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UK College of Pharmacy Moves to Make Pharmacy Education More Accessible

May 17, 2019

Lexington, KY (May 17, 2019) – The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy has eliminated the Pharmacy College Admission Test (PCAT) as a requirement for admission to their Doctor of Pharmacy program.  The college utilizes a holistic admissions process and has determined that the PCAT does not provide any additional useful information for selecting students likely to succeed at UK beyond that already available from prior academic performance.


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Kentucky Pharmacists’ Collaboration Helps Secure $87 Million HEAL Grant

April 20, 2019


Lexington, KY (Apr 20, 2019)—The opioid epidemic has taken hundreds of thousands of lives and devastated millions more. This problem has engaged the passion, knowledge, and persistence of researchers and health care providers who work on a daily basis to help people with opioid use disorder. 

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Distinguished Alumnus John Piecoro Passes Away

April 07, 2019

On April 3, 2019, Dr. John Piecoro, PharmD ended his battle with cancer. Piecoro was a pioneer in pediatric pharmacy and was associated with the University of Kentucky (UK) pharmacy program for over 35 years. He started clinical pharmacy services in pediatrics here at UK. The success of the UK pediatric pharmacy program and the program, in general, was advanced by his early efforts. He served as Associate Director of Pharmacy for over 10 years and also held a faculty appointment in the UK College of Pharmacy.

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Kentucky Team Dedicated to Substance Use Disorder Research to Speak at Rx Summit

April 01, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 1, 2019) — A group of individuals from the University of Kentucky (UK) is part of a new team dedicated to substance use disorder research at the university. These researchers combined their years of expertise to ensure UK takes a holistic approach when addressing substance use disorder in the Commonwealth.


Recently, select members of this team have been invited to present at the National Rx Drug Abuse and Heroin Summit in Atlanta, GA and will be presenting their findings later this month.


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Everything is Science: Opposites Attract

February 11, 2019

Science is all around us — pushing, pulling, exerting opposing forces that keep the universe in balance. Join us for this year’s Everything is Science (EiS) Festival, Opposites Attract. It's a week of paired presentations, lectures and demonstrations that take a closer look at the yin and yang of science. EiS is a science festival that will be held at different locations all throughout the city, with events happening Monday, March 4th through Friday, March 8th.

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Celebrating the Life of Patricia Mullins (R1)

January 15, 2019

An esteemed member of our pharmacy family passed away this week. Patricia Moynahan Mullins, 74, was the very first graduate of the UK Pharmacy Residency Program and a true leader in the profession.


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Joey Mattingly Named Recipient of Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award

January 07, 2019


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Nominate a UKCOP Leader

January 03, 2019

Hall of Distinguished Alumni and Young Alumni Award nominations are now open!


We created the Hall of Distinguished Alumni to honor and recognize alumni who have made exceptional contributions to the field of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences during their careers. The Hall of Distinguished Alumni is a lifetime achievement award presented each year to deserving members of the pharmacy family.


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UK College of Pharmacy Announces Partnership with Kentucky State University

December 11, 2018

Lexington, Ky (Dec. 11, 2018) – University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy announced a new partnership with Kentucky State University (KSU), the premier HBCU of Kentucky. This partnership will allow students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a Doctor of Pharmacy in an accelerated time frame. The innovative 3+4 program allows participating students to count their first year of pharmacy school as their final year of undergraduate school.


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Beyond the Script

November 27, 2018


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