$232.7 M
In 2021, funding to College of Medicine totaled $232.7 million.
College of Medicine: more than 40 percent of UK’s grants and contracts
poster presentation at Cancer Research Day

UKNOW Research

The UK Academic Medical Center continues to be a leader today. Our faculty are committed to innovative biomedical and clinical research that will provide new knowledge about the prevention, treatment and eradication of disease.


  • In fiscal year 2021, the college’s research funding totaled more than $232.7 million, with its National Institutes of Health (NIH) funding doubling since fiscal year 2017.
  • The College of Medicine accounts for more than 40 percent of UK’s total grants and contracts.
  • College of Medicine had a significant research funding increase of 15.9% in 2021.
  • Currently, the college has more than 245,000 net square feet of research space.
  • The College of Medicine Is one of six health-related colleges at the University (Dentistry, Health Sciences, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health), encompassing a combined 25 basic science and clinical departments and more than 1,100 full-time faculty members.
Albert B. Chandler Hospital

Clinical Service and UK HealthCare

UK HealthCare – the clinical enterprise of the University of Kentucky – encompasses UK Chandler Hospital, Kentucky Children’s Hospital, UK Good Samaritan Hospital, Markey Cancer Center, Gill Heart Institute, Kentucky Neuroscience Institute, Kentucky Clinics, and the clinical activities of all six health sciences colleges. For more information about UK HealthCare, visit ukhealthcare.uky.edu.

UK HealthCare offers:

  • A team of more than 9,000 physicians, nurses, pharmacists and health care workers all dedicated to patient health
  • More than 80 plus specialty programs and services
  • More than 143 outreach clinics and programs throughout Central and Eastern Kentucky 
  • Highly acclaimed centers, including the Center for Advanced Surgery, Minimally Invasive Surgery Center and Transplant Center.

UK HealthCare's Markey Cancer Center is Kentucky's only National Cancer Institute designated cancer center and it is ranked among the top 50 cancer centers in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

The University of Kentucky Albert B. Chandler Hospital at UK HealthCare remains the No. 1 hospital in Kentucky and the Bluegrass Region by the 2021-2022 Best Hospitals rankings and ratings from U.S. News & World Report for the sixth consecutive year.

UK HealthCare was ranked as high-performing in four U.S. News adult specialties: Gastroenterology & GI Surgery, Geriatrics, Orthopedics and Urology. 


The College of Medicine is accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education of the Association of American Medical Colleges and the American Medical Association.