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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Kentucky Leaders Descend Upon the College for PLS Leadership Week

January 05, 2015

Kentucky business leaders are making the UK College of Pharmacy’s BioPharm Complex home during the first week of the Spring 2015 semester thanks to Phi Lambda Sigma’s (PLS) Second Annual Leadership Week. Held January 5-9, the program is intended to provide students with the opportunity to learn from leaders from various aspects of pharmacy and other professions, discuss leadership styles, and improve their own leadership skills.

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Groundbreaking Computational Drug Design is College Publication Highlight of the Year

December 21, 2014

2014 was an impressive year for the Chang-Guo Zhan Laboratory at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, and the feather in that proverbial cap was being named the College’s Research Publication Highlight of the Year.

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Graduate Student Receives Prestigious NIH Award

December 07, 2014

Chelsea Geil has received a prestigious F31 Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Geil, a graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Kimberly Nixon, received the award for her project entitled, "Probing the Functional Relevance of Reactive Neurogenesis in Hippocampal Integrity in Alcohol Use Disorders.”

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College Goes Red for World AIDS Day

November 30, 2014

There are some days where red is acceptable at the University of Kentucky. Today is one of them. Three UK College of Pharmacy student organizations joined forces to shine a light on World AIDS Day as part of an international effort to focus on the disease. Each year on December 1, people across the globe “unite in the fight against HIV, show their support for people living with HIV and commemorate people who have died. World AIDS Day was the first ever global health day and the first one was held in 1988.”

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Rohr Received Visiting Professorship by Chinese Academy of Sciences

November 20, 2014

Jurgen Rohr, Professor and Director of the Division of Drug Discovery in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, was recently awarded with the 2014 Visiting Professorship for Senior International Sciences by the Chinese Academy of Sciences.

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International Collaboration from the Graf Lab Named Monthly Publication Highlight

November 19, 2014

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for November 2014 was published in Molecular Pharmacology and is entitled, “ABCD2 alters peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor alpha signaling in vitro, but does not impair responses to fenofibrate therapy in a mouse model of diet-induced obesity.”

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