Over the next five to ten years, the Garvey Institute intends to build the following teams and programs to accelerate brain health.
An innovation clinic will allow clinicians and scientists to develop and rapidly test new diagnostic, preventive and therapeutic approaches for common brain disorders such as depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder and traumatic brain injury, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, addiction, autism and Alzheimer’s disease. The innovation clinic will support a brain health diagnostic program that will use state-of-the-art cognitive testing, biomarkers, genetics and neuroimaging to help track changes in brain health over time. The innovation clinic will also provide participant outreach and engagement support and a data management and analysis team.
A technology and engineering team will concentrate technology and engineering experts with diverse skills in a hub that will help clinicians and researchers develop and test innovative strategies for prevention, diagnosis and treatment of common brain disorders.
An interdisciplinary training program will attract the best and brightest students, clinicians and researchers in the area of brain health for training opportunities ranging from translational neuroscience to implementation
A communications and public education team will help researchers and clinicians communicate effectively with diverse audiences about the institute’s work, improve the public’s understanding of brain health, and reduce the stigma associated with brain and mental disorders.