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A Tradition of Innovation

We're known for two things: being bold and innovative in all that we do. Our proud tradition comes alive each day through students, alumni, faculty, and staff—working together to provide innovative education, conduct pioneering research, deliver cutting-edge clinical practice, and improve public health.

ANNUAL REPORT

Our students, faculty, staff, and alumni are among the brightest and most dedicated health professionals and scientists in the world. 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 more than doubled since 2012. Our Annual Report highlights just a few of the many wins of our pharmacy family.

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#6 Ranked Pharmacy School

2x Research funding doubled since 2012

13 ALUMNI ARE DEANS OF COLLEGES OF PHARMACY

Meet the Dean

Dean Kip Guy has been performing experiments his entire life. "I was always the kid out there poking the bug with a stick, or playing with the pond, trying to understand what was happening and why."

Diversity & Inclusion

We expect the best from one another and work together to strive for excellence. We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive environment, encouraging professional growth through respectful discourse and debate.

News & Events

Accolades, breakthroughs, and collaborationthat's what we're about. For news and events celebrating innovations in pharmacy practice and research, you've come to the right place.

Our Alumni

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. 

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Our Research

Our front-line researchers are committed to solving Kentucky's pressing problems and, in doing so, providing global healthcare solutions.

Research Expertise

#3 IN FUNDING PER PI

2019

234 PUBLICATIONS BY FACULTY

2019

1st DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSIS COURSE

Required as Part of PharmD Program

25% STUDENTS STUDIED ABROAD

Class of 2019

Students Studying at Pharmacy Library 1958

celebrating 150 years Our History

Founded in 1870, just five years after the University of Kentucky, 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.

After more than a decade, faculty, staff, and students made the permanent move to Lexington.

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.