What We Do

The Office of the Vice President for Research continues the University of Kentucky commitment of the past 150 years to pursue interdisciplinary research and creative efforts that address challenges and disparities faced by our citizens and enrich their lives. To facilitate research, the Office of the Vice President for Research provides programs and services to support UK faculty, staff and students in grant development and submission, compliance and regulatory affairs, development of intellectual property and in highlighting their research achievements. This includes oversight and guidance of 12 multidisciplinary research centers and 6 service core facilities.

By the Numbers

$429.2 million

grant & contract awards in FY20

$272.2 million

federal agency awards in FY20

1 of 18 U.S. universities

with the trifecta of research excellence designations in cancer, aging & translational science

Units that report to the OVPR

Office of the Vice President for Research

Leadership Team

Martha L. Peterson, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Vice President for Research

Alan Daugherty, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Research Core Facilities

Mark Suckow, DVM
Associate Vice President for Research, Attending Veterinarian

Rodney Andrews, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Research Development

Allan Butterfield, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Centers and Institutes

Nancy Schoenberg, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Research, Health Disparities

Linda Dwoskin, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President for Research, Special Projects

Kim Carter
Associate Vice President for Research Executive Director, Office of Sponsored Projects Administration

Danelle Stevens-Watkins, Ph.D.
Assistant Vice President for Research, Diversity & Inclusion

Jack Supplee
Associate Vice President for Research, Financial Affairs

Judy Duncan
Assistant Vice President for Research, Fiscal Affairs