An Emerging World-Class Center for Treatment & Research
Founded in 2016, with a desire to improve the lives of individuals and families affected by neurological and psychiatric disease, the James J. and Miriam B. Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences is advancing patient care and neuroscience research.
Research, translational as well as clinical, is the cornerstone of the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. Novelty is built into new therapies, drugs and health technologies to benefit the community.
Areas of Focus
The Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences brings together skilled clinicians who provide comprehensive, interdisciplinary care through a team-based practice at UT Health Austin, the clinical practice of Dell Medical School, and a network of partner hospitals that diagnose, treat and manage conditions affecting the brain and central nervous system.
Since neurological disorders affect each person differently, the Mulva Clinic team engages patients early in the care process to understand their goals and lifestyle. By doing so, the care team is able to provide individualized care pathways that address the whole person.
The Mulva Clinic treats bipolar, depression and cognitive disorders, as well as multiple sclerosis and neuroimmune disorders through its own specialized clinics:
- Comprehensive Memory Center
- Neurosciences’ Multiple Sclerosis and Neuroimmunology Center
- Bipolar Disorder Center
- Women’s Reproductive Mental Health of Texas
The Mulva Clinic’s hospital partners include UT Health Austin Pediatric Neurosciences at Dell Children’s and UT Health Austin Pediatric Psychiatry at Dell Children’s, as well as multisite Ascension Seton hospitals, including the Ascension Seton Brain and Spine Care Institute.
The Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences encompasses three departments — neurology, neurosurgery, and psychiatry and behavioral sciences — that conduct multidisciplinary research in the field of neurosciences within Dell Med and its training facilities. It also partners with University of Texas researchers and companies who are at the top of their fields in molecular bioscience, addiction, computational health, memory and much more.
The product of this teamwork is a creative environment where experts innovate together on meaningful solutions to improve care. Information about current research at the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences can be found on its specific research website.
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Oskar Fischer Lecture Series
The Oskar Fischer Lecture Series is a campus-wide series featuring invited scholars working at the vanguard of new ideas on the mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of dementing illnesses.
Parker Expert Lecture Series
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The Mulva Clinic was created through a $50 million gift from James J. and Miriam B. Mulva and the Mulva Family Foundation, with matching funds provided by UT Austin, the University of Texas System and Dell Medical School.