The Department of Neurology at Columbia University Vagelos College of Physicians and Surgeons consistently ranks among the top five NIH-funded research programs in the nation. An academic research study, published in the Archives of Neurology, cited both the medical school and neurology residency programs at Columbia University as the #1 training programs for academically-active neurologists. Our large faculty—comprised of basic, clinical, epidemiological, and translational investigators—maintains a robust and diverse portfolio of grants and contracts that span the spectrum of neuroscience research.  From cellular and molecular neurobiology and pharmacology, to cognitive neuroscience and population research, to controlled therapeutic trials and new paradigms of patient care, we invite you to explore this site to learn more about the people and programs that define the Department of Neurology at Columbia University Irving Medical Center as a world-class research institution.