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Peg Nopoulos, MD, chair of psychiatry and professor of psychiatry, neurology, and pediatrics in the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine, has received a five-year, $18 million grant from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke to continue and expand a decade-long study...
Welcome New Institute Faculty Georgina Aldridge, MD, PhD assistant professor of neurology MD/PhD, U of Illinois Residency, U of Iowa Jiefeng Jiang, PhD assistant professor of psychological & brain sciences (arriving January 2020) PhD, Duke U Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford U Merry Mani, PhD...
Two teams of researchers have won Accelerator Grants from the Iowa Neuroscience Institute (INI). These grants support high-impact neuroscience research in areas that are new or add value to existing research by branching in a new direction. “These projects represent exciting and creative new...
Ted Abel, PhD, professor and chair of the Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology at the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine, and director of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute at the UI, has been elected to the National Academy of Medicine.
The Inherited Neuropathy Consortium (INC) led by University of Iowa neurologist Michael Shy, MD, has received a five-year, almost $7.2 million grant renewal from the National Institutes of Health to continue conducting clinical research on different forms of inherited peripheral neuropathies and...
Kathleen Sluka, PhD , UI professor of physical therapy and rehabilitation science, has received two grants totaling almost $13 million through The Helping to End Addiction Long-term Initiative, or the NIH HEAL Initiative , designed to improve prevention and treatment strategies for opioid misuse...
Iowa Neuroscience Institute Director Ted Abel, PhD, has been named chair and departmental executive officer of the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine Department of Neuroscience and Pharmacology. ( read more )
Three University of Iowa scientists in the Iowa Neuroscience Institute (INI) have received NARSAD Young Investigator grants from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation for projects focused on addiction, depression, and brain imaging. The two-year, $70,000 grants help promising young scientists...
A drug used to treat enlarged prostate may also be able to slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease. The surprising finding, published Sept. 16 online in The Journal of Clinical Investigation, is the result of an international collaboration involving researchers in China and at the University of...
Virginia Willour, PhD , UI associate professor of psychiatry and a member of the Iowa Neuroscience Institute, has received a $1,488,788 grant from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention , to investigate the biological basis of suicidal behavior. ( read more )