The annual Substance Use Research Event (SURE), formerly known as Substance Use Research Day, showcases the translational research conducted at the University of Kentucky focusing on substance use and substance use disorder. It is free and open to all members of the UK and the greater Lexington community who are interested in the field. The event is sponsored by the University of Kentucky Office of the Vice President for Research and features prominent keynote speakers, as well as breakout sessions that cover cutting-edge topics in the field. Past programs can be found at the bottom of this page.

The 2022 event is scheduled for March 1st in the UK Gatton Student Center. Our keynote speakers are Dr. Jacqueline McGinty from the University of South Carolina and Dr. Ricky Bluthenthal from the Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California. For further information, inquiries about SURE can be sent to