UK Neuroscience Research Priority Area: Providing broad based research support for the UK Neuroscience community

The Neuroscience Research Priority Area (NRPA) supports a "collaborative matrix," bringing together diverse groups of investigators, trainees, and research groups from more than 8 University of Kentucky colleges. The NRPA builds upon and leverages existing strengths and relationships; providing infrastructure and support to promote research collaborations and raise internal and external recognition of the depth of neuroscience-related research at the university with the goals of growing extramural support, increasing academic productivity, enhancing recruitment of faculty and trainees, and providing new knowledge to address the needs of the citizens of the Commonwealth and beyond. 


  Neuroscience Extramural Award Growth: 2015-2021 (CAGR 22%)
Neuroscience Extramural Award Growth: 2015-2021 (Compund Annual Growth Rate 22%)


The Latest in Neuroscience at UK

Picture of students attending 1st Neuroscience Gala

Students Organize 1st 'Neuroscience Gala' at UK in Honor of Former Advisor

Events like the Neuroscience Gala bring together various specialists and researchers from a wide array of fields within neuroscience. We get to share our journey and how our individual experiences can impact and contribute to science and the neuroscience community.

Young woman sitting with old woman in wheelchair doing drafts

Multi-Sensory Approach Benefits Communication With Those Living With Dementia

Are you caring for someone with dementia? We invite you to participate in a research study that offers the Harmony at H.O.M.E. (Help Online Modifying the Environment) telehealth program at the University of Kentucky.

Dr. Greg Jicha and Dr. Pete Nelson in front of Sanders Brown Center on Aging

UK Begins 1st Clinical Trial in the World for Newly Discovered Form of Dementia

“Our collaboration with the basic scientists as always is key. We couldn’t have done this without Dr. Nelson's discoveries,” said Jicha. “For the first time ever, we are looking at folks participating in our research who we think are heading down the path of Alzheimer’s, but now by checking simple blood tests and sometimes spinal fluid, we may be able to say while it looks like Alzheimer’s symptomatically … it is actually LATE.”


Neuroscience News

See news on Neuroscience-based research at UK.