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.
The challenge we face is too complex for one approach or one solution. It changes shape and form too often for us not to partner in ways that make us more efficient and effective, but also nimble and capable of adapting as the challenge does.