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Getting in the Way of Cancer—Cell Signaling Interaction May Prevent Key Step November 06, 2017

New findings from University of Kentucky faculty published in Scientific Reportsreveals a novel cell signaling interaction that may prevent a key step in cancer progression. Kentucky continues to lead the nation in incidence and death rates from lung cancer, and the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is committed to reducing these numbers.

Detection Systems for Metastatic Colorectal Cancer

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for October of 2017 was published in Pharmaceutical Research and is titled “Development of Halofluorochromic Polymer Nanoassemblies for the Potential Detection of Liver Metastatic Colorectal Cancer Tumors Using Experimental and Computational Approaches.”

DiPiro to Provide 2017 Foster Lecture

UK College of Pharmacy alumnus and Dean of Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy Dr. Joseph T. DiPiro has been selected to provide keynote remarks during the College’s annual Dr. Thomas S. Foster Leadership Day. Dr. DiPiro lecture is entitled “’Leadership in Times of Change.” The Foster Lecture will take place at noon on Friday, October 20 at the UK College of Pharmacy. The program is part of the College’s efforts to recognize the outstanding leadership and academic and research excellence of the late Thomas S. Foster.

University of Kentucky Takes Team Approach to Research

This summer, University of Kentucky’s Igniting Research Collaborations (IRC) awarded almost $300,000 in pilot grants to support cross-college interdisciplinary research and scholarship. This collaborative approach to science further enables research focused on health conditions prominent in the Commonwealth and beyond.

Class of 2007 Raises over $90,000 in Honor of Former Classmates

On August 5, 2017, the UK College of Pharmacy Class of 2007 held their 14th Annual Golf Memorial at Cherry Blossom Golf Course in Georgetown, Ky. The event brought members of the class, their families, and several faculty, friends, and partners who pay tribute to four individuals who were unable to graduate with their class.

Shoulder to Shoulder Global Brigades to Ecuador

Shoulder to Shoulder Global is now accepting applications for the 2018 brigades to Santo Domingo, Ecuador. Participants engage in a variety of cultural and service-learning opportunities while providing services such as basic medical and dental care, health education, school health screenings, women’s health, home visits and community-based learning. The 2018 brigade dates are:

UK College of Pharmacy Receives $5 Million to Further Malaria Research

Approximately $5 million in additional funding from the Global Health Innovative Technology Fund (GHIT) has been awarded to the lab of Dean Kip Guy at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, in partnership with Eisai Pharmaceuticals and Medicines for Malaria Venture (MMV), for ongoing malaria research. This award from GHIT funds research over two years with Dean Guy as the project's principal investigator.

Steven Pass ('96) Named Regional Dean for Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center School of Pharmacy Campus

Steven Pass, Pharm.D., has been named regional dean for the Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC) School of Pharmacy campus in Dallas. Pass, whose appointment begins Sept. 1, said being named the Dallas regional dean is an honor and he looks forward to facing the challenges of his new position by working closely with campus faculty, staff, students and residents. “I genuinely hope to provide strong leadership that will contribute to the growth and continued success of what I believe is a truly special place,” Pass said.

Simon Wolf (Class of '58) Named 2017 Gold Standard Award Recipient for Optimal Aging

Simon Wolf (Class of 1958) has been selected as the 2017 Gold Standard Award recipient for Optimal Aging award from the University of Louisville Institute of Sustainable Health & Optimal Aging in the “Love Conquers All” category. This award is presented to individuals who exemplify optimal aging, making the most of whatever their later years bring and who continue to love life.

Alumnus Bob Blouin to Become Provost of UNC at Chapel Hill

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has named Robert “Bob” Blouin (Class of 1978) longtime dean of the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, to serve as Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor of the University Blouin, the Vaughn and Nancy Bryson Distinguished Professor, is a well-respected educator, researcher, innovator and administrator across UNC’s campus and throughout higher education.

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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.