23 Sep Dr. Greg Bix and stroke research at the University of Kentucky
Greg Bix, MD, PhD, FAHA is the director of the UK Center for Advanced Translational Stroke Science. He and his team are working with clinicians to develop the leading edge of treatment for stroke that will one day reverse the effects that stroke has on the brain. Find out more about the exciting work going on at the Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, a Comprehensive Stroke Center at https://ukhealthcare.uky.edu/comprehensive-stroke-center.
Imagine you’ve got a problem, in this case, stroke, which is the number five leading cause of death in the US. We lead the nation, very nearly, in stroke mortality. So we’ve got a problem. And somebody like me, who’s got years of training and research and medicine, comes up with novel approaches to that problem.
And so you can think of me as sort of a pipeline. I come up with an idea, we test it, and if it’s successful, we talk to clinicians and we go through the FDA and get drug indications for actually running clinical trials on people. So the goal is to prevent brain injury and to make stroke not only a survivable condition, but hopefully ultimately cure it one day.