Centers & Institutes

Centers and Institutes build synergistic alliances among clinicians and faculty from diverse departments. As a result, collaborations are brought to a higher level, driving novel approaches for tackling the grand challenges in neuroscience.

Center for Alzheimer's Care, Imaging, & Research (CACIR)

At the Center for Alzheimer's Care, Imaging and Research (CACIR), patients, caregivers and physicians will find the Intermountain West's most comprehensive treatment, research and education resource for Alzheimer's disease and dementia.

Center for Cell & Genome Science

The Center for Cell and Genome Science (CCGS) provides a dynamic, interdisciplinary environment for development and pursuit of strategies to visualize, probe and manipulate the microscopic workings of cells.

Center on Aging

The Center on Aging unites aging-related research, education, and clinical research, education, and clinical programs at the University of Utah.

Center for Engineering Innovation

The Center for Engineering Innovation (CEI) is the prototyping, advanced engineering services, and technical education center for the University of Utah; serving industry and public/government collaborators as well as supporting Utah's faculty, staff, and students.

Clinical Neurosciences Center

Designed with patients in mind, the Clinical Neurosciences Center specializes in disease-specific, patient focused care and offers Neurology, Neurosurgery, Imaging, Neuro Acute Care,Neuro Critical Care, and Spine services.

Huntsman Cancer Institute

Huntsman Cancer Institute (HCI) serves thousands of cancer patients throughout the Intermountain West every year and provides academic and clinical training for future physicians and researchers.

Huntsman Mental Health Institute

The Huntsman Mental Health Institute (formerly University Neuropsychiatric Institute) offers behavioral and mental health services and education for children, adolescents, and adults, and chemical dependency services.

Moran Eye Center

The Moran Eye Center offers treatments and procedures on a wide range of eye problems, such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, cornea, and external eye diseases.

Neuroimaging & Psychiatry Research Center

The Neuroimaging & Psychiatry Research Center researches whether mood disorders & depression in Utah can be treated with nutritional supplements to increase good energy levels in the brain.

Pain Research Center

Pain Research Center faculty include clinical and cognitive psychologists, sociologists, biostaticians, and bioengineers who collaboratively research pain and pain management. The associated Pain Management Center treats patients with acute and chronic pain problems.

Rehabilitation Center

The Rehabilitation Center in the University Hospital provides care for a variety of conditions, including brain injury, stroke, spinal cord injury, related spasticity issues, amputation, and other form of illness and injury.

Scientific Computing & Imaging Institute (SCI)

The SCI Institute has established itself as an internationally recognized leader in visualization, scientific computing, and image analysis.

Sleep Wake Center

The Sleep Wake Center specializes in diagnosing and treating sleep disorders, including extreme daytime sleepiness, difficulty sleeping at night or disturbing a bed partner with sleep patterns and/or snores.

Utah Center for Advanced Imaging Research (UCAIR)

Utah Center for Advanced Imaging Research (UCAIR) aims to improve public health by advancing medical imaging science and technology through the integration of physics, mathematics and engineering with clinical expertise.

Utah Center for Neuroimage Analysis

The Utah Center for Neuroimage Analysis (UCNIA) contributes to the excellence of the University of Utah imaging and image-based research by providing computational tools for quantitative image analysis.


USTAR Brain Institute

The Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory and the Magnetic Resonance Imaging Laboratory of the USTAR Brain Institute develops and uses advanced magnetic resonance imaging techniques to understand neural changes associated with mood disorders and substance abuse.

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Deborah Yurgelun-Todd, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Neuroscience Initiative

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Neuroscience Initiative
383 Colorow, Room 307
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Sean Flynn, PhD
Associate Director, Neuroscience Initiative