In 2007, the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital began constructing a major, new pavilion with eight floors, four of them underground, covering seventy-five thousand square feet. This important addition to Montreal's architectural landscape is featured as part of a public exhibit at Complexe Desjardins called "Montreal du futur." The exhibit ends on April 26.
Financed in part with a 35-million-dollar grant from the Canada Foundation for Innovation, this new pavilion will house the most advanced brain-imaging equipment for both clinical and research use. By expanding the McConnell Brain Imaging Centre into the new pavilion, the Neuro takes its place among the foremost centres of its kind in the world. Along with an array of magnetic resonance scanners, positron emission tomographs, and CAT scanners, the new pavilion will house the program in experimental therapies in which clinical trials will seek breakthrough treatments and possible cures for neurological illnesses. A major outpatient clinic is also planned that will serve more than thirteen thousand patients a year. A specially designed garden space will provide a quiet oasis for recovering patients.
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About the Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital:
The Montreal Neurological Institute and Hospital - The Neuro is a unique academic medical centre dedicated to neuroscience. The Neuro is a research and teaching institute of McGill University and forms the basis for the Neuroscience Mission of the McGill University Health Centre. Founded in 1934 by the renowned Dr. Wilder Penfield, The Neuro is recognized internationally for integrating research, compassionate patient care and advanced training, all key to advances in science and medicine. Neuro researchers are world leaders in cellular and molecular neuroscience, brain imaging, cognitive neuroscience and the study and treatment of epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and neuromuscular disorders. For more information, please visit www.mni.mcgill.ca.