Impacting countless lives

IU researchers have built a new model of human brain networks that sheds light on how the brain functions, have launched a drug discovery center to accelerate the development of promising treatments for Alzheimer’s disease, are working with partners across the state to address the addictions crisis and more.

IU is fighting traumatic brain injury through the NCAA–U.S. Department of Defense Concussion Assessment, Research and Education Consortium and is home to the most extensive study of early-onset Alzheimer’s disease.

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$11.7M to fund research on traumatic brain injury

Funding from the Department of Defense will establish a new Hydrocephalus Research Center at School of Science at IUPUI

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Improving Alzheimer's disease models

New research could lead to improved research models that show how different genetic backgrounds influence neurodegenerative disease development and treatment needs.

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A new therapeutic strategy

IU researchers have potentially discovered a new way to block the brain’s reward response to opioids, reducing their potential for addiction without reducing their therapeutic aspects. 

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160partnerships in 34 Indiana counties with IU researchers working to tackle substance use disorder

50,000+student-athletes and cadets have participated in the NCAA-U.S. Department of Defense CARE Consortium study

$217Min NIH research funding received by the School of Medicine in 2021, and 4 of 5 studies receiving the most funding focused on Alzheimer's disease