Advanced Medical Research with Field Neurosciences Institute
Saginaw Valley Neurosurgery contributes specialized knowledge and clinical expertise with partners FNI and St. Mary's of Michigan in clinical research trials for new medications, treatments and devices. Saginaw Valley Neurosurgery also utilizes this partnership to discover new ways to manage and treat neurological disorders.
Some of the current Saginaw Valley Neurosurgery-Field Neuroscience Institute research partnerships include:
Glioblastoma (brain tumor) Research: Saginaw Valley Neurosurgery physicians actively participate in a Glioblastoma Clinical Research Trials and currently are screening patients for a vaccine for EGFRvIII positive GBM. SVN Collaborates with Dr. Joseph Moskal, the Director of the Falk Center for Molecular Therapeutics at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois on brain tumor genetics. The research will hopefully lead to the creation of new treatments for Glioblastoma, and improve outcomes for patients.
Other research initiatives
FNI has experience in T-cell vaccine research for patients with relapsing remitting MS and Traumatic brain injury patients with sleep disorders.
SVN is a leader in spine instrumentation and has participated in artificial cervical disc clinical research trials with FNI.
FNI Research lab at Central Michigan University: Another way Saginaw Valley Neurosurgery physicians encourage and contribute to the education of medical professionals is by contributing knowledge and expertise to university programs. Our physicians are currently involved as clinical partners at CMU to further research and educational programs at the on-campus through the FNI research lab in Mt. Pleasant, Michigan.
Stem Cell Research: Saginaw Valley Neurosurgeons retain an integral role in supporting stem cell research at FNI. FNI is currently in the midst of a $300,000 study involving adult stem cells. The FNI lab is among a handful in Michigan performing stem cell research and is gaining national recognition as a stem cell research leader.
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