Research Priorities Initiative

This video with Vice President for Research Lisa Cassis explains the Research Priorities Initiative. 

The Healthy Kentucky Research Building is focused on four of the six research priorities (cancer, diabetes & obesity, cardiovascular diseases & stroke, substance use disorder).

Expenditures in Priority Areas

$37.9 million

neuroscience expenditures in FY17

$32.5 million

cancer expenditures in FY17

$25.3 million

cardiovascular expenditures in FY17

$21.4 million

substance use disorder expenditures in FY17

$17.2 million

energy expenditures in FY17

$16.3 million

diabetes & obesity expenditures in FY17

Source: UK OSPA database, based on keyword searches using natural language processing with unique keywords related to each priority area. Priority areas are not exclusive to one particular area, projects may fit in more than one area.