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Volume 1, Issue 2

Dr. Piecoro’s farewell
Reflecting back on nearly 40 years at the University of Kentucky (UK) College of Pharmacy, many important things stand out for Dr. John Piecoro. Which one was the most important? There is no doubt about it. “I was an integral member of the group that accepted the vision that Paul Parker, Dr. Piecoro says goodbye to the University of Kentucky after 38 years of service. Jim Doluisio, Charlie Walton and Joe Swintosky had to develop clinical pharmacists are managing pharmacy services and wed patients, and our influence those services with pharhas spread not only across macy education.” the state and the nation but around the world. Having In January 1969, Dr. Piebeen on the ground floor coro began pediatric pharand being a part of elevatmacy services at UK Hospital ing the UK College of Pharalong with Tom Dumphy in macy from a no-name pharthe Collge of Medicine and macy school to one of the Bill Miller in the Department premier pharmacy schools in of Surgery. Their presence the world has been an exin the patient care areas and hilarating and most satisfytheir motives for being there ing reward to me.” were questioned daily. “We were challenged, and we While in Kentucky, Dr. had to prove our worth in Piecoro has had some providing health care.” unique experiences in the College, University and the Initially, they felt like the community that have been fifth wheel on a vehicle. exciting and educational. “Now look at where pharHe has had a very interestmacy is today at the Univering and varied career. “I sity of Kentucky Medical have had the opportunity to Center—nearly every medical serve in various capacities.” team has a pharmacist, Some of the most notable many ambulatory clinics ones are as the Director of have pharmacists, Pharmacy Clinical Services at UK Hospital, the Chair of the University of Kentucky Senate, the Assistant to the President of the University of Kentucky for Administrative Services, Director of the UK’s Self-Study for Accreditation, UK’s Faculty Athletics Representative to the NCAA and the SEC, Director of the College’s Experiential Education Program and as Chief Pharmacist of the Kentucky Army National Guard. Now it is time for Dr. Piecoro to relax, spend more time with his grandchildren, and do more traveling especially to a warmer climate in January and February. “Sue and I will continue to make Lexington home. Thanks to all of you for providing me with a wonderful ‘ride’ for nearly 40 years.” Come join the department to celebrate the many years Dr. Piecoro has devoted to the expansion of pharmacy practice and education. We will hold a reception to honor his distinguished career on May 29th at 5:30 p.m. at Spindletop Hall in the Manion Suite. Please RSVP by May 8th to Corree Anness at 323-0268 or clrich1@email.uky.edu.
Inside this issue:
Rho Chi Lecture CET Update Faculty News Upcoming UK Events Conference Presentations Alumnus Friends Weekend Poster Printing Options 2 2 2 3 3 3 4

Special points of interest: • Key points from Rho Chi lecture • Four students have accepted to enter the CET graduate program • Upcoming events and presentations from faculty • Where students can get help with abstract posters



Rho Chi Lecture
Thomas Foster, Pharm.D., professor of pharmacy and anesthesiology, presented the Rho Chi convocation lecture, "Renaissance in Pharmacotherapy: Challenges and Opportunities for the Profession," on March 1, 2007. The key points Dr. Foster would like you to remember are the following:

• Ethical and regulatory dilemmas in

drug and biopharmaceutical development are important but potential

obstacles in achieving increasing numbers and types of pharmaceuticals.

• There are exciting evolving and synergistic programmatic efforts by the NIH and FDA to change the ways we develop pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical products. This will also impact the way we train the next generation of pharmaceutical scientists

• There will be increasing challenges
of developing pharmaceuticals in our global economy including domestic versus foreign development and approval of new drugs

• There will be exciting future oppor-

• We need to be aware of the chang-

ing and dichotomous public expectations for pharmacotherapy - Americans want new drug products developed and approved faster… but they also want to be assured that the drugs will be safe for use.

tunities for the pharmacy profession in the new era of pharmaceutical development especially at the critical interface between patient and drug product use

For more information on the FDA Critical Path Initiative or the NIH Roadmap:
Dr. Tom Foster presents the Rho Chi lecture

http://www.fda.gov/oc/initiatives/ criticalpath/whitepaper.pdf http://nihroadmap.nih.gov/

