Dr. Chang-Guo Zhan and President Eli Capilouto

Dr. Chang-Guo Zhan and President Eli Capilouto

Dr. Chang-Guo Zhan Named 2016-2017 University of Kentucky University Research Professor

May 05, 2016

Dr. Chang-Guo Zhan, Professor, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been named a 2016-2017 University of Kentucky University Research Professor.


Since 1976, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees has honored faculty members for their research achievements. 


Lisa Cassis, UK’s vice president for research, expressed her gratitude for the contributions made by Dr. Zhan and 16 additional Research Professors chosen from other UK colleges.


“It is truly gratifying to recognize these distinguished experts who have made significant contributions in so many different fields of research at the University of Kentucky.  The University Research Professorship Awards honor 17 members of our faculty who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship and creative work that addresses scientific, social, cultural and economic challenges in our region and around the world.”


Dr. Zhan, who recently received $6 million in funding from the National Institute for Health (NIH) to further develop treatments for cocaine abuse, was chosen for his countless research achievements.


“We are so proud of all that Dr. Zhan has achieved, and we continue to be amazed by his prolific works in the field of cocaine abuse” said Kelly Smith, Interim Dean of the College of Pharmacy.  “Dr. Zhan has been an inspiration and role model to students, faculty, and staff alike.  The College of Pharmacy family is fortunate that Dr. Zhan has chosen UK as his research home, and we look forward to the continuing innovations his laboratory will bring to pharmaceutical science.”


Dr. Zhan was honored at a May 3rd reception with President Capilouto and the Board of Trustees and will receive a one-year award to further his research.