What is Neuroimmune Pharmacology

Neuroimmune Pharmacology brings together the historically separate fields of neuroscience, immunology and pharmacology to better define the etiology, prevention and treatment of disorders of the nervous system with a focus on actions of the immune system and pharmacological approaches. Several key actions by members of our department led the way in defining the field: Dr. Fox helped form the Society for Neuroimmune Pharmacology as one of the Charter members, Drs. Gendelman and Ikezu edited and published the textbook of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, and Dr. Gendelman founded and edits the Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, all driving this new field forward.

The diagram on the below shows the intersection of these specific disciplines (Figure 1.1 in Neuroimmune Pharmacology, eds Howard E. Gendelman and Tsuneya Ikezu, 2008 Springer, New York. Used with permission from Springer Publishing).

NIP Venn Diagram

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