May 10, 2015
The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy honored 139 students at the 2015 Graduation Recognition Ceremony May 8 at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.
Of those completing requirements for degrees, 10 students have earned a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences and 129 students were awarded the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree.
Following the presentation of diplomas, PharmD graduates recited the Pharmacist's Oath led by Bob Oakley, President of the Kentucky Pharmacists Association Board of Directors.
May 03, 2015
Graduate students from across the nation will descend upon Lexington and the UK College of Pharmacy June 11-13, 2015 for the 47th annual Pharmaceutics Graduate Student Research Meeting (PGSRM).
PGSRM is a graduate student-organized conference with over 20 schools participating across the mid-west to eastern regions. The main research areas covered in this conference are drug design and discovery, formulation development, drug delivery, biotechnology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, biopharmaceutics, pharmaceutical materials science, and pharmaceutical analytical methods.
April 28, 2015
Robert J. Kuhn, the Kentucky Hospital Association Professor in the College’s Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, has been named the University of Kentucky’s Student Organization Advisor of the Year.
Dr. Kuhn, who serves as advisor for the College’s PediaKATS organization, was recognized at the University’s Honors and Recognition program at the UK Student Center.
April 27, 2015
Gregory Graf, Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, has accepted a newly-created role within the UK College of Pharmacy. Dr. Graf will serve as the College’s first Assistant Dean for Translational Research.
In this capacity, Dr. Graf will work closely with Linda Dwoskin, Associate Dean for Research, providing needed support to that office as the College seeks to augment its competitive research portfolio.
April 23, 2015
As the University of Kentucky celebrates its 150th year and its history as the state’s land grant institution, the College of Pharmacy also shares a rich tradition in the Commonwealth. But perhaps surprisingly, its roots haven’t always been in Lexington.
Founded in 1870, just five years after UK, what is now the UK College of Pharmacy began as the Louisville College of Pharmacy, an independent institution modeled after the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.
April 21, 2015
Holly S. Divine, a UK College of Pharmacy faculty member and alumna, is one of ten individuals from across campus to be recognized for their excellence in the classroom with the 2015 University of Kentucky Provost's Outstanding Teaching Awards.
Dr. Divine, an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, received the Provost’s Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award, which “recognizes regular and special title series faculty for outstanding teaching performance.”
April 20, 2015
The UK College of Pharmacy will host an Open House for prospective students on Saturday, May 16. This event is geared toward students currently in high school or college.
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.
April 19, 2015
The UK College of Pharmacy hosted its annual Rho Chi Research Day on Friday, April 17. Research and scholarly activity was on display from PharmD students, graduate students and UK HealthCare and UK College of Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Residents.
The following individuals are the 2015 Rho Chi Research Day award recipients:
In the Residency category:
1st place – Maryjoy Lepak
2nd place – Jessica Cox
3rd place – Zachary Noel
In the PharmD student category:
1st place – Savannah Gulley
April 14, 2015
A multidisciplinary team of five UK students – including UK College of Pharmacy first-year PharmD student Kevin Chen – took second place during the 5th annual Emory Global Health Case Competition held March 27-28 at Emory University.
The international competition brought together teams from 24 universities across the U.S., as well as Australia and Denmark, to develop reorganizational strategies for the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure that it meets the emerging health challenges of the 21st century.
April 09, 2015
An eye-opening analysis by the College’s Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy into the association between atypical antipsychotic usage and type II diabetes is the UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for March 2015.
The piece was published in the Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety and is entitled, “Atypical antipsychotic initiation and the risk of type II diabetes in children and adolescents.”