Research Programs

As part of the largest medical school in the country, the Department of Neurology at Indiana University School of Medicine has made great strides in transforming patient lives through comprehensive research. Built on a long tradition of work in cerebrovascular disease, the many subspecialty programs are dynamic, multidisciplinary groups focused on improved prevention and treatment.

For example, the stroke program is focused on clinical trials for stroke prevention and acute treatment of stroke, and investigational work continues in the treatment of involuntary movement disorders. The neuromuscular program is pursuing electrophysiology and therapeutic trials for treatment of ALS and myasthenia gravis, and the epilepsy program is focused on research in electrophysiology and a comprehensive epilepsy surgery component.

The Department of Neurology continues to build upon its rich tradition of research and discovery in preclinical and clinical neurologic research. Cutting edge investigations in a wide array of therapeutic areas are supported by federal grants from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, and Aging, and the National Science Foundation. The faculty in this department also have an extensive track record of successfully partnering with other academic medical centers throughout the United States and the pharmaceutical industry to test and refine new treatments.

The Department of Neurology is focused on numerous areas of research, including Alzheimer’s disease, neuromuscular disorders, epilepsy, movement disorders, neuropsychology, pediatric neurology and stroke.

Subspecialty Research Programs