The Office of the Vice President for Research is hosting a series of lunch and learn workshops. Check out slides and videos from past Lunch and Learns at the bottom of this page.

All presentations will be live on zoom on Wednesdays: 
Phone: 646-876-9923 Meeting ID: 874 3321 2500

Fall 2023

Fall 2023 Lunch & Learn Series

The Fall 2023 edition of the Lunch & Learn series concluded on December 6, 2023. Previously recorded sessions can be found archived at the bottom of this page.

Spring 2024

Spring 2024 Lunch & Learn Series

  • January 24, 2024

    • Presenters: Lisa Cassis (Vice President for Research) and Alan Daugherty (Associate Vice President for Research)

    • Title: Expansion of equipment and technology at UK to facilitate research

  • February 7, 2024

    • Presenters: Brent Seales (Professor, Computer Science, EduceLab), Lauren Cagle (Assistant Professor, Director, Kentucky Climate Consortium) and Tyler Barzee (Assistant Professor, Biosystems and Agricultural Engineering)

    • Title: Research breakthrough series: Herculaneum scrolls, Kentucky oral histories on climate change, and bourbon ’shrooms

  • February 21, 2024

    • Presenters: Jeffery Talbert (Director, Institute for Biomedical Informatics) and Cody Bumgardner (Associate Professor, Center for Applied Artificial Intelligence)

    • Title: Applied AI: Advancing research from spreadsheets to generative virtual assistants

  • March 6, 2024

    • Presenters: Chad Risko (Associate Professor, Faculty Director, Office of Undergraduate Research)

    • Title: Discover what's wildly possible with undergraduate research

  • March 20, 2024

    • Presenters: Kevin Pearson and Nancy Schoenberg (RSP Co-directors) and participants in the Research Scholars Program:

      • Deirdre Dlugonski (Assistant Professor, Sports Medicine Research Institute)

      • Yasminka Jakubek (Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine)

      • Anel Jaramillo (Assistant Professor, Pharmaceutical Sciences)

      • Jayani Jayawardhana (Associate Professor, Health Management and Policy)

      • Courtney Perry (Assistant Professor, Internal Medicine)

      • Rosana Zenil-Ferguson (Assistant Professor, Biology)

    • Title: Dynamic and transdisciplinary research ideas from UK’s Research Scholars Program faculty

  • March 27, 2024

    • Presenters: Ian McClure (Associate Vice President for Research, UK Innovate) and Landon Borders (Senior Associate Director, UK Innovate)

    • Title: Research, partnership and impact: UK’s STEM and industry research opportunities

  • April 17, 2024

    • Presenters: Linda Dwoskin (Senior Associate Vice President for Research) and Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova (Associate Vice President for Research)

    • Title: Igniting Research Collaboration program: Highlights from exemplary and transdisciplinary projects

Previous Lunch and Learns

Previous Lunch & Learns:

Previous presentation slides are also available to UK faculty, staff and students on our SharePoint site (linkblue login required) and videos are available on Microsoft Stream (linkblue login required).

  • December 6, 2023 -  Robert S. DiPaola (Provost) and Trey Conaster (Director, Center for the Enhancement of Learning and Teaching): Exploring Research Challenges and Opportunities in Artificial Intelligence (AI): An Update from UK ADVANCE (Advancing Data utilization for Value in Academia for National and Campuswide Excellence)

    • Slides

    • Video

  • November 15, 2023 -  Leaders Across UK's Colleges: Meet some of our newest research colleagues from across UK

  • November 1, 2023 - Linda Dwoskin (Senior Associate Vice President for Research), Kathy Grzech (Executive Director, Proposal Development Office) and participants in the Research Leadership Academy: Developing a complex programmatic grant through the Research Leadership Academy

  • October 18, 2023 - Representatives from 5 colleges: Secrets of Early Career Success

  • October 4, 2023 - Lisa Cassis, (Office of the Vice President for Research), Jeff Sullivan (HR Business Partner Senior, Research), Penny Cox (Treasurer) and Susan Stark (Executive Director, Collaborative Grant Services): Project GATeWAY for grants administration transformation:  update and progress

  • September 20, 2023 - Lisa Cassis (Office of the Vice President for Research), Allan Butterfield (Associate Vice President for Research, Centers and Institutes and Research Priority Areas) and John Balk (William T. Bryan Professor, Pigman College of Engineering): UK’s Research Priority Areas (RPAs): Updates and an introduction to our newest RPA, Material Science

  • August 23, 2023 - Lisa Cassis (Office of the Vice President for Research): The State of UK’s Research: Resources, Infrastructure, & Future Plans

  • September 6, 2023 - Linda Dwoskin (Senior Associate Vice President for Research) and 2023-24 University Research Professors: Reflections from UK’s University Research Professors: Exemplary achievements in research