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.
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.
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.”
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.
Rho Chi Research Day Recognizes Discovery, Innovation
April 19, 2015
The UK College of Pharmacy hosted its annual Rho Chi Research Day on Friday, April 17. Research and scholarly activity was on display from PharmD students, graduate students and UK HealthCare and UK College of Pharmacy Community Pharmacy Residents.
The following individuals are the 2015 Rho Chi Research Day award recipients:
In the Residency category:
1st place – Maryjoy Lepak
2nd place – Jessica Cox
3rd place – Zachary Noel
In the PharmD student category:
1st place – Savannah Gulley
UK Global Health Team Claims Second Place at Nationals
April 14, 2015
A multidisciplinary team of five UK students – including UK College of Pharmacy first-year PharmD student Kevin Chen – took second place during the 5th annual Emory Global Health Case Competition held March 27-28 at Emory University.
The international competition brought together teams from 24 universities across the U.S., as well as Australia and Denmark, to develop reorganizational strategies for the World Health Organization (WHO) to ensure that it meets the emerging health challenges of the 21st century.
Monthly Publication Highlights Association Between Atypical Antipsychotic Use and Type II Diabetes in Children
April 09, 2015
An eye-opening analysis by the College’s Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy into the association between atypical antipsychotic usage and type II diabetes is the UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for March 2015.
The piece was published in the Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety and is entitled, “Atypical antipsychotic initiation and the risk of type II diabetes in children and adolescents.”
UK Pharmacy Students Spend Spring Break Serving Kentuckians
April 08, 2015
While some college students spent Spring Break on the beach, members of the UK College of Pharmacy’s Operation Heart team spent time in Winchester, Kentucky, working to improve cardiovascular health.
UK pharmacy students offered free screenings for high blood pressure, blood glucose, and cholesterol at two Clark County sites - Graham’s Boots, Work, and Western Wear and the Clark County Public Library on March 16 and 17.
Ekinci, Sinclair Win SNPhA Clinical Skills Competition
March 30, 2015
Two third-year UK College of Pharmacy PharmD students took first place at the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) Clinical Skills Competition during SNPhA’s Regions III, IV and V Conference in St. Louis, Missouri in mid-March.
Ekim Ekinci of Antalya, Turkey and Caitlin Sinclair of Versailles, Kentucky received top honors in the competition. The pair will next have an opportunity to compete at the SNPhA national meeting in Orlando, Florida from July 24-27.
Hickson Only Student in Nation to Receive PLS Graduate Fellowship
March 25, 2015
Ryan Hickson, a fourth-year PharmD/Master of Public Health candidate from Jeffersonville, Indiana, has been named the 2015 recipient of the AFPE-Phi Lambda Sigma First Year Graduate Fellowship. Hickson is the only student in the nation to receive this award.
He will be recognized with the honor at the Phi Lambda Sigma Awards Banquet on March 28 in San Diego, California. Drs. Peggy Piascik and Frank Romanelli, both faculty members at the UK College of Pharmacy, will pick up the award in his honor.