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College of Pharmacy Hosting Symposium on Substance Use Disorder Therapeutics

August 16, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Aug. 19, 2019) – The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy will host its tenth annual Therapeutics, Outcomes, Discovery & Delivery (TODD) Symposium from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in room 124 of the Lee T. Todd, Jr. Building.


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UK College of Pharmacy Becomes One of First Pharmacy Schools in the U.S. to Recognize Graduate Students at White Coat Ceremony

August 16, 2019

​Lexington, Ky. (August 16, 2019)— The time-honored tradition of the White Coat Ceremony has served as an opportunity for members of the pharmacy community to welcome students into the profession. Every fall, the incoming class of pharmacy students at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is presented with a white coat to symbolize the beginning of their professional education.


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Homecoming 2019

August 10, 2019

Tailgate Bash

The annual UKCOP Homecoming Tailgate Bash is set for October 12, 2019. The tailgate will begin 2 hours before kick-off at the corner of Nicholasville and Farm Road. It’s $10/person and $5 for UKCOP students, children under 12 are free. Registration is now open.



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Class-Specific Reunions

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Acute Influenza and Acute Streptococcal Pharyngitis Protocol Training

August 05, 2019

The UK College of Pharmacy’s Center for Advancement of Pharmacy Practice (CAPP) is excited to offer CE training courses for Acute Influenza and Acute Streptococcal Pharyngitis point-of-care testing pursuant to Kentucky Board of Pharmacy authorized protocols. These trainings include both a home-study component and an in-person skills workshop. We are offering combined live Strep AND Flu training workshops in August. To participate in the combined trainings, you must complete the registrations for both.



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Pharmacy Alumni Celebrated for Their Commitment to Elevating Care & Scientific Inquiry

July 30, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (July 30, 2019) – This past April, two accomplished University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy alumni became the latest inductees in the College’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni for 2018-2019. They were recognized for their professional achievements at 21c Hotel in downtown Lexington on Thursday, April 25, 2019.


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UK Students Awarded Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in Pharmaceutics for 2019

July 25, 2019

Julie Calahan and Matt Defrese have been awarded Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturers of America Foundation Pre-Doctoral Fellowships in Pharmaceutics for 2019. This award provides a stipend of $20,000 per year for up to two years. The PhRMA Foundation funds scientists at critical points in their research careers to support and reward innovation in disciplines essential to the development of safe and effective medicines.

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Looking Back: Graduate Alumnus Recounts the Early Days of The Program

July 24, 2019

Like other pharmacy schools, the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy was traditionally focused on educating pharmacists for pharmacy practice. However, when Dean Earl Sloan retired in 1967, the College brought in Dr. Joseph Swintosky to serve as Dean and to develop new roles for pharmacists. Swintosky began the push for an all-PharmD Program and a world-class Graduate Program in Pharmaceutical Sciences. Swintosky hired several new faculty members to help jumpstart the new graduate program, including Dr. James Doluisio and Dr. Harry Kostenbauder, who had consulted for Dr.

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Graduate Student Claims First-Place at American Society for Pharmacology & Experimental Therapeutics Meeting

July 24, 2019

Reiya Hayden, a graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Markos Leggas, received the first-place award for her poster presentation at the annual American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics meeting on April 7, 2019. The title of her poster was “Mithramycin analogues disrupt ETS transcription factor DNA binding.”


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College Announces Graduate Program Communications Advisory Board

July 23, 2019

Lexington, Ky. (July 8, 2019)— In an effort to better serve our graduate students and alumni, the UK College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) has partnered with alumni to establish a Communications Advisory Board for the graduate research program. The alumni-run Advisory Board was created in spring 2019 to assist the College in its outreach efforts to students and alumni of the PhD program. This group will serve as a liaison to the College of Pharmacy, helping to enhance their communication efforts and providing critical feedback on alumni needs.

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Celebrated Faculty Member Pat DeLuca Passes Away

May 28, 2019


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