About Us

Narayanan Lab

Funded by NIH grants, the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust, and additional philanthropic support, the Center for Neurodegeneration builds on significant progress University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics has already made on Parkinson’s disease research.

UI Hospitals & Clinics was selected in 2021 as one of only two Parkinson’s disease research centers of excellence in the United States to receive planning grants from the NIH. The new center will provide support and infrastructure for UI Health Care clinical trials involving the potentially groundbreaking use of existing drugs shown to reverse and prevent damage in Parkinson’s disease models. 

This dedicated center synergizes resources at the University of Iowa and the Carver College of Medicine and supports the pursuit of transformational discovery.