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Researchers at the UK College of Pharmacy Uncover New Biomarker for Cardiovascular Disease

December 12, 2019

LEXINGTON, Ky. (December 12, 2019) — The quest to be proactive in fighting heart disease has taken an unprecedented turn. Researchers from the College of Pharmacy have uncovered a potential new indicator of heart disease; these indicators, referred to as biomarkers, can be a sign that a patient is at risk for cardiovascular issues.

 

Pharmacy graduate students David Henson and David Nardo, PharmD along with faculty advisor Vincent Venditto, PhD worked to test the association between adverse cardiovascular events, like heart attacks and strokes, and ApoA-I.

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10th Annual TODD Symposium Winners

December 01, 2019

With over 300 registrants and a lineup of fantastic speakers, the 10th Annual TODD Symposium was a terrific success. Photos of the event can be found on our Facebook page.

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Rachael Stone and Team Win Student Case Competition at CAB VII Conference

December 01, 2019

Rachael Stone and her team won first in the Student Case Competition and third place in the Student Poster Competition at the Collaborating Across Borders (CAB) VII Conference in October. Collaborating Across Borders is an international conference that promotes interprofessionalism with the goal of advancing interprofessional, collaborative practice to improve quality care and health outcomes.

 

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AAAS and University of Kentucky Announce 2019 Fellows

December 01, 2019

R. Kip Guy, dean and professor of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

 

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Central Kentucky Job Club – Winter/Spring 2020 Schedule

December 01, 2019

The purpose of the Central KY Job Club is to provide a positive environment for motivated job seekers to meet, connect, share and learn. The free group is open to the public and meets the second and fourth Tuesday of each month, from 9:00–10:15 a.m. at the Fayette County Cooperative Extension office, 1140 Harry Sykes Way (formerly Red Mile Place), Lexington, KY.

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College of Pharmacy Receives Multiple Honors at ACCP Meeting

November 25, 2019

  • Frank Romanelli received the Educator Award
  • Jimmi Hatton became the President-Elect and member of the Board of Regents for the next 3 years
  • Jill Kolesar finished her 3-year term on the Board of Regents and served as President-Elect, President, and Immediate Past President
  • David Burgess became the Chair of the ACCP Foundation Board of Trustees
  • Alex Flannery became Chair or Chair-elect of the Critical Care ACCP PRN
  • Brittany Bissell became Chair or Chair-elect of the Pulmonary ACCP PRN

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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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UKCOP is First School of Pharmacy to Require Coursework in Diagnosis as Part of PharmD Program

November 12, 2019

When we launched our new core curriculum in the fall of 2016, we did so with the commitment to continue advancing the pharmacy profession. As the pharmacy practice model has moved 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 Diagnosis as a required 2-credit hour 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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