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CPST RECEIVES $1.2 MILLION FROM KEDFA

October 28, 2005

The Center for Pharmaceutical Science & Technology (CPST) has received $1,240,000 from the Kentucky Economic Development Finance Authority (KEDFA) to ensure that the highly skilled staff already in place is retained until a self-sustaining revenue stream is achieved, following the opening of the new 20,000 square foot facility in early 2006.

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ZHAN RECEIVES EMERGING TECHNOLOGY AWARD FROM AMERICAN CHEMICAL SOCIETY

October 28, 2005

Chang-Guo Zhan, Ph.D., associate professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, had the winning presentation during the Fifth Symposium on Emerging Technologies sponsored by the Computers in Chemistry (COMP) Division of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The national meeting was held Aug. 28 through Sept. 1 in Washington, D.C. Dr.

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RESEARCHERS TEAM WITH CENTRAL KY. COMPANY TO DEVELOP TREATMENTS FOR PEOPLE EXPOSED TO DIRTY BOMB

October 28, 2005

Researchers from the UK College of Pharmacyfs Center for Pharmaceutical Science and Technology (CPST), in partnership with ChemPharma International, a Richmond-based pharmaceutical company, have received $1.2 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop treatments to be used in radiation emergencies such as after exposure to dirty bombs.

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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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Ryan Presents at ACCP and Fall Conference

October 27, 2005

Melody Ryan presented the following at the ACCP Annual Meeting: American College of Clinical Pharmacy 2005 Annual Meeting. "Significant Papers in Pharmacotherapy: Neurology/Psychiatry." October 2005. American College of Clinical Pharmacy 2005 Annual Meeting. "Recognition of Non-Parkinson's Movement Disorders." October 2005. She also presented "Treatment of Common Movement Disorders" at the Advances in Pharmacy Practice Annual Fall Conference last weekend.

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