Jill Kolesar, PharmD, works in her research lab at UK’s Healthy Kentucky Research Building.

Childhood cancer rates in Kentucky appear to be higher than the national rates for several cancer types. The UK Markey Cancer Center provides leading care to children in Kentucky, identifying new mechanisms causing these cancers and developing new treatment modalities.

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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 research-covid@uky.edu.

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