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College of Pharmacy Hosting Graduate Student Open House

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy will host a virtual Open House for prospective graduate students at 4:00 p.m. EDT on Thursday, October 29, 2020. Prospective students will have a chance to discuss the opportunities for graduate study in pharmaceutical sciences and hear directly from students in the top-ranked program.

PharmNMR Center Awarded $1.5 Million Grant to Accelerate Chemistry and Drug Discovery at UK

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy was recently awarded a prestigious NIH High-End Instrumentation grant to support the purchase of a state-of-the-art nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer, an instrument critical to supporting chemistry efforts at the University of Kentucky. Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova, a professor in the College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, is the principal investigator on the $1.5 million grant.

Research Publications - Sept 2020

The September 2020 publications from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy are now live. If you're your recent publication has been missed, please send the ADR's Office the citation and they will gladly add them to next month's list.

Distinguished College of Pharmacy Alumni Celebrated for Patient-First Values

The 2020 inductees include Young Alumni Award winners Ashlee Mattingly (‘11) and John Wu (‘10), as well as Lifetime Achievement Award winners William Crouthamel (’70), Patricia Rippetoe Freeman (’87, ’91), Lynn Harrelson (’73), and Donald E. Letendre (’79). These six new inductees were selected by their peers for their exceptional contributions to their respective fields and their embodiment of UK College of Pharmacy values.

Innovating across the globe: a partnership in Japan

Takako Komiyama. Komiyama graduated from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) in 1987 and revolutionized pharmacy education in Japan. This feat did not come easy; Komiyama's enthusiasm, tenacity, and perseverance were integral to her success.

Embracing the Risks to Improve Pharmacy Education

The transition to online learning occurred in a matter of weeks, and UKCOP faculty had little time to make crucial decisions regarding nearly every facet of education. Examinations, courses, and laboratory work were converted to online formats, some for the first time. UKCOP, in particular, faced specific challenges as health practice sites developed policies and procedures to mitigate the presence of student learners in patient-care settings.

Research Publications - August 2020

Here are the August 2020 publications from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. If you're your recent publication(s) have been missed, please send the ADR's Office the citation(s) and they will gladly add them to next month's list.

From Student to Professor - One Alum's Journey

A graduate of the Class of 2010, Doug Oyler has dedicated his time pushing the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy further and educating future generations of pharmacy students. His journey began with his residency at UK HealthCare, where he later served as a trauma pharmacist, the catalyst for his opioid research. Oyler then developed the hospital's opioid stewardship program in 2016.

Pharmacy Infectious Disease Experts Reimagine the Classroom

In early March, immediately following the first CDC announcement warning of an impending pandemic, the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) administration started planning for COVID-19. Under the direction of Dean R. Kip Guy, Craig Martin, the college's chief operating officer, and Frank Romanelli, associate dean of academic programs - who both have backgrounds in infectious diseases (ID) and epidemiology - UKCOP developed a multi-faceted approach to a reinvented normal.

College of Pharmacy Receives $11.8 Million to Further Substance Use Disorder Research

Approximately $11.8 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been awarded to a research team led by Chang-Guo Zhan and Fang Zheng at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. The funding will further ongoing substance use disorder treatment research in collaboration with Sharon Walsh at the University of Kentucky Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR) and Mei-Chuan Ko at the Wake Forest School of Medicine.

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.