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Guzmán-Vélez led study shows Alzheimer's patients still feel emotion after the memories have vanished

Network measures predict neuropsychological outcome after brain injury

Compound protects brain cells after traumatic brain injury

Announcing the 2nd Annual Fall Symposium: Neurogenetics

SIDS and Epilepsy research highlighted in Medicine Iowa

University of Iowa to Launch Multidisciplinary DM (Myotonic Dystrophy) Clinic

Dr. Michael Shy and Dr. Laurie Gutmann participate in the Ice Bucket Challenge to raise awareness about ALS

Our own Dr. Michael Shy and Dr. Laurie Gutmann participated in the Ice Bucket Challenge (see the video) recently to raise awareness about ALS.  Be like Mike (and Laurie) and help support ALS research ...

Beyond the ice bucket challenge: Andrea Swenson discusses Iowans affected by ALS

Study led by Ergun Uc, MD shows walking may help patients with Parkinson's disease

Neurology and Neurosurgery ranked nationally by US News and World Report

Mark Dyken discusses sleep on IPR's River to River

UI Neurology and Neurosurgery Children's Hospital nationally ranked by US News & World Report

UI study shows hippocampus is involved in language processing, may help treat Alzheimer's

A recent study published by UI researchers Melissa Duff and Jake Kurczek showed the hippocampus is involved in language processing, which has implications for how doctors and caregivers communicate wi...

UI study pinpoints brain region associated with auditory memory

Laurie Gutmann named Director of NINDS Clinical Trials Methodology Course

Dr. Laurie Gutmann, M.D., has recently been named one of four Directors of the NINDS Clinical Trials Methodology Course (CTMC). The program is organized by the University of Michigan, in collaboration...

Stroke camp brings together stroke survivors and caregivers during stroke awareness month

Study led by Michael Wall shows glaucoma drug helps women with blinding disorder linked to obesity

Aging brains on the job, UI neuroscientist Steven Anderson offers perspective on Iowa’s aging workforce

NAEC Recognizes Iowa Comprehensive Epilepsy Program as Level 4 Center

The National Association of Epilepsy Centers recognized the Iowa Comprehensive Epilepsy Program (ICEP) as a Level 4 Epilepsy Center.  Level 4 centers have the expertise and facilities to provide high-...

Daniel Tranel accepts position of Associate Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies

I am pleased to announce that Daniel Tranel, PhD, Professor of Neurology and Psychology, has accepted the position of Associate Dean of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, effective April 1, 2014. The ...

Robert Jones appointed to US-Canadian Licensing Examination Committee

The Association of State and Provincial Psychology Boards has appointed Robert Jones, Ph.D. to chair a committee that develops questions for the Examination in Professional Practice of Psychology (EPP...

Nature Neuroscience Accepts Narayanan Paper

The article, titled "Common medial frontal mechanisms of adaptive control in humans and rodents" (link), was published on Oct 20, 2013 in Nature Neuroscience.  Department of Neurology faculty Dr. Nand...

Neuromuscular Symposium to be held November 24-26, 2013

The University of Iowa Department of Neurology is celebrating the recent expansion of its Neuromuscular Division and the new sister center partnership with the National Hospital, Queen Square, London,...

Laurie Gutmann appointed to ACGME Residency Review Committee

Dr. Laurie Gutmann, M.D., has recently been appointed to serve on the Residency Review Committee (RRC) in Neurology, for the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME).  RRC's perfor...

UIHC Comprehensive Stroke Center listed in USA Today advertisement

UIHC has again appeared in the USA Today as part of an ad campaign by The American Heart Association.  UIHC has earned Comprehensive Stroke Center status, the highest level of stroke care certificatio...

Paige elected to the ABRET Board of Directors

Dr. A. LeBron Paige, MD, was recently elected to be on the ABRET Board of Directors (American Board of Registration of Electroencephalographic and Evoked Potential Technologists)ABRET seeks to encoura...

Rizzo receives 2013 Bartimaeus Award

Matthew Rizzo, M.D., UI professor of neurology and mechanical and industrial engineering, is the 2013 recipient of the Bartimaeus Award from the Detroit Institute of Ophthalmology. The award, presente...

Rizzo comments on pharmaceuticals and driving impairment in New York Times

Matthew Rizzo, MD, director of the UI Brain and Mind Initiative and professor of neurology has recently been quoted in an article titled, "To Judge Sleep Aids, U.S. Looks at Drowsy Driving in the Morn...

Dr. John Bodensteiner named a Director of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Dr. John Bodensteiner has been named a Director of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.  Dr. Bodensteiner attended medical school and completed a residency at the University of Iowa Carver ...

Ludwig Gutmann, MD Receives AANEM Lifetime Achievement Award

The Lifetime Achievement Award is the highest honor bestowed by the AANEM. It is given to members who have been major contributors to the fields of electrodiagnostic and neuromuscular medicine through...

Harold Adams named Medical Student Education Director

Dr. Harold Adams has been named Medical Student Education Director for the Department of Neurology. We wish him every success with this endeavor. The Department would like to extend thanks to Teri Tho...

Neurology and Neurosurgery Ranked in Top 50 in the Nation by US News

University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics was among 147 facilities—roughly 3 percent of the 4,806 analyzed for the latest Best Hospitals rankings—to be ranked in even one of the 16 specialties.

Mennen Named AAET Technologist of the Year

Sheila Mennen, R.NCS.T, CNCT, was named the 2013 American Association of Electrodiagnostic Technologists (AAET) tech of the year.  Sheila received this award at the annual meeting held in Las Vegas th...

