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Pharmacy Day at the Capitol: Advocating for a Healthy Kentucky

Pharmacy professionals in Kentucky are gearing up for an event that will underscore their invaluable role in delivering safe and effective patient care. Presented by the Kentucky Pharmacists Association (KPhA) in collaboration with the Kentucky Society of Health-System Pharmacists (KSHP), Kentucky Pharmacy Day at the Capitol provides an ideal platform for legislators to gain insights into the challenges facing the pharmacy profession. 

Our Top 23 of 2023

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

Pharmacy Welcomes New Faculty as Academic Year Begins

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is pleased to announce the recent additions of Ashlan J. Kunz Coyne, PharmD, MPH, and Courtney Simpkins, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, to the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science. These esteemed professionals have joined the faculty as assistant professors, marking a significant step forward in the department's commitment to excellence in education and research. 

Transforming Pharmacy Practice for a Healthier Kentucky

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy announces the expansion and restructure of the Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice (CAPP), under the leadership of its new director Brooke Hudspeth, PharmD, chief practice officer.  

White Coat Ceremony

Join us at the Singletary Center on UK's campus, or watch the live stream of the White Coat Ceremony as the incoming class of PharmD and PhD students receive their professional white coats. 

Back to School Picnic

Meet the new students and employees at our welcome back event on August 28, 3:00-5:00 pm, at the College of Medicine Learning Center Lawn (between COP and Speedway).

Distinguished Pharmacy Educator, Leader Patrick J. McNamara Retires

After an exceptional 43-year career as a dedicated educator, esteemed researcher, and visionary administrator, the College announces McNamara’s retirement. He leaves invaluable contributions to the pharmaceutical sciences and a permanent mark on the academic community. 

College of Pharmacy Celebrates Faculty Promotions

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy announced the promotion of four exceptional junior faculty members: Eric Johnson, PharmD; Hannah Johnson, PharmD; Vincent Venditto, Ph.D.; and Craig Beavers, PharmD. These promotions, which took effect on July 1, 2023, have been approved by the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees in recognition of their unwavering dedication, expertise, and outstanding contributions to their respective fields.

Pharmaceutical Sciences Faculty Jim Pauly Retires After 27 Years of Service

After a distinguished career spanning several decades, Jim Pauly, Ph.D., a professor at the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) and an associate member of the UK Spinal Cord and Brain Injury Research Center (SCoBIRC), has announced his retirement. Pauly will be stepping down from his role at the end of July 2023.

College of Pharmacy Commencement

2023 graduates of the PharmD and Ph.D. programs will participate in commencement exercises at the Singletary Center for the Arts in Lexington, KY. The event is by invitation or can be live-streamed at this link.

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.