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UK, Kentucky awarded $87 million to combat opioid epidemic

UK, Kentucky awarded $87 million to combat opioid epidemic

In the largest grant ever awarded to the University of Kentucky, researchers from UK’s Center on Drug and Alcohol Research (CDAR) and across campus — in partnership with the Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services and the Justice and Public Safety Cabinet (JPSC) — will lead a project as part of the HEALing Communities study. The four-year,

UK College of Pharmacy partners with Kentucky State University

By Allison Perry The University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy announced a new partnership with Kentucky State University (KSU). This partnership will allow students to earn both a bachelor’s degree and a Doctor of Pharmacy degree in an accelerated time frame. The innovative 3+4 program allows participating students to count their first year of pharmacy

THE HOSPARUS HEALTH PHYSICIAN SPOTLIGHT: Angela Tackett Dearinger, MD

  FAST FACTS Affiliations: Assistant Dean of Accreditation/ Graduate Medical Education, University of KY College of Medicine, Associate Chief of Staff for Education, Lexington VA Medical Center Hometown: Paintsville, Ky. Family: Husband Chris, Children: Grace Caroline (10), Ashlyn (8), and Clay (6) Hobbies: Running, baking sweets and teaching Sunday school to kindergartners. Vacation spot: Well,

Training the next generation of pharmacists

Like many institutions, Colleges of Pharmacy are constantly adapting their curriculum to meet the changing needs and demands of the industry. As the healthcare landscape continues to change, the role of the pharmacist continues to evolve. Colleges are working to stay ahead of this change in order to help train professionals, so they can succeed in their careers. Medical News recently talked with Cindy Stowe,

Increasing access to care through prescriber-driven pharmacist protocols

By: Cindy Stowe, PharmD, and Patricia Rippetoe Freeman, PharmD Standing orders and clinical protocols allow the delivery of prescribed care based on an agreed upon set of criteria. Pharmacists practicing in health system settings have had broad authority to provide protocol-driven care for many years. In contrast, community pharmacists’ authority to provide protocol-driven care has been limited to the provision of immunization services, and, more recently,

Critical Care Survivors Clinic at UK helps ICU patients navigate the confusing and often frustrating matrix of post-discharge follow up care.

  Darrell Raikes waved sleepily to his wife as they wheeled him down to the operating room for a routine knee replacement last May. He woke up in the Critical Care Unit four weeks later. Raikes had an adverse reaction to his anesthesia and began bleeding into his lungs post-operatively. Ashley Montgomery, MD, Raikes’ critical

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