Center For Collaborative Brain Research

Your brain. It’s the most complicated part of the human body. It initiates movement, controls all your body functions and interprets the words you’re reading right now. Over the last decade, advances in research and technology have helped scientists learn more about the brain than ever before, but so much about this complex organ remains a mystery.

Established in 2009, the Center for Collaborative Brain Research (CCBR) promotes and supports collaborative, cutting-edge brain research between institutions in Peoria, Ill. Researchers work with colleagues from other organizations who have similar interests but different specialties. With increased synergy among experts, the CCBR provides a more effective environment to improve brain-related academic research and elevate clinical diagnosis and treatment.

  • OSF HealthCare Illinois Neurological Institute (INI) is one of the premier neuroscience centers in the Midwest. A part of OSF Saint Francis Medical Center — the only Level I trauma center in Central Illinois — INI is well known for academic research and clinical treatment of brain-related illnesses, with providers and scientists in more than 40 subspecialties.
  • U.S. News & World Report consistently ranks Bradley University as the best regional university in Illinois and the top 5 best in the Midwest. Passionate faculty and researchers across many departments focus on special interests in brain research.
  • The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP) also serves as a research collaborator. Assisting the people of Illinois since 1859, UICOMP physicians currently receive most of the area’s NIH research grants.