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Pharmacy Practice & Science Dept.
Lee T. Todd, Jr. Bldg, Room 227

Dr. Adams is on the graduate faculty of the College of Pharmacy and is a member of the Lucille Parker Markey Cancer Center, where he has a clinical practice site. As director of the hematology/oncology residency program, he has trained four residents and maintains an active research lab. Dr. Adams received his bachelor of science degree in pharmacy from the University of Utah and doctor of pharmacy degree from the University of Texas at Austin jointly with the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. He completed a residency in hematology/oncology at the Audie L. Murphy Memorial V.A. Hospital in San Antonio, Texas. He then completed a two-year fellowship in immunology and transplantation at the University of Florida. Following the completion of the fellowship, he joined the University of Kentucky faculty in 1996. Research interests: topoisomerase I inhibitors and topoisomerase expression, chemotherapy-induced toxicity, and supportive care issues, including pain control and nutritional effects on chemotherapy outcomes.



  • Lung Cancer
  • Bladder Cancer
  • Kidney Cancer
  • Skin Cancer


  • College Faculty

  • Clinical Pharmacist, UK Markey Cancer Center


  • Bachelor of Science, University of Utah
  • Doctor of Pharmacy, University of Texas at Austin

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.