UK receives $4.2 million grant to study injury prevention in U.S. Special Forces

By Linda B. Blackford -

The University of Kentucky's College of Health Sciences has received a $4.2 million grant from the U.S. Department of Defense to research injury prevention in U.S. Special Forces.

The grant will work in concert with the new UK Sports Science Research Institute, which will be housed in Health Sciences.

The institute will be funded with $3 million, most of which will come from UK HealthCare with some support from UK Athletics.

The award allows Scott M. Lephart, dean of Health Sciences, to continue to lead one of the six U.S. Special Forces research projects that he launched during his 27-year tenure at the University of Pittsburgh.