Monthly Publication Highlights the Role of Environmental Enrichment During Adolescence on Brain Pathways Affecting Drug Abuse

June 04, 2015

An interesting, multidisciplinary analysis of how environmental factors can contribute to addictive behavior is the UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for April 2015. The article was published in Brain Research and is entitled, “Effect of environmental enrichment on dopamine and serotonin transporters and glutamate neurotransmission in medial prefrontal and orbitofrontal cortex.”

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Freeman Elected to KPhA’s Top Office; Corum Named to Board

June 03, 2015

Trish Freeman, a UK College of Pharmacy alumna and faculty member, has been chosen to serve as President-Elect of the Kentucky Pharmacists Association (KPhA). She will be installed to that office at KPhA’s Annual Meeting and Convention in Bowling Green, Kentucky in late June.


Chad Corum, President of the UK College of Pharmacy Class of 2012, was elected to the KPhA Board of Directors during that same round of voting. Dr. Corum is owner of Corum Family Pharmacy in Manchester, Kentucky.


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Remembering Paul Bummer

May 18, 2015

Paul Bummer, a beloved University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy faculty member for the past 25 years, passed away May 15 at the age of 59. Dr. Bummer is lovingly remembered by his parents, Philip and Georgette Bummer, his sister, Phyllis Atkinson, his niece and nephew, Adrienne Lipka and Douglas Lipka, and many other relatives, friends, professional colleagues, students, past and present, from the UK College of Pharmacy.

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UK College of Pharmacy Graduates the Class of 2015

May 10, 2015

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy honored 139 students at the 2015 Graduation Recognition Ceremony May 8 at the UK Singletary Center for the Arts.

Of those completing requirements for degrees, 10 students have earned a PhD in pharmaceutical sciences and 129 students were awarded the Doctor of Pharmacy (PharmD) degree.

Following the presentation of diplomas, PharmD graduates recited the Pharmacist's Oath led by Bob Oakley, President of the Kentucky Pharmacists Association Board of Directors.

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Top Scientific Minds Highlight UK College of Pharmacy Research Conference

May 03, 2015

Graduate students from across the nation will descend upon Lexington and the UK College of Pharmacy June 11-13, 2015 for the 47th annual Pharmaceutics Graduate Student Research Meeting (PGSRM).

PGSRM is a graduate student-organized conference with over 20 schools participating across the mid-west to eastern regions. The main research areas covered in this conference are drug design and discovery, formulation development, drug delivery, biotechnology, pharmacokinetics, pharmacodynamics, biopharmaceutics, pharmaceutical materials science, and pharmaceutical analytical methods.

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Kuhn Named UK’s Top Student Organization Advisor

April 28, 2015

Robert J. Kuhn, the Kentucky Hospital Association Professor in the College’s Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, has been named the University of Kentucky’s Student Organization Advisor of the Year.

Dr. Kuhn, who serves as advisor for the College’s PediaKATS organization, was recognized at the University’s Honors and Recognition program at the UK Student Center.

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Graf Named Assistant Dean for Translational Research

April 27, 2015

Gregory Graf, Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, has accepted a newly-created role within the UK College of Pharmacy. Dr. Graf will serve as the College’s first Assistant Dean for Translational Research.

In this capacity, Dr. Graf will work closely with Linda Dwoskin, Associate Dean for Research, providing needed support to that office as the College seeks to augment its competitive research portfolio.

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UK College of Pharmacy Blends Legacy and Innovation

April 23, 2015

As the University of Kentucky celebrates its 150th year and its history as the state’s land grant institution, the College of Pharmacy also shares a rich tradition in the Commonwealth. But perhaps surprisingly, its roots haven’t always been in Lexington.

Founded in 1870, just five years after UK, what is now the UK College of Pharmacy began as the Louisville College of Pharmacy, an independent institution modeled after the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.

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Divine Receives Provost’s Outstanding Teaching Award

April 21, 2015

Holly S. Divine, a UK College of Pharmacy faculty member and alumna, is one of ten individuals from across campus to be recognized for their excellence in the classroom with the 2015 University of Kentucky Provost's Outstanding Teaching Awards.

Dr. Divine, an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, received the Provost’s Outstanding Teaching Faculty Award, which “recognizes regular and special title series faculty for outstanding teaching performance.”

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College to Host Open House in May

April 20, 2015

The UK College of Pharmacy will host an Open House for prospective students on Saturday, May 16. 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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