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Dr. Matson received her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 2005, and subsequently completed a Pharmacy Practice Residency at the Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Lexington, Kentucky in 2006. Following her residency training, she also completed an ACCP Heart Failure Traineeship with the University of North Carolina Heart Failure Program in Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Dr. Matson currently works with the Office of External Studies to facilitate preceptor development and quality improvement initiatives for the experiential program and in the Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice (CAPP) to create continuing professional development programming for pharmacists throughout Kentucky. Additionally, she supports the Office of Practice and Residency Advancement by assisting with establishing and maintaining UK-affiliated residency programs across the state.



  • Continuing Professional Development
  • Quality Improvement
  • Preceptor Development


  • Adjunct Faculty
  • Director of Continuing Professional Development, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice and Office of External Studies


  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky
  • PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency, Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center

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.