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A Dedicated Leader in the Clinic and Classroom

When it comes to displaying leadership in a pharmacy career, Mark Huffmyer excels. Huffmyer, a 2014 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, is the UK College of Pharmacy 2021 Preceptor of the Year award recipient and works as a Clinical Staff Pharmacist in the Anticoagulation Clinic at the UK HealthCare Gill Heart and Vascular Institute. He helps patients taking high-risk blood thinning medications and adjusts their medication doses based on laboratory monitoring, goals of care, provider recommendations and duration of therapy.

Reimagining Global Health Education During COVID-19

The COVID-19 pandemic has completed shifted the world of pharmacy education, including global learning opportunities. With pandemic-related restrictions limiting international travel, the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy adapted to provide students with virtual cross-cultural education experiences for everything from clinical case studies to a six-week APPE rotation.

Pharmacists: An Essential Part of Patient Care During the Pandemic

One of the pillars of a great pharmacist is being well-rounded. Pharmacists must be able to seamlessly transition from filling prescriptions to administering immunizations, to interfacing with patients---and that is only the beginning. The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy helps students develop this sense of balance through its continuously evolving curriculum. Students like the Class of 2019 graduate Emma Uchida have been able to use the knowledge from UKCOP to seamlessly integrate into the different aspects of pharmacy.

Pharmacist & Entrepreneur: One UKCOP Grad Created the Job She Wanted

Earning your PharmD is no easy feat, and with it comes an abundance of shortcomings and successes in route to becoming a pharmacist. The journey to becoming a pharmacist is different for everyone - many begin their jobs straight out of school, but others, like Class of 2015 graduate Fei Xiong find themselves blazing a trail on their own.

Class of 1976 - A Zoom Reunion

Marilyn Howard Kirking and Phil Mayer, with expert help from Rosa Mejia-Cruz, Director of Alumni Relations, organized a Zoom 45th Reunion for the UKCOP Class of 1976 in January 2021.

When a passion for pharmaceutical research leads to a good night's sleep

If you have ever gotten a good night's rest thanks to ZzzQuil, you may have a UKCOP alum to thank. Ashraf Traboulsi is known for his drive and passion for pharmaceutical research. He was also one of the technical leads that landed the ZzzQuil account, which delivered three times the expected volume in the first year.

From People Person to Patient Advocate

Urvi Patel, a 2017 graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, has made the most of her pharmaceutical career since leaving the University. The leadership and mentor skills that Patel gained from the UK College of Pharmacy have helped her in all aspects of her career.

Jill Turner Awarded Neuropharmacology Early Career Award

Jill Turner, a University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy assistant professor was recently awarded the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (ASPET) Neuropharmacology Early Career Award for 2021.

UKCOP Researchers Discuss the Potential Benefit of Azithromycin in Fighting COVID-19 Related Inflammation

Drs. Vince Venditto and David Feola have been studying the immunomodulatory effects of the antimicrobial drug azithromycin in the context of diseases in which inflammation drives part of the pathology including pneumonia, spinal cord injury, and heart attack.

UK Pharmacist Part of Committee to Better Serve Patients with Heart Conditions

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the United States more than 450,000 people are hospitalized each year due to a condition called atrial fibrillation, or AFib. AFib can cause chest pains, shortness of breath, irregular heartbeat, and ultimately increases the risk of stroke. While there are a variety of treatments for AFib, the American College of Cardiology Oversight Committee recently published an updated medication decision pathway for management of anticoagulation for AFib, venous thromboembolism (VTE), and other heart conditions.

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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.