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Holly Divine, Pharm.D., BCACP, BCGP, CDCES, FAPhA, is a Clinical Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science. She oversees the College’s experiential education curriculum as the Director of External Studies and coordinates the Integrated Drugs & Diseases-Endocrinology course. She is a 2015 recipient of the UK Provost’s Outstanding Teaching Award and a 2010 recipient of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Community Pharmacy Residency Excellence in Precepting Award.

Dr. Divine has practiced in ambulatory care for over 20 years and currently provides care at Bluegrass Community Health Center, a Federally-Qualified Health Center and an accredited Patient-Centered Medical Home, in Lexington, KY. Previously, she was the co-founder of the PharmacistCARE program, a recipient of the 2008 American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Best Practices Award and 2005 APhA Foundation Pinnacle Award. She was also the founding Residency Program Director for UK’s PGY1 Community-Based Pharmacy Residency Program, serving in that role for 17 years.

PUBLICATIONS

Expertise

  • Diabetes/Obesity
  • Aging
  • Pharmacy Practice
  • OTC Medicine
  • Educational Research

Positions

  • College Faculty
  • Director of External Studies, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Education

  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Kentucky
  • Bachelor of Science, 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.