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.


2021 Neuroscience Clinical Translational Research Symposium

2021 Neuroscience Clinical Translational Research Symposium Agenda
2021 Neuroscience Clinical Translational Research Symposium Agenda

The Neuroscience Research Priority Area and the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute at the University of Kentucky are pleased to announce the 2021 Neuroscience Clinical-Translational Research Symposium on October 8th, 2021 with keynote speaker, Dr. Seth Himelhoch, professor and Chair of the UK department of Psychiatry.  This year's event will be held virtually.

This annual, daylong event enables clinical, basic, and translational neuroscience investigators—including faculty, trainees, laboratory and program directors throughout the university community—to discuss their work, share progress, and develop collaborations. Research topics are expected to follow suit of previous years and include topics in: Epilepsy, Neurodegenerative, Neurorehabilitation, Neurophysiology, Stroke, Neuromuscular, Neurotrauma, and more!

Additional speakers and session details will be announced closer to event.

Below you'll find links to the CTRS website and Abstract submission page. The deadline for submitting abstracts is September 24, 2021.

CTRS Website

Registration and Abstract Submission

We look forward to seeing you all in October!

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