Pharmacy Program Wins National Award

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Dec. 10, 2007) − The University of Kentucky HealthCare's pharmacy residency program has been awarded a top national honor for demonstrating superb abilities in the training of pharmacy residents.

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP), a national professional organization representing practicing pharmacists, recently presented the ASHP Research and Education Foundation's 2007 Pharmacy Residency Excellence Award at the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting in Las Vegas. Accepting the award on behalf of UK HealthCare was Kelly M. Smith, director of the first-year residency program from 1998 – 2007; George Davis, new program director; John Armitstead, director of pharmacy services and assistant dean at the UK College of Pharmacy; and Katherine Mieure, second-year critical care pharmacy resident.

The Pharmacy Residency Excellence Awards program was created with the intent of recognizing excellence and leadership in the training and mentoring of pharmacy residents – training that is crucial to the development of future leaders and raising the level of practice

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