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Oct 26, 2016

When we think of research, our minds may possibly conjure up an image of a scientist in a white coat, hunched over a lab table, pouring chemicals into beakers. But research takes a multitude of forms, and flourishes in many different fields. From clinical trials for new cancer medication, to composing and recording an album of original music, and even to studying and refining the most effective ways to cure a country ham. Research often leads us towards answering questions we didn’t even think to ask. 

At the forefront of research efforts here at the University of Kentucky, is the construction of a brand-new, $265 million dollar, multi-disciplinary research building, expected to be completed in 2018…a space that will be dedicated to addressing health challenges and disparities in Kentucky.

Joining us this week to discuss this new facility, and the impact it will have on innovation and collaboration, is Dr. Lisa Cassis, the University’s Vice-President for Research. In our conversation, Dr. Cassis talks about her personal journey into fields of research, the importance of bringing together viewpoints from different fields to drive new discoveries, the importance of clinical trials through UK’s Center for Clinical and Translational Science, and more…

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