Melissa Clark Named New Director of UAMS 12th Street Health & Wellness Center

By Ben Boulden

Since 2017, Clark has served as assistant director of the 12th Street Center. She replaces Lanita White, Pharm.D., as director following White’s promotion to UAMS College of Pharmacy assistant dean for student affairs

Melissa Clark

Melissa Clark

Clark also is an assistant professor and director of didactic education in the UAMS College of Health Professions’ Department of Physician Assistant Studies. She has a secondary appointment in the UAMS College of Pharmacy’s Department of Pharmacy Practice and has served in those positions since 2015.

Clark earned her doctor of pharmacy degree and her master’s degree in public health in 2014, both from UAMS. In 2015, she completed an ambulatory care residency at UAMS

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