Talabi Named Student Recruiter at UAMS College of Pharmacy

By Holland Doran

Talabi will help college students throughout Arkansas with career decisions in conjunction with parents, teachers and college advisors. She will develop relationships with prospective students, cultivate interest in pharmacy related professions and prepare students for the admission process. Talabi will also coordinate the college’s annual Pharmacy Camp for high school students.

“I’m excited about engaging students and introducing them to all that the pharmacy profession has to offer,” Talabi said. “I look forward to creating programs, delivering high-energy interactive presentations and connecting with students on a personal level.”

Previously, Talabi worked as an outreach coordinator at the UAMS Area Health Education Center South Central in El Dorado. She was responsible for community and employer health screenings, diabetes education, exercise demonstrations, health education for children and life skills workshops for students in high school and college.

In addition, she was instrumental in initiating activities for the Community Health Applied in Medical Public Service (CHAMPS) and Medical Application of Science for Health (MASH) programs.

Before that, Talabi worked at the Arkansas Department of Health, where she partnered with the Arkansas Cancer Coalition to increase visibility and strengthen stakeholder engagement.

She graduated from Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication, with a specialization in public relations. She is a Master of Education degree candidate at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and expects to graduate in December.

Prospective students and college advisors may contact Talabi at (501) 686-6282, oitalabi@uams.edu or www.facebook.com/uamscop.

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Related Professions and Public Health; a graduate school; a hospital; a statewide network of regional centers; and seven institutes: the Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute, the Jackson T. Stephens Spine Neurosciences Institute, the Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy, the Harvey Bernice Jones Eye Institute, the Psychiatric Research Institute, the Donald W. Reynolds Institute on Aging and the Translational Research Institute. Named best Little Rock metropolitan area hospital by U.S. News World Report, it is the only adult Level 1 trauma center in the state. UAMS has 2,836 students and 761 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including nearly 1,150 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. Visit www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com.