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

Sanders-Brown researchers contributing to NIA grant standing on stpes

Sanders-Brown researchers receive $20.5 million from National Institute on Aging

A team of researchers at the University of Kentucky’s Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) has been awarded a $20.5 million grant from the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

Sanders Brown Director, Linda Van Eldik

Sanders-Brown director receives funding to advance work on potential drug

“At the end of this project, we will be positioned to immediately proceed to a phase 2a clinical study of Alzheimer’s disease patients. This drug has the potential to be a first-in-class disease-modifying therapy for Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias,”

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.


Neuroscience News

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Click below to see recent research from the Neuroscience Research Priority Area in Scholars@UK.