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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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Erin Abner, Daniela Moga and Lynne Eckmann.
Physician-Pharmacist Teams Benefit Brain Health in Older Patients

July 19, 2017

New findings from University of Kentucky faculty published in Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy demonstrate the value of physician-pharmacist teams in providing elderly care.

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Drug Discovery & Development 2017
College of Pharmacy to Host Symposium on Drug Discovery & Development

July 13, 2017

 

The UK College of Pharmacy will host its eighth annual Symposium on Drug Discovery and Development on Thursday, August 10, 2017. This year’s Symposium is in partnership with the College’s Natural Products Consortium. The Symposium will feature recent advances in the design of antibody-drug conjugates for treating cancer and other diseases, as well as advances in our understanding how Nature generates compounds that have been exploited in medicine, agriculture, and biotechnology.

 

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Sandra Martin from the University of Manchester School of Pharmacy
Pharmacist Prescribing & Emergency Department Pharmacists

July 03, 2017

On July 10, the UK College of Pharmacy will welcome Mrs. Sandra Martin from the University of Manchester School of Pharmacy. Her talk will focus on pharmacy in the United Kingdom as she discusses the Emergency Department (ED) and Independent Prescriber Programs at Manchester University.

 

Martin worked as a hospital pharmacist for 27 years in various specialist roles, including Care of the Elderly, Intensive Care, Acute Medicine and as a specialist Antimicrobial Pharmacist.

 

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Members of Dean Guy's lab (l-r): Jared Hammill, Yizhe Chen, Kip Guy, Gabriela Salinas, Armand Guiguemde and Hoshin Kim
Blocking Cancer—Scientists Find New Way to Combat Disease

June 20, 2017

New findings published in Nature Chemical Biology show promise for finding new solutions to treat lung cancer and other deadly diseases. 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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