UAMS’ Milne Named Distinguished Alumni by University of Iowa

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LITTLE ROCK – Larry D. Milne, Ph.D., vice chancellor for academic affairs and research administration at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), has received a Distinguished Alumni Award from the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.


Milne was honored during a May 10 commencement event. He earned his doctorate in medicinal chemistry from the University of Iowa.


He has been involved in academic administration for 39 years. He arrived at UAMS in 1977 as dean of the College of Pharmacy before becoming vice chancellor for academic affairs and research administration in 2003. Prior to his time at UAMS, he was associate dean and professor of medicinal chemistry for the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy. 


“Your career in academic pharmacy and university administration has clearly been distinguished and has brought much pride and honor to our College and we are thrilled to be able to honor you accordingly,” wrote Jordan L. Cohen, Ph.D., dean of the University of Iowa College of Pharmacy.


Milne is a registered pharmacist and member of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, American Society of Health-System Pharmacists, American Society of Consultant Pharmacists, National Community of Pharmacy Association and the American Pharmaceutical Association, among others. He received his bachelor’s degree in pharmacy from the University of Kansas.


UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, five centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,320 students and 690 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 9,300 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital and the VA Medical Center. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $4.4 billion a year.