UAMS’ Charles Born, Ph.D., Honored by National Academy of Student Pharmacists

By todd

LITTLE ROCK — Charles K. Born, Ph.D., associate dean for student affairs in the University of Arkansas  for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy, was selected recipient of the Linwood F. Tice Friend of the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Academy of Student Pharmacists (ASP) Award. He received the award at the APhA Annual Meeting and Exposition March 19 in Atlanta.


The Tice award was established in 1988 to recognize individuals whose long-term service and contribution have benefited the American Pharmacists Association Academy of Student Pharmacists (APhA-ASP) and student pharmacists in general. Born served as UAMS-ASP chapter advisor from 1991 through 2004.

Criteria for the award include demonstrated service and commitment to the APhA-ASP, support of student pharmacists at the national level over an extended period of time, responsiveness to the needs of student pharmacists, promotion of the advancement of students within the profession and service as a positive motivation for student pharmacists.

“Whether it was encouraging a student to apply for an ASP committee or simply recruiting volunteers for a health screening, Dr. Born was always looking to get more student pharmacists involved,” said Trey Crumby, Pharm.D., assistant professor of pharmacy practice and a former student of Born. “It is safe to say that Dr. Born has inspired many of those who are becoming the new leaders of our profession.”

The American Pharmacists Association, founded in 1852 as the American Pharmaceutical Association, represents more than 53,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and others interested in advancing the profession. APhA, dedicated to helping all pharmacists improve medication use and advance patient care, is the first-established and largest association of pharmacists in the United States.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with five colleges, a graduate school, a medical center, six centers of excellence and a statewide network of regional centers. UAMS has about 2,430 students and 715 medical residents. It is one of the state’s largest public employers with about 9,400 employees, including nearly 1,000 physicians who provide medical care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. UAMS and its affiliates have an economic impact in Arkansas of $5 billion a year. For more information, visit