2022 IRC Funding Results

The IRC Networking Event was held via zoom on February 16, 2022 and IRC Pilot Applications were due on April 7, 2022.  Twenty proposals were submitted and reviewed by the Associate Deans for Research of the participating colleges or their designee. Eleven proposals (55% of those submitted) were selected for funding, awarding $327,129 for these pilot awards. These proposals involve 10 colleges and 33 UK faculty: 10 COM faculty, 6 CPH faculty, 4 CAFÉ faculty, 3 COE faculty, 2 A&S faculty, 2 B&E faculty, 2 CFA faculty, 2 COP faculty, 1 CHS faculty, and 1 COEd faculty.

The projects selected were:



Informed choices and environmental impacts: An experiment to reduce emissions and packaging waste in the online food delivery sector.

Brad Olson (CAFE)/Sam Heshmati (B&E)/Hyungsoo Kim (CAFE)

Development of mitochondria targeting agents for ovarian cancer.

Jill Kolesar (COP)/Samuel Awuah (A&S)/Fred Ueland (COM)

A mixed-methods study of continuous glucose monitoring utilization in patients with type 1 diabetes.

Mary Lacy Leigh (PH)/Daniela Moga (COP)/John Fowlkes (COM)/Teresa Waters (PH)/Min-Woong Sohn (PH)/Aaron Kruse-Diel (PH)

Use of a biomarker of cardiac function in the ascertainment and management of heart failure in Appalachian communities of Kentucky.

Anna Kucharska-Newton (PH)/David Aguilar (COM)/Meera Marji (PH)/Rebecca Craft (COM)/Rebecca Webster (EVPHA Marketing)

Art for space science

Alexandre Martin (COE)/Paul Rodgers (FA)

Immuno-liposomes for targeted delivery of senolytics for the treatment of osteoarthritis.

Ramkumar Annamalai (COE)/Cale Jacobs (COM)

Detecting forest invasive plants using differential autumn phenology and high-resolution satellite imagery.

Liang Liang (A&S)/Jian Yang (CAFE)

Surfacing online students' self-regulated learning processes and strategies through multichannel data mining.

Kun Huang (CoEd)/Anita Lee-Post (B&E)

Precise in vivo gene editing of HSPC for the treatment of genetic hematologic diseases.

Sheng Tong (COM)/Ying Liang (COM)

Evaluate the efficacy of probiotics on colonization and pathogenicity of Campylobacter jejuni.

Yosra Helmy (CAFÉ)/Ilhem Messaoudi (COM)

Virtual reality in the medical ICU, a novel approach to reducing isolation and loneliness in patients with critical illness.

Dmitry Strakovsky (FA)/Amanda Glueck (COM)/Kirby Mayer (HS)/Anna Kalema (COM)/Ashley Montgomery-Yates (COM)