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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College’s Global Classroom Connects Kentucky and China

November 18, 2014

Alice Pan would wake up in Lexington and by 8 a.m. she was collaborating and learning alongside classmates in Beijing. The best part, of course, was that there was no jetlag. Pan took part in the inaugural offering of Melody Ryan’s “Pharmacy Without Borders: A U.S.-China Global Classroom” course. Dr. Ryan, Director of International Professional Student Education for the UK College of Pharmacy, has formed a partnership with Peking University Third Hospital to provide students from both institutions with an opportunity to engage with fellow student pharmacists via this shared curriculum.

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Student Named EPIC Pharmacies Student Grant Recipient

November 12, 2014

Ellen Eiler, a third-year PharmD student from Louisville, Kentucky, was one of 15 students across the nation to be named a 2014 Student Grant Award recipient from EPIC Pharmacies. EPIC Pharmacies, Inc. is a national network of more than 1,300 independently owned pharmacies. Students selected for the award plan to practice in an independent pharmacy upon graduation.

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Canafax Named 2014 Paul Parker Award Recipient

November 10, 2014

Daniel M. Canafax, a UK College of Pharmacy alumnus and R#55 in the UK HealthCare Pharmacy Residency program, has been named the 2014 recipient of the Paul F. Parker Award. Dr. Canafax will receive his honor at the 2014 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Meeting in Anaheim, California.

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Two Graduate Students Receive Prestigious AFPE Fellowships

November 06, 2014

Kimberly Carmony and Lin Ao, graduate students in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, have received American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) Fellowships for the 2014-2015 academic year.

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Kuhn Named ASHP Foundation’s Preceptor of the Year

November 02, 2014

Robert J. Kuhn, the Kentucky Hospital Association Professor in the College’s Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, has been selected by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation to receive the 2014 Preceptor Award.

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College Creates Hall of Distinguished Alumni

October 26, 2014

The UK College of Pharmacy is creating a new program to honor and recognize alumni who have made exceptional contributions to the field of pharmacy during their careers. Called the Hall of Distinguished Alumni, this lifetime achievement award will be presented each year to deserving members of the pharmacy family.

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Generations of UKCOP Family Honor Dr. Tom Foster’s Legacy

October 23, 2014

UK College of Pharmacy Professor Emeritus Robert S. Rapp provided keynote remarks during the College’s second annual Dr. Thomas S. Foster Leadership Day October 24. Dr. Rapp’s lecture was entitled “The United States’ Response to Antimicrobial Resistance.” The program was part of the College’s efforts to recognize the outstanding leadership and academic and research excellence of the late Thomas S. Foster.

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UK-Based High School Researcher Named Siemens Competition Semifinalist

October 21, 2014

Most researchers are named first authors on a publication after they complete their undergraduate degree and are pursuing a graduate degree. Dimitri Leggas may soon be getting his first – and he’s a senior in high school. That research acumen helped to catapult Leggas into the national semifinals of the 2014 Siemens Competition in Math, Science & Technology. The Siemens Competition is known as the nation’s premier research program for high school students. This year the competition received a record 1,780 projects for consideration. Approximately 400 were named semifinalists.

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College to Host High School Open House

October 14, 2014

The UK College of Pharmacy will host an Open House for prospective students will be held on Saturday, November 1. This event is geared toward students currently in high school. 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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