Dean and Assistant Dean Receive Awards

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John Armitstead


Kenneth B. Roberts

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KSHP is an affiliate of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, which has helped pharmacists who practice in hospitals and health systems improve medication use and enhance patient safety for more than 60 years.

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (Sept. 30, 2004) -- University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy dean Kenneth B. Roberts received the President's Award, and assistant dean John Armitstead was named Pharmacist of the Year during the Kentucky Society of Health-System Pharmacists (KSHP) Fall Meeting held Sept. 22 and 23 in Lexington.

Armitstead, who also was installed as KSHP president-elect, is assistant dean for Medical Center Pharmacy Services and director of UK Hospital Pharmacy Residency Programs. He received his master's degree in hospital and clinical pharmacy from Ohio State University and completed a residency in hospital pharmacy at Riverside Methodist Hospital in Columbus, Ohio.

Armitstead and Don Kupper, director of pharmacy at University of Louisville Hospital, received the awards for their work with Kentucky Pharmacist Counter Terrorism Training and other service to the profession and society. Recently, a collaborative UofL and UK application was awarded a $1,363,969 grant from the United States Department of Health and Human Services for Bioterrorism Training. 

Roberts received the KSHP President's Award for his work in serving the Commonwealth, promoting the profession of pharmacy and for his outstanding leadership at the UK College of Pharmacy.

Roberts, dean at the UK College of Pharmacy since 2000, received his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Tennessee College of Pharmacy in Memphis and a Master of Business Administration degree from the UT College of Business and Administration. He received his doctorate in health care administration from the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy. He previously served as dean of the University of Mississippi School of Pharmacy from 1989 to 2000.

KSHP is an affiliate of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, which has helped pharmacists who practice in hospitals and health systems improve medication use and enhance patient safety for more than 60 years. The society's members include pharmacists and pharmacy technicians who practice in inpatient, outpatient, home-care, and long-term-care settings, as well as pharmacy students.


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