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PPS Faculty to take part in ACCP Spring Practice and Research Forum

March 03, 2005

A number of our department faculty will be traveling to Myrtle Beach, South Carolina April 10th through the 13th to participate in the 2005 Spring Practice and Research Forum put on by ACCP. For a complete listing of the activities, including a list of participants. continue...

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Nicholas Named to Rho Chi Alumni Honor Roll

March 02, 2005

Amy Nicholas, Pharm.D., assistant professor in the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, was named to the Alumni Honor Roll by the Alpha Xi Chapter of Rho Chi, the academic honor society in pharmacy. Nicholas was honored during the UK chapter's annual banquet held Feb. 24 at Spindletop Hall.

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PPS Faculty Receive ASHP Best Practices Award

March 02, 2005

The American Society of Health System Pharmacists awarded the sixth annual Best Practices Award in Health System Pharmacy to a group from the UK Medical Center that included Craig Martin, Bob Rapp, and John Armistead from our department. Their project was entitled "Improving Antimicrobal Use at a University Hospital: Results of the First Five Years of a multidisciplinary Antimicrobal Management Program." They were honored on December 6th at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting. They were one of 6 projects selected to receive the award out of over 50 applications.

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Nicholas Presents at Fall Conference

March 02, 2005

Amy Nicholas, assistant professor, presented "Treatment of Hyperlipidemia: Challenges for Pharmacists" at the UK College of Pharmacy Fall Conference last October in Lexington.

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Nicholas Presents at Physician Assistants Meeting

March 02, 2005

Amy Nicholas presented "COPD: Overview and Treatment Strategies for Physician Assistants" at the Annual Meeting for the Kentucky Association of Physician Assistants last November.

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Medication Questions Answered During Annual 'Ask the Pharmacist' Program

January 30, 2005

Television viewers in Central and Eastern Kentucky had their questions about medications answered during the annual call-in show, "Ask the Pharmacist," which aired Jan. 29, on WKYT-TV and WYMT-TV. More than 450 callers from across the Commonwealth called in questions about over-the-counter and prescription drugs. Callers' whose questions were not addressed on-air were urged to talk to their community pharmacist and other health care providers.

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Crooks Named George A. Digenis Professor in Drug Design and Discovery

January 27, 2005

Peter Crooks, Ph.D., internationally renowned researcher in drug discovery and longtime faculty member at the University of Kentucky 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 Digenis, a pioneer in medicinal chemistry and pharmaceutics in new drug formulation and professor emeritus at the College. Digenis recruited Crooks to UK from Yale University.

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Raehl to Receive 2004 Parker Award from UK College of Pharmacy

November 30, 2004

Cynthia Raehl, Pharm.D., founding Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice at the Texas Tech School of Pharmacy, has been selected to receive the 2004 Paul F. Parker Award from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. The award will be presented Dec. 7, during the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting in Orlando.

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Divine Named Bluegrass Pharmacists Association 2004 Pharmacist of the Year

November 22, 2004

Holly Divine, Pharm.D., assistant professor at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, has been named the Bluegrass Pharmacists Association's (BPhA) 2004 Pharmacist of the Year. The award is given annually to a pharmacist member of the association who has exemplified the professional aspects of pharmacy through commitment to patient care. Divine earned her Bachelor of Science and Doctor of Pharmacy degrees from the UK College of Pharmacy. In addition, she has certification in geriatric pharmacy (CGP) and is a certified diabetes educator (CDE).

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Holly Divine Named Pharmacist of the Year

November 17, 2004

Holly Divine, assistant professor, was named the Bluegrass Pharmacist of the Year on Tuesday evening by the Bluegrass Pharmcists Association. Congratulations Dr. Divine!

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