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Alumnus Mark Huffmyer passes away, leaves legacy of global learning

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) mourns the loss of esteemed alumnus, pharmacist, colleague, and community leader Mark Huffmyer, PharmD, who passed away on July 2, 2024, at the age of 34.

Iowa's Letendre to Deliver Foster Leadership Lecture

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) is honored to announce that Donald E. Letendre, dean of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy and a distinguished alumnus, will deliver the annual Dr. Thomas S. Foster Leadership Lecture. The lecture, titled "Leadership & Mentoring: Anecdotes, Adages, and Reflections from an Accidental Dean," is scheduled for noon on Thursday, April 18.

UK College of Pharmacy Recognizes Distinguished Alumni Achievements

The honorees for this year's Lifetime Achievement Award include Carol Gallagher (BS, PharmD ‘89) and Samuel Poloyac (PharmD ’95, Ph.D. ‘99), whose careers have exemplified the pinnacle of professional success, leadership, innovation, and sustained contribution. Danielle Griggs (PharmD ’14) will also be recognized with the Young Alumni Award, honoring her remarkable impact on the field within a decade of graduation. A panel comprising past inductees selected this year's recipients.

Leading with Purpose: Celebrating Women's Pioneering Roles in Pharmacy

The pharmacy landscape in the United States has undergone a remarkable transformation, with women pharmacists now representing between 62% and 75% of the profession—a stark contrast to the 14% seen in the mid-1960s. As Women’s History Month draws to a close, Lu Shawna Lawson, PharmD, MPA, a trailblazer and senior pharmacist at Community Health Network Specialty Pharmacy, shared insights into her career, challenges, inspirations, and advice for future pharmacists.

Hall of Distinguished Alumni & Preceptors Ceremony

Our Top 23 of 2023

A recap of our top moments of 2023 (in no particular order).

Rivera Named 2023 Paul Parker Award Recipient

LEXINGTON, Ky. (November 9, 2023) — José O. Rivera, PharmD, R77, current and founding dean of the University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP) School of Pharmacy, has been named as the recipient of the 2023 Paul F. Parker Award. This distinguished recognition will be conferred at the upcoming American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear meeting in Anaheim, California.

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.

AACP Pharmacy Education 2023 Reception

Alumni and friends of UKCOP will gather during AACP's annual meeting.

College of Pharmacy Alumni Recognized for Lifetime Achievement

Two accomplished University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) alums will become the latest inductees to the College’s Hall of Distinguished Alumni. The College will recognize their professional achievements at the Hall of Distinguished Alumni & Preceptors awards ceremony Friday, April 21, 2023, at 6:00 p.m. EDT.

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.