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Organization profile

Organization profile

UNITE was established to bring together groups of investigators, trainees, colleges, and research groups with a focus on impactful research. The overall goal of the UNITE Research Priority Area is to elevate research at the University of Kentucky by leveraging existing strengths and forging new relationships. 

The UNITE RPA finds it critical to develop, engage, and promote research to impact change. UNITE also seeks to foster mutually beneficial relationships between the university, faculty researchers, and other communities. The UNITE RPA is committed to designing and supporting research-focused programs that engage communities, students, and faculty.


The UNITE RPA is designed to support research and scholarship that:

  • Develops innovative solutions and establishes best practices focused on recruitment and retention of faculty, staff, and students.
  • Focuses on disparities and social justice that will result in impactful scholarly outputs and extramural funding for sustainability.


The UNITE Research Priority Area is governed by the following core values:

  • Collaboration and collegiality

  • Excellence and innovation

For more information contact Dr. Danelle Stevens-Watkins, Associate Vice President for Research, Equity [email protected]

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. Our work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 1 - No Poverty
  • SDG 2 - Zero Hunger
  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 4 - Quality Education
  • SDG 5 - Gender Equality
  • SDG 6 - Clean Water and Sanitation
  • SDG 7 - Affordable and Clean Energy
  • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action
  • SDG 14 - Life Below Water
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions


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