INSTITUTE OF NEURAL REGENERATION AND TISSUE ENGINEERING

Provo, UT   |  www.neuralregeneration.org

Mission

The mission of the Institute of Neural Regeneration & Tissue Engineering is primarily to conduct leading scientific research, including research in the fields of neuroscience, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, surgery, oncology, neurology, pharmacology, engineering, physics, stem cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, biomedical engineering, and mathematics, with the goal of improving the quality of life for millions who suffer from strokes, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, epilepsy, and neurodegenerative diseases; advance novel capabilities in restoring neural function and provide new understanding of the complexities and fundamental basis of all neural function, from molecular, cellular, and human perspectives.

Ruling year info

2014

Principal Officer

Richard McMurtrey

Main address

3549 N University Ave Ste 100

Provo, UT 84604 USA

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EIN

47-1612897

NTEE code info

Biomedicine, Bioengineering (H92)

Neurology, Neuroscience (H96)

Biological, Life Science Research includes Marine Biology, Physiology, Biochemistry, Genetics, Biotechnology, etc.) (U50)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990-N.

Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

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Numerous neurological injuries and conditions have no known treatment or cure [including stroke, traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury, neuromuscular diseases, and neurodegenerative diseases such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease, Huntington's disease, and Lou Gehrig's disease, or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS)], leading to devastation and hopelessness for millions of people who have suffered these diagnoses. A vast amount remains to be discovered regarding the workings of the nervous system, and the work of the Institute seeks to unravel and understand these mysteries, while also translating these discoveries into meaningful therapeutic interventions that will improve quality of life for millions of people around the world.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Scientific Research for Neurological Diseases and Injuries

Perform innovative scientific research, including research in the fields of neuroscience, tissue engineering, regenerative medicine, surgery, oncology, neurology, pharmacology, engineering, physics, stem cell biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, biotechnology, biomedical engineering, and mathematics; promote research and development of novel therapeutic approaches to health and enhance understanding of injuries and diseases that afflict the health of citizens; improve means of predicting, preventing, treating, restoring, or curing a variety of many diseases and injuries of the human body; improve the quality of life for millions who suffer from strokes, spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries, epilepsy, and neurodegenerative diseases through world-class research; advance novel capabilities in restoring neural function and provide new understanding of the complexities and fundamental basis of all neural function, from molecular, cellular, and human perspectives.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Our results

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Number of publication citations

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Totals By Year
Related Program

Scientific Research for Neurological Diseases and Injuries

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Total of 331 citations of academic publications as of 2021.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The Institute hopes to continue to make innovative discoveries in how neural tissue develops and how stem-cell-derived neural tissue can be used for studying models of neurological disease and injury, which will one day enable the use of such stem cells and engineered tissues in regenerative medicine. This holds promise for one day helping to heal patients who suffer from conditions like stroke, spinal cord injury, traumatic brain injury, neurogenetic diseases and neurodegenerative diseases. We also help educate other scientists and the general public on these research areas and clinical applications.

The Institute's director of research has experience in neurosurgery, critical care, biomedical engineering, and stem cell research, with several degrees and honors for his work in these fields. With the ability to think and work outside the box, the Institute has already begun to advance new ideas that will have important impacts in how neurological diseases and injuries are treated. We also hope to expand our research programs and collaborate with other world-class research institutions. Finally, we plan to expand our research curriculum for free online education on neurological conditions, clinical interventions, and promising research avenues.

The Institute is guided by leaders in the medical and scientific fields who have a history of accomplished innovative thinking and who stay on the cutting edge of medical discoveries. With relatively minimal resources in the early beginnings of the Institute, several important research articles made significant impacts in stem cell biology and tissue engineering, and this work is expected to accelerate exponentially as the Institute continues to grow.

We have already produced a free online curriculum of educational materials on several neurological conditions. Furthermore, we have published several significant research discoveries in highly respected peer-reviewed scientific journals, and we have made this research work openly available to the public. We hope to continue leading efforts to not only make new research discoveries but also to make these discoveries available to all researchers and patients who can benefit from the work.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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INSTITUTE OF NEURAL REGENERATION AND TISSUE ENGINEERING

Board of directors
as of 3/20/2022
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Board chair

James Redford

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No