Brain Sciences Chair

The endowed University of Minnesota Brain Sciences Chair was created through the effort and generosity of the American Legion, American Legion Auxiliary, and Sons of The American Legion, who raised over 1 million dollars in the late 1980's. This gift was matched by the University of Minnesota and the Chair was dedicated in a 1991 ceremony at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center. Shortly thereafter, the Brain Sciences Center at the VAMC was established as the seat of the Chair.

Under the direction of the Holder of the Chair, , researchers at the Brain Sciences Center are studying PTSD, Gulf War Illness, women^aEURTMs healthy brain aging, traumatic brain injury, and brain function in movement, timing and cognitive disorders.