Image Research Pharmacology and Nutritional Sciences Research Overview The department of pharmacology and nutritional sciences faculty are trained in the individual disciplines of pharmacology and/or nutritional sciences, with research emphases in the areas of brain cognition and aging, cancer, cardiovascular and metabolic diseases (e.g., obesity, diabetes). This multidisciplinary and collaborative research environment focuses on the development of nutritionally-based concepts and pharmacologic entities for the treatment of chronic diseases. Since nearly every chronic disease is prevented and/or treated by a combination of life-style (e.g., nutrition) and pharmacologically-based therapies, the department's unique combination of research capabilities and expertise in these disciplines promises to have an immense impact on addressing chronic disease processes. Pharmacology Research Our faculty has research emphases in the areas of brain cognition and aging, cancer, and cardiovascular pharmacology. Learn More Nutritional Science Research The nutritional sciences division provides unique opportunities for wide-ranging interdisciplinary research collaborations targeting nutrition and chronic diseases. Learn More Research Center on Healthy Metabolism The mission is to improve the health of people in Kentucky and beyond through advancing research focused on prevention and treatment of diabetes-associated microvascular dysfunction. Learn More Additional Research Links Diabetes and Obesity Research Priority Area The mission is to leverage, integrate, and expand our campus-wide strengths in basic, clinical, and community-based research to address disparities in diabetes and obesity in the Commonwealth and beyond. ADORE Alliance The Alliance for Diabetes Research (ADORE) brings together a transdisciplinary team of investigators at the University of Kentucky to focus on obesity and diabetes, conditions that contribute substantially to the chronic disease burden of our state’s citizens. ADAM Alliance The Alliance for Reduction of Diabetes Associated Microvascular Dysfunction (ADAM) works to integrate research efforts to uncover how microvascular dysfunction develops. The team’s goal is to advance the discovery of new treatments. Barnstable-Brown Diabetes Center The UK Barnstable Brown Diabetes Center is a leader in diabetes treatment, prevention, education and research. The Center is pushing forward to improve diabetes prevention, quality of life, and health outcomes.