The Translational Brain Mapping Program is made possible by generous philanthropic contributions to the Department of Neurosurgery, and by research grants from the National Institute of Health (NINDS grants NS089609, NS076176; NEI grant R01EY028535) and the National Science foundation (1349042) to Dr. Brad Mahon.
Norman and Arlene Leenhouts
As a couple, Norman and Arlene Leenhouts were deeply committed to advancing neuroscience and stroke care at URMC. They had a strong desire to help us develop cutting-edge research and clinical programs to improve outcomes and reduce suffering in patients with stroke and brain tumors.
The Leenhoutses were generous supporters of the Department of Neurosurgery, and their impact will be felt in the Rochester community and beyond for many years to come. They established the Leenhouts Family Endowment for Stroke Care and Recovery to support research, clinical and educational programs.
They provided seed money for a pilot study aimed at maximizing neurological function after a brain lesion—through pre-surgical brain mapping—that ultimately led to millions of dollars in grant funding. Their generosity also created the Leenhouts Family Lectureship Fund in the Department of Neurosurgery, which focuses on stroke research, clinical care, and recovery. Additionally, the Leenhoutses supported the Joseph V. McDonald and Shige-Hisa Okawara Neurosurgical Resident Education Fund, the Department of Neurosurgery Annual Fund, the Neurosurgery Neuroimaging Partnership, the Stroke Treatment Alliance of Rochester, as well as several other areas across the University.
In order to continue to explore new research opportunities and enhance our translational brain mapping program, personal philanthropy is necessary and welcome. For more information on how your gift can make an impact:
Please contact James O’Brien at 585-276-6877 or firstname.lastname@example.org