'Think Big, Then Think Bigger': How Dr. Gerhardt Conducts Innovative Neuroscience Research at UK

Greg Gerhardt, PhD, is a professor of neuroscience and researcher with the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC) and Brain Restoration Center, as well as advisor for the MD/PhD program. He...

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Posted - Dec 14Read More

College of Medicine Recognized for Diversity and Inclusion Efforts with Prestigious Award

The University of Kentucky College of Medicine has received the 2021 Health Professions Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine, the oldest and largest...

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Posted - Oct 18Read More

African American Research Training Scholars Present Neuroscience Research at 1st Symposium

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 18, 2021) — The University of Kentucky Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC) hosted a symposium last week featuring its first class of African American Research Training...

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UK Neuroscience Research Priority Area Brings Diverse Groups Together to Advance Studies

LEXINGTON, Ky. (June 30, 2021) — The University of Kentucky’s Neuroscience Research Priority Area (NRPA) supports a "collaborative matrix," bringing together diverse groups of investigators, trainees and...

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Posted - Jun 30Read More

Research Looks at Impact of Patient Sex on Treatment Strategies for Spinal Cord Injuries

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 25, 2021) — Spinal cord injuries (SCIs) are not only life-threatening at the time of the event, but they can also lead to secondary complications and loss of function in sensory and motor...

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On Veterans Day, We Honor Those Who Serve

Veterans Day is a time to recognize individuals who have made the honorable decision to protect our country's freedom through military service. Below, we are honoring four of our of our very own faculty...

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Posted - Nov 11Read More

UK Announces Inaugural Class of AARTS Scholars

The Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC), in collaboration with the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences, has selected five undergraduate students for the inaugural African...

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Posted - Nov 2Read More

Butterfield Recognized as a Leading Alzheimer’s Expert

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 9, 2020) — Allan Butterfield, a professor of biological chemistry in the University of Kentucky College of Arts & Sciences, has been named among the world’s leading Alzheimer’s disease...

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UK Research Center Establishes Scholar Program to Promote Diversity in Neurotrauma Studies

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 6, 2020) — For a couple of years now members of the University of Kentucky Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC), in collaboration with UK College of Arts and Sciences,...

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UK Receives $3.2 Million for Traumatic Brain Injury Research

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 21, 2020) — A $3.2 million grant will support University of Kentucky College of Medicine research that could pave the way for a treatment for traumatic brain injury (TBI).The National...

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UK Regeneration Research Featured in Nature Communications

A new study by researchers in the University of Kentucky College of Arts and Sciences and College of Medicine is featured in Nature Communications this week.Sandeep Saxena, Hemendra Vekaria, Patrick Sullivan...

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Posted - Oct 1Read More

Sci-Fi to Reality: Superpowered Salamander May Hold Key to Human Regeneration

Regeneration is one of the most enticing areas of biological research. How are some animals able to regrow body parts? Is it possible that humans could do the same? If scientists could unlock the secrets that ...

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Posted - Jan 24Read More

Head Injuries and the Path from Pilot Study to Major Grant

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) has been a hot topic of late as soldiers return from the battlefield and football players from the gridiron with debilitating injuries.To date, treatment for TBI has been limited...

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Posted - Apr 18Read More

Faculty Associate, Brandon Miller, receives K-award.

Dr. Miller was recently awarded a career development award from the CCTS entitled: Reducing Pathological Macrophage Activation and White Matter Injury in Neonatal Intraventricular Hemorrhage This project is...

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Posted - Mar 28Read More

SCoBIRC Faculty awarded new grant to examine regeneration

S. Randal Voss, Primary Faculty Member of SCoBIRC and the Department of Neuroscience received an award from the Department of Defense entitled: "Identifying Epigenetic Mechanisms that Connect Limb Development...

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Posted - Mar 23Read More

SCoBIRC Faculty Associate Talks about Brain Surgery

Dr. Brandon Miller, a pediatric neurosurgeon and clinician scientists with a laboratory in SCoBIRC was featured in "Making the Rounds". He treats patients of all ages who have brain and spine injuries or...

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Posted - Mar 22Read More