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Rachael Stone and her team won first in the Student Case Competition and third place in the Student Poster Competition at the Collaborating Across Borders (CAB) VII Conference in October. Collaborating Across Borders is an international conference that promotes interprofessionalism with the goal of advancing interprofessional, collaborative practice to improve quality care and health outcomes.

Rachael represented the UK College of Pharmacy on a team of five interprofessional students from other universities, in which they had 45 minutes to develop a collaborative care plan from a patient case and present it to a panel of judges. Her poster, “The Influence of Interprofessional Student Organizations on Dual Identity Development Among Student Leaders,” was a joint research effort in collaboration with the UK Center for Interprofessional Healthcare Education. These are very high honors that attest to the quality of her work and dedication to interprofessional education, practice, and research. She represented our College and University well.

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.