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Barrow, ASU Announce Initiative for Innovation in Neuro-Engineering

Barrow Neurological Institute and Arizona State University have announced a partnership to bring innovative solutions to patients with complex neurological diseases.

The Barrow-ASU Initiative for Innovation in Neuro-Engineering will create a new class of physician-engineers who will utilize science, technology, and design to develop new therapies and medical devices to improve patient outcomes.

“It’s a particular honor for me because before I was a doctor, before I was a brain surgeon, before I became president of the Barrow Neurological Institute, I was an engineer,” Dr. Michael Lawton told the crowd at Celebrity Fight Night. “I’m one of this rare breed of engineers who is also a clinician.”

Dr. Lawton and ASU President Dr. Michael Crow signed the memorandum of understanding at the annual philanthropic event to formalize the collaboration.

“This memorandum will help us bring our two world-class institutions together,” Dr. Lawton said. “It’ll bring Michael (Crow’s) engineers and my clinician-scientists together so that we can be an engine of innovation for this community.”

About Barrow Neurological Institute

Since our doors opened as a regional specialty center in 1962, we have grown into one of the premier destinations in the world for neurology and neurosurgery. Our experienced, highly skilled, and comprehensive team of neurological specialists can provide you with a complete spectrum of care–from diagnosis through outpatient neurorehabilitation–under one roof. Barrow Neurological Institute: Discover. Educate. Heal.