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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.

10th Annual TODD Symposium Winners

With over 300 registrants and a lineup of fantastic speakers, the 10th Annual TODD Symposium was a terrific success. Photos of the event can be found on our Facebook page. Poster Awards Graduate Students Nader El Seblani John Brown G Yeon Oh Postdocs Miranda Fisher Shogo Mori Lindsey Hammerslag  

Caleb Akers Awarded the Dennis Casey Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Engineering Graduate Student Travel Award

Caleb Akers has been awarded the Dennis Casey Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Engineering Graduate Student Travel Award. The purpose of this award is to assist a graduate student in the Division of Pharmaceutical Chemistry and Engineering with travel expenses related to attending an AAPS or appropriate alternative scientific meeting. Graduate students benefit significantly by presenting their research at a scientific meeting.

UKCOP Students Named American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education Awardees

The American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education (AFPE) recently announced the 34 recipients of their Pre-Doctoral Fellowships and Gateway Award for the 2019-2020 academic year. The Pre-Doctoral Fellowships support Ph.D. candidates and allows them to focus their time fully on their research project. They also offer the following specific-Doctoral Fellowships: the Dr. Paul B. Myrdal Memorial Pre-Doctoral Fellowship, Dr.

Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova Selected as AAAS IF/THEN Ambassador

 The University of Kentucky (UK) is proud to announce that Sylvie Garneau-Tsodikova, PhD has been selected as one of the 125 American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) IF/THEN Ambassadors. IF/THEN, a national initiative of Lyda Hill Philanthropies, seeks to further women in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) by empowering current innovators and inspiring the next generation of pioneers.

Henson Awarded 2019 American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship

David Henson has been awarded a 2019 American Heart Association Predoctoral Fellowship for his project entitled: Modulation of antibodies targeting apolipoprotein A-I to reduce atherosclerosis in a mouse model. The award is for $26,844 each year for two years.

Graduate Alumni Return to Campus

Graduate program alumni, Dr. Melissa Rondeau, Dr. Joanna Koziara, Dr. Kamalika Mukherjee, and Dr. David Horton recently returned to campus to meet with current graduate students and discuss career options. It is always a welcome privilege to hear what our students have been up to since they graduated from our program. Melissa Rondeau (’11) is currently Vice-President of Clinical Services at Symbiotix in Lexington. Her talk covered her career path and how she transitioned into medical writing.

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.