Why Iowa? This is Why!
The University of Iowa (UI) has gained global recognition for its contributions to neuropsychology and cognitive neuroscience. With the Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine consistently ranking among the nation's top 50 medical schools for research, trainees and mentees learn from accomplished clinicians, researchers, and educators. The UI Stead Family Children’s Hospital has also received national recognition, being named one of the best children's hospitals in the country in seven specialties by U.S. News & World Report, including ranking #38 in pediatric neurology. At the University of Iowa, students interested in brain research have access to a wide range of research facilities and centers that are dedicated to the study of the brain and its functions including an extensive brain lesion registry with over 4,300 patients, as well as state-of-the-art equipment and technologies such as the best MRI, fNIRS, TMS, and iEEG technologies.The University of Iowa has a rich history of groundbreaking research on the brain, including the discovery of the first human case of amnesia, which contributed to a deeper understanding of the brain's structure and function. By studying brain research at UI, students can be part of this rich academic tradition and participate in cutting-edge research projects while learning from some of the best in the field.