University of Kentucky Research

Grants Bulletin

Issued: July 17, 2014

Limited Submission

To view this and other limited submission competitions, visit the Proposal Development Office site.

CTSA applications sought for free access to biospecimens on heart disease and diabetes

The Indiana Clinical and Translational Science Institute is calling for applications from CTSA investigators to access biospecimens to advance research on coronary artery disease and type 2 diabetes. Applications are due 5 p.m. Friday, August 5.

More details here

Request for Applications information

Issued: July 11, 2014

Limited Submissions

To view these and other limited submission competitions, visit the Proposal Development Office site.

Important Announcement For Existing CITI Users

Due to upcoming changes to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) online training access, all users should print copies of course completion reports for personal use and recordkeeping.  Once we have transitioned to the new CITI access, the Office of Research Integrity (ORI) may not have the ability to provide courtesy copies of past course completion reports for users personal use in documenting training history for sponsors, grants, etc.

Future transition to CITI access via Link Blue: The University of Kentucky access to the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) will soon be transitioning to access through UK Link Blue accounts. This transition has many advantages for users and the institution.

  • One less password for users to remember. Once live you would access your CITI account using your UK Link Blue account and password. 
  • Unique identification. Using the unique identifier should ensure individuals are accurately given credit for courses completed.  Some user accounts on CITI do not include enough information to differentiate accounts with identical names.
  • Eventual interface with the E-IRB electronic IRB application system currently in development.  

Training on CITI is currently maintained as follows:

  • ORI maintains an independent database with the date of researcher’s most recent human subject protection (HSP) training and if applicable, FDA sponsor-investigator training as verification for the IRB.   This date sets the individuals “3-year HSP training period. 
  • The Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA) maintains an Excel spreadsheet of individuals who have completed Responsible Conduct in Research (RCR) training on CITI.
  • Individual users are responsible for maintaining their own training records for use in documenting training history for sponsors, grants, etc.

What the transition means for existing users: The transition to Link Blue will occur in phases.  You may be prompted to provide your Link Blue account upon logging into CITI with your current self-selected CITI account. ORI is working with CITI, Research Information Service (RIS) and UK Information Technology (IT) to create a UK portal to CITI. ORI will announce a “go live” date and provide users with instructions for future access to CITI through the UK portal with Link Blue accounts. To obtain copies of your past completion reports, log on to citi ( From your My Reports page, click the "View" link under Completion Report and print. Forgotten usernames and passwords may be retrieved at

Aug 8: UK-Natural Products Consortium Symposium

UK-Natural Products Consortium Symposium
August 8, 2014
10 am to 3:30 pm (lunch included)
College of Pharmacy
789 S. Limestone St.

We hope that you will join us for the 3rd Annual UK-Natural Products Consortium Symposium. The goal of this meeting is create a sense of our community and to present a convenient local format for exchanging ideas amongst ourselves, between grad students, postdocs, staff, and faculty and developing synergies. The format for this year will be focused around local presenters and anchored by one external keynote speaker (Professor John Vederas, University of Alberta) and one consortium alumni (Dr. Jie Yang, Codexis). New this year will be a midday poster session to highlight current research.

There is no cost to attend but registration is required. Registration will be open until July 31. Register here:
Sponsored by the Markey Cancer Center, Center for Clinical and Translational Science, Center for Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation, and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

We look forward to seeing you.

Jon Thorson and Joe Chappell
UK-Natural Products Consortium Symposium Co-Chairs

Issued: July 3, 2014

Limited Submissions

To view these and other limited submission competitions, visit the Proposal Development Office site.

Washington University/University of Kentucky Diabetes Pilot Grant Program


University of Kentucky | UK Research
Updated 07.17.14 by Alicia Gregory

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