CCE Seizure Disorders: Barrow Neurological Institute - Selection criteria

August 7, 2009

Awards and distinctions that make Barrow Neurological Institute a Center of Excellence.

Barrow Neurological Institute
Phoenix, Arizona

1962: Year founded

Faculty: 87, plus 67 residents and fellows, 30 researchers.

National awards and recognition: St. Joseph's Hospital (the home of BNI) is routinely listed by U.S. News and World Report as a top 10 hospital for neurological and neurosurgical care.

4,400: Annual referrals

9,500: Patients treated/procedures performed annually

350: Approximate number of research protocols

Availability of comprehensive care programs: B.R.A.I.N.S.–Barrow Resource for Acquired Injury to the Nervous System. This is a comprehensive program for traumatic brain injury.

$8 million: Annual NIH basic research funding

Other significant grant awards-The Leona M. and Harry B. Helmsley Charitable Trust recently has awarded a $1 million grant to Barrow Neurological Foundation for the construction and equipping of a research facility including a wet lab and 7 Tesla MRI unit. The facility will collaborate with Arizona State University on neuroimaging, neurorehabilitation, neural engineering, motor control, movement disorders, brain and spinal cord trauma, cancer, and neuroprotection.