Office of Research About Us Mission Mission Objective Advance transformative research through collaboration and innovation leading to scientific impact and improved health of the people of Kentucky and beyond. Strategic Goals: 1. Develop and invest in defined signature and emerging research areas leading to scientific impact and improved health of the people of Kentucky and beyond. 2. Create an optimal research community to increase the overall research impact of the College of Medicine. 3. Improve the quality and access to infrastructure supporting research efforts. 4. Create more collaborative and transdisciplinary research opportunities to advance groundbreaking discoveries. With faculty among the best in the nation — in the classroom, in the clinical setting, and in labs and research facilities — we attract hundreds of students and secure millions of dollars of National Institutes of Health (NIH) grants each year. Faculty discoveries have helped advance medicine to improve patient outcomes and provided our next generation of physicians with outstanding learning opportunities.