A Unique Approach to Brain Health

Providing new hope for those with neurodegenerative diseases
WSH Web Impact Mulva Robin Hilsabeck

What starts here helps people live their best lives. Thanks to a world-changing gift from Jim (BBA ’68, MBA ‘69) and Miriam Mulva and the Mulva Family Foundation, individuals and families facing Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, stroke, bipolar disorder and other neurodegenerative disorders can find the care they need in one unique facility: UT Health Austin’s James J. and Miriam B. Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences.

What makes the clinic so special is its interprofessional approach to brain health, which brings together experts in neurology, psychiatry and neurosurgery to provide total patient care.

“The gift from the Mulvas was critical for allowing the development of interprofessional teams to take care of the whole person,” says Dr. Robin Hilsabeck, director of the clinic’s Comprehensive Memory Center. “Traditionally people have to go from one specialist to another. This gift has allowed us to all be under the same roof and offer care in one place together.”

Generous support from donors like the Mulvas makes it possible for UT to develop and sustain innovations in health care, combining research and its practical applications to improve patients’ quality of life.

This video is part of World-Changing Gifts, a series highlighting the impact of transformational investments made during UT’s What Starts Here fundraising campaign.

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