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UKCOP Students Tested in Mock Disaster, Earn Emergency Response Certification

November 15, 2016

Imagine for a moment...

It’s early April in the Bluegrass.  The cold and grey of winter has begun to melt away to reveal glorious Kentucky blue skies.  The air is fresh and crisp and inviting.  There is no place you’d rather be than Red River Gorge, hiking out to that waterfall you adore along the Rock Bridge Trail.

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UK Hosts Ashland Inc. Distinguished Lecture & Symposium on Drug Discovery & Development

November 15, 2016

With nearly 30k students, more than 2,400 faculty members, 16 colleges and professional schools, and more than 200 academic programs, the University of Kentucky is rife with opportunities for collaboration. 

On November 4, 2016, the UK College of Pharmacy and the UK College of Engineering took advantage of this opportunity and joined forces to host the first-annual, combined Ashland Inc. Distinguished Lectures & Symposium on Drug Discovery & Development at the W.T. Young Library.

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Dr. Gilbert Burckart
Burckart Named 2016 Paul Parker Award Recipient

November 07, 2016

Gilbert J. Burckart, a UK College of Pharmacy alumnus and R#22 in the UK HealthCare Pharmacy Residency program, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Paul F. Parker Award. Dr. Burckart will receive his honor at the 2016 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada.

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Dr. Oreoluwa Adedoyin and Dr. Charles Loftin
The College of Pharmacy Monthly Research Publication Highlight details a role for inflammatory signaling lipids in cardiovascular diseases

October 25, 2016

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for September, 2016 was published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and is titled “Microsomal Prostaglandin E Synthase-1 Expression by Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells Attenuates the Differentiated Phenotype”.

 

The project was conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Charles Loftin and features the dissertation research of Dr. Oreoluwa Adedoyin, a recent graduate of the Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD program in the College of Pharmacy. 

 

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The College of Pharmacy Monthly Research Publication Highlight reveals the challenge of treating chronic respiratory infections in patients with Cystic Fibrosis.

August 22, 2016

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for July, 2016 is to be published in the Journal of Cystic Fibrosis and is titled “Optimizing beta-lactam pharmacodynamics against Pseudomonas aeruginosa in adult cystic fibrosis patients”. 

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Alla Arnold, MA, CRA
Congratulations to Alla Arnold on passing her Certified Research Administrator’s examination!

July 21, 2016

The designation of Certified Research Administrator (CRA) means that an individual met the requirements of the Research Administrators Certification Council and demonstrated a level of knowledge necessary for a person to be a professional research or sponsored programs administrator.

The 4-hour examination is the professional standard and covers a range of topics including proposal development, legal requirements, and financial management.

Alla is a valued member of the Research Office and has served as the College Grants Officer for the past 3 years.

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June Research Highlight: A a novel approach in the development of new antibiotics directed against the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB)

July 21, 2016

The College of Pharmacy Monthly Research Publication Highlight features a novel approach in the development of new antibiotics directed against the bacterium that causes tuberculosis (TB).

 

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for June, 2016 was published in Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry and is titled “A biocatalytic approach to capuramycin analogues by exploiting a substrate permissive N-transacylase CapW”.

 

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UK College of Pharmacy Dean Kip Guy
UK College of Pharmacy Names New Dean

July 05, 2016

It is our pleasure to announce that Kip Guy has been named Dean of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.  Kip joins us from St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, where he currently serves as chairperson of the Department of Chemical Biology and Therapeutics.  We anticipate Kip will assume his new role on October 1, 2016.

 

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College of Pharmacy Monthly Research Publication Highlight: Understanding the Hunger Hormone

June 22, 2016

The College of Pharmacy Monthly Research Publication Highlight features a computational chemistry approach that reveals a potentially novel reaction pathway in the inactivation of the hunger hormone, Ghrelin.

 

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for May 2016 is titled “Unexpected Reaction Pathway for butyrylcholinesterase-catalyzed inactivation of “hunger hormone” ghrelin” and was published in the Scientific Reports.

 

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UK College of Pharmacy Faculty and Alumni Honored

June 22, 2016

At the end of each school year, professional associations and academic institutions across Kentucky and the country reflect on and recognize the achievements of pharmacists that have advanced the profession, served their communities, and mentored our next generation of pharmacists. 

 

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy congratulates Drs. Kim Croley, Suzanne Francis, Trish Freeman, Chris Harlow, Anne Policastri, and P. Shane Winstead on these great honors.

 

 

Dr. Kim Croley

KPhA Distinguished Service Award

 

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