Hickson Only Student in Nation to Receive PLS Graduate Fellowship

March 25, 2015

Ryan Hickson, a fourth-year PharmD/Master of Public Health candidate from Jeffersonville, Indiana, has been named the 2015 recipient of the AFPE-Phi Lambda Sigma First Year Graduate Fellowship. Hickson is the only student in the nation to receive this award.

He will be recognized with the honor at the Phi Lambda Sigma Awards Banquet on March 28 in San Diego, California. Drs. Peggy Piascik and Frank Romanelli, both faculty members at the UK College of Pharmacy, will pick up the award in his honor.

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College Inducts First Class in Hall of Distinguished Alumni

March 17, 2015

Four dynamic UK College of Pharmacy alumni are 2015 inductees to the College’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni. Bob Blouin, Mary H. H. Ensom, Bob Rapp and Salomon Stavchansky will be recognized for their lifetime professional contributions on Thursday and Friday, March 19 and 20.

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College to Celebrate Residency Match Day

March 15, 2015

Pharmacy students across the nation will find out if they landed a coveted residency on Friday, March 20, and the UK College of Pharmacy will capture Pharmacy Residency Match Day excitement across a number of media platforms.

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High School Researcher Making a Scientific Name for Himself

March 11, 2015

Adil Yusuf, a junior at Paul Laurence Dunbar High School who conducts research at the UK College of Pharmacy, has burst onto the local and national scientific research scene this spring. Yusuf, who participates in Dunbar’s acclaimed Math, Science and Technology (MSTC) program, received the 2015 Yale Science and Engineering Association Science Fair Award and first place in chemistry at the Central Kentucky Regional Science and Engineering Fair.

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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.

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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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