The annual event offers attendees an opportunity to learn about the innovative work of faculty, alumni and community startups. Keynote speakers Elaine and Myron Jacobson will receive the Lee T. Todd Lifetime Achievement Award for Entrepreneurship. The co-founders of Niadyne Pharma have worked as a research team for nearly 50 years.
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.
As part of the partnership, Summit will manufacture a multidose nasal spray presentation of AdCOVID, Altimmune’s intranasal COVID-19 vaccine candidate. AdCOVID is currently being evaluated in a phase 1 clinical trial of healthy adult volunteers between the ages of 18 and 55.
The University of Kentucky and Lexmark International are embarking on the next chapter in their longstanding partnership through a new agreement designed to accelerate innovation and spur economic growth.
While equestrian helmets protect riders, there is no test in place to evaluate a helmet’s crush resistance. UK students are working to develop a helmet testing method and collect data that will hopefully serve as the start of a crushing-safety standard for helmets.
UK's Office of Technology Commercialization (OTC), on behalf of UK Research Foundation (UKRF), was awarded a three-year $600,000 grant from the Economic Development Administration (EDA) Build to Scale Program, one of 52 projects funded from 36 states.
“This project will allow us to significantly reduce the complexity and cost of CO2 capture and biofixation from all sources, whether it is from utility companies, cement manufacturing, or chemical plants."
“This is a great opportunity to carry our efforts beyond Kentucky and the United States,” said Seth DeBolt, director of the James B. Beam Institute for Kentucky Spirits. “To partner with such an established institute will elevate the efforts we’ve already begun at the Beam Institute.”
While the collaborative research between Beam Suntory and the Beam Institute looks at issues with specific distilleries, it also looks at how its operations as well as outside activities impact the local watershed and how to ensure it is properly cared for.