May 9, 2016
Podcast: Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research with Sasha Rabchevsky

Thursday, May 5, 2016


May 9, 2016

Edward Hall and Bret Smith, SCoBIRC Core and Associate Faculty respectively, recognized for research excellence

From UKnow

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 3, 2016) — The University of Kentucky Board of Trustees today approved 17 University Research Professorships for the 2016-17 year.

April 22, 2016
Erica Littlejohn (PhD candidate, Saatman Lab, SCoBIRC), along with Ese Ighordaro (MD/PhD candidate, Nelson lab, Sanders-Brown Center on Aging) received the Shane Carlin & Annie Sit Inclusion Award (see below) at a recent conference for Interracial Education at Berea College. Erica is President of the University of Kentucky Black Graduate and Professional Student Association (BGPSA), and Ese is Vice-Preisdent. Ese also received the John T. Smith Award.
February 19, 2016

Experimental Drug May Limit Harmful Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 19, 2016) — A new report by University of Kentucky researchers Linda Van Eldik, Ph.D., and Adam Bachstetter, Ph.D., describes an experimental drug candidate that may aid patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI). 

February 15, 2016

At the age of 19, Sasha Rabchevsky was a strong safety on the Hampden-Sydney College football team when a motorcycle accident left him paralyzed from the chest down.

Rabchevsky has transformed that dreadful turn of events into a meaningful career searching for ways to repair spinal cord damage and improve the lives of those living with spinal cord injury (SCI).

"After my accident, I knew I wanted to pursue research to understand what my condition was and if not cure it, figure out and understand why there was no cure," he said.

February 1, 2016

Thanks to support from the Kentucky Spinal Cord and Head Injury Research Trust, we are pleased to offer $150 Awards to students, postdocs, and other researchers at the University of Kentucky who will be submitting an abstract to the National Neurotrauma Society meeting. This award is to cover a portion of the registration cost. Faculty are not eligible.

November 23, 2015

UK Professor Invited to State Capitol for ADA Commemoration

Complete Article available on UKnow

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 30, 2015) — Kentucky Gov. Steve Beshear issued a proclamation Monday, July 27, commemorating the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), a landmark law protecting the individual liberties of those living with disabilities.


November 23, 2015

 Gensel Laboratory Awarded Grant to Study Spinal Cord Injury Repair

Full article available on UKnow.

October 28, 2015
Conquer Paralysis Now (CPN) has awarded two of its 12 grants to researchers at the UK Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC) through its Conquer Paralysis Now Challenge. No other institution received more than one grant. Sasha Rabchevsky, Ph.D., received the Out of the Box Award, which provides an initial $50,000 funding for high-risk, high-potential research ideas.