SCoBIRC African American Research Scholars Program (AARTS)

The Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center at the University of Kentucky is accepting applications from qualified African American undergraduate students for up to 12 months of funded research training in neurotrauma. The award of $5,000 will cover a summer stipend ($3,000) and travel expenses ($2,000) to present at a national meeting. Funding is available for up to 5 awards.

The deadline for application is November 07, 2021

SCoBIRC is proud to announce the first class of AARTS Scholars, their research projects, and SCoBIRC mentors.

Nolan Abdelsayed  – “Neuroinflammation as a Contributor to Secondary Brain Injury Following a Mild Closed Head Injury” (Mentor: Adam Bachstetter)

Jordon Burdette – “Cellular Regeneration in the Injured Spinal Cord” (Mentor: Warren Alilain)

Urim Geleta – “MicroRNA Regulation of Neuroinflammation Following TBI” (Mentor: Joe Springer)

Alexa Halliburton – “Age and Social Enrichment as Determining Factors in SCI Recovery” (Mentor: John Gensel)

Bisimwa “Jack” Nzerhumana – “Mitochondrial Uncoupling Promotes Energy Metabolism Following TBI” (Mentor: Pat Sullivan)

AARTS Program flyer

AARTS Program Application