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2020 Total Funding (source: AACP)


Pharmacy School in 2020 Funding per PI


2020 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 cornerstones.

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.

Cancer, COVID and the Kentucky Economy: How 'Sweet Annie' Could Make an Impact

Artemisia annua or "Sweet Annie" has been used as a medicinal herb for centuries. With potential to treat a variety of cancers & even COVID-19, this plant is more relevant than ever & UK is showing how we can take it from Kentucky fields to the lab to our patients.

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

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