The HEALing Communities Initiative grant from the National Institutes of Health totals $87 million, the largest in its history, and is focused over the next three years on reducing opioid-related deaths by 40 percent in 16 counties in KY.
Funded by NIDA and the Office of Research on Women’s Health at NIH, BIRCWH gives UK scholars training, collaboration and mentoring opportunities that enable them to develop independent research programs in women’s health.
People in Kentucky experience some of the highest rates of cancer, cardiovascular disease, substance use, diabetes and obesity in the nation. CHET seeks to improve the health of the most vulnerable residents of Kentucky and beyond.
KY NSF's EPSCoR, has awarded UK, UofL and six other institutions across the state a five-year, $24 million grant to advance next generation manufacturing technologies, flexible electronics and robotics.
Van Wyngaarden’s research at UK is inspired by his time at the Center for the Intrepid: he’s studying the potential for chronic pain in patients who have suffered a significant lower extremity fracture that required surgery.
Seth DeBolt leads the genome mapping team that includes the University of Tennessee, Pennsylvania State University and the U.S. Forest Service. They are collecting grafts and acorns from the "46 Tree" to begin the research.
New research at UK has confirmed that the presence of XX sex chromosomes increases the amount of fat circulating in the blood, which leads to narrowing of the arteries and ultimately a higher risk of heart attacks and coronary artery disease.