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FY20 Total Funding (source: AACP)


Pharmacy School in Funding per PI


FY20 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 catalysts, research engagement, and research infrastructure.

Recent News

UK HealthCare Study Uncovers Quality of Medication

UK HealthCare is one of only two known pharmacy groups examining and testing incoming medications for dispensing for quality, purity, and potential contamination. A recent drug study revealed that several vials in their contents had impurities greater than 6 times the amount allowed by the United States Pharmacopeia.

UK College of Pharmacy Collaboration Results in $2.9 Million Grant to Advance Epilepsy Research

Björn Bauer and a team of six co-investigators recently received $2.9 million from the National Institutes of Health to support their mission to find therapeutic strategies to resolve neurovascular inflammation and repair blood-brain barrier dysfunction in epilepsy.

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 Infrastructure

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 Infrastructure 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.

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Our Team

Our leadership team provides complementary expertise across the translational research spectrum and extensive experience in leading impactful extramurally-funded research programs.


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

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