all aspects of scientific inquiry occur. They are a place of discovery and better treatments for many neurodegenerative diseases including Alzheimer's, Parkinson's, stroke, just to name a few. Equipped with the latest technologies known to science, these laboratories will provide our researchers with the most state-of-the-art environment possible in which to conduct their studies.

Charleston County School Outreach Program: ($40,000 per classroom)
Due to lack of adequate state funding for science programs in our community's schools, a majority of public schools are not equipped with even the most basic scientific laboratories. MUSC is working with educators to create and fully equip labs in our schools in hopes of inspiring our future scientific leaders.

Neuroscience Institute Annual Giving Program
The Annual Giving Program supports a wide range of resources designed to support enhanced learning, research and patient care, including:

  • Retention and recruitment of the best doctors, nurses and researchers
  • Equipment and teaching/research/patient care materials
  • Classroom and laboratory renovations
  • Expanded educational opportunities for students and clinicians
  • Emergency loans, student travel and student research

For more information, please contact:

Debbie Bordeau, Director of Development
MUSC Neurosciences
Phone: 843-792-4342
Toll Free: 800-810-6872
Email: bordeau@musc.edu

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