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The College of Pharmacy Monthly Research Publication Highlight reveals the challenge of treating chronic respiratory infections in patients with Cystic Fibrosis.

August 22, 2016

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for July, 2016 is to be published in the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis and is titled “Optimizing beta-lactam pharmacodynamics against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in adult cystic fibrosis patients”. 

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Alla Arnold, MA, CRA
Congratulations to Alla Arnold on passing her Certified Research Administrator’s examination!

July 21, 2016

The designation of Certified Research Administrator (CRA) means that an individual met the requirements of the Research Administrators Certification Council and demonstrated a level of knowledge necessary for a person to be a professional research or sponsored programs administrator.

The 4-hour examination is the professional standard and covers a range of topics including proposal development, legal requirements, and financial management.

Alla is a valued member of the Research Office and has served as the College Grants Officer for the past 3 years.

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June Research Highlight: A a novel approach in the development of new antibiotics directed against the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB)

July 21, 2016

The College of Pharmacy Monthly Research Publication Highlight features a novel approach in the development of new antibiotics directed against the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB).

 

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for June, 2016 was published in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry and is titled “A biocatalytic approach to capuramycin analogues by exploiting a substrate permissive N-transacylase CapW”.

 

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UK College of Pharmacy Dean Kip Guy
UK College of Pharmacy Names New Dean

July 05, 2016

It is our pleasure to announce that Kip Guy has been named Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.  Kip joins us from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where he currently serves as chairperson of the Department of Chemical Biology and Therapeutics.  We anticipate Kip will assume his new role on October 1, 2016.

 

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College of Pharmacy Monthly Research Publication Highlight: Understanding the Hunger Hormone

June 22, 2016

The College of Pharmacy Monthly Research Publication Highlight features a computational chemistry approach that reveals a potentially novel reaction pathway in the inactivation of the hunger hormone, Ghrelin.

 

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for May 2016 is titled “Unexpected Reaction Pathway for butyrylcholinesterase-catalyzed inactivation of “hunger hormone” ghrelin” and was published in the Scientific Reports.

 

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UK College of Pharmacy Faculty and Alumni Honored

June 22, 2016

At the end of each school year, professional associations and academic institutions across Kentucky and the country reflect on and recognize the achievements of pharmacists that have advanced the profession, served their communities, and mentored our next generation of pharmacists. 

 

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy congratulates Drs. Kim Croley, Suzanne Francis, Trish Freeman, Chris Harlow, Anne Policastri, and P. Shane Winstead on these great honors.

 

 

Dr. Kim Croley

KPhA Distinguished Service Award

 

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Dr. Jeff Cain and Juequan Nie at Mud Guts & Glory in Oregonia, Ohio
UK College of Pharmacy Students Compete in Mud Guts & Glory

May 17, 2016

By Amanda Plakosh

 

Pharmacy school is no cake walk.  Jeff Cain’s students know this better than most.

 

Each year, Jeff Cain, Associate Adjunct Professor and Director of Education Technology at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UK COP), invites students to scale 10-foot tall walls, traverse monkey bars, and haul sandbags through steep and muddy terrain during obstacle races.

 

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Dr. Chang-Guo Zhan and President Eli Capilouto
Dr. Chang-Guo Zhan Named 2016-2017 University of Kentucky University Research Professor

May 05, 2016

Dr. Chang-Guo Zhan, Professor, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been named a 2016-2017 University of Kentucky University Research Professor.

 

Since 1976, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees has honored faculty members for their research achievements. 

 

Lisa Cassis, UK’s vice president for research, expressed her gratitude for the contributions made by Dr. Zhan and 16 additional Research Professors chosen from other UK colleges.

 

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Dr. Ronald McGarry, Dr. Meenakshi Upreti, and Ryan Chan
College of Pharmacy April Research Publication Highlight: Investigating the Radioresistant Properties of Lung Cancer Stem Cells in the Context of the Tumor Microenvironment

May 04, 2016

The College of Pharmacy April Research Publication Highlight showcases the development of a novel three dimensional model of lung cancer to better understand resistance to therapy and identify new strategies in the treatment of lung cancer.

 

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for April, 2016 is titled “Investigating the Radioresistant Properties of Lung Cancer Stem Cells in the Context of the Tumor Microenvironment” and was published in Radiation Research.

 

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UK College of Pharmacy Students Help Lexington Prepare for Disasters

April 29, 2016

Lexington, Kentucky is known for being a peaceful, easy going city.  It’s not unusual to find residents and visitors sitting on the patio of a gastropub, sharing a fine meal with friends while sipping a locally distilled spirit and enjoying a gentle breeze and Lexington’s brilliant blue skies.  

 

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