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University of Kentucky Innovators Win $50K DataWorks! Challenge Prize

A collaborative team from the University of Kentucky’s Institute for Biomedical Informatics and Institute for Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy, comprising Daniel Harris, Ph.D., Chris Delcher, Ph.D., and Nick Anthony, has been awarded a $50,000 prize in the 2023 DataWorks! Challenge.

Romanelli Receives Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) proudly announces the selection of Frank Romanelli, Pharm.D., MPH, FAPhA, FCCP, BCPS, as the 2024 recipient of the Robert K. Chalmers Distinguished Pharmacy Educator Award, a prestigious honor bestowed by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).

Chemistry Beyond the Classroom

Their journey, destined to intertwine, began with a simple question from Abigail about William’s thoughts on the latest pharmacy exam. As luck would have it, they were headed in the same direction, allowing their initial conversation to blossom into the start of a beautiful journey together.

College of Pharmacy Announces New Philanthropy Director Jessica Rukavina

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) announces the promotion of Jessica Rukavina to director of philanthropy. Previously the assistant director of philanthropy for the College, Rukavina brings extensive experience and a successful track record of fundraising success to her new role.

Pharmacy Day at the Capitol: Advocating for a Healthy Kentucky

Pharmacy professionals in Kentucky are gearing up for an event that will underscore their invaluable role in delivering safe and effective patient care. Presented by the Kentucky Pharmacists Association (KPhA) in collaboration with the Kentucky Society of Health-System Pharmacists (KSHP), Kentucky Pharmacy Day at the Capitol provides an ideal platform for legislators to gain insights into the challenges facing the pharmacy profession. 

Our Top 23 of 2023

A recap of our top moments of 2023 (in no particular order).

Make It Make Sense! Everything is Science Festival Returns

Everything is Science, Lexington’s city-wide science festival, returns for its sixth year with an exciting new theme: Make It Make Sense!

Rivera Named 2023 Paul Parker Award Recipient

LEXINGTON, Ky. (November 9, 2023) — José O. Rivera, PharmD, R77, current and founding dean of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) School of Pharmacy, has been named as the recipient of the 2023 Paul F. Parker Award. This distinguished recognition will be conferred at the upcoming American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear meeting in Anaheim, California.

Pharmacy Welcomes New Faculty as Academic Year Begins

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the recent additions of Ashlan J. Kunz Coyne, PharmD, MPH, and Courtney Simpkins, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, to the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science. These esteemed professionals have joined the faculty as assistant professors, marking a significant step forward in the department's commitment to excellence in education and research. 

Transforming Pharmacy Practice for a Healthier Kentucky

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy announces the expansion and restructure of the Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice (CAPP), under the leadership of its new director Brooke Hudspeth, PharmD, chief practice officer.  

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.