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Pharmacy’s Hatton Kolpek Retires After 33 Years of Service

Celebrated University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) faculty member Jimmi Hatton Kolpek, Pharm.D., R151, retires following an exemplary career as tenured professor and former chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice and professor of neurosurgery in the College of Medicine. She will step down from her role on October 31, 2022, after devoting 33 years to teaching, research, and mentorship.

Behal Appointed as Post-Doctoral Academic Fellow

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) is pleased to announce the appointment of Michael Behal, PharmD, R537, as a post-doctoral academic fellow. The College is reestablishing the Academic Fellow position, and Behal will be the first to hold this revitalized role. The work was specifically designed to help early-career scholars grow into an academic role while providing additional training in scholarship, service, and pharmacy practice.

College of Pharmacy Welcomes New Faculty

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) welcomed two junior faculty at the start of the 2022-2023 academic year, adding to its cadre of world-class health professionals, scientists, and educators. 

Pharmacy Student Presents Opioid Research in Denmark

Dustin Miracle, PharmD, MSPS, received a competitive travel scholarship from the International Society for Pharmacoepidemiology to present his research at the annual meeting in Denmark.

Pharmacy Alum Helps Train Ukrainian Surgeons to Handle Front-line Care

Khaula Sawah, Pharm.D., always felt a calling in her heart to help others as if they were her own family. To fulfill that mission, Sawah became a pharmacist, earning two degrees from the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, and performed clinical work in Cincinnati for much of her career. But in 2011, as the Syrian crisis began — Sawah experienced something that changed her life forever.

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.

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.