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is pharmacy right for me? PharmD Program

Through the PharmD program, we combine innovative teaching and hands-on learning in a world premier setting to prepare students to meet the complex challenges of an ever-evolving health care landscape.

Is Research Right for Me? PhD Program

Through our PhD program you'll train alongside some of the most talented pharmaceutical scientists in the nation to address health problems affecting patient outcomes.

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Ranked Pharmacy School in The Nation U.S. News & World Report, 2020

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Research Funding Has More Than Doubled Since 2012

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Largest Pharmacy Education & Research Building in the World

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Hear from a Graduate

Dr. Lakin Mills (Class of 2018) shares about her experience at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and how it prepared to serve her local community.

A Look at Lexington

See why Lexington was voted Top 10 Bucket List Locations by U.S. News & World Report.

Beyond the Script

See what awaits you when you join the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.

Meet the Researcher

Jill Turner, PhD, is conducting research on the pharmacogenomics of addiction, applying precision medicine based on the genetic profile of an individual.

 

 

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UKCOP in the News

  • Pharmacy Alum Helps Train Ukrainian Surgeons to Handle Front-line Care

    Khaula Sawah, Pharm.D., always felt a calling in her heart to help others as if they were her own family. To fulfill that mission, Sawah became a pharmacist, earning two degrees from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, and performed clinical work in Cincinnati for much of her career. But in 2011, as the Syrian crisis began — Sawah experienced something that changed her life forever.

  • Pharmacy’s Dean honored with Portoghese Lectureship Award

    R. Kip Guy, Ph.D., dean of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP), has been named the recipient of the 2022 Philip S. Portoghese Medicinal Chemistry Lectureship Award. This award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry honors Guy for his outstanding contributions to medicinal chemistry.

  • Former Pharmacy Dean Jordan Cohen Passes Away

    Celebrated former faculty member and dean of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) Jordan Cohen, Ph.D., passed away on June 26 at the age of 79.

We wish to remember and honor those who inhabited this Commonwealth before the arrival of the Europeans. Briefly occupying these lands were the Osage, Wyndott tribe, and Miami peoples. The Adena and Hopewell peoples, who are recognized by the naming of the time period in which they resided here, were here more permanently. Some of their mounds remain in the Lexington area, including at UK’s Adena Park.

In more recent years, the Cherokee occupied southeast Kentucky, the Yuchi southwest Kentucky, the Chickasaw extreme western Kentucky and the Shawnee central Kentucky including what is now the city of Lexington. The Shawnee left when colonization pushed through the Appalachian Mountains. Lower Shawnee Town ceremonial grounds are still visible in Greenup County.

We honor the first inhabitants who were here, respect their culture, and acknowledge the presence of their descendants who are here today in all walks of life including fellow pharmacists and healthcare professionals.