ASU, Banner Health create research center to fight neurodegenerative diseases

June 22, 2015

By Matt Ellsworth

Scientists Using Microscopes In LaboratoryArizona State University and Banner Health have announced a new research alliance to advance the scientific study, treatment and prevention of Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other neurodegenerative diseases.

The Arizona State University-Banner Neurodegenerative Disease Research Center plans to launch July 1 on ASU’s Tempe campus. Biodesign Institute Executive Director Raymond DuBois and Banner Research CEO Eric Reiman are leading the effort.

As part of the partnership, ASU will invite six scientists from Banner Sun Health Research Institute in Sun City to relocate to the Tempe campus. Additional recruiting will occur over the next few years. Banner will continue to grow its clinical and research programs at Banner Alzheimer’s Institute and Banner Sun Health Research Institute. Together, Banner and ASU receive nearly $65 million in current research funding in the neurosciences.

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