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Mark Niciu, MD, PhD, one of the newest members of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, is studying the antidepressant mechanisms of an experimental drug that has shown to bring patients relief within hours. ( Read more )
The Iowa Neuroscience Institute has named undergraduates Samantha Bral, Nicole Hehr, and Stephen Kruse its 2018 Summer Scholars. The INI Summer Scholar Program supports Iowa undergraduates planning to pursue research during the summer in the lab of an INI faculty member. As INI Summer Scholars, the...
The University of Iowa Graduate College recognized INI Associate Director Joshua Weiner for extraordinary contribution to graduate education through mentoring graduate students. The UI Postdoctoral Association presented INI's Kathleen Sluka with the Outstanding Postdoctoral Mentor Award. ( read...
Donna Hammond, PhD, received an R01 grant award entitled “Mechanistic Studies of the Natural Product Nicotinamide Riboside for Relief of Painful Sensory Neuropathy.” ( Read more )
University of Iowa researchers, led by INI's Daniel Tranel, professor of neurology, show evidence that damage to the ventromedial prefrontal cortex may lead to inconsistency between one's thoughts and actions in real-world decision-making. ( read more )
The University of Iowa MADE program harnesses the existing capabilities of faculty and staff, as well as specialized university manufacturing and prototyping facilities, to create a “virtual” medical device company, which converts our trainees’ and faculty members’ ideas into new, commercially...
Iowa Neuroscience Institute graduate students Eric Emmons and Benton Purnell won first- and second-place, respectively, in the 2017 Pappajohn Biomedical Institute Graduate Student Best Paper Competition. ( read more )
NeuroNEXT brings together 25 academic health care research institutions to create a consortium of researchers with a national reach, making it easier and less expensive to conduct clinical trials for diseases like autism, Huntington’s disease, and multiple sclerosis. The College of Public Health’s...
In a new study, Iowa Neuroscience Institute researchers studied how people stopped an action. They found that when participants heard an unexpected sound, they stopped an action more often than when they heard no sound at all. ( Read more )
INI's Shaun Vecera , professor of psychological & brain sciences, has been named a recipient of the 2018 President and Provost Award for Teaching Excellence .This award recognizes faculty who have demonstrated a sustained, high level of outstanding teaching. It represents the highest level of...