Undergraduate Research Mentor Award Winners Announced

 Luke BradleyJanice Fernheimer and Gregory Luhan received the University of Kentucky 2018 Excellent Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. This student-nominated award recognizes UK faculty members who demonstrate an outstanding commitment to mentoring undergraduate researchers, providing exceptional undergraduate research experiences, as well as supporting and promoting the undergraduate research initiatives on campus.

Eighteen faculty mentors were nominated for the award by their students.

Bradley is an associate professor and research mentor in the Department of Neuroscienceand the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry in the UK College of Medicine, and an associate professor in the neuroscience major program in the UK College of Arts and Sciences. He is also affiliated with the UK Lewis Honors College, the Center of Structural Biology and the Brain Restoration Center. 

Fernheimer is an associate professor in the UK College of Arts and Sciences' Department of Writing, Rhetoric and Digital Studies and director of the Jewish Studies Program. She is also an affiliate of the Department of Gender and Women’s Studies and the UK Lewis Honors College. In 2016, Fernheimer was awarded the Zantker Charitable Foundation Professorship in Jewish Studies. Along with Associate Professor Beth Goldstein, she established the Jewish Heritage Fund for Excellence Jewish Kentucky Oral History Collection at the Louie B. Nunn Center for Oral History.

Luhan is the John Russell Groves Endowed Professor of Architecture in the School of Architecture in UK College of Design and an affiliate professor with UK’s Lewis Honors College and the College of Engineering’s Center for Visualization and Virtual Environments. Luhan holds a University Research Professorship and is a nationally recognized architect, scholar, author, professor and academic leader whose work investigates how design, emerging digital technologies, critical theory, pedagogy, practice and academic-industry partnerships intersect.