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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.

UKCOP @ Keeneland Tailgate

Let’s have a fun day at the races! All students, employees, alumni, preceptors, and friends of UKCOP are invited to attend this family-friendly, free event.

College of Pharmacy to Host Symposium on Therapeutic Manipulation of Immune Function 

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) will host its eleventh annual Therapeutics, Outcomes, Discovery & Delivery (TODD) Symposium from 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, April 12, at the Lee T. Todd, Jr. Building. 

State of the College Address

Dean Guy will deliver the annual State of the College Address on Wednesday at 12 noon EST to discuss our community, culture, and future. This event is open to all audiences.    Click on details above to join the Zoom meeting.

All in the family: pharmacy alumni celebrate National Pharmacist Day

While working the old-fashioned soda fountain at his local pharmacy, a teenage Bill Borders pondered how it would feel to be the professional behind the medication counter.

Goodin Named 2022 Paul Parker Award Recipient

Susan Goodin, PharmD, FCCP, FASHP, BCOP (R198), senior director, CMC Leadership and Portfolio Strategy in BioTherapeutics Development & Supply of Janssen Pharmaceuticals, has been named the 2022 recipient of the Paul F. Parker Award.

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.