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New Study Looks at Effects of Binge Drinking

November 16, 2017

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for November of 2017 was published in Alcohol and is titled “Increased expression of M1 and M2 phenotypic markers in isolated microglia after four-day binge alcohol exposure in male rats”

The project was led by Dr. Hui Peng, an Assistant Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences in the laboratory of Dr. Kimberly Nixon, Associate Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences.  Graduate students Chelsea Geil and Kevin Chen as well as postdoctoral fellow, Justin McClain, each in the Nixon laboratory contributed to the project.

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Kuhn Named 2017 Parker Award Recipient

November 14, 2017

Dr. Robert Kuhn, a specialist in pediatric pharmacy and University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) faculty member since 1985, has been named the 2017 recipient of the Paul F. Parker Award. He will receive the award on December 5th at the Annual UK Luncheon during the 2017 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Meeting in Orlando.


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James Cloyd ('76) Receives J. Kiffin Penry Award for Excellence in Epilepsy Care

November 13, 2017

James Cloyd (Class of 1976) has been selected to receive the American Epilepsy Society (AES) 2017 J. Kiffin Penry Award for Excellence in Epilepsy Care.

Established in 1997 with an original gift from Abbott Laboratories and now supported through the J. Kiffin Penry Fund of AES, this award honors Dr. Penry's lifelong focus on and genuine concern for the patient with epilepsy. It recognizes individuals whose work has had a major impact on patient care and improved the quality of life for persons with epilepsy as well as recognizing excellence in the care of persons with epilepsy.

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Joshua Elder ('10) Receives ASHP 2017 New Preceptor Award

November 10, 2017

The ASHP Research and Education Foundation will recognize the recipients of the 2017 Pharmacy Residency Excellence Awards at a special reception held during the ASHP 2017 Midyear Clinical Meeting in Orlando, Florida. This award program, sponsored by Amgen, Inc., recognizes excellence in pharmacy residency training through recognition of residency programs, preceptors, and new preceptors. The recipients of this award have demonstrated innovation in training pharmacy residents and serve as models for other residency programs and preceptors.

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Detection Systems for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

November 06, 2017

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for October of 2017 was published in Pharmaceutical Research and is titled “Development of Halofluorochromic Polymer Nanoassemblies for the Potential Detection of Liver Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Tumors Using Experimental and Computational Approaches.”


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Getting in the Way of Cancer—Cell Signaling Interaction May Prevent Key Step

November 06, 2017

New findings from University of Kentucky faculty published in Scientific Reports reveals a novel cell signaling interaction that may prevent a key step in cancer progression.


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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DiPiro to Provide 2017 Foster Lecture

October 18, 2017

UK College of Pharmacy alumnus and Dean of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy Dr. Joseph T. DiPiro has been selected to provide keynote remarks during the College’s annual Dr. Thomas S. Foster Leadership Day. Dr. DiPiror lecture is entitled “’Leadership in Times of Change.” The Foster Lecture will take place at noon on Friday, October 20 at the UK College of Pharmacy. The program is 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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University of Kentucky Takes Team Approach to Research

September 12, 2017

This summer, University of Kentucky’s Igniting Research Collaborations (IRC) awarded almost $300,000 in pilot grants to support cross-college interdisciplinary research and scholarship. This collaborative approach to science further enables research focused on health conditions prominent in the Commonwealth and beyond.


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Shoulder to Shoulder Global Brigades to Ecuador

September 08, 2017

Shoulder to Shoulder Global is now accepting applications for the 2018 brigades to Santo Domingo, Ecuador. Participants engage in a variety of cultural and service-learning opportunities while  providing services such as basic medical and dental care, health education, school health screenings, women’s health, home visits and community-based learning. The 2018 brigade dates are:

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Class of 2007 Raises over $90,000 in Honor of Former Classmates

September 08, 2017

On August 5, 2017, the UK College of Pharmacy Class of 2007 held their 14th Annual Golf Memorial at Cherry Blossom Golf Course in Georgetown, Ky. The event brought members of the class, their families, and several faculty, friends, and partners who pay tribute to four indivuals who were unable to graduate with their class.

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