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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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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