Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases

Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases

Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases


A 7 Tesla (7.0T) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner weighing almost 25 tons was recently added to the Marriott Family Imaging Suite in the Building for Transformative Medicine. A true game changer, this new instrument will help research teams to propel work forward, paving the way toward a new era in diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment for neurologic diseases. Watch a time-lapse video of the machine’s arrival and installation.

Amid efforts to discover cures for neurologic diseases at the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases, researchers and thought leaders across the Brigham and Women’s Hospital community are asking a related question: Why are these illnesses more prevalent in women than in men? In this video, Ann Romney talks about her commitment to unlocking the mysteries of women’s brains and her inspiration for starting the center.

In a unique collaboration with NASA, Cynthia Lemere, MD, is studying the effects of cosmic radiation on the risk of Alzheimer’s disease in mice in preparation for the first manned mission to Mars. The team has seen striking gender-related differences in how mice respond that will inform how we treat and care for Alzheimer’s patients.


Scientist Tracy Young-Pearse, PhD, reports on progress using stem cell models to research sex differences in the brain.

In this selfie video, Governor and Mrs. Romney share a sneak peak of the new Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases.

Researchers have identified a connection between certain cells and the progression of ALS, leading to promising work on a new therapy.

The Ann Romney Center is one of five beneficiaries of Move for Minds—working to understand women’s brains.

Watch Mrs. Romney and the BWH medical team talk about their vision for the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases.

Join our #50MillionFaces social media campaign to inspire hope, raise awareness, and drive research and cures.

View highlights from the Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases launch at Boston’s Citi Wang Theatre.

See how the new Brigham Building for the Future, opening in Fall 2016, will help clinicians and scientists change the future of medicine.

This video puts a human face on Alzheimer’s disease by featuring BWH researchers who are working hard to treat this brain disorder.


See photos of all Ann Romney Center for Neurologic Diseases events.