The Department of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics is home to research programs which have greatly advanced the study of Alzheimer’s disease, rare brain diseases and traumatic brain injury.
The Alzheimer's Disease Center (ADC) is one of 32 centers funded by the National Institute on Aging to evaluate patients and to conduct scientific research into the cause(s) of Alzheimer's disease. An interdisciplinary research team pools its talents to study the nature of Alzheimer's disease from many vantage points. Research is ongoing, moving closer to improved diagnosis and caregiving techniques, medical intervention, etiology and eventual cure.
The North Texas Traumatic Brain Injury Model System (NT-TBIMS) brings together UT Southwestern, Parkland Hospital and Baylor University Medical Center to provide outstanding clinical care and cutting-edge research in the field of traumatic brain injury (TBI). The TBI Center pools the efforts and talents of experts at UT Southwestern from the Departments of Neurology and Neurotherapeutics, Neurological Surgery, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Psychiatry (Neuropsychiatry), and Neuroradiology.