Dr. Jimmi Hatton Kolpek
Dr. Jimmi Hatton Kolpek

Professor

Dr. Hatton Kolpek, FCCM, FCCP, is a professor practicing and conducting research on the care of patients with neurologic injury. Following service as Department Chair (2007-2011), her clinical practice transitioned from neurological intensive care to rehabilitation and ambulatory care of patients with stroke, spinal cord and brain injury. Her collaborative research and practice partnerships with the Kentucky Appalachian Rural Rehabilitation Network (http://karrn.org/wordpress/ ) and The Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital (http://www.cardinalhill.org/chrh), are targeting polypharmacy challenges after neurologic injury. Dr. Hatton-Kolpek continues pharmacokinetic and pharmacodynamic research projects with neurosurgery colleagues and the Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (http://www.mc.uky.edu/scobirc/ ). Dr. Hatton Kolpek’s research has been funded by NIH, private foundations, industry and by the University. She is a vice-chair of the University of Kentucky IRB. She also provides instruction to professional students, residents and graduate students in the Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine in the areas of Evidence Based Medicine, Advanced Pharmacy Practice, Traumatic Brain Injury and Clinical Research Ethics. In 2015, Dr. Hatton Kolpek became the Director of the ACCP Research and Scholarship Academy and serves as a faculty mentor in the MeRIT program. She is a Research Committee member for the Neurocritical Care Society and serves on the Editorial Board for Neurocritical Care, A Journal of Acute and Emergency Care. In 2017, Dr. Hatton-Kolpek was honored to be elected as Distinguished Scholar & Fellow in the National Academies of Practice, Pharmacy Academy.

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