Transforming tomorrow by Improving Life in the Commonwealth & Beyond
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A team of UK researchers have homed in on a protein, called RIT1, that may act as a master switch in the brain. A new five-year, $2.5 million grant from the National Institutes of Health will help them explore RIT1 as a possible target for treatments to counteract brain injury.

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By the Numbers

$331.3 million

grant & contract awards in FY2017

$178.3 million

federal agency awards in FY2017

$113.9 million

NIH awards in FY2017

2015-2020 Strategic Plan Transforming Tomorrow

  1. Invest in UK's existing strengths and areas of growth in selected focus areas that benefit and enrich the lives of the citizens of the Commonwealth and beyond.
  2. Recruit and retain outstanding faculty, staff and students who support our research and scholarship across the range of disciplines at UK.
  3. Improve the quality of the research infrastructure across campus.
  4. Strengthen engagement efforts and translation of research and creative work for the benefit of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, the nation and the world.
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