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Pharmacy’s Dean honored with Portoghese Lectureship Award

R. Kip Guy, Ph.D., dean of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP), has been named the recipient of the 2022 Philip S. Portoghese Medicinal Chemistry Lectureship Award. This award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) and the Journal of Medicinal Chemistry honors Guy for his outstanding contributions to medicinal chemistry.

Former Pharmacy Dean Jordan Cohen Passes Away

Celebrated former faculty member and dean of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) Jordan Cohen, Ph.D., passed away on June 26 at the age of 79.

Distinguished College of Pharmacy Alumni Recognized for Innovation

Joshua Brown (Young Alumni), Eiichi Akaho and Stephen Schondelmeyer (Lifetime Achievement) are the 2021 inductees to the UKCOP Hall of Distinguished Alumni.

Preceptors Recognized at College of Pharmacy Ceremony

Aaron Cook, Jessica Tackett, Jason Underwood, Josh Pruitt and Janna Kaufman are the 2022 inductees to the UKCOP Hall of Distinguished Preceptors.

How to Properly Inspect, Wear, and Store a KN95 Mask

Dr. Brooke Hudspeth, Chief Practice Officer at the UK College of Pharmacy, answers frequently asked questions regarding KN95 masks.

College of Pharmacy Adds Three New Affiliated Pharmacy Residency Programs

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is adding three new affiliated pharmacy residency programs through partnerships with various Baptist Health campuses. These locations include Baptist Health Corbin, Baptist Health Paducah and Baptist Health Hardin.

Everything is Science: The Elements of Life

Everything is Science: Lexington's city-wide science festival, is scheduled for its fourth annual run February 21-25, 2022.

College of Pharmacy to Host Annual White Coat Ceremony

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy will host its annual White Coat Ceremony to recognize its incoming students. This year's ceremony will be held at 6:00 p.m. on Friday, August 20, 2021, at the University of Kentucky's Singletary Center for the Arts.

UKCOP Continues to Bring Hope During the Era of COVID-19

With the continued presence of COVID-19 in the United States, vaccination distribution efforts are at an all-time high, especially throughout the state of Kentucky and Fayette County. As of July 4, 2021, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that over 2 million Kentucky residents, or nearly 50% of the state's population, have received at least one dose of the COVID-19 vaccine.

'Your truth is your undeniable right' says UKCOP Director of Enrollment Management

Jason T. Mitchell is the Director of Enrollment Management for the UK College of Pharmacy. Originally from Lexington, Kentucky, he has been at the University of Kentucky for six years and is an integral part of the pharmacy family.

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.