Matt Hoch

Matt Hoch from the College of Health Sciences leads a team studying how to prevent musculoskeletal injuries, involving bones, muscles, ligaments, nerves or tendons, and improve warfighter performance in female Marines.

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COVID-19 Update University of Kentucky Spring 2022 COVID-19 Guidelines

As of 4-7-22, UK Research updated our FAQs to reflect high school students are now allowed back in UK research laboratories. In general, if you are conducting research that is NOT taking place at a UK HealthCare facility, you must follow institutional guidance in the Spring 2022 Guide. If you are conducting research at a UK HealthCare facility, you must follow UK HealthCare requirements. Send questions to

By the Numbers

$468 million

in external grants and contracts awarded in FY21

$281.2 million

federal agency awards in FY21

1 of 29 U.S. universities

with the trifecta of research designations in cancer, aging & translational science

157 patent applications

filed in FY21

$417.7 million

spent to carry out research & development in FY20

4,395 jobs

supported by FY20 research & development