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Dr. Kelly Smith Elected President of ASHP

Kelly M. Smith, Pharm.D., FASHP, FCCP, has been elected as ASHP’s new President-elect. Julie A. Groppi, Pharm.D., FASHP, and Paul Walker, Pharm.D., FASHP, were elected to serve on the ASHP Board of Directors.

UK College of Pharmacy Graduate Leads Telepharmacy Effort for Georgia Veterans

A Vietnam-era Veteran hobbles into the Statesboro, Georgia VA clinic. As much as he savors pizza, chicken-fried steak, and cheddar cheese, his primary care doc’s advised the old soldier to cut back and take medication to lower his LDL.

Physician-Pharmacist Teams Benefit Brain Health in Older Patients

New findings from University of Kentucky faculty published in Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy demonstrate the value of physician-pharmacist teams in providing elderly care.

College of Pharmacy to Host Symposium on Drug Discovery & Development

The UK College of Pharmacy will host its eighth annual Symposium on Drug Discovery and Development on Thursday, August 10, 2017. This year’s Symposium is in partnership with the College’s Natural Products Consortium. The Symposium will feature recent advances in the design of antibody-drug conjugates for treating cancer and other diseases, as well as advances in our understanding how Nature generates compounds that have been exploited in medicine, agriculture, and biotechnology.

Pharmacist Prescribing & Emergency Department Pharmacists

On July 10, the UK College of Pharmacy will welcome Mrs. Sandra Martin from the University of Manchester School of Pharmacy. Her talk will focus on pharmacy in the United Kingdom as she discusses the Emergency Department (ED) and Independent Prescriber Programs at Manchester University. Martin worked as a hospital pharmacist for 27 years in various specialist roles, including Care of the Elderly, Intensive Care, Acute Medicine and as a specialist Antimicrobial Pharmacist.

Blocking Cancer—Scientists Find New Way to Combat Disease

New findings published in Nature Chemical Biology show promise for finding new solutions to treat lung cancer and other deadly diseases. 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.

Monthly Research Publication Highlight reveals new insight into the impact of pneumonia-causing pathogens on host defense and chronic lung disease

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for April 2017 was published in Immunobiology and is titled, “Pneumocystis infection alters the activation state of pulmonary macrophages”.

UK Students Team Up to Spread the Word About Lifesaving Overdose Tool

K'Quan McNease's time is split between studying journalism at the University of Kentucky and caring for his foster children. Most of their parents have abused opioids, he said, so the issue of the opioid epidemic in Kentucky hits close to home for him. The problem is well-known. Many Kentuckians are personally affected, and the epidemic —and the devastation it brings — is frequently cited in local and national news stories. But McNease wonders how many of those Kentuckians know how to help someone who has overdosed?

The College of Pharmacy Monthly Research Publication Highlight compares the efficacy of antibiotics in patients with infections in intensive care units

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for March, 2017 is titled “Comparison of ß-lactam plus aminoglycoside versus ß-lactam plus fluoroquinolone empirical therapy in serious nosocomial infections due to Gram-negative bacilli” and was published in the Journal of Chemotherapy.

Monthly Research Publication Highlight details a novel method to quantify the intracellular uptake and trafficking of gene therapy nanoparticles

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for February, 2017 is titled “Rapid and facile quantitation of polyplex endocytic trafficking” and was published in the The Journal of Controlled Release.

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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.