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UW Medicine creates new Institute for Brain Health Solutions focused on cognitive aging, brain wellness and mental health


$50 mil­lion gift is foun­da­tion for brain dis­or­ders research (UW press release):

UW Med­i­cine is cre­at­ing the Gar­vey Insti­tute for Brain Health Solu­tions to devel­op effec­tive new treat­ments for brain dis­or­ders, such as depres­sion, post-trau­mat­ic stress dis­or­der, addic­tion and Alzheimer’s dis­ease. The foun­da­tion­al $50 mil­lion gift to estab­lish the insti­tute was made by local phil­an­thropists Lynn and Mike Gar­vey… In its first five years, the Gar­vey Insti­tute will work on three flag­ship projects that have the poten­tial to ben­e­fit mil­lions of peo­ple: cog­ni­tive aging and brain well­ness, the effects of phys­i­cal and emo­tion­al trau­ma on the brain, and addic­tion.

The Gar­vey Insti­tute will build on exist­ing brain health research and clin­i­cal pro­grams with a goal of enhanc­ing diag­nos­tic capa­bil­i­ties and devel­op­ing fast-track treat­ments for patients. The gift will fund an inter­dis­ci­pli­nary train­ing pro­gram for stu­dents, clin­i­cians and researchers as well as a patient and fam­i­ly engage­ment and sup­port team. It will also fund lead­er­ship posi­tions, pro­vide resources for oper­a­tions and help sup­port the cre­ation of a space to bring the institute’s col­lab­o­ra­tors togeth­er.”

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