Points of Pride
By the numbers…
- UK Pharmacy students are #1 in the nation in first-time pass rates on the national licensing exam over the past ten years.
- 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.
- Kelley L. Ratermann, a third-year PharmD student from Tipp City, Ohio, is one of four students in the nation to receive the 2012 American Pharmacists Association’s (APhA) Student Leadership Award. The award recognizes Ratermann for her “outstanding academic achievement and leadership ability.
- The UK College of Pharmacy’s American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS) Student Chapter received the Outstanding Student Chapter of the Year Award. The award recognizes student chapters that have provided exceptional service and outreach to its members and the organization.
- Peggy Piascik, Associate Professor in the UK College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science, has been elected as President of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP).
- Trish Freeman, a faculty member and Director of the College’s Center for the Advancement of Pharmacy Practice, has been named the recipient of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) 2012 Good Government Pharmacist-of-the-Year Award. Freeman, a UK pharmacy alumnus and, was selected for her legislative and grassroots advocacy work, helping to ensure Kentucky pharmacists were authorized to administer immunizations, as well as her work with the Kentucky Medicaid Drug Management Review Advisory Board (DMRAB).
- Joe Fink, a UK College of Pharmacy faculty member, was named the recipient of the 2012 Linwood F. Tice Friend of APhA-ASP Award. He was selected for his dedication to the advancement of student pharmacists and his work with the University of Kentucky chapter of APhA-ASP.
- 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 won 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.
- 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..