Research Priorities - Substance Use Disorder
  • Article
  • May 14 2020

The ambitious study is organized into six phases, beginning with the basic preparations and leading into actual implementation and monitoring of various evidence-based strategies to reduce opioid deaths.

  • Article
  • Apr 29 2020

A new study led by UK researcher April Young and Emory researcher Hannah Cooper shows that a number of pharmacies in the Appalachian region of Kentucky are limiting the dispensing of buprenorphine, a medication used to treat opioid use disorder (OUD).

  • Article
  • Mar 5 2020

"It's a wonderful showcase of the breadth and depth of our research." Substance Use Research Day highlights the impactful work of UK faculty, staff and students.

  • Video
  • Jan 24 2020

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.

  • Podcast
  • Jan 24 2020

UK recently received $3 million from the National Institute on Drug Abuse and National Institute on General Medical Sciences to fund new opioid-related research in the criminal justice system.

  • Article
  • Jan 24 2020

UK officials provided updates on the Kentucky Viral Hepatitis Treatment Project (KeY Treat), a three-year, $15 million study co-funded by NCI and NIDA with the ultimate goal of eradicating the hepatitis C virus (HCV) in Perry County, KY.

  • Article
  • Jan 9 2020

Carrie Oser is studying what influences the decision to use medication for opioid use disorder (OUD) by leading the GATE study, a five-year project. Only 7% of people with OUD receive medications.

  • Article
  • Dec 9 2019

UK is bringing 90 scholars, in diverse academic and scientific disciplines from over 40 countries, to campus in hopes of continuing the conversation surrounding addiction and recovery.

  • Blog
  • Nov 14 2019

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.

  • Article
  • Nov 12 2019

The University of Kentucky Cooperative Extension Service recently received more than $1 million to help further the organization’s statewide educational efforts in opioid prevention and recovery.