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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Anticancer Natural Products Article is Publication Highlight of the Year

December 07, 2015

A collaborative research project that will help provide investigators a greater understanding of anticancer properties of natural products is the UK College of Pharmacy Publication Highlight of the Year for 2015.

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Graduate Student Excellent Recognized at Symposium

November 25, 2015

The College hosted its annual Symposium on Drug Discovery and Development November 19 and several graduate students were recognized for their excellence as part of this year’s event. The Symposium featured a poster session and an elevator speech competition for graduate students.

The following students were honored for their contributions.

Poster Competition:

First Place: Ashley Lay (Dr. Eric Munson’s lab)

Second Place: Meredith Saunders (Behavioral Neuroscience and Psychopharmacology)

Third Place: Daniel Binzel (Dr. Peixuan Guo’s lab)

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Monthly Publication Highlights the Development of New Drug Carriers

November 20, 2015

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for November 2015 is titled “Polymer Nanoassemblies with Solvato- and Halo-Fluorochromism for Drug Release Monitoring and Metastasis Imaging” and was published in Therapeutic Delivery.

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UK Awarded $6 Million to Further Develop Treatment for Cocaine Abuse

November 20, 2015

University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Professor Chang-Guo Zhan, teamed with fellow UK faculty members Fang Zheng and Sharon Walsh, and Professor Mei-Chuan Ko from Wake Forest University, recently received $6 million in funding over five years to further develop a potential treatment for cocaine abuse.

The project is funded via the National Institute on Drug Abuse Translational Avant-Garde Award and will help push a promising new therapy for overdose and addiction closer to clinical trials.

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Record Named 2015 Paul Parker Award Recipient

November 16, 2015

Kenneth Record, a UK College of Pharmacy alumnus and R#63 in the UK HealthCare Pharmacy Residency program, has been named the 2015 recipient of the Paul F. Parker Award. Dr. Record will receive his honor at the 2015 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana.

The Parker Luncheon will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, December 8 at the Hilton New Orleans Riverside. To register for the luncheon, click here:

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AAPS Student Chapter Honored

November 09, 2015

The UK College of Pharmacy American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) student chapter was named a second place recipient of the Outstanding Chapter of the Year Award. The AAPS award program was designed to recognize student chapters that have provided exceptional service and outreach to its members and the organization.

The College’s student chapter were recognized for this award at the AAPS Annual Meeting and Exposition in Orlando, Florida on October 25. As part of the award, the organization received $300.

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An International Nanotechnology Collaboration is the Monthly Publication Highlight

October 28, 2015

An international interdisciplinary research project that uses nanotechnology to help predict anticancer drug release has been named the October 2015 UK College of Pharmacy Publication Highlight.

The paper was published in Journal of Controlled Release and was entitled “Mechanistic model and analysis of doxorubicin release from liposomal formulations.”

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Krentz Receives AAPS Graduate Student Fellowship

October 25, 2015

Madeline Krentz, a fourth-year graduate student from Johns Creek, Georgia, was one of five scholars named a 2015 American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Foundation Graduate Student Fellow. The AAPS Foundation received 100 applications for the program.

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UKCOP Students Immunize President, Board of Trustee Members

October 22, 2015

The UK College of Pharmacy Big Blue Flu Fighters were at it again on October 23, helping to immunize the University community while educating the public on the importance of receiving their vaccines.

Pharmacy students provided UK President Eli Capilouto, Dr. Mary Lynne Capilouto, Dr. Mike Karpf, UK’s Executive Vice President for Health Affairs, Interim Dean Kelly Smith, members of the UK Board of Trustees, and a variety of UK administrators with their influenza (flu) vaccinations at the College today.

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