IPOP Study Showcases Kentucky Prescription Drug Law’s Effectiveness

July 27, 2015

Since Kentucky’s landmark prescription drug abuse legislation took effect in 2012, the Commonwealth has seen a significant decline in the number of prescriptions for the most commonly abused medications, doctor shopping has decreased by more than 50 percent, and more Kentuckians are seeking treatment for prescription medication addiction.

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Freeman Featured on WUKY Radio

July 21, 2015

Trish Freeman, Director of College’s Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice and an alumna, appeared on a WUKY Radio program on July 22, discussing the important topic of pharmacy provider status. Dr. Freeman, who was recently named President-Elect of the Kentucky Pharmacists Association, was a guest on “Dr. Greg Davis on Medicine.” You can listen to the four-minute radio show at

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A Team Science Publication Resulting from the College’s Kentucky Coal Mine Research is the College’s Monthly Highlight

July 19, 2015

A natural product discovery from a Kentucky coal mine fire site that shows promise in battling alcohol dependence is the UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for June 2015.

The article was published in Organic Letters and is entitled, “Terfestatins B and C, New p-Terphenyl Glycosides Produced by Streptomyces sp. RM-5-8.”

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UKCOP Alumnus Housley Named Enterprise Director of Operations for UK HealthCare

June 25, 2015

J.J. Housley, a UK College of Pharmacy dual-degree graduate, has been named Enterprise Director of Operations for UK HealthCare. Dr. Housley, who received his PharmD from the College and his MBA from the Gatton College of Business and Economics in 2011, has worked for UK HealthCare since graduation. He had previously served as the Hospital Operations Manager, managing day-to-day operations at Good Samaritan Hospital and support services for the enterprise.

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Leading Like Its 1999

June 15, 2015

It is looking a whole lot like the late 1990s around the UK College of Pharmacy. Specifically, it is looking like the PharmD Class of 1999.

Two members of our first all PharmD class – Craig Martin and Stacy Taylor – have accepted interim leadership roles within the College. Dr. Martin is serving as the Interim Assistant Dean for Enrollment Management, and Dr. Taylor is serving as Interim Assistant Dean for Student Affairs.

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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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