Associate Dean Honored for Safety Effort

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Photo of Harry Enoch presenting a plaque to Robert Yokel.
Harry Enoch presents a plaque to Robert Yokel for his efforts in improving safety within the UK College of Pharmacy.

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This is the third consecutive year a pharmacy faculty member has received the award. Other UK College of Pharmacy honorees since the award was established in 1996 are Teri Strickland, safety and security officer in 2003, and Michael Jay, director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Science and Technology in 2002.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (April 20, 2004) -- The Committee on Environmental Health and Safety handed out their annual honors for contributions to the safety efforts of the University of Kentucky on March 24. Robert Yokel, associate dean for research and graduate education and professor of pharmacology and toxicology, UK College of Pharmacy, was recognized for his efforts in two areas: decreasing the inventory of hazardous chemicals in the college’s laboratories and instituting a chemical inventory program within the college.

“The only other chemical inventory program on the UK campus is within the Department of Chemistry,” Harry Enoch, director, UK Environmental Health and Safety said. Other honorees for 2004 included Debra Sipe, Regulatory Services; Pradeep Kachroo, Plant Pathology; Susan Kramer, Pharmacology; and Charles Peyton, Housing Services.

This is the third consecutive year a pharmacy faculty member has received the award. Other UK College of Pharmacy honorees since the award was established in 1996 are Teri Strickland, safety and security officer in 2003, and Michael Jay, director of the Center for Pharmaceutical Science and Technology in 2002.


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