The University of Kentucky Research Leadership Academy (RLA), supported by the Office of the Vice President for Research, is a new multi-component program designed to accelerate the development of aspirational research leaders.
For the first time in University of Kentucky history, investigators received $468 million in extramural grants and contracts to support their research and creative work last fiscal year. This is a 9% increase from FY20.
Dr. Chad Risko has accepted our offer to be the new Faculty Director of the Office of Undergraduate Research. Dr. Risko is an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Kentucky.
UK Research had much to celebrate in 2019, growth in research awards—up 25% from FY18 to FY19—to the largest grant in UK’s history, the $87 million HEALing Communities Study from NIH that aims to reduce opioid overdose deaths by 40% in three years.
Earlier this fall, Dr. Eli Capilouto joined elected officials from across Eastern Kentucky for the Shaping Our Appalachian Region (SOAR) Summit in Pikeville. It was a gathering underscored by hope and guided by a compelling vision.