Research is an integral part of the University of Kentucky. UK is one of the institutions designated a Research I University by the Carnegie Foundation. Only 108 universities in the country share this distinction as high research institutions. By making this list, it is clear that the University of Kentucky offers the best opportunities, the best resources, and the very best overall research enterprise capable of creating the world's next medical marvel or technological breakthrough.
We offer a broad range of Graduate training opportunities. As one of only a handful of universities to have six health science colleges on the same medical campus and to be physically contiguous with the main campus, we offer a broad array of graduate training opportunities. In addition to traditional biomedical graduate training in the Anatomy/Neurobiology, Biochemistry, Immunology/Microbiology/Molecular Genetics, Pharmacology, Physiology, Toxicology, and Nutritional Sciences (College of Medicine), we also offer training in Biomedical Engineering (The Graduate School), Pharmaceutical Sciences (College of Pharmacy), and Gerontology (College of Public Health). Graduate PhD training in Epidemiology and Biostatistics (College of Public Health) opened to enrollment in 2009 and Clinical and Translational Science (College of Medicine) in 2010.