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Jill Kolesar named next College of Pharmacy dean

Jill M. Kolesar, university research professor in the University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy and the Dr. Michael Karpf Endowed Chair in Precision Medicine, has been named dean of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy. 

At the University of Kentucky, she also holds administrative positions as the co-leader of the Translational Oncology Program at the Markey Cancer Center and a joint appointment in the Division of Gynecologic Oncology in the University of Kentucky College of Medicine. 

She will begin on July 15.

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Academic Accomplishments Recognized with Faculty Promotions

Monday, June 17, 2024
The UI College of Pharmacy is pleased to announce promotions for the six faculty members, effective July 1, 2024.
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Department Chair Retires After Forty Years of Service

Tuesday, June 11, 2024
Department Chair and Professor Jay Currie plans to retire Aug. 2024.
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Community Pharmacy Center of Excellence

Friday, June 7, 2024
College earns inaugural status as a Community Pharmacy Center of Excellence

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The 20th Midwest Social and Administrative Pharmacy Conference

Monday, June 17 to Wednesday, June 19, 2024 (all day)
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The Midwest Social and Administrative Pharmacy Conference has a rich history that traces back to its inaugural event in 1985. The first gathering, known as the Midwest Pharmacy Administration Conference, was organized and hosted by faculty at Purdue University. This initial meeting took place at a pivotal time when the history of pharmacy administration as a discipline was coalescing. The conference stemmed from a recognition that pharmacy schools and graduate programs in the Midwest played a...
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2024 College of Pharmacy White Coat Ceremony

Saturday, August 24, 2024 10:00am to 11:30am
Hancher Auditorium
The College of Pharmacy will host a special ceremony to welcome the Class of 2028 into the pharmacy profession and college family on Aug. 24. This event is sponsored by Walgreens.
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Study Abroad Fair

Tuesday, September 17, 2024 11:00am to 3:00pm
Iowa Memorial Union (IMU)
Get your questions answered and kick-start your global experience at the University of Iowa fall Study Abroad Fair!
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College of Pharmacy Homecoming Week

Thursday, October 24 to Saturday, October 26, 2024 (all day)
Join us during Homecoming Week as we honor alumni/friends and celebrate with each other! More information regarding events coming this summer! Oct. 24, TBD - Osterhaus Lifetime Achievement Symposium and Alumni Awards Ceremony College of Pharmacy Building, Iowa City Oct. 25, 5:45 pm - Homecoming Parade  Downtown Iowa City Oct. 25, 7:00 pm - Alumni, Family, and Friends Celebration The Graduate Hotel, Iowa City Oct. 26, 2:30 pm - Homecoming Football Game vs. Northwestern Kinnick Stadium...
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2025 College of Pharmacy Doctor of Pharmacy Commencement Ceremony

Thursday, May 15, 2025 10:00am
Date and time are subject to change; the venue and location will be published the session prior. Doors will open one hour prior to ceremony start.