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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.

Oyler co-PI on $5.3M Project Empowering Dentists to Reduce Opioid Prescriptions to Young People

With National Institutes of Health funding, faculty from the University of Kentucky College of Dentistry and College of Pharmacy are examining opioid prescriptions for adolescents and young adults after major dental procedures.

College of Pharmacy Unleashes New Drug Delivery Program

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy is introducing a groundbreaking new program: PharmaDogs. This innovative partnership with 4 Paws at UK, the on-campus branch of 4 Paws for Ability, will once again position the College at the forefront of cutting-edge patient care and modern education.

Pharmacy to Honor Five Distinguished Preceptors in Annual Awards Ceremony

The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy (UKCOP) will honor five preceptors into the Hall of Distinguished Preceptors (HODP) during the annual awards ceremony on 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.

Elevating the Stories of Black Women: Dr. Virginia Alexander and Shirley Chisholm

The University of Kentucky Center for Health Equity Transformation is hosting the next event in its 2022-2023 Elevating Equity Speaker Series, co-sponsored by Anthem BlueCross and BlueShield Medicaid, the Gaines Center for the Humanities, and the Commonwealth Institute for Black Studies. Join us for a conversation with Dr. Vanessa Northington Gamble and Dr. Anastasia Curwood about the lives of Dr. Virginia Alexander and Shirley Chisholm, their experiences as biographers, and the importance of telling Black women’s stories.

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.