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University of Iowa stroke researchers, led by INI's Enrique Leira, MD, have received a five-year, $1.5 million competitive grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health to continue to run a research infrastructure of 12 hospitals in Iowa, Nebraska, and North Dakota aiming to generate and...
The University of Iowa is expanding its role in a network of neurological research centers funded by the National Institutes of Health. The NIH announced a renewal of funding for Network for Excellence in Neuroscience Clinical Trials, or NeuroNEXT, a research program that helps streamline phase II...
The Parkinson’s Foundation has named UI Hospitals and Clinics a center of excellence and adds it to a global network of 45 select academic medical centers. Along with UI Hospitals and Clinics, two other additions to the network this year are the Cleveland Clinic and the University of South Carolina...
In an effort to spur greater collaboration between bioscience researchers at Iowa State University and the University of Iowa, the two schools have awarded seed grants to help investigators build teams, collect data, grow projects and win grants. Iowa Neuroscience Institute faculty members Aaron...
The Iowa Neuroscience Institute’s new Neural Circuits and Behavior Core (NCBC) is open to support members of the University of Iowa community. The NCBC was created to enable UI researchers to investigate neural circuit function in health and disease using tools that are often not available within...
Jan Wessel, assistant professor of neurology and of psychological and brain sciences, has been awarded a National Science Foundation Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) Award. The award is $750,000 over 5 years. The CAREER award is the most prestigious NSF honor for junior faculty and...
A German researcher and clinician, who recently joined the Iowa Neuroscience Institute (INI) and psychiatry faculty, is combining genetics and neuroimaging to investigate how brain structure is altered in autism and schizophrenia. “It is absolutely intriguing to me that psychiatric disorders have a...
Although brain research has seen many major advancements over the past few decades, neuroscientists still face a huge limitation in not having access to human brain tissue for molecular and genetic research. Until recently, researchers had to rely on post-mortem brains or animal models to study...
University of Iowa Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Neuroscience student, Benjamin De Corte, has won the Kwak-Ferguson Fellowship, a $10,000 award from the Iowa Neuroscience Institute for an upper level graduate student working in the area of neurodegenerative diseases. His research in the lab...
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 )