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Platforms for Translational Research Synergy and Collaboration

The College of Pharmacy is home to several centers and institutes of research excellence, that provide a platform for our students, faculty, and staff to collaborate on addressing complex healthcare problems and pressing unmet therapeutic needs in the Commonwealth. These centers and institutes complement and synergize with many of UK's institutional-level centers and institutes under the organizational structure of the Office of the Vice President for Research.



The Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice (CAPP) endeavors to transform pharmacy practice by providing education, training, and resources to pharmacy stakeholders and engaging in partnerships dedicated to the implementation of innovative and sustainable practice models.


The Center for Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation (CPRI) facilitates UK-based translational research and education, advance new treatments and strategies to address major health challenges in the commonwealth, and foster pharmaceutical commercialization and economic development opportunities in Kentucky.


As a Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE, NIH P20 GM130456), the mission of the Center for Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation (CPRI) COBRE for Translational Chemical Biology is to support junior faculty career development, advance impactful translational chemical biology research/tools, and stimulate transdisciplinary collaboration, research innovation and early translation.


Our Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes & Policy (IPOP) researchers are national leaders in translating science into policy and outcomes through research, consultation, training, and community outreach targeting safe, efficient, and effective use of medications.


With state-of-the-art facilities, innovative computational modeling/design strategies and approaches, and unique expertise available, the Molecular Modeling and Biopharmaceutical Center (MMBC) engages UK investigators and beyond.


The Pharmacy Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (PharmNMR) Center allows researchers to measure the structure of small molecules and peptides and serves as a catalyst for improving access to large scale scientific instruments for the University and the Commonwealth

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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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UK Centers & Institutes

The University of Kentucky is home to a number of additional research centers and institutes under the organizational structure of the Vice President for Research. They are non-degree granting, multidisciplinary centers that cover a diverse range to scientific disciplines and research areas.

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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.