The Neurology Foundation, Inc. was established in 1989 as a tax-exempt non-profit organization to provide support to the missions of Brown Medical School and Rhode Island Hospital in patient care, medical education and neuroscience research. It is incorporated as a 503(c)3 foundation by IRS guidelines, in the State of Rhode Island. It is the employer of the majority of full time faculty members in the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at Brown Medical School. All physician members of The Neurology Foundation have faculty appointments at Brown Medical School. At its inception, there were four physicians, all based at Rhode Island Hospital. The Foundation now has fifteen physician members based at Rhode Island Hospital, Hasbro Children's Hospital, Memorial Hospital of Rhode Island, The Miriam Hospital, and Women and Infants' Hospital.
The mission of The Neurology Foundation is to develop and maintain the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at Brown Medical School and its affiliated hospitals as one of the premier departments in New England. The Neurology Foundation is dedicated to excellence in patient care, research and teaching. To accomplish its mission, physicians of The Neurology Foundation are deeply involved in research, teaching and the administration of the academic venture at Brown Medical School and its affiliated hospitals.
Physician members of The Neurology Foundation receive research grant funding from federal sources, including the National Institutes of Health, and non-federal sources to conduct laboratory and clinical investigations into a variety of neurological diseases.
Physicians of The Neurology Foundation are very involved in undergraduate medical education at Brown Medical School, including basic and clinical courses. Graduate medical education revolves around the housestaff teaching programs at Rhode Island Hospital, which involve the departments of Neurology, Pediatrics, Psychiatry, Emergency Medicine and Medicine.
The Neurology Foundation physicians serve as the academic administrators of required medical student courses at Brown Medical School, neurology clerkships at affiliated hospitals, the Neurology and Clinical Neurophysiology residencies, various laboratories and clinical programs at Brown affiliated hospitals, the departments of Neurology at Rhode Island Hospital, Memorial Hospital , Hasbro Children's Hospital, Women and Infants' Hospital and The Miriam Hospital, and as the Chair and Associate Chair of the Department of Clinical Neuroscience at Brown University.