Improving the Health of Older Kentuckians

The mission of the UK-Alzheimer's Disease Research Center (ADRC) Clinical Core is to improve the health of older adults in Kentucky and beyond through research dedicated to understanding the aging process and age-related brain diseases. 

Our Clinics

Clinical Core Primary Phone: (859) 323-5550

Kentucky Neuroscience Institute Memory Disorders Clinic

UK-ADRC neurologists offer initial evaluations for memory loss of patients with late-life cognitive disorders, e.g., Alzheimer's disease and vascular dementia. Following evaluation, patients may be asked to participate in our Aging Clinic studies.

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Telemedicine Cognitive Clinic

Telemedicine Cognitive Clinic is for patients who live in remote areas of Kentucky or surrounding states. The use of a videoconferencing system allows patient and doctor to see and talk with each other as if they were in the same room.

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Sanders-Brown Center on Aging Clinic

The UK-ADRC Clinical Core is dedicated to the study of normal brain aging and transitions across the spectrum of cognitive impairment (normal/ preclinical Alzheimer's disease/ MCI/ dementia). Our normal brain aging study follows roughly 800 individuals, with and without problems with memory and thinking.

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Senior Investigators and Staff

Senior Investigators

  • Gregory Jicha, MD, PhD
  • Richard King, MD, PhD
  • Fred Schmitt, PhD

Study Clinicians

  • Megan Budde, PA-C
  • T. Shawn Caudill, MD, MSPH, FACP
  • Pinar Coskun, MD
  • Kim Lowry, APRN


  • Jordan Harp, PhD
  • Fred Schmitt, PhD

Clinical Trials Administrator

  • Alex Curtis, MPH, CCRP
  • Molly Harper, MSc CCRP

Family Care Support Specialists

  • Sarah Hatch, MSW, CSW
  • Kelly Parsons, MSW, CSW

Clinical Trials Outreach Team

  • Laurie Clewett
  • Melanie Elam
  • Claire Jicha


Clinical Research Coordinating Team

  • Muna Amry, CCRP
  • Danica Coy, MS, CCRP
  • Alex Curtis, MPH, CCRP
  • Kim Dacey
  • Molly Harper, MSc CCRP
  • Rosmy George, MS, BS, CCRP
  • Megan Hall, CCRP
  • Andrea Shaffer, BS, CCRP
  • Shreeya Shrestha
  • Emily Smith, MS

Medical and Imaging Team

  • Doaa Ali
  • Brian Arnett
  • Ahmed Bahrani, PhD
  • Megan Budde, PA-C
  • T. Shawn Caudill, MD
  • Barbara Martin, MA, CCRP
  • Brandon Ramey
  • Melanie Tillery, BSN, RN

Office Administrative Support Team

  • Angela Holloman, BA