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UK professor featured in exhibit that gives young girls a glimpse at STEM careers

The STEM field has been dominated by men for decades, but a shift in the culture has seen women not only entering the field but elevating it. Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova is one of those women; growing up with a passion for dancing, playing piano, and painting, Garneau-Tsodikova was on track to fulfill her dream of becoming an artist. That is, until her high school chemistry class unearthed a passion for science. Garneau-Tsodikova eventually discovered that the worlds of science and art were not that different. In fact, she soon found them to be the exact same.

Letter from the Dean: How Are We Preparing Future Pharmacists?

I want to comment upon recent press coverage concerning the pharmacy profession, including the articles below.

UK Student Receives APhA Good Government Student Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award

Scotty Reams, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Class of 2021 and Kentucky Pharmacists Association (KPhA) Board of Directors member, has been awarded the APhA Good Government Student Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award. The award recognizes a student pharmacist who has successfully organized student pharmacist grassroots activity within their chapter and actively promoted the value of advocating for the profession. Scotty will receive his award at the APhA Annual Meeting & Exposition in National Harbor, MD, March 20–23, 2020.

February Feature: R you my Valentine?

We've got some great UKCOP love stories to highlight during the month of February. Even though we couldn't fit all the submissions into our newsletter. We got so many we thought you'd still enjoy seeing the pharm fam love. Let's get started!

February Feature: Love in the Time of Graduate School

Another UKCOP love story from Chandra Patel (PhD ‘06) who married Joanna Koziara (PhD ‘05). We hope you'll enjoy it as much as we did. We joined the Pharmaceutical Sciences graduate program the same year, entering in 2000. Our entering graduate student class quickly formed bonds of friendship. We tackled the challenging class load together during those first 2 years of grad school and into our qualifying exams. We remain friends and in contact with many of our classmates and faculty still today.

February Feature: A Summer Wedding

Kylie Newman Goetz (PharmD '16) and Nathan Goetz (PharmD '17) were another amazing couple that met at UKCOP. Here's their story as shared with us from Kylie. Nate says he first noticed me during his second year of pharmacy when I was presenting at a KAPS meeting. I was the director of committees so I would lead the KAPS meetings. I kind of remember him being at meetings because of his big hair (Nate had a large afro during this time).

February Feature: A Love that Lasts

They met at the SAPhA (now APhA-ASP) regional meeting at Wayne State University in Detroit in Oct 1973. Duane was in the last year of the BS Pharmacy program at the University of Wisconsin. Marilyn in her first year of pharmacy school at UKCOP. Their story was not a “love at first sight,” although they remembered each other. Duane noticed Marilyn as she had run for a regional office. It so happens they ate a banquet meal at the same table and Marilyn has a picture of the table that included Duane.

Everything is Science: Life in Technicolor

From the moment we wake up in the morning, science is happening all around us – it colors everything we do. What can seem like an intimidating topic is, in reality, quite relatable – and experts in Lexington and beyond plan to prove that next month. Professors and students at the University of Kentucky’s College of Pharmacy will host the third annual Everything is Science festival Monday, February 24 through Friday, February 28.

Researchers at the UK College of Pharmacy Uncover New Biomarker for Cardiovascular Disease

The quest to be proactive in fighting heart disease has taken an unprecedented turn. Researchers from the College of Pharmacy have uncovered a potential new indicator of heart disease; these indicators, referred to as biomarkers, can be a sign that a patient is at risk for cardiovascular issues. Pharmacy graduate students David Henson and David Nardo, PharmD along with faculty advisor Vincent Venditto, PhD worked to test the association between adverse cardiovascular events, like heart attacks and strokes, and ApoA-I.

Central Kentucky Job Club – Winter/Spring 2020 Schedule

The University of Kentucky (UK) Alumni Association, Fayette County Cooperative Extension Services, and UK Human Resources Career Development are pleased to announce the winter/spring 2020 Central Kentucky Job Club schedule.

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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.