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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

  • College of Pharmacy Recognizes Outstanding Preceptors in Annual Celebration

    The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) is proud to announce the induction of five exceptional preceptors into the prestigious Hall of Distinguished Preceptors. This honor will be bestowed during the annual awards ceremony on Friday, April 19, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. EDT. The College will extend the celebration to a broader audience by streaming the event live on its YouTube channel.

  • UK College of Pharmacy Recognizes Distinguished Alumni Achievements

    The honorees for this year's Lifetime Achievement Award include Carol Gallagher (BS, PharmD ‘89) and Samuel Poloyac (PharmD ’95, Ph.D. ‘99), whose careers have exemplified the pinnacle of professional success, leadership, innovation, and sustained contribution. Danielle Griggs (PharmD ’14) will also be recognized with the Young Alumni Award, honoring her remarkable impact on the field within a decade of graduation. A panel comprising past inductees selected this year's recipients.

  • Pharmacy Associate Dean Embarks on Year-Long Journey with the DunKings

    In an unprecedented collaboration between academia and the fast-food industry, the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) announces that Professor and Chief Academic Officer Frank Romanelli, PharmD, will take a one-year sabbatical to join new pop sensation the DunKings on their nationwide tour. This extraordinary opportunity comes as a result of Romanelli winning the latest and most unique contest ever offered by American multinational coffee and doughnut company Dunkin’.

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.