SCHEV approves School of Neuroscience at Virginia Tech

IndustriesMarch 24, 2016  |  Print this pageThe State Council of Higher Education for Virginia has approved the Virginia Tech School of Neuroscience, the first school of neuroscience in the country.Virginia Tech’s Board of Visitors approved the school in November. The school will be part of the Virginia Tech College of Science and headed by neuroscientist Harald Sontheimer.SCHEV previously approved a bachelor’s of science in neuroscience in 2014, which was part of the College of Science’s Academy of Integrated Science.The bachelor’s degrees and future graduate degrees will now be housed in the School of Neuroscience.The school will study disorders of the brain, such as Alzheimer’s disease and traumatic brain injury, and the mind itself, including decision-making, behavior and creativity.“With the establishment of the first School of Neuroscience in the United States,…

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