The Kentucky Neuroscience Institute is discovering new and advanced ways to bring findings from the researcher's lab to the patient's bedside through clinical trials. By combining the expertise of researchers and physicians, we offer the most advanced treatments. Visit the College of Medicine site to learn more about our clinical and research programs.
We are constantly adding new studies, closing studies and changing current studies. To ensure you receive the most accurate information possible, please contact your provider for information about clinical trials. View our list of current clinical studies here
Choosing to participate in a clinical research study is an important decision. Please continue reading to learn more before making a decision whether to participate in a study. You can also contact us at any time with any questions you may have about our studies.
Participating in a study can have many benefits including allowing you to have an active role in your own health care and receiving new research treatments before they are widely available. You will also receive expert medical care throughout the study and help contribute to the future of other patients by contributing to our research.
Although your experience may vary depending on the type of study you participate in, you can be assured you will be seen by doctors and nurses along with other health care professionals that will stay involved throughout the study. Not only will they determine whether you are eligible before the study begins and take care of you throughout the study, but they will also stay in touch after the study is complete.
Each study has a protocol outlining what researchers will do in the study that will be closely followed to ensure the best results possible and keep the patient safe. Studies are also federally regulated with built-in safeguards to protect participants. Study participants are allowed to withdraw from the study at any time.
Because guidelines, experiences and outcomes can vary widely from study to study please contact us to learn more about studies that apply to you.
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The NINDS Parkinson's Disease Research Centers of Excellence program was developed in honor of former Congressman Morris K. Udall of Utah. Read more about the Udall Centers of Excellence.
The University of Kentucky Sanders-Brown Center on Aging (SBCoA) is where basic and clinical scientists work together to improve the health of the elderly in Kentucky and beyond through research dedicated to understanding the aging process and age-related brain diseases, and education, outreach and clinical programs that promote healthy brain aging. Read more about SBCoA.