A message from the Associate Dean for Research and PhD Faculty Affairs

Nursing science plays a prominent role in improving the health our communities, the Commonwealth of Kentucky and beyond through the generation of knowledge and the advancement of evidence-based practice. 

The College of Nursing’s research program includes world-class research teams who study some of our most pressing health care problems and produce amazing outcomes for patients in Kentucky and across the world.
The success of our research program stems from support for research, scholarship and mentoring at all levels of career development, from our top researchers through our mid- and early-career faculty and graduate students, all the way down to our undergraduates, with each level helping the next to succeed. 
As the associate dean for research, I have the privilege of serving the College’s research programs and get a first-hand view of our remarkable productivity and professional growth. We are a hard-working academic community.  We have stellar grant development and biostatistics and data management teams – critical resources for supporting the academic missions of our College.

We invite you to become part of the energetic UK College of Nursing program so that you may contribute to shaping the landscape of nursing and serving the nation through improving health. Whether you’re interested in lung health and healthy environments with at-risk populations like Dr. Ellen Hahn, cardiovascular and pulmonary health like Dr. Debra Moser, agricultural health like Dr. Deborah Reed, maternal and child health like Dr. Kristin Ashford, the impact of rurality and poverty on health, like Dr. Borders, health equity among racial/ethnic minorities and medically underserved populations, like Dr. Williams, or behavioral health and wellness among individuals facing behavioral health challenges, like Dr. Okoli – there are always exciting opportunities in nursing science.

Please learn more by reading our 2020-2021 Office of Nursing Research Annual Report. 

Associate Dean for Research and PhD Faculty Affairs 
Thomas H. Kelly, PhD