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Neuroscience Research and Clinical Trials

Norton Neuroscience Institute offers neuroscience clinical research trials for qualified patients. Patients can participate in studies that cover a wide range of neurological and neurosurgical conditions such as aneurysm, stroke and multiple sclerosis. For more information about our research and clinical trials, call (502) 446-8991 or email

Movement Disorders

Title: Physiological Brain Atlas Development

Sponsor: Vanderbilt University

Physician Investigator: Todd Shanks, M.D.

Research Details: The purpose of this study is to improve the way deep brain stimulators (DBS) are implanted and learn how it works after it is implanted.  

Obsessive/Compulsive Disorder

Title: Medtronic Reclaim Deep Brain Stimulation Therapy for Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Sponsor: Medtronic

Physician Investigator: Todd Shanks, M.D.

Research Details: This is a Humanitarian Use Device used to treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.  

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