Gatton Academy graduate Chloe Lindsey (Grayson County High School, ’18) recently had articles, “Pharmacists Play Role in Preventing DUIDs,” published in the Pharmacy Times, and “Internet Pharmacies,” published in The Kentucky Pharmacist.
Lindsey wrote the articles during her time studying with Dr. Joseph L. Fink III in an Independent Problems in Pharmacy course. The articles highlighted the different roles a pharmacist can play in the community and with their patients.
Lindsey is studying to become a pharmacist at the University of Kentucky. She states, “I participated in chemistry research my senior year of Gatton, under mentor Dr. Kevin Williams, synthesizing analogs of Carboplatin compounds, an anti-cancer drug. While I loved working in the lab and using the NMR, I was also very interested in the pharmacology of the compounds and how they work. When telling this to my mentor, he suggested I look into pharmacy. At that point, UK Pharmacy School was the dream for me. I knew applying less than one semester after officially graduating high school was a longshot but felt Gatton had prepared me for the challenge and rigor. To my surprise, I was conditionally accepted into UK College of Pharmacy, PharmD Class of 2023 in October 2018.”
“My personal favorite outcome of Gatton was meeting Dillon Tate. My Computational Problem-Solving partner (a required course for all Gatton students which teaches how to code in Mathematica, problem-solving skills, and algorithmic thinking) is now my fiancé, and we plan on getting married this May.”
About The Gatton Academy: Established in 2007, The Gatton Academy is Kentucky’s first residential two-year program for gifted and talented junior and seniors. The Gatton Academy’s students enroll as juniors and are full-time Western Kentucky University students pursuing their interests in advanced science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. The Gatton Academy has been named to Jay Mathews’ list of top-performing schools with elite students for 11 consecutive appearances and received the National Consortium for Secondary STEM School’s Innovation Partnership Award.