New research building at UK will focus on state’s health disparities

s_west_entry_shaded_meeA new research facility that will focus on addressing the health challenges and disparities in Kentucky is being built on the University of Kentucky’s campus and is scheduled to be completed in spring 2018.The $265 million building gets half of its funding from the state and the other half from university resources, including private gifts, according to the release. The facility is considered unique because it focuses on Kentucky’s health disparities, specifically in Appalachia, and fosters multidisciplinary research across numerous fields to develop solutions to these complex problems.