Gatton Alumni Chloe Lindsey (Grayson Co HS, ’18) recently published her article titled “Pharmacists Play Role in Preventing DUIDs” in the Pharmacy hours and “Internet Pharmacies”, published in The Kentucky Pharmacist. Lindsey wrote the articles while studying with Dr. Joseph L. Fink III in a course on independent problems in pharmacy. The articles highlighted the different roles a pharmacist can play in the community and with their patients.
Lindsey is currently studying to become a pharmacist at the University of Kentucky. She says: ‘I was involved in chemistry research in my final year at Gatton, under the direction of Dr Kevin Williams, synthesizing analogues of compounds of carboplatin, an anti-cancer drug. Although I enjoyed working in the lab and using NMR, I was also very interested in the pharmacology of compounds and how they worked. Telling this to my mentor, he suggested I go into pharmacy… At that time, UK Pharmacy School was the dream for me. I knew applying less than a semester after officially graduating from high school was a long wait, but I felt Gatton had prepared me for the challenge and rigor. To my surprise, I was conditionally accepted into the UK College of Pharmacy, PharmD Class of 2023 in October 2018.”
“My personal favorite result from Gatton was meeting Dillon Tate. My partner in computer problem solving (a required course for all Gatton students that teaches how to code in Mathematica, problem-solving skills, and algorithmic thinking) is now my fiancé, and we plan to get married in May.
About Gatton Academy: Established in 2007, Gatton Academy is Kentucky’s premier two-year residential program for gifted and talented juniors and seniors. Gatton Academy students enroll as juniors and are full-time WKU students pursuing their interests in advanced science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Gatton Academy was named for Jay Mathews’ list of top performing schools with elite students for eleven consecutive appearances and received the Innovation Partnership Award from the National Consortium for Secondary STEM School.