The Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute was established to bring together the best brain physicians and researchers
from Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Brown University and the Brown Institute for Brain Science, Butler Hospital, Emma Pendleton
Bradley Hospital and the Providence VA Medical Center to provide the highest caliber patient care and to conduct exceptional basic, translational and
The institute is dedicated to making breakthroughs in brain science, developing them into effective tests and treatments and quickly delivering these new
models of medical care to patients. By taking advantage of Rhode Island’s deep expertise in the neurosciences, its impressive infrastructure for brain
science research and its connected community, physicians and scientists are uniquely equipped to conduct original, high-impact research focused on three
Institute physicians and scientists have received major awards from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), including the Javits Neuroscience Investigator
Award, the highest neuroscience honor that the NIH bestows. Researchers have won competitive fellowships from private foundations that include the
Burroughs Wellcome Fund, the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, the Guggenheim Foundation, The Kavli Foundation, The Klingenstein Third Generation
Foundation, The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, and the Surdna Foundation. Researchers are also members of leading national and international
research networks, including the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative, the Simons Simplex Collection and the National Children’s Study. Major
companies, including Pfizer, Novartis, Roche, Eli Lilly, and Medtronic, support their research.
Partner institutions have made significant investments in clinical facilities and research infrastructure, including new laboratories and next-generation
equipment for brain imaging and gene sequencing.