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Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain

Open to patients and the public, MIDB houses educators and researchers from across the University as well as M Health Fairview clinicians, enabling side-by-side collaboration and providing a one-stop setting for patients and families that’s convenient, welcoming, and serene.


The Masonic Institute for the Developing Brain has the goal of advancing brain health from the earliest stages of development across the lifespan, supporting each person’s journey as a valued community member.

Fostering Healthy Brain Function of Children Across the Lifespan

MIDB Co-Directors Drs. Georgieff and Fair

MIDB Leadership

The institute’s co-directors, Drs. Damien Fair and Michael Georgieff, lead the institute’s cross-disciplinary team of clinicians and researchers.

Meet MIDB Leadership

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