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Life-Saving Patient Care Starts with An Inclusive Education

November 13, 2019

This year, the University of Kentucky reflects on 70 years of integration. Given this significant occasion, we cannot help but examine how segregation and classism have impacted health care outcomes for vulnerable patient populations. It is only when we grapple with the prejudiced legacy of health care and access that we can truly improve a system that has not served us all equally, but one day can.


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Differential Diagnosis - The Power of the Pharmacist

November 12, 2019

When we launched our new core curriculum in the fall of 2016, we did so with the commitment to continuing to elevate the profession of pharmacy. As the pharmacy practice model has evolved from hometown apothecaries to pharmacists being a central point of care for many in the United States, we wanted to make sure our students were more than equipped to practice at the top of their license. As a result, we introduced Differential Diagnostics in Primary Care as a required 2-credit stand-alone course for our third-year professional students.

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Romanelli to Receive ACCP Honors in New York

October 17, 2019

Susan C. Fagan, Alicia B. Forinash, Gary R. Matzke, John E.Murphy, Edith A. Nutescu, and Frank Romanelli have been selected by the College’s Awards Committee to receive ACCP’s prestigious 2019 Therapeutic Frontiers Lecture Award, Clinical Practice Award, C. Edwin Webb Professional Advocacy Award, Robert M. Elenbaas Service Award, Russell R. Miller Award, and Education Award respectively. The awards will be presented in New York, New York, on Sunday morning, October 27, during the Awards and Recognition Ceremony of the College’s 2019 Annual Meeting.


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Aaron Cook Named Fellow of Neurocritical Care

October 17, 2019

On October 15, 2019, Dr. Aaron Cook, R275 (PharmD '00) was named Fellow of Neurocritical Care (FNCS) recipient at the Neurocritical Care Society meeting in Vancouver.  This is a well-deserved honor and the culmination of years of advanced practice, research, and service to the society.  The Fellow of Neurocritical Care Society qualifications are based on contributions to the field of neurocritical care in the areas of professionalism and collaborative multi-professional practice, program development, scholarly activity, and leadership.


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Jimmi Hatton Kolpek (R151) Named 2019 Paul Parker Award Recipient

October 09, 2019

Jimmi Hatton Kolpek, PharmD (R151), faculty at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and President-elect of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), has been named the 2019 recipient of the Paul F. Parker Award. She will receive the award at the 2019 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Meeting in Las Vegas, Nevada.


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Caleb Akers Awarded the Dennis Casey Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Engineering Graduate Student Travel Award

September 26, 2019

Caleb Akers has been awarded the Dennis Casey Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Engineering Graduate Student Travel Award. The purpose of this award is to assist a graduate student in the Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Engineering with travel expenses related to attending an AAPS or appropriate alternative scientific meeting. Graduate students benefit significantly by presenting their research at a scientific meeting.

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Doctoral Degrees Awarded August 2019

September 25, 2019

View an updated list of our students who graduated with a PhD in Pharmaceutical Science this past August.

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UKCOP Students Named American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Awardees

September 25, 2019

The American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) recently announced the 34 recipients of their Pre-Doctoral Fellowships and Gateway Award for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Pre-Doctoral Fellowships support Ph.D. candidates and allows them to focus their time fully on their research project. They also offer the following specific-Doctoral Fellowships: the Dr. Paul B. Myrdal Memorial Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Dr.

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Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova Selected as AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador

September 16, 2019

 Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova, PhD has been selected as one of the 125 American Association for the Advancement of Science IF/THEN Ambassadors. “We firmly believe that IF we support a woman in STEM, THEN she can change the world,” said Lyda Hill, founder of Lyda Hill Philanthropies. “The goal of IF/THEN is to shift the way our country—and the world—think about women in STEM and this requires changing the narratives about women STEM professionals and improving their visibility.”

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Pharmacy Student Group Wins National Collegiate Chapter Award

September 13, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 13, 2019)— This summer, the student chapter of Kappa Psi at the UK College of Pharmacy was the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Frank H. Eby Award. This annual award recognizes the collegiate chapter with exceptional academic performance.

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