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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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University Leaders Receive Flu Shots from Student Pharmacists

October 14, 2014

In what has become a College of Pharmacy tradition, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy students provided UK President Eli Capilouto, Dr. Mary Lynne Capilouto, Dean Tim Tracy and Dr. Mike Karpf, UK’s Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, with their influenza (flu) vaccinations at the College today. Providing the immunizations were third-year PharmD students Brian Garcia of Taylorsville, Kentucky, Katie Herren of Lexington, Kentucky, Kylie Newman of Park Hills, Kentucky, and Auburn Wigginton of Campbellsville, Kentucky.

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Monthly Publication Showcases the Need for National Pharmacy Exam Standards

October 12, 2014

A paper that highlights the need for national competency expectations for physical exam skills among United States pharmacy schools has been named the UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for October 2014 describes. The article was published in Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning and is entitled, “Physical Examination Instruction in US Pharmacy Curricula.”

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Rapp to Provide 2014 Foster Lecture

October 09, 2014

UK College of Pharmacy Professor Emeritus Robert S. Rapp has been selected to provide keynote remarks during the College’s second annual Dr. Thomas S. Foster Leadership Day. Dr. Rapp’s lecture is entitled “The United States’ Response to Antimicrobial Resistance.” The Foster Lecture will take place at noon on Friday, October 24 at the College.

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Clinical Skills Team to Compete in National Quarterfinals

October 05, 2014

Our pharmacy students have always had exceptional clinical skills. Thanks to the American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP), now there is a national stage on which to showcase them. In what is fast-becoming a UK College of Pharmacy tradition, the College’s 2014 ACCP Clinical Pharmacy Challenge team has reached the national quarterfinals for a second year in a row – the only College of Pharmacy to return from last year’s roster.

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