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Neurology Research

The Department of Neurology at Indiana 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 department's preclinical and clinical neurologic research programs are dynamic, multidisciplinary groups focused on improved prevention and treatment.

The department is home to the nation’s most comprehensive study of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease as well as innovative investigations in a wide array of therapeutic areas supported by federal grants from the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS), National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institute on Aging (NIA), and the National Science Foundation. 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.

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Want to help researchers find new ways to diagnose and treat neurologic conditions? Contact the Neurology Clinical Trials team to get connected to ongoing studies in Indiana.

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Indiana Alcohol Research Center

The Indiana Alcohol Research Center is a specialized research center at IU School of Medicine where experts study the behavioral, genetic and central nervous system factors that contribute to alcohol-use disorders.
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The Longitudinal Early-onset AD Study (LEADS) is funded by the National Institute on Aging to address several major gaps in Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias research and housed at IU School of Medicine.
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Apostolova Lab

The Apostolova lab focuses on the characterization of early stages of Alzheimer’s disease and the development and validation of sensitive imaging and genetic biomarkers for Alzheimer’s disease and other dementing disorders. 
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Dage Lab

The Dage Lab is focused on the discovery and development of biomarkers to aid in the understanding of neurodegenerative diseases.
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Kareken Lab

The Kareken Lab uses neuroimaging to understand the human brain’s reward system in studies of alcoholism and obesity.
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