As a one of the United States' top medical school research programs, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and its Department of Neurological Surgery offer superlative research facilities and resources.
With its affiliation with University Hospitals, the Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, School of Nursing, and School of Dentistry form Ohio's largest biomedical research center. The teaching atmosphere fosters a high level of care, ensuring that diagnostic procedures and medical/surgical treatment represent the most advanced medical knowledge and technology available.
Library facilities are available within the hospital as well as in the departments of Neurological Surgery and Neurology. More extensive collections are housed in the School of Medicine Health Sciences Library and at the Allen Memorial Medical Library, adjacent to the hospital. Residents and physicians have privileges at these libraries.
The Biomedical Research Building at the School of Medicine houses the laboratory of experimental neurological surgery, where facilities are available for animal experimentation, tissue culture, microbiology, metabolic analysis, and electrophysiology. The Wolstein Research Building, housing 320,000 square feet of research space, opened in October 2003 and is home a variety of breakthrough research projects, including the exploration of stem cells and how they can be leveraged in the treatment of neurological disorders. Research space is also located in University Hospital's Wearn Building, where the imaging research laboratory is located.
Additionally, the Global Advanced Imaging Innovation Center at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center is a test bed for medical imaging technologies. The center was set in motion in 2010 through a $33.4 million investment from Philips Healthcare, a worldwide leader in medical imaging systems, whose computed tomography and nuclear medicine businesses are based in nearby Highland Heights, Ohio. The Philips-UH/Case Western Reserve University collaboration will foster innovations that promise more accurate diagnoses of cancer and neurological conditions that can be quickly translated to the clinical setting. The center is using one of only four MRI-PET (magnetic resonance imaging-positron emission tomography) scanners in the world and the next generation of 3-D radiotherapy intensity-modulated radiation therapy or IMRT to better target tumors, reduce side effects and improve outcomes.