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UKCOP Students Named American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Awardees

The American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) recently announced the 34 recipients of their Pre-Doctoral Fellowships and Gateway Award for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Pre-Doctoral Fellowships support Ph.D. candidates and allows them to focus their time fully on their research project. They also offer the following specific-Doctoral Fellowships: the Dr. Paul B. Myrdal Memorial Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Dr.

Doctoral Degrees Awarded August 2019

Na-Ra Lee, Ph.D. "Discovery of Novel Pharmacotherapeutics for Substance Use Disorders" Mentor: Linda Dwoskin, Ph.D. Salin Gupta Patel, Ph.D. "Mechanisms and Thermodynamics of the Influence of Solution-State Interactions Between HPMC and Surfactants on Mixed Adsorption onto Model Nanoparticles" Mentor: Eric Munson, Ph.D., Co-Mentor: Brad Anderson, Ph.D. Markus Ville Tiitto, Pharm.D., Ph.D. "Therapeutic Video Games and the Simulation of Executive Function Deficits in ADHD"

Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova Selected as AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador

The University of Kentucky (UK) is proud to announce that Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova, PhD has been selected as one of the 125 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) IF/THEN Ambassadors. IF/THEN, a national initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, seeks to further women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of pioneers.

Pharmacy Student Group Wins National Collegiate Chapter Award

This summer, the student chapter of Kappa Psi at the UK College of Pharmacy was the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Frank H. Eby Award. This annual award recognizes the collegiate chapter with exceptional academic performance. According to the national organization, the award is given to the chapter with “the highest percentage of eligible members who earn Scholarship Honors Certificates based on Chapter membership and their school’s grading system as determined by calculation criteria set forth by the Chapter Awards Committee and approved by the Executive Committee.”

Henson Awarded 2019 American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

David Henson has been awarded a 2019 American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship for his project entitled: Modulation of antibodies targeting apolipoprotein A-I to reduce atherosclerosis in a mouse model. The award is for $26,844 each year for two years.

Pharmacy Students Win Bid for Regional Conference

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy chapter of the Student National Pharmaceutical Association (SNPhA) recently won the bid to host the 2020 Regions III, IV, and V Annual Conference in Kentucky. The local student chapter hopes to welcome over 400 attendees, representing 29 states to Lexington, Ky. The conference will be held at the UK College of Pharmacy and the Hilton hotel in downtown Lexington.

Graduate Alumni Return to Campus

Graduate program alumni, Dr. Melissa Rondeau, Dr. Joanna Koziara, Dr. Kamalika Mukherjee, and Dr. David Horton recently returned to campus to meet with current graduate students and discuss career options. It is always a welcome privilege to hear what our students have been up to since they graduated from our program. Melissa Rondeau (’11) is currently Vice-President of Clinical Services at Symbiotix in Lexington. Her talk covered her career path and how she transitioned into medical writing.

Flu & Strep Protocol Training for KY Pharmacists

The UK College of Pharmacy’s Center for Advancement of Pharmacy Practice (CAPP) is excited to offer CE training courses for Acute Influenza and Acute Streptococcal Pharyngitis point-of-care testing pursuant to Kentucky Board of Pharmacy authorized protocols. This training includes both a home-study component and a live skills workshop. To participate in the combined flu and strep training, you must complete the registrations for both.

UKCOP One of First Pharmacy Schools in the U.S. to Recognize Graduate Students at White Coat Ceremony

The time-honored tradition of the White Coat Ceremony has served as an opportunity for members of the pharmacy community to welcome students into the profession. Every fall, the incoming class of pharmacy students at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is presented with a white coat to symbolize the beginning of their professional education.

College of Pharmacy Hosting Symposium on Substance Use Disorder Therapeutics

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy will host its tenth annual Therapeutics, Outcomes, Discovery & Delivery (TODD) Symposium from 8:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, in room 124 of the Lee T. Todd, Jr. Building. The TODD Symposium will discuss the development of substance use disorder therapeutics from prevention to cure. The symposium will also highlight the discoveries of therapeutics and diagnostics to address the unmet clinical need for patients suffering from substance use disorder within the Commonwealth and beyond.

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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.