A Tradition of Innovation
We’re known for two things: being bold and innovative in all that we do. Our proud tradition comes alive daily through students, alums, faculty, and staff—working together to provide innovative education, conduct pioneering research, deliver cutting-edge clinical practice, and improve public health.
Our students, faculty, staff, and alums are among the world's brightest and most dedicated health professionals and scientists. From Tokyo, Japan, to London, Kentucky, we’ve committed to transforming patient-centered care. We continually rank as a top-ten institution, and our research funding has doubled since 2012. Our impact report highlights just a few of the many wins of our pharmacy family.
Our graduates are pillars in the field and in their communities, having helped establish this College as one of the top six pharmacy programs in the nation.
Our front-line researchers are committed to solving Kentucky's pressing problems and, in doing so, providing global healthcare solutions.
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Class of 2022
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.