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 University of Utah College of Pharmacy’s Anticonvulsant Drug Development (ADD) Program has been awarded a five-year $34 million contract renewal with the NIH’s National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) to test and identify novel investigational therapeutics for preventing the development of epilepsy and treating refractory, or drug-resistant, epilepsy.... Read More
Stefan M. Pulst, M.D., Dr. med., professor and chair of the Department of Neurology at University of Utah Health, is one of nine recipients nationwide of the 2022 R35 Outstanding Investigator award from the National Institutes of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). ... Read More
A recent study demonstrates how a training program for Black parents of children with autism called Spectrum of Care helped fill unmet needs. The program was developed by the Black community for the Black community. ... Read More
One graduate student in the department of biochemistry, and two in the department of neurobiology, have been awarded the National Science Foundation’s Graduate Research Fellowship Program (NSF GRFP) for 2022. ... Read More
University of Utah Health physical medicine and rehabilitation assistant professor Jacob George, PhD, director of the Utah NeuroRobotics Lab who is also helping develop the “LUKE Arm” motorized prosthetic arm, was named one of Forbes’ “30 Under 30” in the Science category for 2022.... Read More
University of Utah Health and Intermountain Healthcare are taking part in an international study to help determine if high intensity exercise can slow the progression of Parkinson’s disease.... Read More
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke has awarded a $10-million grant to the Four Corners Youth Consortium, a group of academic medical centers studying concussions in school-aged children. ... Read More