About Us

KARRN blue 350 pixel vert for websiteThank you for taking an interest in the KARRN Project!

  • KARRN has arrived at the following, updated mission statement:
    A collaborative team that advocates to empower communities impacted by disability
  • Our brief tagline is an easy, quick explanation of what we do:
    Improving quality of life for all
  • Formed in 2008.
  • If you wish to correspond with us, please contact:

Patrick Kitzman – University of Kentucky, Division of Physical Therapy,
Director of KARRN
Email: phkitz1@uky.edu

Beth Hunter – University of Kentucky, College of Public Health, Gerontology,
Co-Director of KARRN
Email: beth.hunter2@uky.edu

  • A network of hard-working individuals is what makes KARRN possible. We would like to thank our partners who collaborate with us. Click below for more details:

2016 list of individuals participating in the KARRN organization

Diagram of KARRN membership groups

For our group members’ websites, click below:

Academic Partners:
University of Kentucky College of Health Sciences
University of Kentucky Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC)
University of Kentucky Centers for Excellence in Rural Health-Hazard
University of Kentucky Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities: Human Development Institute
University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy
University of Kentucky College of Public Health
University of Kentucky Center for Clinical and Translational Studies
University of Kentucky Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Bellarmine University Physical Therapy

Healthcare Provider Partners:
University of Kentucky Healthcare 
Appalachian Regional Healthcare System
Health South Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital

Community Partners:
Individuals with SCI and caregivers
Individuals with TBI and caregivers
Individuals with Stroke and caregivers
Kentucky Congress on Spinal Cord Injury: join group on Facebook

Community Support Organization Partners:
Kentucky Homeplace 
Kentucky AgrAbility Program and the UK Extension Program 
Kentucky Office of Vocational Rehabilitation
Carl D. Perkins Vocational Training Center (CDPVTC)

Kentucky Assistive Technology Service (KATS) Network
Brain Injury Alliance of Kentucky
U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program (AW2)
National Multiple Sclerosis Society: Kentucky-Southeast Indiana Chapter
Project CARAT