UK receives grant to help budding scientists

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - The University of Kentucky receives a grant to help fund internships for students.

55 undergraduates will be selected for a 10-week Summer internship, paying $4,000. The interns will work on one of 11 research projects focusing on alcohol and it's effects.

Professors say learning more about alcohol is important because it's an issue that touches so many lives.

"It affects more people than cancer, up to 30% of us in our lifetime will be faced with an alcohol use disorder, between one and five percent of children in school probably meet criteria for a fetal alcohol spectrum disorder," explains Associate Professor Kim Nixon.

The grant is worth $350, which means UK will be able to afford to hire the interns for the next five years.

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