Research and Clinical Studies
Medicine is constantly evolving, and IU Health Neuroscience is committed to continually push the boundaries of research to offer even better care options for tomorrow's patients.
Leading the way is the Stark Neurosciences Research Institute (SNRI) at IU School of Medicine. SNRI is an internationally renowned program with 59 investigators dedicated to finding the next groundbreaking treatments for patients with neurological conditions. In addition, our longtime affiliation with IU School of Medicine—the nation's second-largest medical school—provides access to a rigorous research program and ensures you the benefit of early access to breakthrough findings.
As one of the nation's largest neuroscience research facilities, our doctors, researchers and scientists lead and participate in a variety of studies on neurodegenerative disorders, including stroke, brain injury, brain tumors, spinal cord injury and more.
Some of the recent groundbreaking research trials conducted at IU Health Neuroscience include:
- The first approved oral medication for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis
- Non-contact boxing as a treatment for Parkinson's disease
- Various drugs to improve memory in patients with Alzheimer's disease
- Deep brain stimulation for patients with difficult to manage seizures
- The NeuroPace Responsive Neurostimulator System, an impact that helps detect seizure patterns and stop them before they arise
- The use of Gamma Knife radiosurgery versus temporal lobectomy for epilepsy patients who do not respond to medication
Indiana Alzheimer Disease Center (IADC)
IU Health Neuroscience is home to Indiana's only Alzheimer Disease Center, one of only 29 such centers in the country. Here, researchers look for ways to improve treatment for people living with Alzheimer's and conduct clinical studies that could lead to a cure for the disease.
IADC is also leading the way in neuroimaging research. Researchers use MRI and PET studies to examine the brains of Alzheimer's patients and study the progression of the disease.
Read more about Stephanie’s journey to conquer seizures that ruled her life for nearly 25 years. Stephanie found relief in an innovative neurostimulator device that IU Health Neuroscience experts helped make possible via clinical trials.