The purpose of the University Research Professorship program is to recognize and publicize research accomplishments of scholars across the full range of disciplines at UK. The award amount is $10,000 for one year, to be used to further the research, scholarship and creative endeavors of the awardee. Lisa Cassis, UK’s vice president for research explained how “The University Research Professorship Awards honor 16 members of our faculty who have demonstrated excellence in scholarship and creative work that addresses scientific, social, cultural and economic challenges in our region and around the world.” Dr. Charlotte Peterson was selected for a University Research Professorship by the UK Board of Trustees for the 2017-18 year. This honor demonstrates the excellence and impact of Dr. Peterson’s work. Please join us in congratulating Dr. Peterson on this key career achievement.