Holly Divine

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114W Bio Pharm Complex
789 South Limestone Street
Lexington, KY 40536-0596

phone: 859-323-9332
fax: 859-257-7297

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  • Clinical Associate Professor
    Pharmacy Practice and Science Department
  • Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Coordinator
  • Community Pharmacy Residency Director


Holly Divine - Pharm.D., BCACP, CGP, CDE, FAPhA

Dr. Holly Divine is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science. She is the Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience (IPPE) Coordinator in the Office of Experiential Education and Residency Director of the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy Community Residency Program with sites at Kroger Pharmacy, American Pharmacy Services Corporation, and PharmacistCARE. She co-founded the PharmacistCARE Medication Therapy Management Service where she currently precepts pharmacy students and residents and provides diabetes education and management. This award-winning patient care service is the recipient of the 2008 ASHP Best Practices Award and 2005 APhA Foundation Pinnacle Award.

Teaching responsibilities include areas of diabetes, nonprescription pharmaceuticals, and geriatric medicine. She earned her B.S. and Pharm.D. degrees from the UK College of Pharmacy and is a Certified Geriatric Pharmacist and a Certified Diabetes Educator.

Selected Honors

  • APhA Community Pharmacy Residency Excellence in Precepting Award (2010)
  • APhA Foundation Pinnacle Award, PharmacistCARE Program (2005)
  • University of Kentucky Commonwealth Collaborative, PharmacistCARE (2005)
  • Kentucky Pharmacist Association Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award (2004)
  • Department of Pharmacy Practice & Science Faculty Achievement Award (2004)
  • Kentucky Pharmacist Association Innovative Pharmacy Practice Award (2004)
  • Bluegrass Pharmacist Association Pharmacist of the Year (2004)
  • Rho Chi Alumni Honor Roll (2003)
  • Kentucky Pharmacist Association Pharmacy Promotion Award (2003)
  • Phi Lambda Sigma Honorary Faculty Member (2003)

Selected Publications/Presentations

  • Divine HS. Understanding ADA Education Program Recognition and the Pharmacist's Role. Journal of Pharmacy Practice. 2009;22:591-593.
  • Divine H, Cain J. Assessing the Effect of a Polypharmacy Medication Adherence Simulation Project in a Geriatrics Course in a College of Pharmacy. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2009;57:1487-1491.
  • Divine H, Nicholas A. "Persistent Pain in the Older Adult." In: Community Pharmacy Practice Case Studies. First Edition, 2009.
  • Nicolas AS, Divine HS. Chapter 78: Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Ketoacidosis. "Spring Break in Key West." In: Schwinghammer TL, Koehler JM, editors. Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient Centered Approach. Seventh Edition. 2009.
  • Divine H, Nicholas A, Johnson C, Perrier DG, Steinke DT, Blumenschein K. PharmacistCARE: Description of a Pharmacist Care Service and Lessons Learned Along the Way. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2008;48:793-802.
  • Johnson CL, Nicholas A, Divine H, Perrier D, Blumenschein K, Steinke DT. Outcomes from DiabetesCARE: A Pharmacist Provided Diabetes Management Service. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2008;48:722-30.
  • DeName BA, Divine HS, Nicholas AS, Steinke DT, Johnson CL. Identification of drug therapy problems and health care provider acceptance of pharmacist recommendations in a medication therapy management service. J Am Pharm Assoc. 2008;48:731-36.
  • UK College of Pharmacy Convocation, Lexington, KY “Pharmacist/Physician Collaboration” March 2008
  • American Pharmacists Association Annual Meeting, San Diego, CA “Documenting MTM and Patient Care Activities” March 2008
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Midyear Clinical Meeting, Las Vegas, NV “Prepping for Certification: Tales from the Frontlines” Panelist December 2007
  • Kentucky Society of Health-System Pharmacists Fall Meeting, Lexington, KY “The Impact of Pharmacist/Physician Collaboration.” November 2007
  • Kentucky Pharmacists Association/Kentucky Society of Health-System Pharmacists Joint Meeting, Louisville, KY “Clinical Practice Guidelines Update: Diabetes” June 2007
  • Nicholas A, Divine H, Nowak-Rapp M, Roberts KB. A University and College of Pharmacy Collaboration to Control Health Plan Prescription Drug Costs. JAPhA, Submitted January 2006, accepted with minor revisions May 2006.
  • Nicholas AS, Divine H. Chapter 77: Type 1 Diabetes Mellitus and Ketoacidosis. "Emergency Room Honeymoon." In: Schwinghammer TL, editor. Pharmacotherapy Casebook: A Patient Centered Approach. Sixth Edition, 2005.
  • American Pharmacists Association Self-Care Institute, Boston, MA "PharmacistCARE" June 2005
  • University HealthSystem Consortium, Boston, MA, "Pharmacist Innovation in the Ambulatory Arena-Employee Wellness and Health Promotion: PharmacistCARE." June 2005
  • APhA Advanced Practice Institute: Metabolic Syndrome, Lake Bluff, IL, "PharmacistCARE." May 2005
  • American College of Clinical Pharmacy International Meeting, Paris, France Nicholas A, Divine H "A Novel Approach to Pharmacy Practice: University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy REACH Program." April 2004
  • Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA, "Impacting Diabetes in the Workplace: A New Model of Pharmacy Practice." April 2004
  • American Pharmacist Association Annual Meeting Exhibitor's Theater, Seattle, WA, "Insulin Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Achieving Big Results with Easy-to-Use Regimens." April 2004
  • American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Annual Meeting Exhibitor's Theater, New Orleans, LA, "Insulin Therapy for Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Achieving Big Results with Easy-to-Use Regimens." April 2003

Selected Grants

  • APhA Foundation. Incentive Grant for Practitioner Innovation in Pharmaceutical Care. Community Pharmacists' Impact on Hypertension Management: An MTM Model PI: Marie Parker (resident); Co-Investigator: Holly Divine. $1000. 2006
  • University of Kentucky Commonwealth Collaborative. PharmacistCARE: Diabetes Education & Management Program PI: Holly Divine. $10,000. 2006
  • ASHP Foundation. Fostering Young Investigators Pharmacy Resident Health Services Research Grant. Clinical Inertia: Time to intervention of critical A1C values in two primary care models for patients with Type 2 Diabetes: PharmacistCARE vs. Usual Care PI: Felix Yam (resident); Co-investigator: Holly Divine. $5000. 2005.
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