The Discovery Institute concept is ideally aligned with the national mandate for greater
translation of basic research from the lab bench to the patient’s bedside.
In a bold effort to link basic science breakthroughs in the laboratory to clinical benefits at the bedside, Georgia Health Sciences University (GHSU) launched the Brain and Behavior Discovery Institute (BBDI) on July 1, 2008.
With strong support from GHSU and the University System of Georgia, BBDI brings together nationally recognized scientists and clinicians unlock the unsolved mysteries of major illnesses such as schizophrenia, stroke, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson's disease and multiple sclerosis.
BBDI brings together faculty from basic and clinical departments, several centers and institutes within GHSU, and serves as a natural platform for collaborations with other leading neuroscience institutions across the country.
It is the goal of BBDI to create an exciting, highly interactive environment for cutting-edge research and to make discoveries that will bring great benefits to people. BBDI will also serve as a magnet for philanthropy by individuals and foundations with an interest in finding the causes and cures for numerous neurological and behavior disorders that have adversely impacted their families and communities.
—— David C.Hess (M.D.) & Joe Z. Tsien (Ph.D.) (Co-Directors of BBDI)
Name lists from BBDI's website are all organized alphabetically.