White Named Director of UAMS Community Health Center

By Susan Van Dusen

She joined UAMS July 16, and the center is expected to open in September.

In her role as the center’s director, she will be responsible for developing and implementing health and wellness services and education for the residents of neighboring communities. White will promote interprofessional education through the development and coordination of teaching and clinical activities among students and faculty from a variety of disciplines. 

She most recently directed the Postgraduate Year 2 Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Residency Program and practiced as a clinical pharmacy specialist at the Diabetes and Endocrinology Firm, both at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System.

A graduate of Xavier University of Louisiana College of Pharmacy in New Orleans, she completed pharmacy practice and ambulatory care pharmacy residencies at the Central Arkansas Veterans Healthcare System. She has served as a clinical assistant professor at UAMS since 2008.

White is president-elect of the Arkansas Association of Health-System Pharmacists and was project manager and class lead at the Department of Veterans Affairs Leadership Development Institute. She has served as a peer reviewer for the American Journal of Health-System Pharmacists and has been active in the American College of Clinical Pharmacy and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.

In serving the community, White has participated in Better Girls Career Day, Camp Aldersgate Asthma Camp, Student National Pharmaceutical Association Career Day, Parkview Magnet High School Career Friday and Juvenile Diabetes Research Fund.

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 www.uams.edu or uamshealth.com.