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2022 Total Funding (source: AACP)


Pharmacy School in 2021 Funding per PI


2021 Peer-Reviewed Research Publications

Accelerating Translational Research & Innovations to Improve Lives

The College of Pharmacy's Office of Research Operations (ORO) provides programs, support services, infrastructure, and outreach for the pioneering research within the college. Our diverse research portfolio spans basic, translational, health outcomes, and public policy research. Our primary emphases focus on research catalystsresearch engagement, and research cornerstones.

Recent News

Pharmacy’s Dean honored with Portoghese Lectureship Award

R. Kip Guy, Ph.D., dean of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP), has been named the recipient of the 2022 Philip S. Portoghese Medicinal Chemistry Lectureship Award. This award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry honors Guy for his outstanding contributions to medicinal chemistry.

College of Pharmacy’s Dwoskin and Zhan named 2022 National Academy of Inventors Fellows

Linda Dwoskin, Ph.D., and Chang-Guo Zhan, Ph.D., have earned the highest professional distinction given to academic inventors." Dwoskin and Zhan were inducted into the National Academy of Inventors (NAI) Fellows Class of 2022 on June 27 at NAI's 12th Annual Meeting in Washington DC. Congratulations to Dwoskin and Zahn on this recognition of their dedication and work in their respective fields of expertise.

Research Catalysts

The Office of Research Operations provides mentorship, expertise, pilot funding and support to streamline grant application preparation, submission and post-award compliance. A fundamental goal of the ORO Catalysts Domain is to increase the competitiveness of extramural grant and contract applications from the college.


Research Engagement

The Office of Research Operations supports innovative platforms and programs to advance research education and outreach at the campus level and throughout the Commonwealth. A primary objective of the ORO Research Engagement Domain is to facilitate translation of research to real world impact.


Research Cornerstones

The Office of Research Operations supports state-of-the-art facilities, equipment, strategic centers and research cores to facilitate research and entrepreurial activities. A primary goal of the ORO Cornerstones Domain is to ensure our students, staff and faculty have access to the key equipment, space and resources necessary to drive their cutting edge research programs.

Meet our Faculty Mentors

Our faculty are a cornerstone of research excellence in the College of Pharmacy. This exceptional team of faculty educators, scholars and colleagues fuels the research engine and drives innovation.

Meet Our Research Trainees

Our students are the next generation of research excellence in the College of Pharmacy. This diverse team of scholars provide a fresh perspective and new approaches as fundamental drivers of research creativity.


COVID-19 Resumption of Research Plan and Sponsored Projects Info

Please refer to the UK Office of the Vice President for Research (VPR) website for the latest information relating to the phased resumption of research plan and implementation. The most up-to-date information relating to COVID-19 and sponsored research can be found on the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration (OSPA) website.



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The Office of Research Operations provides programs, support services, and infrastructure to enable the pioneering research of our faculty, the diverse portfolio of which spans basic, translational, health outcomes, and public policy research. Contact us to learn more.

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Research News Archive

To keep up with all the research innovations of our College of Pharmacy students, staff and faculty , please visit our research news archive.

Research News Archive

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.