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Part of Minutes of the University of Kentucky Board of Trustees

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- 2 - 1t- 2. Awards to the Community College System for sponsored grants and contracts totaled $9,271,163 during fiscal year 1991-92. This represents a 51.3 percent increase over the amount received during fiscal year 1990-91. 3. Central and Eastern Kentucky's first heart/lung transplant was performed April 10 at the University of Kentucky Hospital by Dr. Michael Sekela, UK heart and lung transplant surgeon. 4. Jenny Hansen, a freshman from Scmerset, Wisconsin, won UK's first national title in women's gymnastics at the NCAA championship meet in Corvallis, Oregon. She achieved a perfect score of 10. 5. Maysville Community College, which is celebrating its 25th anniversary, will dedicate a new Student Center in ceremonies May 7. President Wethington asked the Board to peruse the other items in his report at their leisure. He reminded the members of the Board that the College of Pharmacy had been ranked as third best in the country. To better acquaint the Board with the College and its leadership, he asked Dean Jordan Cohen to make a presentation about the College. Dean Cohen said that it is really an honor to give an overview on the College of Pharmacy to the Board. The College does a lot of different things with a lot of different entities. In his opinion, the key to the College's success is the faculty and their ability to be appropriately entrepreneurial in the 90's. He provided historical background about the College, noting that it started as a private College of Pharmacy at Louisville and is one of the oldest academic units. He briefly reviewed the various programs offered in the College and pointed out that the University of Kentucky has the only College of Pharmacy in the State of Kentucky. Dean Cohen said that there is a major transition occurring nationally in Pharmacy. He indicated that the major employer of the students today is the chain pharmacy, and the chain pharmacy will move more towards the automated mail order. He said that their objective in Pharmacy is to train students who can function on a health care team in a primary health care setting and manage drug therapy. He reviewed other important elements for the College such as the budget, statewide activities, teaching health care reform, pharmaceutical industry, industrial research funding and economic development and elaborated on each of them. In closing, he commented on the kind of planning that needs to take place in academic centers to maintain the quality that has been achieved. He said that the infrastructure has to be supported through means