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Martin is Clinician of the Year!

November 02, 2005

Craig Martin has been selected for the Society for Infectious Disease Pharmacists (SIDP)Clinician of the Year Award for his work in Antimicrobal Management. He will be receiving this award at the Annual SIDP Meeting in conjunction with the ICAAC Meeting in December in Washington, D.C.

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Flynn elected to ACCP PRN office

October 31, 2005

Jeremy Flynn was recently elected as the Secretary\ Treasurer of the Critical Care PRN of ACCP for the 2005-2006 term.

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PAULY, CROOKS RECEIVE OUTSTANDING FACULTY AWARDS

October 28, 2005

Jim Pauly, Ph.D., Associate Professor, was recipient of the 2005 Senior Class Award presented to a full-time faculty member of the College of Pharmacy from the graduating doctor of pharmacy class. The award is presented annually to a faculty member who has demonstrated genuine leadership, true professionalism, a sincere interest in students, and the ability to communicate with students. Dr. Pauly was honored during the College's annual recognition ceremony held at the UK Singletary Cener on May 6, 2005.

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DWOSKIN HONORED WITH UNIVERSITY RESEARCH PROFESSORSHIP

October 28, 2005

Linda Dwoskin, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, has been selected to receive a 2005-2006 University Research Professorship. The Professorships given to four faculty members each year were established by the UK Board of Trustees in 1976 to recognize outstanding research achievement, carry an award of $35,000 to enable professors to devote full time to their research or continue to teach and use the award to support research activities.

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MUMPER, CPST COLLABORATE WITH OSU ON BLACK RASPBERRY RESEARCH FOR ORAL CANCER

October 28, 2005

Russ Mumper, Ph.D, associate professor at the UK College of Pharmacy and associate director of the CPST, will oversee the production of a freeze-dried black raspberry gel developed for topical cancer chemoprevention. UK has collaborated with Ohio State University (OSU) cancer researchers in developing the anti-cancer properties of black raspberries to fight head and neck cancer. Researchers at the universities have found that freeze-dried berries can inhibit the growth of several forms of cancer in rats and hamsters, so they've now begun testing the berries in humans.

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Patel Receives Dissertation Year Fellowship

October 28, 2005

Jigna Patel, a graduate student in the pharmaceutical sciences program at the UK College of Pharmacy, was the recipient of a UK Dissertation Year Fellowship. In order to enhance the research dimension of graduate education, the UK President's Office provides funding to support 11 Dissertation Year Fellowships across campus that include a $16,000 stipend, a tuition scholarship and student health insurance. Patel, a native of Fulton, Ky., received a bachelor of science in chemistry in 1998 at UK and a master’s degree in chemistry in 1999 at UK.

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Louis Diamond Presented the Swintosky Lecture

October 28, 2005

Louis Diamond, Ph.D., Dean of the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy, was the 2005 Swintosky Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. Dr. Diamond presented “Flip-Flopping Along the Road to Rational Therapeutics,” on April 14 in the UK Hospital Auditorium. Dr. Diamond received his B.S. in pharmacy and M.S. and Ph.D. in pharmacology at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy. Upon graduation in 1967, Dr.

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Peter Crooks Named Digenis Professor

October 28, 2005

Peter Crooks, Ph.D., internationally renowned researcher in drug discovery and longtime faculty emmber at the College of Pharmacy, has been named the George A. Digenis Professor in Drug Design and Discovery in Pharmaceutical Sciences. The Professorship is named in honor of Dr. George A. Digenis, a pioneer in medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutics in new drug formulation and professor emeritus at the College.

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Armitstead Named to UHC and Novation Executive Committees

October 28, 2005

John Armitstead has been appointed to the Executive Committees of the University Health-Systems Consortium (UHC) and Novation. UHC represents over 80 university health-systems across the country and Novation is the largest group purchasing organization in the United States with almost 2000 member institutions. The executive committees are committed to providing group purchasing and professional practice advancement for member institutions and the profession.

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GRADUATE PROGRAM WELCOMES 14 NEW STUDENTS

October 28, 2005

The UK College of Pharmacy welcomed 14 new graduate students in August. The program has 62 students enrolled.

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