2019 Annual Report

At the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, our threefold mission is to care for the residents of the Commonwealth, support the advancement of ideas through faculty research and develop future healthcare leaders. Toward those ends, we continue to expand our capabilities and are excited about the progress we are making in addressing all of our missions. We believe strongly that our work is transforming Kentucky (and beyond) into a healthier place. 

L to R, Dr. Phillip Tibbs, Chair, Department of Neurosurgery; Dr. Linda Van Eldik, Co-Director, UK KNI; and Dr. Larry Goldstein, Co-Director, UK KNI

The Kentucky Neuroscience Institute wouldn't be successful without collaboration at the highest levels of clinical and bench neuroscience. 

This is what collaboration looks like »
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KNI’s accreditations and recognitions, which demonstrate our commitment to providing the highest standard of care.

Awards & accreditations »
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In 2019, our clinicians and scientists made great strides in the advancement of our tripartite mission of patient care, research and education.

Looking back, looking forward »

Dr. Keith Pennypacker with Dr. Justin Fraser

UK tissue bank inspires new research, collaborations looking at how strokes occur and shedding light on potential new treatments.

Transforming stroke care through teamwork »
Gail and Chet Zoeller

Parkinson's patient Gail Zoeller became the 14th patient to ever have a new treatment procedure, DBS+, which is available only at UK HealthCare.

A new day in Parkinson's treatment »
Dr. Jay Avasarala

“Clinical trials push the boundaries,” of M.S. treatment, says Dr. Jay Avasarala, director of KNI's Multiple Sclerosis and Related Disorders Program.

New possibilities for multiple sclerosis patients »

Dr. Linda Van Eldyk

The University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging has received a $2.8 million grant to study a potential new treatment for dementia.

Leading the way to demystifying dementia »
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KNI is at the forefront of a new treatment option with the potential to change the lives of adult epilepsy patients living with uncontrolled seizures.

Bringing hope to Kentuckians with epilepsy »
Dana Lykins, PT, DPT

Dana Lykins, PT, DPT, helps patients with movement disorders such as Parkinson’s disease, through outpatient physical therapy services.

Helping patients move and improve »

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KNI continually discovers ways to bring findings from the researcher’s lab to the patient’s bedside through clinical trials and basic science research.

Innovating new approaches to patient care »
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Our neurology and neurosurgery educational programs emphasize lifelong learning, quality patient care, and intentional research.

The next generation of care starts here »
Indiana golfer Doug Kuntz

Doug Kuntz, an Indiana golfer with Parkinson's disease, raises money for UK HealthCare research.

Get up, show up, tee up »