The Kentucky Pharmacy Education & Research Foundation (KPERF) is the tax-exempt charitable foundation formed by the Kentucky Pharmacists Association. It is a 501(c)(3) organization in good standing with the IRS.
Originally incorporated in Kentucky in 1980, KPERF has promoted pharmacy education programs across the state for more than 40 years. Also, the foundation supports research projects in the fields of pharmacy, career counseling, student assistance, post-graduate education, continuing and professional education, and public health education and assistance.
Most pharmacists in Kentucky know KPERF as the organization that accredits local continuing education (CE) programs or that provides the monthly CE articles in KPHA's membership magazines and newsletters. However, KPERF also organizes CE sessions for KPhA's annual convention, as well as special workshops such as the immunization training programs. Click here to view the KPERF continuing education goals.
Through the years, KPERF has consistently received Accreditation Provider status from the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). This approval allows KPERF to confer accreditation status on CE programs so that both in-state and out-of-state pharmacists can earn CE credits for these programs. More than a dozen different groups in Kentucky rely on KPERF to secure ACPE accreditation for their local events and seminars.
KPERF Board Of Directors 2020 - 2021
Clark Kebodeaux, Lexington Chair 2017-2019 Sam Willett, Fancy Farm
Chris Killmeier, Treasurer 2019-2021
Joel Thornbury KPhA President 2020-2021
Paul Easley, Louisville 2018
Kevin Lamping, Lexington 2018*
Pat Mattingly*, Lebanon 2018-2020
Adrienne Matson, Lexington
To support KPERF, send your tax-deductible donation to:
KPERF Donation 96 C Michael Davenport Blvd. Frankfort, KY 40601
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