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College of Pharmacy Recognizes Outstanding Preceptors in Annual Celebration

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) is proud to announce the induction of five exceptional preceptors into the prestigious Hall of Distinguished Preceptors. This honor will be bestowed during the annual awards ceremony on Friday, April 19, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. EDT. The College will extend the celebration to a broader audience by streaming the event live on its YouTube channel.

UK College of Pharmacy Recognizes Distinguished Alumni Achievements

The honorees for this year's Lifetime Achievement Award include Carol Gallagher (BS, PharmD ‘89) and Samuel Poloyac (PharmD ’95, Ph.D. ‘99), whose careers have exemplified the pinnacle of professional success, leadership, innovation, and sustained contribution. Danielle Griggs (PharmD ’14) will also be recognized with the Young Alumni Award, honoring her remarkable impact on the field within a decade of graduation. A panel comprising past inductees selected this year's recipients.

Pharmacy Associate Dean Embarks on Year-Long Journey with the DunKings

In an unprecedented collaboration between academia and the fast-food industry, the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) announces that Professor and Chief Academic Officer Frank Romanelli, PharmD, will take a one-year sabbatical to join new pop sensation the DunKings on their nationwide tour. This extraordinary opportunity comes as a result of Romanelli winning the latest and most unique contest ever offered by American multinational coffee and doughnut company Dunkin’.

Leading with Purpose: Celebrating Women's Pioneering Roles in Pharmacy

The pharmacy landscape in the United States has undergone a remarkable transformation, with women pharmacists now representing between 62% and 75% of the profession—a stark contrast to the 14% seen in the mid-1960s. As Women’s History Month draws to a close, Lu Shawna Lawson, PharmD, MPA, a trailblazer and senior pharmacist at Community Health Network Specialty Pharmacy, shared insights into her career, challenges, inspirations, and advice for future pharmacists.

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).

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.