UAMS’ Dennis Moore Becomes President of Arkansas Pharmacists Association

By David Robinson

Moore, an assistant professor in the UAMS College of Pharmacy and a 1969 graduate of the college, assumed the one-year post during the association’s 130th annual convention in Rogers, where he also received the Cardinal Health General RX Champion Award honoring his work to educate others about drug addiction and treatment.

The award, sponsored by the Cardinal Health Foundation, honors a pharmacist who has demonstrated outstanding commitment to raising awareness of the dangers of prescription drug abuse among the general public and among the pharmacy community. The award is also intended to encourage educational prevention efforts aimed at patients, youth and other members of the community. 

Moore spent much of his career as director of alcohol and drug treatment centers. He served for six years on the state’s Alcohol and Drug Abuse Coordinating Council, which oversees federal dollars used in Arkansas for treatment, interdiction and prevention of substance abuse and addiction. 

He served the APA previously as president-elect, vice president, District 8 president and Area 2 representative. He is a member of the Arkansas Association of Health-System Pharmacists, where he served as past president and past executive director, and was a past delegate to the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP). Moore is a member of the Harding College of Pharmacy Board of Visitors, and he co-chairs the Arkansas Diabetes Advisory Council. He is an assistant professor at the UAMS College of Pharmacy. Moore is a member of the Batesville Rotary Club and the Independence County Hometown Wellness Coalition. 

UAMS is the state’s only comprehensive academic health center, with colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Health 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