Celebrated Faculty Member Pat DeLuca Passes Away

May 28, 2019


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College Strengthens Efforts to Address Alumni Needs

May 24, 2019


Lexington, Ky. (May 24, 2019)— The UK College of Pharmacy recently hired Rosa Mejia and Kacie Miller in an effort to create a more robust focus on student and alumni development and success. In addition, Nicole Keenan has been promoted to the role of Director of Student Success and Career Development. 


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College Creates Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Center; Names Subramanian Director

May 23, 2019


Lexington, Ky. (May 23, 2019)— The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy has created a new Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (NMR) Center, recruiting Vivekanandan Subramanian, PhD to serve as the Center’s inaugural director. NMR instruments are large magnets, similar to clinical MRI scanners, that allow researchers to measure the structure of small molecules and peptides.


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UK Students Win First Place in Healthcare Quality Innovation Challenge

May 22, 2019


Lexington, Ky. (May 22, 2019)— University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy students Noor Naffakh, Kailyn Conner, and John Brown took home first place in the Healthcare Quality Innovation Challenge at the annual Pharmacy Quality Alliance’s (PQA) Meeting in Baltimore this month.


The team-based student competition was created to foster student engagement in using technology to create healthcare solutions for patients. Teams are asked to develop a business proposal for a current healthcare quality issue that can be addressed using technology.

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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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