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PharmNMR Center Awarded $1.5 Million Grant to Accelerate Chemistry and Drug Discovery at UK

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy was recently awarded a prestigious NIH High-End Instrumentation grant to support the purchase of a state-of-the-art nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectrometer, an instrument critical to supporting chemistry efforts at the University of Kentucky. Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova, a professor in the College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, is the principal investigator on the $1.5 million grant.

Research Publications - Sept 2020

The September 2020 publications from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy are now live. If you're your recent publication has been missed, please send the ADR's Office the citation and they will gladly add them to next month's list.

Research Publications - August 2020

Here are the August 2020 publications from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. If you're your recent publication(s) have been missed, please send the ADR's Office the citation(s) and they will gladly add them to next month's list.

College of Pharmacy Receives $11.8 Million to Further Substance Use Disorder Research

Approximately $11.8 million in funding from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) has been awarded to a research team led by Chang-Guo Zhan and Fang Zheng at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy. The funding will further ongoing substance use disorder treatment research in collaboration with Sharon Walsh at the University of Kentucky Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR) and Mei-Chuan Ko at the Wake Forest School of Medicine.

Thorson Named Associate Dean for Research at UK College of Pharmacy

Jon Thorson, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences and director of the Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Pharmaceutical Research and Innovation (CPRI), has been named chief scientific officer and associate dean for research at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy.

One College of Pharmacy’s Bold Approach to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Members of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) have joined together with other University of Kentucky (UK) colleges to form the COVID-19 Unified Research Experts (CURE) Alliance team. The goal of the CURE Alliance is to contribute to the international effort to understand, treat, and eventually eradicate COVID-19.

Everything is Science: Life in Technicolor

From the moment we wake up in the morning, science is happening all around us – it colors everything we do. What can seem like an intimidating topic is, in reality, quite relatable – and experts in Lexington and beyond plan to prove that next month. Professors and students at the University of Kentucky’s College of Pharmacy will host the third annual Everything is Science festival Monday, February 24 through Friday, February 28.

Researchers at the UK College of Pharmacy Uncover New Biomarker for Cardiovascular Disease

The quest to be proactive in fighting heart disease has taken an unprecedented turn. Researchers from the College of Pharmacy have uncovered a potential new indicator of heart disease; these indicators, referred to as biomarkers, can be a sign that a patient is at risk for cardiovascular issues. Pharmacy graduate students David Henson and David Nardo, PharmD along with faculty advisor Vincent Venditto, PhD worked to test the association between adverse cardiovascular events, like heart attacks and strokes, and ApoA-I.

AAAS and University of Kentucky Announce 2019 Fellows

R. Kip Guy, dean and professor of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy has been named a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). Election as an AAAS Fellow is an honor bestowed upon AAAS members by their peers.

Rachael Stone and Team Win Student Case Competition at CAB VII Conference

Rachael Stone and her team won first in the Student Case Competition and third place in the Student Poster Competition at the Collaborating Across Borders (CAB) VII Conference in October. Collaborating Across Borders is an international conference that promotes interprofessionalism with the goal of advancing interprofessional, collaborative practice to improve quality care and health outcomes.

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.