Institute of Neuroscience
The Neuroscience community at MCG represents a group of over 80 active scientists
whose research activities are supported by over $15 million of extramural funds. In
view of the very strong activities and potential for development, Dr. David Stern,
Dean of the School of Medicine took the initiative to establish a new Institute of
Neuroscience in 2005. The Institute of Neuroscience serves as an umbrella organization
to facilitate the administration and interactions of the various neuroscience units
Dr. Robert K. Yu is the Director of the Institute, Dr. Darrell W. Brann is Associate Director, and Dr. David Hess is the CoDirector of Clinical Affairs. An External Advisory Board consisting of internationally recognized neuroscientists, is being assembled to monitor progress and provide external consultation to the Institute. The Institute has also setup a Steering Committeee, composed of members from the various representative schools, departments, centers, and programs, which assists and provides advice to the Directors in the administration of the Institute.