Points of Pride

By the numbers…

  • UK Pharmacy students rank among the best in the nation in passing the national licensing exam on the first time.
  • Pharmacy research faculty rank 4th out of 354 institutions in scholarly activity.
  • The UK College of Pharmacy is ranked #5 in the U.S. News & World Report’s survey of pharmacy programs.
  • Since 1989, UK College of Pharmacy faculty have created 25 start-up companies.

Our students…

  • Stephen Polley, a fourth-year PharmD student in the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, was selected as a 2013 recipient of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Student Leadership Award. Polley was the sixth UK student in the past eight years to win this award.
  • Christopher Terry, a third-year PharmD student from Owensboro, Kentucky, was one fo four students in the nation to be named a Mayo School of Health Sciences Summer Pharmacy Intern.
  • Alexis (Lexi) Kjellsen, a third-year PharmD student from Richmond, Kentucky, was one of 20 students across the nation selected to serve as a Johns Hopkins Hospital Pharmacy Intern in 2013.

Our faculty…

  • Peggy Piascik, Associate Professor in the UK College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, currently serves as President of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).
  • Kelly Smith, Associate Dean for Academic and Student Affairs, is a member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Board of Directors.
  • Melody Ryan, a UK College of Pharmacy alumna and faculty member, is President-Elect of the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Pharmaceutical Research and Science (APhA-APRS).
  • Trish Freeman, a UK College of Pharmacy alumna and faculty member, was named Pharmacist-of-the-Year by the Kentucky Pharmacists Association in 2013.

Our facility…

  • The UK College of Pharmacy is the largest pharmacy education building in the world and among the largest academic buildings in the country.
  • Since October 2010, the facility has one the following architectural and design awards: Excellence in Architectural Design award from the Kentucky Society of Architects; 2010 Build Kentucky award from the Associated General Contractors of Kentucky; and the 2010 “M” Honor Award for Best Overall Use of Masonry Design from the Kentuckiana Masonry Institute.

Our alumni…

  • Jordan Covvey, a 2010 PharmD graduate of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, has been named a 2011-12 Fulbright Scholar. Covvey received the prestigious Fulbright-Strathclyde Research Award, which will allow her to pursue her PhD at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland.
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