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Pharmacy Practice & Science Dept.
Location
Lee T. Todd, Jr. Bldg, Room 273
Phone
859-608-1806
Email
gavin.howington@uky.edu

Dr. Howington received his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy in 2014. He attained board certification in critical care and pharmacotherapy in 2018 and recently transitioned into his current role as a Clinical Assistant Professor. Additionally, Dr. Howington practices as an Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist at the University of Kentucky HealthCare. Prior to beginning his clinical specialist role, he was an operations manager at the University of Kentucky HealthCare and Clinical Staff Pharmacist. His current research interests include rabies post-exposure prophylaxis, sub-dissociative ketamine as an alternative to opioids for analgesia, and management of neonatal sepsis specifically focusing on the safety of ceftriaxone in neonates.

PUBLICATIONS

Expertise

  • Vaccines, including COVID-19 vaccines

  • Pharmacy Practice

  • Emergency Medicine (rapid sequence intubation, diabetic ketoacidosis, sexually transmitted infections, etc.)

  • Rabies Post-exposure Prophylaxis

Positions

Emergency Medicine Clinical Pharmacy Specialist

Education

PharmD University Of Kentucky

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.