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Enabling Research and Commercialization

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.

Recent News

Prisinzano Named New Director of UK’s Center for Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation

Thomas Prisinzano, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been named director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation (CPRI). Prisinzano replaces former Director Jon Thorson, who was recently promoted to associate dean of research in the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.

PharmNMR Center Awarded $1.5 Million Grant to Accelerate Chemistry and Drug Discovery at UK

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy was recently awarded a prestigious NIH High-End Instrumentation grant to support the purchase of a state-of-the-art nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer, an instrument critical to supporting chemistry efforts at the University of Kentucky. Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova, a professor in the College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, is the principal investigator on the $1.5 million grant.


Research Centers & Institutes

The College is home to several centers of research excellence, providing a platform for our students, faculty, and staff to collaborate on complex health care problems.

Shared Research Equipment

The Office of Research Operations contributes to research initiatives by providing support for the College shared research equipment. Find a list of the College Shared Research Equipment.

Research Facilities

The Lee T. Todd, Jr. building is the largest pharmacy education and research building in the world, strategically designed to support the diverse translational research needs of our faculty.

Meet Our Center Scientists

Our centers serve as a primary conduit for research collaboration, team science and cross-cultivation. Each center in the College of Pharmacy has a unique scope, strategically designed to support the education, research and outreach missions of the college. A diverse team of experts serve to ground and enable this enterprise.


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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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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.