UAMS Pharmacy Dean’s Service Award Honors Batesville Pharmacist

By Nate Hinkel

Bryant received the award, given to a pharmacist, for giving his time, talent and resources to benefit and advance the UAMS College of Pharmacy and for his example of professionalism to students.

A member of the Arkansas State Board of Pharmacy, Bryant is a native of Alma and a graduate of Arkansas State University at Jonesboro and the UAMS College of Pharmacy.

He has served on the UAMS College of Pharmacy Dean’s Advisory Council and is a member of the Dean’s Society and the Society of the Double Helix at UAMS. Bryant has advised student business plan competition teams and has spoken to classes on behalf of community pharmacy. He was instrumental in the establishment last year of the UAMS College of Pharmacy’s first endowed chair.

A former member of the Arkansas Ethics Commission, he now serves on the PACE Alliance Board, Medicaid Board, and the Arkansas Pharmacists Services Company Board of Directors. He is a member of the Independence County Pharmacist Association, the Arkansas Pharmacists Association and the National Community Pharmacists Association. In 2007 he was named “Pharmacist of the Year” by the Arkansas Pharmacists Association.

He is married to Sharon Bryant and they have two grown daughters, Monica Bryant and Mallory Burton. Mallory is married to Air Force 1st Lt. Justin Burton and they have one son, Joseph.

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 more than 2,800 students and 775 medical residents. It is the state’s largest public employer with more than 10,000 employees, including about 1,000 physicians and other professionals who provide care to patients at UAMS, Arkansas Children’s Hospital, the VA Medical Center and UAMS’ Area Health Education Centers throughout the state. Visit or