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Colin Derdeyn, MD, the Krabbenhoft Chair in Radiology and department executive officer of radiology, is a winner of the 2019 Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy for Radiology & Biomedical Imaging Research. ( read more )
The Iowa Neuroscience Institute has awarded two grants to support early-career faculty members pursuing research in epilepsy and neuropsychiatric disease. Brian Dlouhy, MD, PhD, assistant professor of neurosurgery, and Aislinn Williams, MD, PhD, will each receive $300,000 over two years to support...
The University of Iowa Office of the Vice President for Research (OVPR) this week celebrated faculty, staff, and students who have distinguished themselves in the areas of research, scholarship, innovation and mentoring. Among the award winners were two INI faculty members and two students working...
Director’s Report, Spring 2019 Welcome new faculty Joseph Glykys , Assistant Professor of Pediatrics and Neurology PhD, Neuroscience, UCLA Postdoctoral Research Fellow & Pediatrics Internship, Massachusetts General Resident, Neurology Residency, Harvard U/Massachusetts General and Brigham and...
A recent study led by Ashutosh Mangalam, PhD, UI assistant professor of pathology, shows that a type of human gut bacteria is as effective as an approved drug in blocking multiple sclerosis-like symptoms in a mouse model of the disease. ( read more )
Ryan Boudreau, PhD, assistant professor in Cardiovascular Medicine, was awarded a five-year, $1.9M NIH R01. This funding will support Boudreau’s further investigation of the cardiovascular effects of a genetic variant in SCN5A, the gene that encodes the Nav1.5 sodium channel that provides the...
Three University of Iowa undergraduates, Megan Hynd, Elizabeth Kruse, and Madison Merfeld, have won the 2019 Iowa Neuroscience Institute Summer Scholar Awards. The INI Summer Scholar Program supports Iowa undergraduates planning to pursue research during the summer in the lab of an INI faculty...
UI researchers led by Sam Young, PhD, have just published findings from a study using innovative technologies to better understand signaling capacity between neurons, leading to a new understanding of how the strength of information flow in the brain is controlled. ( read more )
The National Academy of Inventors (NAI) has named University of Iowa neurosurgeon and entrepreneur Matthew Howard, M.D., a 2018 fellow. A member of the Pappajohn Biomedical Institue, Howard he has invented multiple pioneering medical devices that address unmet medical needs and improve patient care...
Gen Shinozaki, MD, associate professor of psychiatry, received the Dlin/Fisher Clinical Research Award at the Academy of Consultation Liaison Psychiatry Annual Meeting last month. Shinozaki was recognized for his outstanding work in using a novel EEG device to screen for delirium. ( read more )