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Former Pharmacy Dean Jordan Cohen Passes Away

Celebrated former faculty member and dean of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) Jordan Cohen, Ph.D., passed away on June 26 at the age of 79.

An Inspirational Leader in the Pharmaceutical Industry

In today’s goal-oriented world, we are often told that we can accomplish anything we put our mind to. This is especially true when you believe in yourself and find passion in what you do. When reflecting on these personal strengths, one pharmacy professional that comes to mind is Dr. Verneda Hawkins (PharmD 1985). Hawkins, a leader at Biogen and in the pharmaceutical industry, has dedicated her professional life to building up strong skill sets and a remarkable level of self-confidence to succeed in her pharmacy career. This has allowed her to make a clear difference in her own life while positively impacting the lives of so many others. 

Dwoskin to Receive National Award for Innovation

Dr. Linda Dwoskin has been named the recipient of the 2022 Innovator Award by the College on Problems of Drug Dependence.

UKCOP Alumna Impacts Veteran Health Through Rural Scholars Fellowship

University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy alumna Tara Downs (PharmD 2008), a clinical pharmacy practitioner board certified in Ambulatory Care and Geriatric Pharmacy and serving in geriatrics at the Lexington Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System (HCS), has been named a fellow for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Rural Scholars Fellowship Program. As one of few primary care providers selected to participate in the program, Downs will use her knowledge of pharmacy, strong leadership skills and thorough job experience with the VA to improve rural health care for veterans.

Distinguished College of Pharmacy Alumni Recognized for Innovation

Joshua Brown (Young Alumni), Eiichi Akaho and Stephen Schondelmeyer (Lifetime Achievement) are the 2021 inductees to the UKCOP Hall of Distinguished Alumni.

UKCOP Student Wins Nationally Competitive Scholarship

Kaylee Meador, a University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy student (PY1), has been named a recipient of the competitive $25,000 Chick-fil-A Remarkable Futures Scholarship. As one of 12 Chick-fil-A team members nationwide selected as a scholarship recipient, Meador has been invited to participate in the Chick-fil-A Scholars Program as a True Inspiration Scholar for the 2022-2023 school year.

Preceptors Recognized at College of Pharmacy Ceremony

Aaron Cook, Jessica Tackett, Jason Underwood, Josh Pruitt and Janna Kaufman are the 2022 inductees to the UKCOP Hall of Distinguished Preceptors.

How to Properly Inspect, Wear, and Store a KN95 Mask

Dr. Brooke Hudspeth, Chief Practice Officer at the UK College of Pharmacy, answers frequently asked questions regarding KN95 masks.

College of Pharmacy Adds Three New Affiliated Pharmacy Residency Programs

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is adding three new affiliated pharmacy residency programs through partnerships with various Baptist Health campuses. These locations include Baptist Health Corbin, Baptist Health Paducah and Baptist Health Hardin.

Everything is Science: The Elements of Life

Everything is Science: Lexington's city-wide science festival, is scheduled for its fourth annual run February 21-25, 2022.

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.