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.
Funding and Collaboration
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, Aging, and the National Science Foundation. The faculty in this department 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.
Specialty Focus of Neurology Research
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
- IUPUI researcher seeks new way of increasing empathy in physicians
- Drug testing standards for hemorrhagic stroke inadequately met, unevenly applied
- Addiction cravings may get their start deep in the right side of the brain
- Cleveland Clinic neuroscientist named director of IU’s Stark Neurosciences Institute
- New prevention target: IUPUI studies effect of depression treatment on heart attack risk
- Impact of major Alzheimer’s-related gene may be felt years before any symptoms appear