Our commitment to research in the Department of Neurology dates back to the origins of the Department at The University of Chicago, which was established in 1974 with Barry G.W. Arnason MD serving as our first Chairman. Strong research programs in neuroimmunology, neuromuscular disease and neurovirology provided the initial foundation and brought national recognition. Important research programs in cerebrovascular disease, neurodegenerative disease, epilepsy and peripheral nerve disease have been added and strengthened over the subsequent years. Approaches to research have similarly diversified and span from laboratory based basic science investigations to patient based clinical trial studies. Our research approaches cover the spectrum that in recent years came to be known as Translational Neuroscience Research.

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