University of Kentucky Research

Office of the Vice President for Research

Vice President for Research Lisa Cassis, PhD

The Office of the Vice President for Research continues the University of Kentucky (UK) commitment of the past 150 years to pursue interdisciplinary research and creative efforts that address challenges and disparities of our citizens and enrich their lives.  Last year, UK researchers received $316.5 million in research awards, an increase of $31.4 million from FY15.  To facilitate research, the Office of the Vice President for Research provides programs and services to support UK faculty, staff and students in grant development and submission, compliance and regulatory affairs, development of intellectual property and in highlighting their research achievements.  This includes oversight and guidance of 10 multidisciplinary Research centers and 11 service core facilities. 

Lisa Cassis email

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Associate Vice Presidents for Research

Martha L. Peterson, Senior Associate Vice President for Research,

Rodney Andrews, Associate Vice President for Research Development,

Alan Daugherty, Associate Vice President for Research Core Facilities,

Allan Butterfield, Associate Vice President for Centers and Institutes,

Jack Supplee,

Research Support Units

Administrative and Fiscal Affairs, Jack Supplee
Federal Relations, Eric King
Good Research Practice Resource Center, Greg Gerhardt and Richard Grondin
Office of Attending Veterinarian, Hal Stills
Office of Research Integrity (ORI), Helene Lake-Bullock
Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA), Kim Carter
Office of Technology Commercialization, Ian McClure
Proposal Development Office (PDO), Kathleen Grzech
Research Communications, Alicia Gregory
Research Information Services, Billy Clark

Centers & Institutes

The following research centers and institutes are under the organizational structure of the vice president for research. They are non-degree granting and multidisciplinary in scope.


Service Core Facilities

The Office of the Vice President for Research oversees the following shared-use facilities.

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Updated 10 May 2017 by Mary Lowell