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Nicholas Named Pharmacist of the Year

Contact: Jill Holder

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Amy S. Nicholas, Pharm.D.

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Prior to returning to UK as a faculty member, Nicholas served as a clinical pharmacy specialist in primary care at the Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center and was a provider in the Warfarin Clinic and Pharmacotherapy Clinic. She played an active role in the patient safety team as the pharmacy representative, where she was responsible for tracking and trending of medication errors.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Oct. 28, 2003) -- Amy S. Nicholas, Pharm.D., assistant professor, University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy, has been named the 2003 Pharmacist of the Year by the Kentucky Society of Health-System Pharmacists (KSHP).

KSHP is the state professional association that represents pharmacists who practice in hospitals, health maintenance organizations, long-term care facilities, home care, and other components of health care systems. Each year, the organization recognizes an individual pharmacist for leadership, vision and continuous contribution to the practice of pharmacy.

Nicholas, received a Doctor of Pharmacy degree from UK in 1997. She completed a pharmacy practice residency at Children’s Hospital in Cincinnati in 1999 and completed a specialty residency in ambulatory care at UK in 2000.

Prior to returning to UK as a faculty member, Nicholas served as a clinical pharmacy specialist in primary care at the Lexington Veterans Affairs Medical Center and was a provider in the Warfarin Clinic and Pharmacotherapy Clinic. She played an active role in the patient safety team as the pharmacy representative, where she was responsible for tracking and trending of medication errors.

Her teaching responsibilities at UK include assistant coordinator for the Geriatrics Elective Course and instructor for Integrated Therapeutics. She also serves as preceptor to fourth-year pharmacy students in the Pharm.D. program.

She currently is a faculty member and clinical pharmacist in REACH (Raising Energy Awareness and Campus Health), part of the UK Health Literacy Program. Her practice interests include managed care, diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, hypertension and geriatrics. Nicholas also is a certified diabetes educator.


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