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Joey Mattingly Named Recipient of Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award

Alumnus Joey Mattingly, PharmD, MBA, Assistant Professor, Pharmacy Practice and Science, University of Maryland School of Pharmacy, will be honored with the 2019 Prescott Pharmacy Leadership Award during the Annual Meeting of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) in Seattle, WA, on Saturday evening, March 23, 2019, when he will give a scholarly address.

Nominate a UKCOP Leader

Hall of Distinguished Alumni and Young Alumni Award nominations are now open! We created the Hall of Distinguished Alumni to honor and recognize alumni who have made exceptional contributions to the field of pharmacy and pharmaceutical sciences during their careers. The Hall of Distinguished Alumni is a lifetime achievement award presented each year to deserving members of the pharmacy family.

UK College of Pharmacy Announces Partnership with Kentucky State University

University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy announced a new partnership with Kentucky State University (KSU), the premier HBCU of Kentucky. This partnership will allow students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a Doctor of Pharmacy in an accelerated time frame. The innovative 3+4 program allows participating students to count their first year of pharmacy school as their final year of undergraduate school.

J. Russell May Named 2018 Parker Award Recipient

Dr. J. Russell (Rusty) May, a UK College of Pharmacy alumnus and R98 in the UK HealthCare Pharmacy Residency program, has been named the 2018 recipient of the Paul F. Parker Award. May will receive this honor at UK's annual Parker Luncheon at the 2018 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition in Anaheim, California.

Russell Mumper ('91) Named Vice President for Research at Alabama

Dr. Russell J. Mumper has been named The University of Alabama’s vice president for research and economic development effective Jan. 1, 2019. A vice provost from the University of Georgia who previously led four research centers or institutes co-founded five start-up companies, and received nearly $30 million in research grants and contracts, Mumper was selected following a national search.

The Power of the Kentucky Connection

When Mary H. H. Ensom first chose to call the University of Kentucky (UK) her home in 1973, she was an engineering major at her father’s encouragement. Ensom’s father, Pete Huang, set an inspiring example for his three children as a distinguished civil engineering professor at UK. Nonetheless, her father’s passion for engineering wasn’t enough to prevent Ensom from realizing that her interests and talent were leading her in a different direction.

Pharmacy Alumna Paves the Way for Women

She graduated in 1951, one of only two women in her pharmacy class of 80 students. Gloria’s time at the College of Pharmacy helped her make a difference where it counts. Because of you, our students receive a world-ready education.

Frank Romanelli Named Interim Associate Dean of Academic & Student Affairs

Frank Romanelli, a faculty member in the College’s Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science and Associate Dean of Educational Advancement for the College, has been named Interim Associate Dean of Academic and Student Affairs. Romanelli takes over for former Associate Dean Kelly M. Smith, who was recently named Dean at the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy. “I am excited and honored to serve in this capacity,” said Romanelli.

Beyond the Script

For over a hundred years, we have pushed pharmacy forward. And we haven’t done it alone. Our work goes beyond the confines of a building, beyond research labs, and classroom walls. We have led pharmacy education, practice, and research. It’s the story of people elevating care and saving lives. We’re dedicated to pushing past the status quo and fighting for a better tomorrow. This is not just a Kentucky story, it’s yours, your teacher’s, your student’s, your children’s, your neighbor’s, your pharmacy’s, your future… It’s about how we go beyond—beyond the script.

Kelly Smith Named Dean of UGA College of Pharmacy

Kelly M. Smith, associate dean for academic and student affairs at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, has been named dean of the University of Georgia College of Pharmacy.

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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.