Serfaty Chosen as UAMS Director of Nuclear Education Online

By Ben Boulden

From 2019 until recently, Serfaty served as a vice president of PharmaLogic Holdings in Boca Raton, Florida, leading the quality and regulatory department of its PET and radiopharmacy operations. She also was for several years the senior director of quality and safety program for 59 commercial nuclear pharmacies for Florida-based Triad Isotopes Inc. (now Jubilant). Other past nuclear pharmacy experience includes positions with Cardinal Health, Central Pharmacy Services and Syncor.

Serfaty earned her doctor of pharmacy degree in 1993 from the UAMS College of Pharmacy and her master’s degree in radiologic health science in 1995 from Purdue University School of Health Science in Lafayette, Indiana. She is a board-certified nuclear pharmacist and from 2003 to 2004 was a clinical instructor for Cardinal Health Nuclear Pharmacy Services in Woodland Hills, California, as well as an adjunct clinical assistant professor for the nuclear pharmacy program at Purdue University from 1995-1998.

“The College is one of only a handful of universities in the United States that offers a full nuclear pharmacy education to Pharm.D. students. Additionally, the online program is a vital source of education and expertise in this field nationwide,” said College of Pharmacy Dean Cindy Stowe, Pharm.D. “With Dr. Serfaty leading the program, Nuclear Education Online will be able to maintain its high level of excellence and even build further on its achievements. We are excited by the skills and experience she brings to the program and the College.”

Since offering its first online courses in 2001, the online program has trained more than 600 professionals, including nuclear cardiologists, radiologists, oncologists, nuclear pharmacists, nuclear pharmacy technicians and cyclotron workers. It also has trained workers in basic radiation safety and shippers and transporters of radiopharmaceuticals.

“Dr. Serfaty began her pharmacy career at UAMS, and we are so happy she is bringing back to the college everything she has learned since that time,” said Amy Franks, Pharm.D., associate professor and chair of the UAMS College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice. “She has demonstrated levels of professional accomplishment that make her uniquely qualified to be the program’s director, and she has the full support of the department and the college’s faculty.”