C E T R e c ru i t m e n t F o r fa l l 2 0 0 8
Clinical & Experimental Therapeutics Graduate Program Track: Recruitment Update: Eight students Jignesh H. Patel received his Doctor of were interviewed this year. Four offers Pharmacy in 2001 from the Chicago Colhave been extended to candidates. To lege of Pharmacy at Midwestern date, all four have University. He is currently completofficially accepted to enter the CET gradu- Four students have accepted ing a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Critical Care/Nephrology at ate program in Auto enter the CET graduate the University of Michigan in Ann gust 2008: program in August 2008. Arbor, Michigan. Susan Birket will receive her Doctor of Marta Mazik received her Masters of Pharmacy degree from the University of Kansas, School of Pharmacy in Lawrence, Kansas, in May of 2007. Science in Pharmacy in March 2005 at the University of Medical Sciences in Poznan located in Poland. She is currently a visiting scholar at UK working in the laboratories of Dr. Pauly and Dr. Leggas. Eleftheria Tsakalozou received her Masters of Science in Clinical Pharmaceutical Science at the School of Pharmacy at the University of Athens in Greece. To learn more about the program visit: http://www.mc.uky.edu/pharmacy/ prospective/grad/clinexp.html

Fac u lt y n e w s
Appointments: Anne Policastri, Pharm.D., MBA, assistant director of experiential education. Chris Miller, Pharm.D., MBA, clinical training coordinator for the clinical education center in Louisville. Tracy Macaulay, Pharm.D., adjunct assistant professor. Jeff Talbert, Ph.D., associate professor, director of the research and data management center. Promotions: Frank Romanelli, Pharm.D., MPH, assistant dean for education. Tera McIntosh, Pharm.D., assistant director of Lesshafft patient care labs. Awards: Frank Romanelli, Pharm.D., assistant dean for education, was selected to receive the 2007 Phi Lambda Sigma Outstanding Chapter Advisor Award. He was honored during the national PLS awards banquet on March 17th, in conjunction with the American Pharmacists Associations (APhA) annual meeting in Atlanta. To learn more about his award visit: http://www.mc.uky.edu/pharmacy/ news_archive.asp?id=408



Upcoming UK events
UKCRO Clinical Research Updates
Lunch Served at 11:45 a.m. Presentations 12-1 p.m. Register at: www.mc.uky.edu/ukcro/ seminar_series.htm

Proposal Development Office
Register at www.research.uky.edu/pdo/ workshop_information/workshop_calendar.htm

Rho Chi Research Day– April 12, 2007. Professional student, resident, fellow, and graduate student posters will be on display in the COP building all morning. Presenters will be with their posters from 12-1 p.m. Distinguished Lecture Series
Lunch Served at 11:45 a.m. Presentations 12 - 1 p.m. Register at www.ccts.uky.edu/Meetings/ DeanSeminar Schedule.aspx

April 20, 2007 3:30 - 4:30 p.m. B108A W.T. Young Library Researchers planning to submit proposals to NIH and other Public Health agencies are encouraged to use NIH’s on-line database as a resource to develop competitive applications. The name of this database is CRISP, which is the acronym for “Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects.” May 17, 2007 11a.m. - 1p.m. 411 Wethington Bldg. The What, When, and How of Grants.gov. Finding Your Way with the Electronic Grant Process

April 18, 2007 PH 223 GCRC Research– How are we different? Presented by Linda Rice, M.S., R.N. Director of Operations, GCRC May 16, 2007 PH 223 Minority Outreach and Recruitment Presented by Deborah Danner, Ph.D. Research Faculty UK Center on Aging June 20, 2007 NUR 115 IRB Update-Post Accreditation Presented by Ada Sue Selwitz, M.A. Director of Office of Research Integrity

May 3, 2007 Hospital Auditorium HG611 “Epigenetic Regulation of Genomic Imprinting”, presented by Marisa Bartolomei, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania June 7, 2007 Hospital Auditorium HG611 To Be Announced presented by Sue Straley, Ph.D.

