J.J Housley

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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Kuhn Named 2017 Parker Award Recipient

November 14, 2017

Dr. Robert Kuhn, a specialist in pediatric pharmacy and University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) faculty member since 1985, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Paul F. Parker Award. He will receive the award on December 5th at the Annual UK Luncheon during the 2017 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Meeting in Orlando.


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James Cloyd (PharmD 1976)

James Cloyd ('76) Receives J. Kiffin Penry Award for Excellence in Epilepsy Care

November 13, 2017

James Cloyd (Class of 1976) has been selected to receive the American Epilepsy Society (AES) 2017 J. Kiffin Penry Award for Excellence in Epilepsy Care.

Established in 1997 with an original gift from Abbott Laboratories and now supported through the J. Kiffin Penry Fund of AES, this award honors Dr. Penry's lifelong focus on and genuine concern for the patient with epilepsy. It recognizes individuals whose work has had a major impact on patient care and improved the quality of life for persons with epilepsy as well as recognizing excellence in the care of persons with epilepsy.

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Joshua Elder

Joshua Elder ('10) Receives ASHP 2017 New Preceptor Award

November 10, 2017

The ASHP Research and Education Foundation will recognize the recipients of the 2017 Pharmacy Residency Excellence Awards at a special reception held during the ASHP 2017 Midyear Clinical Meeting in Orlando, Florida. This award program, sponsored by Amgen, Inc., recognizes excellence in pharmacy residency training through recognition of residency programs, preceptors, and new preceptors. The recipients of this award have demonstrated innovation in training pharmacy residents and serve as models for other residency programs and preceptors.

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Detection Systems for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

November 06, 2017

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for October of 2017 was published in Pharmaceutical Research and is titled “Development of Halofluorochromic Polymer Nanoassemblies for the Potential Detection of Liver Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Tumors Using Experimental and Computational Approaches.”


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James Collard, Katherine Thompson, Penni Black, Madeline Krentz Gober

Getting in the Way of Cancer—Cell Signaling Interaction May Prevent Key Step

November 06, 2017

New findings from University of Kentucky faculty published in Scientific Reports reveals a novel cell signaling interaction that may prevent a key step in cancer progression.


Kentucky continues to lead the nation in incidence and death rates from lung cancer, and the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is committed to reducing these numbers.


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