MORGANTOWN W.Va – Wednesday, the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute unveiled its new innovation center.
A dedication ceremony was held which featured tours of the facility.
The innovation center underwent a 20 million dollar renovation.
Remarks were given by founder of the institute, Senator John D. Rockefeller IV.
Many upgrades in technology were made which include virtual reality, neuromodulation, and human performance.
“It’s all geared at allowing human beings, whether you’re military, a professional athlete, college athlete, patient, stroke recovery victim, whatever the case may be. This is going to be a great place for healing and learning. And it’s just a, it’s a bold move by the university and I’m very proud of our team,” said Albert Wright, CEO of WVU Medicine.
The innovation center’s inaugural summit will be held Thursday, May 16, where leading experts will explore the latest breakthroughs in neuroscience.
Topics of the Summit will include a wide range of groundbreaking developments, including using a new focused ultrasound technology to temporarily open the blood-brain barrier for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease.