Pilot Grants for Faculty

Pilot Grants for Faculty

The SUPRA Pilot Grants invest resources in faculty-led substance use pilot projects. Ideally, these pilot projects will increase the competitiveness of extramural applications, and expand UK’s federal substance use research portfolio. Pilot projects must align with SUPRA’s mission and support innovative, collaborative substance use research from a basic science, clinical, or community research perspective. Requests for Applications (RFAs) will be released every 12 to 18 months.

Current Awardees: Faculty New to SUD

  • Scott Berry, Ph.D., Mechanical Engineering
    • Wasted WATER (Wastewater Analysis to Track Risks)

  • Jared Hammill, Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Development of UKY-21, a Novel VMAT2 Inhibitor for the Treatment of Methamphetamine Use Disorder
  • Firaz Peer, Ph.D., School of Information
    • Exploring Substance Use Disorders in Kentucky's Refugee Communities
  • Karen Roper, Ph.D., Family and Community Medicine
    • Impact of Motivational Messaging on Activating Medications for Opioid Use Disorder in Primary Care Physicians ("IMMA MOUD PCP")

Complex Grant Awardee

  • Bill Stoops, Ph.D., Departments of Behavioral Science, Psychiatry and Psychology

    • Center for Research on Existing and Alternative Treatment Outcomes (CREATE)

NRPA/SUPRA Grant Awardee

  • Mike Bardo, Ph.D., College of Arts & Sciences, Department of Psychology

    • Alpha2 Noradrenergic Antagonist as a Fentanyl Counter Measure


Current Awardees: Faculty Pilot Awards

  • Jill Turner, Ph.D., Pharmaceutical Sciences
    • Single Cell Resolution of Transcriptomic Changes in the Hippocampus During Nicotine Withdrawal
  • Hartley Feld, Ph.D., Nursing
    • Building Recovery Capital by Reducing Barriers to Reproductive and Perinatal Health for People with a Substance Use Disorder