Institute for Neurosciences

The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley announced on Friday, February 3, 2017, a $15 million gift to the School of Medicine from The Valley Baptist Legacy Foundation that will help establish the UTRGV Institute for Neurosciences.

Education Focus

The institute will focus on the following core activities:

  • Education – Develop capacity for integrated ambulatory/outpatient care, integrate primary care and behavioral health in internal medicine, develop medical student clerkships in psychiatry and neurology and develop research and clinical fellowships in subspecialties.
  • Multidisciplinary – Develop programs in clinical excellence and personalized medicine, including multidisciplinary research and service lines for specific populations.
  • Health and prevention programs – Including early detection/early intervention of psychotic disorders, community education and coaching on selected neurologic/behavioral disorders, and implementation of behavioral health in internal medicine and other primary care clinics

Leadership 

The interim institute director for the Institute for Neurosciences is Dr. Gabriel De Erausquin. There is an ongoing search to fill this role and it is anticipated that the role of the director of the Institute for Neurosciences will be filled by July 2018.