The Department of Neurosurgery at Columbia University created a multidisciplinary Cognitive Science and Neuromodulation Program. This Program is designed as part of a broader Neuromodulation Center under development in Neurosurgery.
- Integrate neurosurgical and noninvasive methods for advancing the fundamental understanding of the neurophysiological underpinnings of basic cognitive processes.
- Apply this knowledge to improve our understanding of the neurobiological basis of neurological and psychiatric disorders.
- To further leverage these advances towards the development of novel diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for disorders of the nervous system.
Charles Schroeder, PhD
- Coordinate research projects across disciplines and departments
- Enhance patient recruitment and education for patient-centered research
- Engage clinicians in research opportunities
- Organize weekly business and Works in Progress meetings
- Organize journal clubs
- Coordinate student research involvement
- Create outreach website (general public, scientists, physicians, patients’ corner, donors)
- Host seminar speaker series
- Coordinate fundraising activities
- Organize training grants (e.g., Under-Represented Minority (URM) gateway)