The Department of Neurology has a sustained commitment to excellence in the three major components of academic medicine: teaching, clinical care and research that advances medical knowledge and therapy. Research funding for the clinical, basic, and translational studies in the department has increased steadily over the past few years and in FY2011 the department received $7,408,324 in NIH grant support.
Basic Research Basic scientists in the Department of Neurology continue to be successful in securing extramural funding. Several new extramural basic science grants were awarded to neurology faculty from July 1, 2010 to June 30, 2011. In addition, Neurology faculty received notice that several other awards will be funded in the coming fiscal year.
Basic neuro-science investigators in the Department of Neurology had a number of successes during the past academic year. Some of the major achievements include:
Clinical Research Clinical research in the Department of Neurology has also expanded in the last several years and significant numbers of patients with neurologic diseases are enrolled in ongoing clinical trials. This is an invaluable resource for continued development of research in the department, and also attracts patients to our medical center.
Michael Zigmond continued directing an NIMH T32 training grant focused on training in the neurobiology of psychiatry disorders and an NINDS T32 training grant to provide training in the neurobiology of neurodegenerative diseases. In addition, Dr. Zigmond continues to direct an NINDS U13 grant to conduct survival skills and ethics workshops for neuroscientists.
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