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Monthly Research Publication Highlight reports on one of the many challenges in the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals.

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for January, 2017 was published in the Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences and is titled “Characterization of Synthesized and Commercial Forms of Magnesium Stearate Using Differential Scanning Calorimetry, Thermogravimetric Analysis, Powder X-Ray Diffraction, and Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy”.

Bluegrass Community Health Center & UK College of Pharmacy Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program

Bluegrass Community Health Center and The University of Kentucky (UK) College of Pharmacy have announced an expanding partnership to create a new pharmacy residency program located in Lexington, Kentucky. The postgraduate year two (PGY2) Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program is jointly-sponsored by Bluegrass Community Health Center and the UK College of Pharmacy. It is the first pharmacy residency program at Bluegrass Community Health Center, a Federally Qualified Health Center and National Committee for Quality Assurance Level 3 Patient-Centered Medical Home.

Research Publication Highlight: Rates of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Amid Efforts to Combat the Opioid Abuse Epidemic

The College of Pharmacy Monthly Research Publication Highlight documents the rise in the number of newborns beginning life facing drug withdrawal in the nation, and particularly in Kentucky. The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for November 2016 was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association -Pediatrics and is titled “Rates of Neonatal Abstinence Syndrome Amid Efforts to Combat the Opioid Abuse Epidemic”.

UK Building to be Named for Former University President Lee Todd

The 11th president of the University of Kentucky, Lee T. Todd Jr., will now have a building on the UK campus named in his honor. Pending approval by the UK Board of Trustees today, the Biological-Pharmaceutical Building, located at 789 South Limestone, will be renamed the Lee T. Todd, Jr. Building.

APhA-ASP Regional Awards

American Pharmacists Association - Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) is a national organization dedicated to promoting student growth, improved patient care, and the profession of pharmacy. In an effort to enhance patient care, APhA-ASP has established a number of national patient care and community service projects aimed to educate and screen for various disease states ranging from diabetes and heart disease to prescription medication abuse and misuse.

Monthly Research Publication Highlight details the discovery of new enzyme inhibitors that may be useful in the future treatment of tuberculosis.

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for October, 2016 was published in the ACS Chemical Biology and is titled “Discovery of Allosteric and Selective Inhibitors of Inorganic Pyrophosphatase from Mycobacterium tuberculosis”.

UK Hosts Ashland Inc. Distinguished Lecture & Symposium on Drug Discovery & Development

With nearly 30k students, more than 2,400 faculty members, 16 colleges and professional schools, and more than 200 academic programs, the University of Kentucky is rife with opportunities for collaboration. On November 4, 2016, the UK College of Pharmacy and the UK College of Engineering took advantage of this opportunity and joined forces to host the first-annual, combined Ashland Inc. Distinguished Lectures & Symposium on Drug Discovery & Development at the W.T. Young Library.

UKCOP Students Tested in Mock Disaster, Earn Emergency Response Certification

Imagine for a moment... It’s early April in the Bluegrass. The cold and grey of winter has begun to melt away to reveal glorious Kentucky blue skies. The air is fresh and crisp and inviting. There is no place you’d rather be than Red River Gorge, hiking out to that waterfall you adore along the Rock Bridge Trail.

Burckart Named 2016 Paul Parker Award Recipient

Gilbert J. Burckart, a UK College of Pharmacy alumnus and R#22 in the UK HealthCare Pharmacy Residency program, has been named the 2016 recipient of the Paul F. Parker Award. Dr. Burckart will receive his honor at the 2016 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition in Las Vegas, Nevada.

Monthly Research Publication Highlight details a role for inflammatory signaling lipids in cardiovascular diseases

The UK College of Pharmacy Research Publication Highlight for September, 2016 was published in the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology and is titled “Microsomal Prostaglandin E Synthase-1 Expression by Aortic Smooth Muscle Cells Attenuates the Differentiated Phenotype”. The project was conducted in the laboratory of Dr. Charles Loftin and features the dissertation research of Dr. Oreoluwa Adedoyin, a recent graduate of the Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD program in the 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.