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Dr. Elizabeth Beckman is an adjunct assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy and a pediatric clinical pharmacist at Kentucky Children’s Hospital. She provides pharmacy support to the joint pediatric heart care program, serves as the pediatric cardiac ICU pharmacist, and precepts pharmacy residents and students on pediatric cardiology, PCICU, and PICU rotations. In her immediate past, she was serving as a Clinical Knowledge Management Analyst for the UK HealthCare Enterprise, responsible for the provision, implementation, and curation of clinical practice guidelines. Prior to UK, she practiced as a pediatric ICU clinical specialist at University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. Dr. Beckman is active in a number of national pharmacy organizations through committee work, and has presented at regional, national, and international conferences. She has served as an item writer and reviewed content for medical and pharmacy board recertification products through the Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) and American College of Clinical Pharmacy. She is currently serving as member of the Board of Pharmacy Specialties Pediatric Specialty Council. Additionally, she has been appointed to the editorial board of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Her research, publications, and presentations encompass topics such as antimicrobial drug optimization, pain and sedation management, and drug pharmacokinetics in extracorporeal devices. Dr. Beckman was born and raised in the Hoosier state, received her PharmD from Butler University in Indianapolis, completed a PGY1 and PGY2 pediatrics pharmacy residency at Indiana University Health, and is board certified in pharmacotherapy, pediatrics, and critical care pharmacy.




  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Drugs in extracorporeal devices
  • Pediatric Sepsis
  • Congenital Heart Disease

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.