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Dean's Seminar Series: Dr. Geeta Narlikar

Pharmacy Day at the Capitol: Advocating for a Healthy Kentucky

Pharmacy professionals in Kentucky are gearing up for an event that will underscore their invaluable role in delivering safe and effective patient care. Presented by the Kentucky Pharmacists Association (KPhA) in collaboration with the Kentucky Society of Health-System Pharmacists (KSHP), Kentucky Pharmacy Day at the Capitol provides an ideal platform for legislators to gain insights into the challenges facing the pharmacy profession. 

McLaurin, Tidgewell Join University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Faculty

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy proudly announces the addition of two esteemed researchers to its faculty: Kristen A. McLaurin, Ph.D., and Kevin Tidgewell, Ph.D. Their extensive expertise in fields such as behavioral neuroscience, substance use disorders, natural product discovery, and medicinal chemistry will significantly bolster the College's commitment to pioneering research and innovative education. 

UKCOP @ Lexington Pride

UK Bluegrass Care Clinic will be at Lexington Pride Festival at the Central Bank Center on June 24, 2023, to promote sexual wellness and offer Mpox vaccinations. Protect yourself from Mpox by stopping by the booth for a free immunization and more information on how to stay up to date on your sexual health care.

College of Pharmacy Supports Expansion of Pharmacy Services to Underserved Communities

Through its partnership with the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, Bluegrass Community Health Center ensures that underserved and vulnerable community members receive appropriate, compassionate care, including equitable and affordable medication access.

College of Pharmacy receives funding to increase access to lifesaving treatment for opioid use disorder

The Foundation for Opioid Response Efforts (FORE) has selected the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy as one of three higher education entities funded to improve access to medications for opioid use disorder in pharmacies and health care settings.

Examining the impact of cultural myths on pain management in Black people

The University of Kentucky Public Relations and Strategic Communications Office provides a weekly health column available for use and reprint by news media. This week's column is by R. Kip Guy, Ph.D., dean of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.

Pharmacy’s Hatton Kolpek Retires After 33 Years of Service

Celebrated University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) faculty member Jimmi Hatton Kolpek, Pharm.D., R151, retires following an exemplary career as tenured professor and former chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and professor of neurosurgery in the College of Medicine. She will step down from her role on October 31, 2022, after devoting 33 years to teaching, research, and mentorship.

Behal Appointed as Post-Doctoral Academic Fellow

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Behal, PharmD, R537, as a post-doctoral academic fellow. The College is reestablishing the Academic Fellow position, and Behal will be the first to hold this revitalized role. The work was specifically designed to help early-career scholars grow into an academic role while providing additional training in scholarship, service, and pharmacy practice.

College of Pharmacy Welcomes New Faculty

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) welcomed two junior faculty at the start of the 2022-2023 academic year, adding to its cadre of world-class health professionals, scientists, and educators. 

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.