(Top, left to right) Adebola Adegboyega, Jean Fry, Joseph Benitez. (Bottom, left to right) Michael Samaan, Lauren Whitehurst, Cetewayo Rashid.
  • Article
  • Apr 19 2021

The Research Scholars Program is aligned with national priorities for research diversity, with the goal of creating cultures of inclusive excellence.

Recent News

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    • Apr 22 2021

    UK Sustainability and UK Recycling, alongside the UK Center for Applied Energy Research (CAER), are launching WholeSum — a hub for news, information and discussions on sustainability issues for students, faculty, staff and the community.

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    • Apr 22 2021

    Dr. Vincent L. Sorrell, the Anthony N. DeMaria professor of Medicine and director of Advanced Cardiovascular Imaging at UK Gill Heart & Vascular Institute, will become editor-in-chief of CASE, an international cardiovascular imaging case reports journal.

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    • Apr 21 2021

    Total project funds available are expected to be $200,000 with individual projects eligible to receive up to $50,000. This year, program leaders are encouraging proposals that intersect with challenges that have emerged during the pandemic and/or those related to the diversity, equity and inclusion efforts.

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    • Apr 20 2021

    The John P. Wyatt, M.D. Environment & Health Symposium honors the legacy of its namesake, a pathologist who, over 50 years ago, connected air pollution with lung disease. The 2021 Symposium is April 22 from noon to 3 p.m EDT.

Series Spotlight People Behind Our Research

Why do we want you to meet our researchers?

The scientists and scholars at the University of Kentucky are remarkable people. Some of them have a very personal connection to field they have chosen: a family member battling addiction or disease. Some of them began their journey based on curiosity. A drive to find out why the world works the way it does.

What they all have in common is a passion to ignite progress and partner across fields and with communities to confront, head on, the most profound challenges. Research can do that, and our researchers tell you why and how.

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  • Podcast
  • Dec 07 2020

It has been nearly one year since SARS-COV-2 (COVID-19) changed the world. With millions of people infected and over a quarter-million dead in the United States (U.S.), the novel coronavirus continues its pervasive hold on our health and well-being.


    • Apr 7 2021

    Many undergraduates participate in research alongside UK’s world-class faculty. This high impact learning experience allows undergraduates to explore career options and set themselves apart for graduate or professional school or employment.

    • Apr 5 2021

    A number of UK experts will be presenting their work in the field of opioid use disorder research, treatment and prevention this week at the 2021 Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit, held virtually this year due to the ongoing pandemic.

    • Apr 2 2021

    The UK vaccination clinic has marked a monumental milestone in the fight against the virus — administering 180,000+ COVID-19 vaccines to citizens across the Commonwealth, including front-line health care workers, first responders, teachers, school personnel and people over age 70. Members of the entire UK community have joined forces to help the community meet this unprecedented challenge.

    • Mar 31 2021

    The STEM Through Authentic Research and Training (START) program at UK is creating a unique pipeline to promote careers for underrepresented populations, first-generation college students, and girls and women in STEM. START is funded by a five-year, $1.3 million Science Education Partnership Award (SEPA) from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.