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Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program

Woman with electrodes connected to her headOne in three Americans will suffer from a neurological disorder in their lifetime.

The Ryan Institute will leverage the work of URI’s Interdisciplinary Neuroscience Program (INP), with a focus on neurodegenerative disease research. The INP forms the foundation from which this innovative and groundbreaking work can take place, supporting the discovery of new therapies, treatments, and drugs for neurodegenerative and neurological diseases. The INP draws on the expertise of six colleges and twelve departments.

The Colleges of:

  • Pharmacy
  • Human Science and Services
  • Engineering
  • Arts and Sciences
  • Environment and Life Sciences
  • Nursing

Departments of:

  • Biomedical and Pharmaceutical Sciences
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • Physical Therapy
  • Mechanical Engineering and Applied Mechanics
  • Electrical, Computer, and Biomedical Engineering
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Cell and Molecular Biology
  • Biological Sciences
  • Communicative Disorders
  • School Psychology

If we want to make the best products, we also have to invest in the best ideas…Every dollar we invested to map the human genome returned $140 to our economy…Today, our scientists are mapping the human brain to unlock the answers to Alzheimer’s…Now is not the time to gut these job-creating investments in science and innova- tion. Now is the time to reach a level of research and development not seen since the height of the Space Race.

—President Barack Obama, 2013 State of the Union

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