Dr. Jennifer Blanchard

UK College of Pharmacy Graduate Leads Telepharmacy Effort for Georgia Veterans

July 21, 2017

A Vietnam-era Veteran hobbles into the Statesboro, Georgia VA clinic. As much as he savors pizza, chicken-fried steak, and cheddar cheese, his primary care doc’s advised the old soldier to cut back and take medication to lower his LDL.

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Erin Abner, Daniela Moga and Lynne Eckmann.

Physician-Pharmacist Teams Benefit Brain Health in Older Patients

July 19, 2017

New findings from University of Kentucky faculty published in Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy demonstrate the value of physician-pharmacist teams in providing elderly care.

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Drug Discovery & Development 2017

College of Pharmacy to Host Symposium on Drug Discovery & Development

July 13, 2017


The UK College of Pharmacy will host its eighth annual Symposium on Drug Discovery and Development on Thursday, August 10, 2017. This year’s Symposium is in partnership with the College’s Natural Products Consortium. The Symposium will feature recent advances in the design of antibody-drug conjugates for treating cancer and other diseases, as well as advances in our understanding how Nature generates compounds that have been exploited in medicine, agriculture, and biotechnology.


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Sandra Martin from the University of Manchester School of Pharmacy

Pharmacist Prescribing & Emergency Department Pharmacists

July 03, 2017

On July 10, the UK College of Pharmacy will welcome Mrs. Sandra Martin from the University of Manchester School of Pharmacy. Her talk will focus on pharmacy in the United Kingdom as she discusses the Emergency Department (ED) and Independent Prescriber Programs at Manchester University.


Martin worked as a hospital pharmacist for 27 years in various specialist roles, including Care of the Elderly, Intensive Care, Acute Medicine and as a specialist Antimicrobial Pharmacist.


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Members of Dean Guy's lab (l-r): Jared Hammill, Yizhe Chen, Kip Guy, Gabriela Salinas, Armand Guiguemde and Hoshin Kim

Blocking Cancer—Scientists Find New Way to Combat Disease

June 20, 2017

New findings published in Nature Chemical Biology show promise for finding new solutions to treat lung cancer and other deadly diseases. Kentucky continues to lead the nation in incidence and death rates from lung cancer, and the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is committed to reducing these numbers.

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Dr. Joe McGillis, Dr. Beth Garvey, and Dr. David Feola

Monthly Research Publication Highlight reveals new insight into the impact of pneumonia-causing pathogens on host defense and chronic lung disease

May 05, 2017

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for April 2017 was published in Immunobiology and is titled, “Pneumocystis infection alters the activation state of pulmonary macrophages”.

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UK Students Team Up to Spread the Word About Lifesaving Overdose Tool

April 27, 2017

K'Quan McNease's time is split between studying journalism at the University of Kentucky and caring for his foster children.

Most of their parents have abused opioids, he said, so the issue of the opioid epidemic in Kentucky hits close to home for him.

The problem is well-known. Many Kentuckians are personally affected, and the epidemic —and the devastation it brings — is

frequently cited in local and national news stories. But McNease wonders how many of those Kentuckians know how to help

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Dr. Craig Martin

The College of Pharmacy Monthly Research Publication Highlight compares the efficacy of antibiotics in patients with infections in intensive care units

April 12, 2017

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for March, 2017 is titled “Comparison of ß-lactam plus aminoglycoside versus ß-lactam plus fluoroquinolone empirical therapy in serious nosocomial infections due to Gram-negative bacilli” and was published in the Journal of Chemotherapy.

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 Monthly Research Publication Highlight February 2017

The College of Pharmacy Monthly Research Publication Highlight details a novel method to quantify the intracellular uptake and trafficking of gene therapy nanoparticles

February 22, 2017

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for February, 2017 is titled “Rapid and facile quantitation of polyplex endocytic trafficking” and was published in the The Journal of Controlled Release.

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Eric Munson, Sean Delaney, Julie Callahan

The College of Pharmacy Monthly Research Publication Highlight reports on one of the many challenges in the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals.

February 10, 2017

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for January, 2017 was published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and is titled “Characterization of Synthesized and Commercial Forms of Magnesium Stearate Using Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Thermogravimetric Analysis, Powder X-Ray Diffraction, and Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy”.

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