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DiPiro to Provide 2017 Foster Lecture

October 18, 2017

UK College of Pharmacy alumnus and Dean of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy Dr. Joseph T. DiPiro has been selected to provide keynote remarks during the College’s annual Dr. Thomas S. Foster Leadership Day. Dr. DiPiror lecture is entitled “’Leadership in Times of Change.” The Foster Lecture will take place at noon on Friday, October 20 at the UK College of Pharmacy. The program is part of the College’s efforts to recognize the outstanding leadership and academic and research excellence of the late Thomas S. Foster.

 

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University of Kentucky Takes Team Approach to Research

September 12, 2017

This summer, University of Kentucky’s Igniting Research Collaborations (IRC) awarded almost $300,000 in pilot grants to support cross-college interdisciplinary research and scholarship. This collaborative approach to science further enables research focused on health conditions prominent in the Commonwealth and beyond.

 

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Shoulder to Shoulder Global Brigades to Ecuador

September 08, 2017

Shoulder to Shoulder Global is now accepting applications for the 2018 brigades to Santo Domingo, Ecuador. Participants engage in a variety of cultural and service-learning opportunities while  providing services such as basic medical and dental care, health education, school health screenings, women’s health, home visits and community-based learning. The 2018 brigade dates are:

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Class of 2007 Raises over $90,000 in Honor of Former Classmates

September 08, 2017

On August 5, 2017, the UK College of Pharmacy Class of 2007 held their 14th Annual Golf Memorial at Cherry Blossom Golf Course in Georgetown, Ky. The event brought members of the class, their families, and several faculty, friends, and partners who pay tribute to four indivuals who were unable to graduate with their class.

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UK College of Pharmacy Receives $5 Million to Further Malaria Research

August 28, 2017

Approximately $5 million in additional funding from the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT) has been awarded to the lab of Dean Kip Guy at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, in partnership with Eisai Pharmaceuticals and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), for ongoing malaria research.

 

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Steven Pass ('96) Named Regional Dean for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy Campus

August 28, 2017

Steven Pass, Pharm.D., has been named regional dean for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Pharmacy campus in Dallas. Pass, whose appointment begins Sept. 1, said being named the Dallas regional dean is an honor and he looks forward to facing the challenges of his new position by working closely with campus faculty, staff, students and residents.

“I genuinely hope to provide strong leadership that will contribute to the growth and continued success of what I believe is a truly special place,” Pass said.

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Simon Wolf (Class of '58) Named 2017 Gold Standard Award Recipient for Optimal Aging

August 25, 2017

Simon Wolf (Class of 1958) has been selected as the 2017 Gold Standard Award recipient for Optimal Aging award from the University of Louisville Institute of Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging in the “Love Conquers All” category. This award is presented to individuals who exemplify optimal aging, making the most of whatever their later years bring and who continue to love life.

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Alumnus Bob Blouin to Become Provost of UNC at Chapel Hill

August 22, 2017

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has named Robert “Bob” Blouin (Class of 1978) longtime dean of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, to serve as Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of the University 

 

Blouin, the Vaughn and Nancy Bryson Distinguished Professor, is a well-respected educator, researcher, innovator and administrator across UNC’s campus and throughout higher education.

 

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Dr. Kelly Smith Elected President of ASHP

August 07, 2017

Kelly M. Smith, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCCP, has been elected as ASHP’s new President-elect. Julie A. Groppi, Pharm.D., FASHP, and Paul Walker, Pharm.D., FASHP, were elected to serve on the ASHP Board of Directors.

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UK College of Pharmacy Graduate Leads Telepharmacy Effort for Georgia Veterans

July 21, 2017

A Vietnam-era Veteran hobbles into the Statesboro, Georgia VA clinic. As much as he savors pizza, chicken-fried steak, and cheddar cheese, his primary care doc’s advised the old soldier to cut back and take medication to lower his LDL.

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