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RESEARCHING ANSWERS TO FIGHT ADDICTION

State-of-the-art research infrastructure under one roof - the Hardesty Center for Clinical Research and Neuroscience

Finding answers and alternatives through research

Our researchers are aggressively working to provide non-opioid treatment alternatives to better the lives of those suffering from chronic pain and addiction. Primary research areas include epidemiology, neuroscience, genetics, complementary clinical approaches, biomedical and behavioral research. Multi-disciplinary partnerships and cross-sector collaborations help us explore the underlying causes of pain and addiction to develop new prevention plans and addiction treatment.

Biomedical Research

The Hardesty Center for Clinical Research and Neuroscience houses the advanced Magnetom Prisma 3 Tesla MRI to support groundbreaking studies of brain structure and function, functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) to measure brain activity in freely moving babies, children, and adults, and electroencephalography (EEG) and psychophysiology tools to measure central and peripheral nervous system signaling. The center also houses fluid-based biomarker facilities that allow OSU scientists to ground their measurements of behaviors and brains in the underlying biology of genes and circulating proteins that are the building blocks of human systems.

“A solid understanding of the science of addiction and pain is foundational to removing stigma, preventing disease and improving patient outcomes.”

- OSU President Kayse Shrum, D.O.

The Hardesty Center is a state-of-the-art facility for brain imaging studies and research initiatives that also houses the OSU Medicine Biomedical Imaging Center.