New Fellowship Teaching People How to Teach

February 08, 2015

UK College of Pharmacy alumnus Doug Oyler knew he was interested in academic pharmacy. So when faculty members Jeff Cain and Peggy Piascik recruited him to serve as the College’s inaugural Teaching Fellow, he jumped at the chance.

Two problems persisted, however. The position called on Dr. Oyler to teach an online undergraduate course during Fall 2014. He had never taught undergraduates, nor had he ever taught an online course.

But if you know anything about Dr. Oyler, paving his own path has become a trademark.

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Brandenburg Receives US Public Health Service Award

February 04, 2015

Fourth-year PharmD student Teia Brandenburg of Irvine, Kentucky received the United States Public Health Service Excellence in Public Health Pharmacy Practice Award at a ceremony at the UK College of Pharmacy today. Brandenburg was presented the award by Henry Nettling, a UK College of Pharmacy alumnus and clinical pharmacist at the Federal Medical Center in Lexington.

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Gill Heart Institute Director Provides KAPS Advocacy Day Lecture

February 03, 2015

Susan S. Smyth, MD, PhD, FACC, Medical Director of UK’s Gill Heart Institute, provided a special guest lecture about how important physician-pharmacist collaborative care has been to her medical practice during the College’s second annual Kentucky Alliance of Pharmacy Students (KAPS) Advocacy Day.

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Mike Jay Named Outstanding Graduate Program Alumnus

February 02, 2015

Michael Jay, a UK College of Pharmacy alumnus and former faculty member, has been named the 2014 University of Kentucky Outstanding Graduate Program Alumnus for the Pharmaceutical Sciences.

Dr. Jay, who received his PhD in pharmaceutical sciences at the College of Pharmacy, received his award as part of the College’s annual Graduate Program Recruitment event on January 30.

Dr. Jay is the Fred Eshelman Distinguished Professor and Chair of the Division of Molecular Pharmaceutics at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy.

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Dwoskin’s Methamphetamine Research Featured by NIDA

January 25, 2015

The following article was published with permission from the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA). It was written by David Anderson, NIDA Notes Editor.


Pharmacologist Dr. Linda Dwoskin and her research team have generated a dozen compounds that they believe might help people overcome addiction to methamphetamine. Over the coming years, Dr. Dwoskin plans to single out the most promising one, complete the requirements for obtaining approval from the Food and Drug Administration to test it in patients, and then evaluate it in clinical trials.

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UKCOP Students to Compete in Global Health Case Competition

January 22, 2015

Nine interprofessional student teams will match wits in UK’s Global Health Case Competition at the College’s BioPharm Complex Saturday, January 24.

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College to Host Open House

January 20, 2015

The UK College of Pharmacy will host an Open House for prospective students on Saturday, March 7. This event is geared toward students currently in high school or college.

This Open House will feature a three-hour information session and will provide an opportunity for students and guests to learn more about the pharmacy profession, career opportunities in the field, and specific information about UK's Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) professional program.

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Kentucky Leaders Descend Upon the College for PLS Leadership Week

January 05, 2015

Kentucky business leaders are making the UK College of Pharmacy’s BioPharm Complex home during the first week of the Spring 2015 semester thanks to Phi Lambda Sigma’s (PLS) Second Annual Leadership Week. Held January 5-9, the program is intended to provide students with the opportunity to learn from leaders from various aspects of pharmacy and other professions, discuss leadership styles, and improve their own leadership skills.

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Groundbreaking Computational Drug Design is College Publication Highlight of the Year

December 21, 2014

2014 was an impressive year for the Chang-Guo Zhan Laboratory at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, and the feather in that proverbial cap was being named the College’s Research Publication Highlight of the Year.

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Graduate Student Receives Prestigious NIH Award

December 07, 2014

Chelsea Geil has received a prestigious F31 Predoctoral Individual National Research Service Award from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA). Geil, a graduate student in the laboratory of Dr. Kimberly Nixon, received the award for her project entitled, "Probing the Functional Relevance of Reactive Neurogenesis in Hippocampal Integrity in Alcohol Use Disorders.”

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