Kappa Psi Serves UK Cancer Patients

September 02, 2015

The Upsilon Chapter of Kappa Psi kicked off its rush week by organizing a philanthropic event on August 20. Prospective Kappa Psi students met with current members of the fraternity and worked together to prepare 30 cancer care packages for chemotherapy patients. These kits contained a number of useful items for such patients, including lemon lozenges, oral moisturizing lozenges, hand sanitizer, moisturizing cream, and a bottle of water.

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Student Named AFPE Gateway Scholar

August 31, 2015

Tyler Bucci, a third-year dual-degree student from Columbus, Ohio, was one of 10 students across the nation to be named a 2015 American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) Gateway to Research Scholar. The program seeks to increase the number of PharmD students who pursue a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences.

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New Graduate Students Join the College

August 25, 2015

The UK College of Pharmacy welcomed 18 new students into our graduate program in Pharmaceutical Sciences for the fall semester, which got underway Wednesday, August 26.

Students enrolled in the College’s graduate program pursue doctoral degrees in one of five pharmaceutical sciences tracks: medicinal, bioorganic and computational chemistry; pharmacology and experimental therapeutics; pharmaceutical chemistry and engineering; clinical and experimental therapeutics; and pharmaceutical outcomes and policy.

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Ekinci, Sinclair Take Top Honors in National Kroger/SNPhA Clinical Skills Competition

August 20, 2015

Two fourth-year UK College of Pharmacy PharmD students took first place at the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) Clinical Skills Competition sponsored by Kroger Co. during SNPhA’s 2015 Annual meeting in Orlando in July.

Ekim Ekinci of Antalya, Turkey and Caitlin Sinclair of Versailles, Kentucky continued a successful competitive year at the Orlando meeting. The pair previously claimed first place in SNPhA’s Regions III, IV and V Conference in St. Louis, Missouri in mid-March.

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UK College of Pharmacy Welcomes Class of 2019

August 19, 2015

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy welcomed 140 students in the Class of 2019 this past week, capping off the introduction to the College with a White Coat Ceremony on August 14 at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.

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Dean Emeritus Roberts Receives National Kappa Psi Recognition

August 12, 2015

Kenneth B. Roberts, Dean Emeritus at the UK College of Pharmacy and the Earl P. Slone Professor in the College’s Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, was recognized by the Kappa Psi Pharmaceutical Fraternity at the organization’s Grand Council Convention in Denver, Colorado on August 7th.

Dr. Roberts, who served as Dean at the College from 2000 through 2009, was honored as a “Leader and Legend” at the 57th Grand Council Convention in Denver.

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Monthly Publication Highlights a Novel Two-Drug Cocktail for Excess Cholesterol Elimination

August 10, 2015

An innovative two-drug approach to helping to eliminate cholesterol from the human body has been named the UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for July 2015.

The article was published in the Journal of Lipid Research and is entitled, “The combination of ezetimibe and ursodiol promotes fecal sterol excretion and reveals a G5G8-independent pathway for cholesterol elimination.”

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Dean’s Search Committee Named

August 10, 2015

Provost Timothy S. Tracy has announced the formation of an advisory committee that has been charged with identifying and recommending candidates to become the next Dean for the UK College of Pharmacy. The committee will be led by co-chairs Trish Freeman, a College alumna and Director of the College’s Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice, and Scott Lephart, Dean of the UK College of Health Sciences.

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Two Members of UKCOP Family Receive Residency Practice-Based Research Grants

July 28, 2015

Two pharmacy resident researchers with ties to the UK College of Pharmacy have been awarded the only two awards as part of the ASHP Research and Education Foundation’s 2015 Master’s Residency Practice-Based Research Grant Program.

David Marr, a 2014 dual-degree graduate from the College, and Sarah Tennant, a UK HealthCare Pharmacy resident, each received a $5,000 grant from the foundation.

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IPOP Study Showcases Kentucky Prescription Drug Law’s Effectiveness

July 27, 2015

Since Kentucky’s landmark prescription drug abuse legislation took effect in 2012, the Commonwealth has seen a significant decline in the number of prescriptions for the most commonly abused medications, doctor shopping has decreased by more than 50 percent, and more Kentuckians are seeking treatment for prescription medication addiction.

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