About the Norman Prince Neuroscience Institute

NPNI's  Mission

Our Mission
The Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute is dedicated to advancing the neurosciences and reducing human suffering from disorders of the nervous system through world-class research, outstanding clinical care and advanced education.

Our Goals

  • Conduct rigorous, innovative research that unites and leverages the strengths of our partners
  • Provide exceptional clinical care delivered with compassion and informed by current, cutting-edge science
  • Educate a new generation of physicians and scientists to conduct collaborative, creative science and deliver the highest caliber medical care


The Norman Prince Neurosciences Institute (NPNI) brings together world-class physicians and scientists from Rhode Island Hospital and its Hasbro Children’s Hospital, Brown University and the Brown Institute for Brain Science, Butler Hospital, Bradley Hospital, and the Providence VA Medical Center to provide the highest caliber patient care and to conduct original, high-impact basic, translational and clinical research.


The NPNI is uniquely equipped to conduct research that focuses on:

  • Disorders of the developing brain, such as autism and attention deficit disorder
  • Diseases of the aging brain, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s
  • Restoring function to the damaged brain, including brain-machine interfaces and deep brain stimulation

NPNI physicians and scientists are committed to making scientific breakthroughs, developing them into effective tests and treatments, and quickly delivering them to patients who need them most.

Clinical Services

We offer innovative and collaborative approaches to treating the most complex and challenging diseases and injuries as well as the most common conditions.

Our services include:
    Alzheimer’s Disease and Memory Disorders Center
    Comprehensive Stroke Center
    Comprehensive Spine Center
    Neuropsychiatry and behavioral neurology
    Interventional neuroradiology