The University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center (UT Southwestern) has announced a $25 million commitment from the Once Upon a Time Foundation to fund a brain research program at Peter O’Donnell Jr. Brain Institute.
The Raynor Cerebellum Project, named after the foundation’s founder, Geoffrey Raynor, will focus on disease and dysfunction of the cerebellum and investigate the causes of cerebellar disease and disorders, with a goal of discovering treatments and cures to preserve and restore lost brain function. Part of the medical center’s campaign that has raised more than $1 billion for brain disease research, the project will bring together experts in cerebellar research and care to launch a broad range of scientific investigations from basic understanding of related neural circuitry to translational studies with patients. In addition, the project has earmarked $8 million for collaborative research grants between investigators at UT Southwestern and other research institutions.
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