UK College of Pharmacy Honors 119 Graduates

May 05, 2005

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy honored 119 students during the 2005 Graduation Recognition Ceremony held May 6 at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts. Of those completing requirements for degrees, four students received a Ph.D. in pharmaceutical sciences; three students completed a Master's degree in pharmaceutical sciences; and 112 received the Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm.D.) degree.

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Bucy, Hamon Named COP Employees of the Year

May 02, 2005

Mandy Bucy, Administrative Coordinator for the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, and Jan Hamon, chemical safety officer, were named the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Employees of the Year. The annual awards presented to an administrative and technical staff member were announced April 29, during the College's staff retreat held at the Embassy Suites in Lexington.

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DeLuca Honored at Postgraduate Conference Banquet

April 24, 2005

Patrick P. DeLuca, Ph.D., professor at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, was honored April 22 at Spindletop Hall during the UK Postgraduate Conference sponsored by the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and the UK student chapter of the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS). DeLuca was recognized for his many years of service to the College and the profession as a leader and mentor. More than 100 faculty colleagues, former graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and family and friends joined in honoring him at the dinner reception.

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2005 Postgraduate Conference Set for April 21-23

April 17, 2005

Joseph B. Bogardus, Ph.D., executive director, Pharmaceutics Research and Development at Bristol-Myers Squibb Co., in New Brunswick, N.J., will be the keynote speaker at the 2005 Postgraduate Conference hosted by the University of Kentucky Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences. Dr. Bogardus will present, Choosing Pharmaceutical Solid State Forms, at 8:45 a.m. April 22 at the W.T. Young Library. Faculty, students and alumni also will be giving presentations throughout the day during the conference.

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Anderson Named APhA Fellow

April 14, 2005

Heidi Milia Anderson, Ph.D., professor and assistant dean for education innovation at the UK College of Pharmacy, was elected as a Fellow of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) during the APhA 2005 Annual Meeting held in Orlando. She was among eight Fellows elected by the APhA Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS) which requires a minimum of 10 years of professional experience and achievements in professional practice. An APhA Fellow also has rendered outstanding service to the profession through activities in APhA and in other organizations.

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Black Raspberry-based Therapy Developed

April 10, 2005

LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 11, 2005) -- The University of Kentucky's Center for Pharmaceutical Science and Technology 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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Louis Diamond to Present Swintosky Lecture

April 10, 2005

Louis Diamond, Ph.D., Dean of the University of Colorado School of Pharmacy, has been selected as the 2005 Swintosky Distinguished Lecturer at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. Dr. Diamond will present "Flip-Flopping Along the Road to Rational Therapeutics," at 10 a.m. April 14 in the UK Hospital Auditorium.

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UK College of Pharmacy Students Receive Top Honors in Orlando

April 06, 2005

Top honors went to the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy during the annual American Pharmacists Association (APhA) meeting in Orlando. The College's chapter of the APhA Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) was named Chapter of the Year during an awards ceremony April 4. Seventy-seven colleges from across the U.S. and Puerto Rico competed for the award. The recognition follows the release last week of rankings by U.S. News & World Report. The College maintained its position as a Top 10 pharmacy school despite overcrowded classrooms and facilities.

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Fink Receives National Pharmacy Leadership Award

April 03, 2005

Joseph L. Fink III, B.S.Pharm, J.D., professor of pharmacy at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, has received the 2005 Phi Lambda Sigma-Procter & Gamble National Leadership Award. The award is the highest recognition provided by the national pharmacy leadership society for pharmacists and places recipients among the great leaders of the profession.

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Resident Accepts Position in DC

March 23, 2005

Dr. Ibis Lopez has accepted a position as a pediatric hematology-oncology pharmacy specialist at Children's National Medical Center in Washington DC starting in September. We wish her well as she continues her pediatric career and now have another friend to look up in Washington. I am confident that she will add to the institution's success...continue...

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