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Dr. Jeff Cain and Juequan Nie at Mud Guts & Glory in Oregonia, Ohio
UK College of Pharmacy Students Compete in Mud Guts & Glory

May 17, 2016

By Amanda Plakosh

 

Pharmacy school is no cake walk.  Jeff Cain’s students know this better than most.

 

Each year, Jeff Cain, Associate Adjunct Professor and Director of Education Technology at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UK COP), invites students to scale 10-foot tall walls, traverse monkey bars, and haul sandbags through steep and muddy terrain during obstacle races.

 

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Dr. Chang-Guo Zhan and President Eli Capilouto
Dr. Chang-Guo Zhan Named 2016-2017 University of Kentucky University Research Professor

May 05, 2016

Dr. Chang-Guo Zhan, Professor, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, has been named a 2016-2017 University of Kentucky University Research Professor.

 

Since 1976, the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees has honored faculty members for their research achievements. 

 

Lisa Cassis, UK’s vice president for research, expressed her gratitude for the contributions made by Dr. Zhan and 16 additional Research Professors chosen from other UK colleges.

 

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Dr. Ronald McGarry, Dr. Meenakshi Upreti, and Ryan Chan
College of Pharmacy April Research Publication Highlight: Investigating the Radioresistant Properties of Lung Cancer Stem Cells in the Context of the Tumor Microenvironment

May 04, 2016

The College of Pharmacy April Research Publication Highlight showcases the development of a novel three dimensional model of lung cancer to better understand resistance to therapy and identify new strategies in the treatment of lung cancer.

 

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for April, 2016 is titled “Investigating the Radioresistant Properties of Lung Cancer Stem Cells in the Context of the Tumor Microenvironment” and was published in Radiation Research.

 

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UK College of Pharmacy Students Help Lexington Prepare for Disasters

April 29, 2016

Lexington, Kentucky is known for being a peaceful, easy going city.  It’s not unusual to find residents and visitors sitting on the patio of a gastropub, sharing a fine meal with friends while sipping a locally distilled spirit and enjoying a gentle breeze and Lexington’s brilliant blue skies.  

 

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Advocating for Change

April 22, 2016

By Amanda Plakosh

 

It’s 5:47 pm on Friday night.  After a long week at work, you excitedly drive towards the elementary school to pick up your soon to be 7-year old son.  His birthday is on Saturday and you have an unforgettable party planned.  The grandparents are coming in from out of town and his best buddies from school will be coming over first thing in the morning for a backyard bash. 

 

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The College of Pharmacy Monthly Research Publication Highlight details a novel mechanism by which changes in the blood-brain barrier may contribute to the development of Alzheimer’s disease

April 08, 2016

By Greg Graf

The University of Kentucky (UK) College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for March 2016 is titled “Aβ40 Reduces P-glycoprotein at the Blood-Brain Barrier through the Ubiquitin-Proteasome Pathway” and was published in The Journal of Neuroscience.

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Photograph of Drs. Martin, Kirking, Piecoro
College of Pharmacy Alumni Honored

April 01, 2016

Throughout its history, the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy has produced outstanding pharmacy practitioners and researchers that have changed the way we think about preventative care and disease treatment, and have ultimately improved our health and the health of our loved ones. 

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The College of Pharmacy Monthly Research Publication Highlight details the synthesis of novel antimicrobial compounds that may be useful in treating antibiotic-resistant infections.

March 03, 2016

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for February, 2016 is titled “Synthesis and Bioactivities of Kanamycin B-Derived Cationic Amphiphiles” and was published in the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry.

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Jeff Talbert, Nathan Pauly and Joshua Brown
Monthly Research Publication highlights the use of low cost generic drug program usage and trends

February 25, 2016

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for January 2016 is titled “The Prevalence and Predictors of Low-Cost Generic Program Use in the Pediatric Population” and was published in Drugs – Real World Outcomes.

The study was conducted in the UK College of Pharmacy’s Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy (IPOP).  Graduate students Nathan Pauly and Joshua Brown led the effort under the supervision of IPOP Director, Dr. Jeff Talbert, PhD. 

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Is the Next Blockbuster Drug in Kentucky's Coal Mines?

January 21, 2016

In their ongoing quest to develop the latest and most effective drugs for disease treatment, researchers in the University of Kentucky's Center for Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation (CPRI) are looking deep — as in, deep underground.

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