12/2013 - Recruiting for the new dual PGY-1/PGY-2 residency in Pharmacy Administration

UK launched a dual PGY-1/PGY-2 residency in Pharmacy Administration in July 2013. This program encompasses a two year experience that combines clinical rotations of a PGY-1 residency with more longitudinal management- focused experiences of a PGY-2 Administration residency. This program also includes the option to pursue to a Master’s degree from the UK Gatton School of Business in Administration, Public Health or Business Administration.

Additional information can be found on the Administration residency page.


11/2013 - Paul F. Parker Award Winner Announced

current parker winnerMary H H Ensom, PharmD, FASHP, FCCP, FCSHP, FCAHS, was announced as 2013's Paul F. Parker Award winner. The annual Paul F. Parker Award Reception and Luncheon will be held on Tuesday December 10, 2013 from 
11:00 am - 1 pm in the Hyatt Regency (formerly Peabody), Room Orlando L, in Orlando, FL. To find out more about this year's award winner, please click here. Congratulations to Dr. Ensom on winning the 2013 Paul F. Parker Award!




7/2013 - UK HealthCare welcomes its new PGY- 2 residents!

Katie Andricopulos - Pediatrics (R410)

Elizabeth Autry - Pediatrics (R411)

Delmas Jenkins - Medication- Use Safety (R412)

Mary Wheeler - Cardiology (R413)


3/2013 - We are happy to announce the following individuals have matched with UK to complete their PGY- 1 Pharmacy Practice Residency starting in July. We look forward to seeing you!

Rickey Evans - South Carolina College of Pharmacy (R414)

Kathleen Faulkenberg - University of Kentucky (R415)

Elise Fleishaker - University of Kentucky (R416)

Ashlee Hayes - University of Southern California (R417)

Kazuhiko Kido - University of Iowa (R418)

Casey Combs May- University of Kentucky (R419)

Sarah Tennant - South Carolina College of Pharmacy (R420)

Lucas Wind - University of North Carolina (R421)


11/2012 - Congratulations to the following PGY1s for early committing to a PGY2 to be completed in 2013:

Critical Care:

Eric Johnson

Doug Oyler

Dominic Pileggi

Emergency Medicine:

Regan Baum

Hannah Chandler


Shaily Arora

Kayleigh Marx

Infectious Diseases:

Jeffrey M. Rybak

11/2012 - Kentucky Konnection now available
Check out the latest edition of the Kentucky Konnection here!!


11/2012 - Paul F. Parker Award Winner Announced

current parker winnerDuane Kirking, PharmD (R#42), was announced as 2012's Paul F. Parker Award Winner. The annual Paul F. Parker Award Reception and Luncheon will be held on Tuesday December 4, 2012 from 11:00am -1pm (Central Time) in the Mandalay Bay Hotel, Tradewinds D, in Las Vegas, NV. To find out more about this year's award winner, please click here. Congratulations to Dr. Kirking on winning the 2012 Paul F Parker Award!!!



9/19/11 - Welcome new Enterprise Director of Pharmacy: Gary Johnson, PharmD, MHAGary Johnson, PharmD, MHA
Dr. Johnson, originally from West Virginia, recently assumed his new role as Enterprise Director of Pharmacy Services and Chief Pharmacy Officer.   He will manage Pharmacy Services throughout the health system, which will include UK Chandler Medical Center, Good Samaritan Hospital and the expanding network of Ambulatory Pharmacy Services.  Prior to joining UK Healthcare, he served as the Director of Pharmacy Services at the University of Virginia Health System where he also began bridging the gap between UVA and the Virginia Commonwealth University School of Pharmacy by implementing a satellite School of Pharmacy at UVA. Other accomplishments include expanding the size and scope of clinical services, as well as the residency programs, adding 40 FTE's, and implementing a new CPOE system, bar code medication administration, and eMAR technologies.

Additionally, he has worked for Talyst, Inc., Parkview Health System, and the University Hospital’s of Kansas and Cincinnati, as well as Emory Health System.  As evidenced by his diverse and strong work background, Dr. Johnson will bring many skill sets to UK HealthCare and help to push our Pharmacy Services to the next level!

9/1/11 - We're now on facebook!
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