Kelly Smith Named Interim Dean
March 08, 2015
Kelly M. Smith, a faculty member in the College’s Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs, has been named Interim Dean of the UK College of Pharmacy.
Dr. Smith takes over for former Dean Timothy S. Tracy, who was recently named Provost at the University of Kentucky. She is the first woman to hold the top leadership position in the 145-year history of the UK College of Pharmacy.
Summer Research Program Accepting Applications
March 02, 2015
The University of Kentucky offers a 10-week, paid laboratory experience for talented undergraduate students interested in gaining research experience in alcohol-related disorders such as alcoholism, fetal alcohol syndrome, cancer, and pain. This is a competitive program designed for students considering a career in a science, technology, engineering or math-related fields, but especially graduate study. Opportunities range from applied psychological approaches in humans to basic cellular mechanisms of alcohol action in cell culture.
Vitamin D Synthesis in Skin Cells is Monthly Publication Highlight
March 01, 2015
Scientists have long known how important sunlight-produced vitamin D was for the body. But they didn’t know how skin cells controlled the process.
Third-Year PharmD Student Receives CPNP Foundation Travel Grant
February 23, 2015
Brigitte Stolz, a third-year PharmD student from Fort Thomas, Kentucky, was one of 15 students in the nation to receive a College of Psychiatric & Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) Foundation student travel grant. As part of the award, Stolz will receive complimentary registration and a $330 travel grant to be used toward her attendance at the 2015 CPNP Annual Meeting. The 15 recipients were selected by the CPNP Student Committee based on the merits of their applications.
New Fellowship Teaching People How to Teach
February 08, 2015
UK College of Pharmacy alumnus Doug Oyler knew he was interested in academic pharmacy. So when faculty members Jeff Cain and Peggy Piascik recruited him to serve as the College’s inaugural Teaching Fellow, he jumped at the chance.
Two problems persisted, however. The position called on Dr. Oyler to teach an online undergraduate course during Fall 2014. He had never taught undergraduates, nor had he ever taught an online course.
But if you know anything about Dr. Oyler, paving his own path has become a trademark.
Brandenburg Receives US Public Health Service Award
February 04, 2015
Fourth-year PharmD student Teia Brandenburg of Irvine, Kentucky received the United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award at a ceremony at the UK College of Pharmacy today. Brandenburg was presented the award by Henry Nettling, a UK College of Pharmacy alumnus and clinical pharmacist at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington.
Gill Heart Institute Director Provides KAPS Advocacy Day Lecture
February 03, 2015
Susan S. Smyth, MD, PhD, FACC, Medical Director of UK’s Gill Heart Institute, provided a special guest lecture about how important physician-pharmacist collaborative care has been to her medical practice during the College’s second annual Kentucky Alliance of Pharmacy Students (KAPS) Advocacy Day.
Mike Jay Named Outstanding Graduate Program Alumnus
February 02, 2015
Michael Jay, a UK College of Pharmacy alumnus and former faculty member, has been named the 2014 University of Kentucky Outstanding Graduate Program Alumnus for the Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Dr. Jay, who received his PhD in pharmaceutical sciences at the College of Pharmacy, received his award as part of the College’s annual Graduate Program Recruitment event on January 30.
Dr. Jay is the Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.
Dwoskin’s Methamphetamine Research Featured by NIDA
January 25, 2015
The following article was published with permission from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). It was written by David Anderson, NIDA Notes Editor.
Pharmacologist Dr. Linda Dwoskin and her research team have generated a dozen compounds that they believe might help people overcome addiction to methamphetamine. Over the coming years, Dr. Dwoskin plans to single out the most promising one, complete the requirements for obtaining approval from the Food and Drug Administration to test it in patients, and then evaluate it in clinical trials.
UKCOP Students to Compete in Global Health Case Competition
January 22, 2015
Nine interprofessional student teams will match wits in UK’s Global Health Case Competition at the College’s BioPharm Complex Saturday, January 24.