About Us

SCOBIRC LogoThe Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC) at the University of Kentucky College of Medicine was established in 1999 to promote both individual and collaborative studies on injuries to the spinal cord and brain that result in paralysis or other loss of neurologic function. We also work closely with Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital.

Exciting advances in neuroscience research have demonstrated the potential for protection and repair of damaged neurons. In addition, impressive progress has been made in the diagnosis and treatment of spinal cord and brain injury and disease.

The goal of the Center is to build upon these advances, to find treatments that are more effective, and ultimately to achieve functional repair of the injured spinal cord and brain.

The faculty includes researchers and clinicians from a variety of disciplines, working next to each other to promote the cross-fertilization of ideas and multidisciplinary interactions. The studies range from fundamental neuroscience research to clinical applications. For further information or to tour the facilities, please contact us.