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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.

UKCOP Researchers Receive $3M in Funding to Develop Treatments to Combat Ewing Sarcoma

A group of University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy researchers received $3 million in NIH funding to develop new treatments to combat the rare cancer Ewing sarcoma. Because cancer research is such a massive field spanning across different disciplines, UKCOP researchers decided to utilize team science to approach the project.

UK College of Pharmacy Hosts Town Hall New COVID Variants & Vaccines

Many still have questions about the vaccines and the rise of the new variants. To help answer those questions, the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy hosted a virtual Town Hall on Wednesday, March 10, 2021, with a panel of healthcare experts from UK HealthCare and the Colleges of Pharmacy and Medicine.

How Women Pharmacists Sparked a National Conversation around Sexual Harassment

In 2017 the #MeToo Movement took the world of Hollywood by storm as dozens of women came forward with their experiences with sexual harassment. These stories created a domino effect in other industries as more women began to come forward, and the world began to see what women already knew: sexual harassment was a universal problem. As other industries worked on dealing with these "revelations," the field of pharmacy remained quiet.

UK Grad Student Receives NIH F31 Award for a project started with UK IRC pilot funding

UK College of Pharmacy graduate student Kaitlind Howard received a competitive grant from the National Institutes of Health for a project that previously received pilot funding from the UK Igniting Research Collaborations program.

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.