State’s first neuroscience center opens this weekend


A first-of-its-kind facility in Indiana opened its doors last week for Hoosiers with illnesses and injuries of the brain, spine, nerves and muscles. On Friday, Aug. 24, leaders, staff and physicians from Indiana University Health, Indiana University School of Medicine and Indiana University joined patients and leaders from the Indianapolis community for the grand opening dedication ceremony for the Indiana University Health Neuroscience Center and its first building, Goodman Hall.

The IU Health Neuroscience Center, which saw its first patients yesterday, will offer easy access to some of the nation’s leading neuroscience specialists and researchers and serve as a convenient “one stop shop” for people with all kinds of mental illnesses and nervous system disorders ranging from brain tumors to schizophrenia and from epilepsy to stroke. Goodman Hall – a six-level, 270,000 sq. ft. clinical outpatient and imaging facility that will house experts in areas ranging from brain surgery to psychiatry – is named after the late Dr. Julius Goodman, the pioneering neurosurgeon who envisioned the center’s creation before dying from a brain tumor in 2008.

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