The Brain Tissue Resource Facility (Brain Bank) is a tissue library to enable the study of neurodegenerative diseases, including Parkinson’s Disease, Alzheimer’s Disease, Lou Gehrig’s Disease and other brain disorders. In the subsequent pages, you will be able to learn about the purpose and history of the VCU Brain Bank, which is housed within the Department of Neurology. In addition, there are helpful links to selected neurodegenerative disease societies as well as important forms and information that can be downloaded.
If you have any questions after reading this site, please feel free to contact the bank’s director, Dr. Severn Churn. He can be reached using the contact information below. Please note, in the case of accidental death, the medical examiner’s office will take control of the body and override any donation arrangements.
VCU Brain Tissue Resource Facility
Department of Neurology
1101 E. Marshal Street
Richmond, VA 23298-0599
Phone (804) 828-9664
Fax (804) 828-2010
To support the Brain Bank with a gift, please make checks payable to the MCV Foundation: Brain Tissue Resource Fund and mail to:
MCV Foundation, PO Box 980275, Richmond, VA 23298-0275
Or Contact: Carrie Bickford, VCU Health, Office of Development, (804) 828-4100