Conference presentations
ACCP Spring Practice and Research Forum and Updates in Therapeutics: the Pharmacotherapy Preparatory Course April 21-25th Memphis, Tenn. Bridger DeName Pharm.D., community pharmacy resident, presented a poster, Robert Rapp, Pharm.D., FCCP, professor, "Identification of Drug Therapy Problems and will present “’Tracking Resistance: An InPrescriber Acceptance of Pharmacist Recomteractive Approach to Developing, Undermendations in Medication Therapy Managestanding, and Utilizing Antibiograms.” ment Service: A Retrospective Review.” APhA Annual Meeting held March16-19th in Atlanta, Georgia at the Georgian World Congress Center. Kitasato University College of Pharmacy March 8-20th in Tokyo, Japan. Immediately following at 2:00 p.m.,

Melody Ryan, Pharm.D., BCPS, associate professor, will present “Neurology” as part of the BCPS prep course on Monday, April 23rd at 9:10 a.m. On April 23rd, three faculty

members will present at the Craig Martin, Pharm.D., assistant professor, will ACCP Spring Practice Conference present “Man vs. Mihosted in Memphis, Tennessee. crobe: Therapeutic Dilemmas in the Era of Increasing Antimicrobial Resistance” on Monday, April 23rd at 1:30 p.m.

Melody Ryan, Pharm.D., MPH, associate professor, and Doug Steinke, Ph.D., assistant professor presented together during a faculty David Nau, Ph.D., associate seminar entitled “Pharmacoepidemiology professor, presented “Quality Studies by the Hospital Pharmacists.” Both Measurement & Pharmacy presented five additional lectures while visitPractice during the “Pastries ing. & Policies” session.

College of pharmacy groundbreaking and Spring 2007 alumni & friends weekend
Friday, April 13, 2007 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. Ceremonial Groundbreaking, BBSRB Second Floor Atrium 3:00 - 3:30 p.m. College of Pharmacy Tour Saturday, April 14, 2007 8 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Embassy Suites Continuing Education: Kentucky Pharmacy Law Review 2007 6:15 - 6:45 p.m. Reception 7-10 p.m. Gala Dinner and Dancing Sunday, April 15, 2007 11:30 a.m. Brunch Keeneland Day at the Races, Lexington Room. For tickets contact the Alumni Office.

Electronic submissions can make collaborative grant writing difficult. If you would like to create
College of Pharmacy Pharmacy Practice & Science 725 Rose Street Scholarship Office, 209D Phone: 859-257-9384 Fax: 859-323-0069 E-mail: tjharp00@email.uky.edu

a shared folder for multiple writers to share access to one grant application, please contact me.

Do you need help creating a timeline for your

Tamela Harper Research Administrator

grant submission? If so, contact me to schedule an appointment. I can assist with a personalized timeline and send reminders for important dates on your grant submission. Contact me at 257-9384 or tjharp00@email.uky.edu.

poster printing options at UK
TASC 257-8272 x 227 604 College of Nursing Hours: 8-5 PM Need information at least 2 weeks in advance. Poster content needs to be in word and images can be in PowerPoint or JPG files. They need the size of the poster requested. Information can be sent via email or dropped off on 6th floor Nursing Bldg. They will design the layout and send a PDF file via email for approval. They will then send it out to Lynn Imaging for printing. Layout design is free. Printing cost $6/sq.ft, usually $100-$150 Creative Graphics 257-2042 x 230 If file is ready to print, cost is $5.50/sq. ft. and turn around is usually 2 days. The only paper they have is 3 ft wide. If the file is not ready to print and they need to design the layout there is a charge of $50 added. This may add another day to the turn around time. Files can be sent in PowerPoint, publisher’s layout, etc. Files are sent via email in PDF for approval prior to printing.
INFORMATION SYSTEMS/TECHNICAL ACADEMIC SUPPORT Social Sciences Teaching and Research Statistics (SSTARS) Center for Statistical Computing Support

Hours M-F 9-1 p.m. By appointment only. Save presentation in PowerPoint or PDF. The poster must be ready to print without any necessary layout design. Standard poster sizes available: 48in x 36in and 56in x 36 in. If printing colored posters or multiple posters, you must buy 1-2 ink cartridges. The correct cartridges should be discussed when making the appointment. Bring the cartridges with you to the appointment. The posters will be printed during your appointment. Regular paper that is used is free of charge and print time is usually 3-5 minutes. Glossy paper can be picked up from Corree in COP201. It usually takes about 25 minutes to print and 2 ½ hours to dry when glossy paper is used. When scheduling your appointment, please let them know which type of paper you will be using.

Rooms 213C and 213D King Library (South Entrance) Located inside the SCS Computer Lab. Phone: 859 257 9260 Fax: 859 323 1266

Locations for student assistance with abstract posters

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