The Neuroscience Initiative at University of Utah Health represents a commitment, by the University of Utah and the Senior Vice President for Health Sciences office, to unify basic, translational, and clinical research efforts towards a better understanding of the brain in disease and health. This vision is currently being accomplished by linking clinicians, scientists, and the broader neuroscience community at University of Utah Health. Our neuroscience research community, ranging from neurologists to imaging specialist to molecular biologists (>150 investigators) spans across 7 colleges and schools, 15 centers and institutes, and more than 32 departments.
The National Institutes of Health has awarded four grants to University of Utah Health scientists through its High-Risk, High-Reward Research (HRHR) Program that funds highly innovative and unusually impactful biomedical or behavioral research proposed by extraordinarily creative scientists. ... Read More
More than 25 years in the making, scientific discoveries made by U of U Health chair of Neurology, Stefan Pulst, MD, Dr Med, have reached the milestone of entering human clinical trials with a unique treatment for amyotrophic lateral syndrome (ALS). ... Read More
The National Science Foundation recently formed an international research network of scientists co-led by Matt Wachowiak, Ph.D., a brain investigator at University of Utah Health. The goal of the groundbreaking Odor2Action network is to determine how animals use information from odors to guide their behavior. ... Read More
Scientists at University of Utah Health and University of Pennsylvania discovered that changes in neuronal activity can alter the 3D-structure of DNA in neurons, and the shift may may play a role in Schizophrenia and autism spectrum disorder.... Read More
In recognition of research and leadership, Moriel Zelikowsky, PhD, assistant professor in Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah School of Medicine, received the 2020 Klingenstein-Simons fellowship award for illustrious and highly promising in neuroscience research. ... Read More
Marco Bortolato, MD PhD, is an assosciate professor at University of Utah Health who studies the underlying biology in impulse control through animal models and how it manifests in violent behavior.... Read More
In recognition of creativity, leadership and achievements in research, neurobiologist Moriel Zelikowsky, Ph.D., assistant professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at University of Utah Health, has received a 2020 Sloan Research Fellowship. ... Read More