Talman nominated for Presidency of the APS

Dr. William Talman, MD, Professor of Neurology, has been nominated to be President of the American Physiological Society.

Narayanan Earns S. Weir Mitchell Award

Dr. Kumar Narayanan, MD, PhD, Associate Professor of Neurology, has earned the S. Weir Mitchell Award from the American Academy of Neurology.  This award is designed to encourage basic research in neu...

EEG Lab Gains Prestigious Accreditation Status

The University of Iowa Electroencephalography (EEG) lab was recently granted accreditation as a Neurophysiology Intra-Operative Monitoring (NIOM) Laboratory by the American Board of Registered EEG Tec...

The 2011-12 "Best Doctors in America" database recognizes 15 doctors in the Neurology department.

Dr. Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre has been named Residency Director, Department of Neurology Residency Program.

 Dr. Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre has been named Residency Director, Department of Neurology Residency Program. Dr. Gonzalez-Alegre's commitment to the department's tripartite missions of education, clinical...

Dr. Mark Granner has been named Vice-Chair for Clinical Programs in the Department of Neurology.

Dr. Mark Granner has been named Vice-Chair for Clinical Programs in the Department of Neurology. Dr. Granner will oversee all clinical services (inpatient and outpatient) and work with the Division an...

The US News has named 8 neurologists at UIHC as Top Neurologists in Iowa, and 2 are in the top 1% in the nation (2012 ).

Matthew Rizzo, UI Developing Guidelines for Alzheimer’s Disease and Driving (April 12, 2010, KCRG-TV News)

Story Created: Apr 12, 2010 at 4:00 PM CDT (Story Updated: Apr 13, 2010 at 12:25 AM CDT )

Bill Talman, MD named as President of the Federation of American Societies of Experimental Biology

University of Iowa physician William T. Talman, MD assumed office as the 95th President of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) on July 1st. Talman is a Professor of N...

Dealing with Sleep Apnea?

Tired all the time? Do the neighbors complain they hear you snore at night? You are not alone!

Moving From Inside to Outside the Beltway: Reflections by FASEB President Dr. William Talman

Through this issue of Washington Update I send my greetings to all members of FASEB societies as I prepare to move from serving as President to Past President of FASEB. My term as President, and the o...

New Registry Takes Aim at Brain Injury

While the cause of a traumatic brain injury -- a car wreck, a fall down the stairs, a concussion on the soccer field -- is often known, the next steps in the treatment process and predictions of a pat...

Stimulation Soothes Symptoms

David Halvorson’s job as an engineer at Rockwell Collins in Cedar Rapids means he spends lots of time at the computer. So when his right hand movement became slow and a bit of clumsiness set in about ...

UI Receives $1.4 Million Grant to Study Sudden Death in Epilepsy

George Richerson, MD, PhD, professor and head of the Department of Neurology at the University of Iowa, recently received a $1.4 million research grant to investigate the causes, predictors, and metho...

Aspirin Use Linked to Reduced Aneurysm Rupture Risk

A new study led by the University of Iowa and the Mayo Clinic suggests that regular use of aspirin may reduce the risk for rupture of intracranial aneurysms.

BTN Show to Feature UI Brain Research

Beverly Davidson, PhD, an internationally recognized expert on inherited diseases and gene therapy and a leader in developing novel therapies for brain disorders, will be featured in an upcoming episo...

UI team develops new way to look at brain function

University of Iowa neuroscientist John Wemmie is interested in the effect of acid in the brain (not that kind of acid!). His studies suggest that increased acidity—or low pH—in the brain is linked to ...

Stroke Robot Helps to Provide Immediate Care

During a stroke, which occurs when the blood supply to the brain is interrupted by a blood clot or hemorrhage, every second matters. A partnership between Mercy Medical Center in Clinton, Iowa, and Un...

Talman elected to Council of the Americal Physiological Society

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AAN announces 2010 award winners in neurologic research

TORONTO – The American Academy of Neurology (AAN) will recognize the outstanding achievements of researchers in neurology during the AAN’s 62nd Annual Meeting in Toronto, April 10 through 17, 2010, th...

Richerson named Roy J. Carver Chair in Neuroscience

Leaders of the Roy J. Carver Charitable Trust of Muscatine, Iowa, University of Iowa Health Care and the UI Foundation have announced a $2 million gift from the Carver Charitable Trust that will estab...

Gonzalez-Alegre named Stolk Award recipient

Dr. Pedro Gonzalez-Alegre has been selected as the recipient of American Academy of Neurology’s Jon Stolk Award in Movement Disorders for Young Investigators. The Jon Stolk Award in Movement Disorders...

UI awarded prestigious NIH education grant

The University of Iowa has been awarded a prestigious NIH "NINDS Research Education Program for Residents and Fellows in Neurology and Neurosurgery (R25)" grant. This funding will be used to support r...

Tranel, Damasio paper earns a "10"

Professor Daniel Tranel and Distinguished Adjunct Professors Antonio Damasio and Hanna Damasio, published a paper which received a rating of "10 Exceptional" in the Faculty of 1000 Post-Publication Pe...

Hammer-White named People's Choice Award recipient

We are proud to announce that Suzanne Hammer-White, RN, BSN, CNML, Nurse Manager of 2BT Epilepsy Monitoring unit, was selected as this years’ Service Excellence People’s Choice Award recipient!

Fraternal Order of Eagles donate $144K to support MS research

Iowa Fraternal Order of the Eagles donates $144K to support MS research and patients' care at UIHC. The funds were generated by a yearlong, statewide fundraising effort on the part of the Eagles. The ...