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Pharmacy School in FY19 Research Funding

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Research Centers

The College is home to several centers of research excellence, providing a platform for our students, faculty, and staff to collaborate on complex health care problems.

Faculty Expertise

Our frontline researchers are committed to solving Kentucky's problems and providing global health care solutions.

Office of Research Operations

Our team is dedicated to providing programs, support services, and infrastructure to enable the pioneering research of our faculty, the diverse portfolio of which spans basic, translational, health outcomes, and public policy research.

Seminars & Symposia

COMING SOON - The College of Pharmacy research seminar series and our annual thematic TODD Symposium provide platforms for our students, staff and faculty to learn from and interact with world-class research experts and to share recent research advances and discoveries. 

Upcoming Talks

Research Training

The UK College of Pharmacy offers both undergraduate and graduate-level research opportunities for prospective trainees to train alongside some of the most talented pharmaceutical scientists on the planet. 

 

Faculty Research

Our investigators have a long and proud history of discovering the next big thing. Learn more about our diverse faculty and their broad range of interests that span early drug lead discovery through healthcare outcomes research.

Our Faculty

Recent News

An Inspirational Leader in the Pharmaceutical Industry

In today’s goal-oriented world, we are often told that we can accomplish anything we put our mind to. This is especially true when you believe in yourself and find passion in what you do. When reflecting on these personal strengths, one pharmacy professional that comes to mind is Dr. Verneda Hawkins (PharmD 1985). Hawkins, a leader at Biogen and in the pharmaceutical industry, has dedicated her professional life to building up strong skill sets and a remarkable level of self-confidence to succeed in her pharmacy career. This has allowed her to make a clear difference in her own life while positively impacting the lives of so many others. 

Dwoskin to Receive National Award for Innovation

Dr. Linda Dwoskin has been named the recipient of the 2022 Innovator Award by the College on Problems of Drug Dependence.

UKCOP Alumna Impacts Veteran Health Through Rural Scholars Fellowship

University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy alumna Tara Downs (PharmD 2008), a clinical pharmacy practitioner board certified in Ambulatory Care and Geriatric Pharmacy and serving in geriatrics at the Lexington Veterans Affairs (VA) Health Care System (HCS), has been named a fellow for the Veterans Health Administration (VHA) Rural Scholars Fellowship Program. As one of few primary care providers selected to participate in the program, Downs will use her knowledge of pharmacy, strong leadership skills and thorough job experience with the VA to improve rural health care for veterans.

Rupinder Kaur's Story

 

 

Where Do You Want to Go?

Graduate students and postdoctoral scholars have the opportunity to study alongside world-class faculty and staff in a number of new and emerging areas of science. Investigators conduct front-line research in areas of pharmaceutics that range from identifying fundamental mechanisms of disease to designing and developing new drugs, to understanding the impact of policies on health care.

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.