Donor’s Generosity Advances Neurological Research at the Miller School

On January 4, the Department of Neurology held a groundbreaking and luncheon for the Robert M. and Judith K. Cornfeld Neuroimaging Research Program, which will be housed in the Clinical Research Building and a new wing on the rear south side of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center. A grant from Robert Cornfeld, D.D.S., and his wife Judith provided the funds to build space for a new 3T GE MRI that will be leased by the University of Miami Hospital and Clinics.

The MRI is the first at the University dedicated to neurological research and will help advance research on Parkinson’s Diseases and other movement and cognitive disorders. Recent studies have found that MRI and FMRI results might provide valuable insights before disease onset, allowing for early treatment.

Construction is expected to be complete by the end of summer, with the new wing at Sylvester expected to open this fall.

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