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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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College to Host Open House

January 20, 2015

The UK College of Pharmacy will host an Open House for prospective students on Saturday, March 7. This event is geared toward students currently in high school or college.

This Open House will feature a three-hour information session and will provide an opportunity for students and guests to learn more about the pharmacy profession, career opportunities in the field, and specific information about UK's Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) professional program.

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