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The Iowa Neuroscience Institute has awarded four Accelerator Grants to support high-impact neuroscience research in areas that are new or add value to existing research by branching in a new direction. This year’s grants support research on early detection of cognitive decline, basic...
In a collaboration with colleagues in the UI Carver College of Medicine and College of Engineering, Enrique Leira, MD, MS discovered that low-frequency vibrations, such as those associated with helicopter transport, may be beneficial for stroke patients treated with these clot-busting agents. The findings were published in the journal Stroke.
University of Iowa graduate student Margaret Tish has won the 2020 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. Tish is a 4th year student in the Interdisciplinary Graduate...
Rasna Sabharwal, PhD, research assistant professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, received a four-year, $2.1M R01 from the NIH to investigate the central mechanisms and neural circuitry of emotional stress-mediated sudden death in dilated cardiomyopathy. ( read more )
Val Sheffield, the Roy J. Carver Chair in Molecular Genetics at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, has been elected to the 2020 class of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. ( read more)
A team of University of Iowa neuroscientists has received new funding for a collaborative effort to identify new treatment strategies for schizophrenia. The Nellie Ball Trust has awarded $375,000 for the five-year project, “Cerebellum in Schizophrenia.” Collaborators on the project are Krystal...
Two University of Iowa faculty members have been awarded Williams-Cannon Faculty Fellowships through the Iowa Neuroscience Institute. Georgina Aldridge, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurology and Jacob Simmering, PhD, assistant professor of internal medicine, will each receive $45,000 in...
Seven University of Iowa undergraduates were inducted into the inaugural class of Nu Rho Psi, the National Honor Society in Neuroscience. Students are selected for membership based on their superior scholarly accomplishments as well as their interest and experience in research. The new members are...