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What You've Wanted to Know about COVID-19 Vaccines

We spoke with University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy professors Brooke Hudspeth, PharmD., and Vince Venditto, Ph.D., to get answers to some of your common COVID-19 vaccine questions. Hudspeth is a pharmacist and associate dean at the college and is part of the task force overseeing the rollout out of the COVID-19 vaccine at UK and UK HealthCare. Venditto is an assistant professor with training in vaccine development and is working with Hudspeth and others on a clinical trial to understand the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Kentucky.

10 Quick Questions about COVID-19 Vaccines

We spoke with University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy professors Craig Martin, PharmD., and Vince Venditto, Ph.D., to get answers to some of your common questions. Martin is a pharmacist and associate dean with a background in infectious diseases while Venditto received training in vaccine development and is working with others in the college on a clinical trial to understand the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Kentucky.

COVID-19 Vaccines: Fact vs. Fiction

We sat down with Vince Venditto, Ph.D., assistant professor in the department of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, to discuss the COVID-19 vaccines and distinguish fact from fiction. Venditto received training in organic synthesis and vaccine development and is now working on a clinical trial with community pharmacies to understand the prevalence of SARS-CoV-2 in Kentucky.

UK HealthCare Study Uncovers Quality of Medication

UK HealthCare is one of only two known pharmacy groups examining and testing incoming medications for dispensing for quality, purity, and potential contamination. A recent drug study revealed that several vials in their contents had impurities greater than 6 times the amount allowed by the United States Pharmacopeia.

Pharmacists Come Together to Ensure the Health of Kentuckians

Pharmacists from the UK College of Pharmacy, Sullivan University's College of Pharmacy & Health Sciences, and the Kentucky Pharmacists Association (KPhA) recently banded together to create a COVID-19 best practices guide for pharmacists statewide. As pharmacists around Kentucky implement the ever-evolving best practices around the novel coronavirus, they are also referencing these guidelines in their proactive approach in offering COVID-19 testing to patients. Many believe pharmacists will be vital to reopening the USA.

Pharmacists on the frontlines: what does it mean to be essential?

While COVID-19 has forced many Americans from the workplace and into their homes, a select group of people is still on the front lines. We celebrate essential workers like physicians, nurses, paramedics, firefighters, and other hospital staff. However, we often overlook one key player: the pharmacist. Whether in a hospital, working in a long-term care facility, or behind a counter at your local pharmacy, pharmacists and pharmacy technicians are essential front lines workers. Pharmacists are the go-to medication experts at a time when misinformation can prove lethal.

College of Pharmacy supplies sanitizer to essential workers

The spread of COVID-19 has completely changed our way of life. Daily routines have been completely altered, and this is especially true for students at the University of Kentucky's healthcare colleges. Many students are working tirelessly to combat the ongoing pandemic and working alongside mentors and colleagues to provide COVID-19 testing, answer public health questions, and serve however they can. Students at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) have found yet another way to help, which includes increasing access to sanitizing products. 

Life-Saving Patient Care Starts with An Inclusive Education

This year, the University of Kentucky reflects on 70 years of integration. Given this significant occasion, we cannot help but examine how segregation and classism have impacted health care outcomes for vulnerable patient populations. It is only when we grapple with the prejudiced legacy of health care and access that we can truly improve a system that has not served us all equally, but one day can.

Flu & Strep Protocol Training for KY Pharmacists

The UK College of Pharmacy’s Center for Advancement of Pharmacy Practice (CAPP) is excited to offer CE training courses for Acute Influenza and Acute Streptococcal Pharyngitis point-of-care testing pursuant to Kentucky Board of Pharmacy authorized protocols. This training includes both a home-study component and a live skills workshop. To participate in the combined flu and strep training, you must complete the registrations for both. 

Physician-Pharmacist Teams Benefit Brain Health in Older Patients

New findings from University of Kentucky faculty published in Alzheimer’s Research and Therapy demonstrate the value of physician-pharmacist teams in providing elderly 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.