Neurosurgical Research Programs
Integrative Research in the Prevention and Treatment of Diseases and Injury of the Brain and Spine
Research Laboratories and Core Facilities
Faculty members in the Department of Neurological Surgery focus their research on specific areas related to their clinical expertise, and typically work in collaboration with scientists at one or more of the School’s numerous centers, institutes and core facilities. Principal investigators operate individual laboratories at the three campuses in close proximity to their clinical work. These laboratories are used for the collection and analysis of data, surgical tissue and animal experimentation associated with the respective research projects. Technicians and research scientists in these laboratories provide an interface between clinician investigators and respective core facilities for advanced scientific experimentation and collaboration. Most neurosurgical research projects are anchored with one or more of the core facilities and programs listed below, providing countless opportunities for translational science, and the development and application of technology. A matrix model of integrational neuroscience insures an ongoing flow of data and the translation of discoveries from the operating room or bedside, to the laboratory bench, and back to the patient.
Clinical Research Nurses are assigned to individual research projects, and act as a liaison with patients regarding opportunities to participate in clinical trials. They also assist in data gathering and consent for specific studies. Extensive computer and network facilities are available at each clinical site for interface with research and clinical databases.
The following are core facilities and research groups engaged in collaborations with our neurosurgical teams:
Chicago Campus, Northwestern Memorial Hospital, and the Chicago Rehabilitation Institute
Centers, Programs, and Institutes
MD Analyze neurosurgical outcomes database
Advance Photon Source – Argonne National Laboratory Analytical Services Laboratory
Welcome to the Feinberg School of Medicine Research Cores
Thank you for your interest in the cores program. The Feinberg School recognizes that a vital and growing research program requires access to a constantly changing array of instruments and services, many of which are not commercially available, are beyond the means of individual investigators, or which can be provided most efficiently on-site. Feinberg further recognizes that there is a large and ever-increasing cost of providing these instruments and services, which requires significant institutional planning and support. To address these needs, Feinberg, directly and through its departments and centers, is committed to the establishment and support of centralized core facilities.
General Clinical Research Center HIV Clinical Trials Northwestern Center for Clinical Research Robert H. Lurie Comprehensive Cancer Center of Northwestern University
Children's Memorial Hospital
Centers and Institutes
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