Institutes and Centers

The institutes and centers of the Department of Neurology are involved in cutting-edge research into debilitating neurological disorders. Some, like the Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center (ADRC), have been funded for over 20 years while others have been created in the last two years. Sources of funding range from multi-year federal and state grants to private foundations. All provide the best possible resources for researchers, clinicians, and patients.

Alzheimer Disease Research Center

The ADRC at the University of Pittsburgh was established in 1985 by a grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA), as a mechanism for integrating, coordinating, and supporting new and on-going research by established investigators in Alzheimer’s disease and aging. Learn more »

American Parkinson Disease Association Center for Advanced Research

The University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine was named an American Parkinson Disease Association Center for Advanced Research this year. The APDA is the nation’s largest grassroots Parkinson’s organization and has been providing patient and caregiver support, free educational materials and scientific research support for 45 years. Learn more »

Center for Advanced Brain Magnetic Source Imaging

Magnetoencephalography (MEG) is the most modern and powerful technique for studying brain functions non-invasively. The University of Pittsburgh Medical Center has acquired a cutting-edge MEG system and established the Center for Advanced Brain Magnetic Source Imaging (CABMSI) at UPMC Presbyterian. Learn more »

Comprehensive Epilepsy Center (UPCEC)

The University of Pittsburgh Comprehensive Epilepsy Center (UPCEC) continues to provide state-of-the-art diagnostic and treatment services to adults and children with uncontrolled seizures. The center is a joint program combining the resources of the University of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC), and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh (CHP). Learn More Learn more »

Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC)

The Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) is funded by the Department of Veterans Affairs and provides an integrated program of basic biomedical, clinical and health services research, education of trainees and practitioners, and clinical demonstration projects designed to advance knowledge regarding care of the elderly, with an emphasis on stroke. Learn more »

Huntington’s Disease Society of America (HDSA) Center of Excellence

The University Of Pittsburgh School Of Medicine was named one of the 43 national HDSA Centers of Excellence in 2015.  This is a multidisciplinary clinic that includes neurology, psychiatry, genetic counseling, social work, physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech therapy, and nutrition. Learn more »

Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases

The Pittsburgh Institute for Neurodegenerative Diseases brings together in one place scientists and clinician scientists from diverse disciplines and perspectives—and several School of Medicine departments (Neurology, Pharmacology, Geriatric Medicine & Structural Biology)—to collaborate on studies of neurodegenerative disorders. Learn more »

UPMC Stroke Institute

The UPMC Stroke Institute was the first stroke center in Western Pennsylvania certified by the Joint Commission and the first hospital in the region to achieve the Target Stroke Designation by the American Stroke Association. The Stroke Institute continues to expand its role as the leading regional referral center, providing the highest quality stroke care in areas that include acute stroke management, stroke prevention, and stroke rehabilitation. Learn more »

VA Neurology Service

The Division of Women’s Neurology at UPMC is a unique interdisciplinary program that bridges neurology with obstetrics, gynecology, and women’s medicine and focuses on gender differences in medical evaluation, diagnosis, and implementation of treatment and care. Learn more »