Photo of Kentucky Tobacco Research and Development Center research coordinator Patrick Perry holds an Artemisia annua seedling at Spindletop Farm.

Artemisia annua or "Sweet Annie" has been used as a medicinal herb for centuries. With potential to treat a variety of cancers & even COVID-19, this plant is more relevant than ever & UK is showing how we can take it from Kentucky fields to the lab to our patients.

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COVID-19 Update University of Kentucky Resumption of Research Phased Plan

The UK Resumption of Research Phased Plan was released May 29, 2020. There are four phases of research resumption. To move to from Phase 1 to Phase 2, Principal Investigators (PIs) and/or all faculty who perform research and/or creative work and who supervise others are required to develop an individualized plan for their research workspace or environment. 

By the Numbers

$429.2 million

in external grants and contracts awarded in FY20

$272.2 million

federal agency awards in FY20

$163.7 million

NIH awards in FY20

33 patents

issued to UK in FY20

$393.0 million

spent to carry out research & development in FY20

4,402 jobs

supported by FY20 research & development