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Pharmacists’ Authority to Deliver Protocol-Driven Care Set to Impact Patient and Public Health Across Kentucky

May 01, 2018

The culmination of almost two years of collaborative effort was achieved this past December when the Health & Welfare & Family Services Interim Joint Committee of the Kentucky Legislature approved regulation 201 KAR 2:380, board authorized protocols.

 

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A Closer Look at Blood-Brain Barrier Dysfunction in Epilepsy

May 01, 2018

LEXINGTON, Ky. (May 01, 2018) - New findings from the University of Kentucky published in the Journal of Neuroscience demonstrate that there may be ways to address blood-brain barrier dysfunction in epilepsy.

 

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UKCOP Makes the Cut - AACP Announces 2018 Walmart Scholars

April 11, 2018

AACP officially announced the 85 student/faculty recipients for the 2018 AACP Walmart Scholars Program, and students, faculty, and alumni from UK College of Pharmacy all made the list. Strengthening a commitment toward a career in academic pharmacy, each pair will receive $1,000 to be used toward Pharmacy Education 2018.

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Everything is Science: UK Hosts City-Wide Science Festival

March 22, 2018

A group of professors and students at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, along with community partners like Keeneland and AllTech are working together to introduce the Lexington community to the science around us. Everything is Science is a science festival that will be held at different locations all throughout the city, with concurrent events happening Thursday, April 26th through Saturday, April 28th.

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Anne Policastri Named New Director, ASHP Membership and Affiliate Relations Division

March 05, 2018

Anne Policastri, Pharm.D., M.B.A., FASHP, FKSHP, will join ASHP as the new Director, Membership and Affiliate Relations Division within the Office of Member Relations. The position will lead efforts to oversee relationships with state affiliates, among others, and to assist in membership growth and development.

 

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UKCOP Alumnus Housley Named Assistant Operations Executive for UK HealthCare

January 31, 2018

J.J. Housley, PharmD, MBA, a 2011 UK College of Pharmacy graduate, recently moved into the position of Assistant Operations Executive for UK HealthCare. In this role, he has administrative responsibility for patient progression, including capacity management, laboratory services, post-acute care partnerships, case management, social work, patient transport, palliative care, hospice, and EVS. In his new role, JJ will continue working on projects to support and enhance the enterprise and further develop operational initiatives.

 

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Alumnus Bryan Taylor Releases Harrowing Memoir

January 27, 2018

Bryan Taylor was married five years before his late wife, Kailen, passed away from breast cancer in 2015. She was 25. Taylor recently completed a memoir about Kailen, entitled Even if you don’t, which is available today on Amazon.

 

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Brooke Hudspeth Helps Secure $7.5 Million Grant from CDC

December 13, 2017

UK College of Pharmacy alumnus Dr. Brooke Hudspeth was integral in the grant application on behalf of The Kroger Company for the expansion of the Diabetes Prevention Program (DPP). Kroger Pharmacy began providing diabetes prevention services at their community pharmacy residency site in Lexington, KY in 2015 and quickly expanded to their Louisville residency site and other locations throughout the state.

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UKCOP Students Initiate Letter Writing Campaign to Congress

November 30, 2017

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy APhA–ASP Chapter is conducting a letter writing drive to encourage Members of Congress to support the provider status legislation. The chapter has generated 420 letters as a result of the campaign, and will try to get even more letters, according to Kyle Bryan, Policy Vice President for the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Chapter.

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New Study Looks at Effects of Binge Drinking

November 16, 2017

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for November of 2017 was published in Alcohol and is titled “Increased expression of M1 and M2 phenotypic markers in isolated microglia after four-day binge alcohol exposure in male rats”

The project was led by Dr. Hui Peng, an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the laboratory of Dr. Kimberly Nixon, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences.  Graduate students Chelsea Geil and Kevin Chen as well as postdoctoral fellow, Justin McClain, each in the Nixon laboratory contributed to the project.

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