Our brain powers our bodies, propels our curiosity, defines our personality and holds our memories.
Having a neurological disorder is scary. Providence Brain and Spine Institute is dedicated to providing the best care to our patients and their families, and donors help us do more.
Doctors at Providence Brain and Spine Institute treat the most difficult afflictions of the human brain. As a clinical leader and research hub in the region, we participate in clinical trials to discover new treatments and unlock the keys to cures. Generous donors accelerate this work, supporting opportunities for our doctors and researchers to bring the best treatments and healing to our patients.
Providence Brain and Spine Institute treats brain and skull base disorders, as well as stroke, peripheral nerve disorders, multiple sclerosis, Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), epilepsy and pediatric neurological conditions. We need your support to help the thousands of patients we serve each year.
Providence MS Center Annual Research Highlights
Watch and learn as Dr. Cohan describes how exciting, new research is helping people live longer, fuller lives:
- The exciting research activities that Providence MS Center was engaged in during 2021, including the Icometrix MRI lesion tracking and the Providence COVID-19 vaccine efficacy study for MS patients taking immunosuppressants or immunomodulators
- The Geno4ME project, which one day may offer genomic sequencing to all Providence MS patients and give them the opportunity for even more personalized care
A few take-aways from the program:
- Research at Providence MS Center is driven by the team’s goal of providing unparalleled care to their patients.
- Current research efforts focus on clinical diagnostic and therapeutic measures; registry research; and preclinical translational studies.
- Future research will focus on how patients are doing five, 10 and 20+ years after diagnosis compared to national averages.
How can you support the research efforts of Dr. Cohan and his colleagues?
It's Brain Surgery ... not Rocket Science
Brain surgery can now provide a whole new world of possibilities for some of the most vulnerable patients. Dr. Vivek Deshmukh, chairman of neurosurgery at Providence, discusses how the neurosurgical team at Providence Brain and Spine Institute is offering hope for today’s patients as they prepare for tomorrow’s.
- Stroke - https://oregon.providence.org/our-services/p/providence-stroke-center/forms-and-information/providence-stroke-center-treatment-outcomes-data/
- Sterotactic Laser Ablation - https://oregon.providence.org/our-services/s/sterotactic-laser-ablation-for-treatment-of-brain-tumors/
- Brain Aneurysm - https://oregon.providence.org/forms-and-information/t/the-next-generation-brain-aneurysm-repair/
- Deep Brain Stimulation - https://oregon.providence.org/our-services/d/deep-brain-stimulation/
Your support brings better and more effective treatments to our patients.
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How you can help
Give: Make a gift to Providence in support of brain and spine research.
Get involved: Take a tour, meet our research team in person or attend a gathering.
Introduce: Share information about our work with others, host Brain and Spine Institute tours or plan gatherings for your friends.
Remember: Remember Providence in your will or estate plan to ensure the future of brain and spine research, treatment and care.