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UK Record in Research Award Dollars

By Jennifer Bonck

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“Each of you involved in our research enterprise should celebrate this outstanding achievement. You are to be congratulated on your accomplishments over the past year that contributed to this success.”

Lee T. Todd Jr., President University of Kentucky

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July 26 , 2002– (Lexington, Ky.) – The University of Kentucky has been awarded $212 million in research grants and contracts for fiscal year 2001-2002. This year’s record award represents a 22.1 percent increase over last year, and is the first time that UK has exceeded the $200 million award level.

“The increase is a result of reinvestment of indirect costs, an overall increase in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and, most of all, the efforts of the faculty,” said James Boling, Vice President for Research. “Our faculty are simply doing an outstanding job.”

UK President Lee T. Todd Jr. has praised the faculty of the university for the record achievement in research.

“Each of you involved in our research enterprise should celebrate this outstanding achievement,” said Todd. “You are to be congratulated on your accomplishments over the past year that contributed to this success.” 

Success in UK research efforts has a significant impact on Kentucky citizens. Each research dollar spent is turned over an estimated three times in the Kentucky economy. Also, research dollars contributes to the expertise in research and in clinical medicine for the major health issues of this region and the nation.

 “This is an exciting time for UK,” Todd said. “We look forward to seeing the results of our research efforts and the changes that they make in the lives of the citizens of the Commonwealth and the nation.”


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