|Grant Funded Research - Neurology|
Over the past several years, members of the Department of Neurology have conducted
a number of basic science research projects funded by the
National Institutes of Health as well as disease-specific granting agencies in the
areas of epilepsy, stroke, headache, movement disorders and
dementia. Projects have included the role of inflammatory cytokines and adhesion molecules
in stroke and in migraine, the function of specific
amyloid precursor proteins and peptides in Alzheimers disease, the actions of glucocorticoids
in brain and muscle, and the role of adenosine in
the basic mechanisms of epilepsy. The Department also participates in NIH- and pharmaceutical
industry-sponsored multicenter clinical trials
involving patients with diabetic neuropathy, epilepsy, Parkinson’s Disease, migraine,
multiple sclerosis, and acute ischemic stroke. A
number of these research projects involve collaboration between Department members
and colleagues in other UT clinical and basic science
departments. A list of currently active research protocols can be found associated
with each clinical program or laboratory page.
The Research and Grants Administration has a multitude of resources available on line to assist in the preparation and submission of research proposals, as well as links to the major granting agencies.
The University of Toledo sponsors an M.D./Ph.D. program for medical students interested in both basic science research and clinical medicine. For many of these students, working in a Neurology Department laboratory during graduate training provides an excellent means of combining these interests, and such students often go on to specialize in Neurology during their residency training.