December 2, 2020

Academy Finds Real Success in Virtual Form, Garners Sustaining Funding

Ben Boulden

Seth Heldenbrand, top left, meets during a live, video class session with students and other participants in the NCPA Foundation-UAMS Pharmacy Ownership and Leadership Academy.

Converting an in-person program, meeting or event into a live, video streaming one has become common in 2020. Making it almost as successful as its original in-person version has been rare, although the UAMS College of Pharmacy has done it. The NCPA Foundation-UAMS Pharmacy Ownership and Leadership Academy is a real-world example of the adaptability…


December 1, 2020

UAMS to Provide COVID-19 Drive-Up Testing Dec. 9 in Clarksville

Ben Boulden

LITTLE ROCK – Drive-up testing for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Dec. 9 at Johnson County Fairgrounds, 1586 Oakland Street in Clarksville. There will be no out-of-pocket cost for testing. Up to 200 community members will be tested. The testing will be conducted by the University of Arkansas for Medical…


November 30, 2020

Little Rock Coach Turns Caregiver

Ben Boulden

Flanked by his mother and father, Grady O. Brown, center, takes a family photo in early 2020 before the COVID-19 pandemic in the U.S. He supports his mother, Virginia, in caring for his father, who also is named Grady Brown.

When caring for a person with dementia, sometimes a family caregiver needs support, and sometimes a coach needs a coach. Grady O. Brown, a Little Rock gymnastics coach, found himself in that position as he tried to help his mother, Virginia, 81, as she cared for his father, 84, also named Grady. Brown turned to…


November 24, 2020

Painter Leads PEP Division as New Director

Ben Boulden

Jacob Painter

Jacob T. Painter, Pharm.D., MBA, Ph.D., has been named the director of the College of Pharmacy’s Division of Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy (PEP). Painter is an associate professor in the College’s Department of Pharmacy Practice and has been  a member of PEP division faculty since 2012. Since April 2019, he has served as associate director…


Serfaty Chosen as UAMS Director of Nuclear Education Online

Ben Boulden

Brigette Serfaty

Brigette Serfaty, Pharm.D., BCNP, FAPhA, has been named the new director of the Nuclear Education Online program in the UAMS College of Pharmacy. 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…


UAMS to Provide COVID-19 Drive-Up Testing Dec. 3 in Lonoke

Ben Boulden

LITTLE ROCK – Drive-up testing for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Dec. 3 at Lonoke Community Center, 1355 Front Street SW. There will be no out-of-pocket cost for testing. Up to 200 community members will be tested. The testing will be conducted by the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences…


November 18, 2020

Program to Address Physician Shortage in Arkansas Receives $2.83 Million in Additional Funding

Ben Boulden

UAMS family medicine residents stop for brief conversation in a hallway at the UAMS Family Medical Center in Batesville.

LITTLE ROCK — The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received $2.83 million in additional funding from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to improve access to quality health care in rural Arkansas by expanding efforts to train and retain primary care physicians. This award is for fiscal year 2021, which…


November 9, 2020

UAMS to Provide COVID-19 Drive-Up Testing Nov. 18 in Mountain Home

Ben Boulden

LITTLE ROCK – Drive-up testing for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Nov. 18 at Baxter County Fairgrounds, 1507 Fairgrounds Drive in Mountain Home. There will be no out-of-pocket cost for testing. Up to 200 community members will be tested. The testing will be conducted by the University of Arkansas for…


UAMS to Provide COVID-19 Drive-Up Testing Nov. 17 in McCrory

Ben Boulden

LITTLE ROCK – Drive-up testing for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Nov. 17 at the McCrory Civic Center, 103 N. Edmonds Ave. in McCrory. There will be no out-of-pocket cost for testing. Up to 200 community members will be tested. The testing will be conducted by the University of Arkansas…


November 5, 2020

UAMS to Provide COVID-19 Drive-Up Testing Nov. 10 at Philander Smith College in Little Rock

Ben Boulden

LITTLE ROCK – Drive-up testing for COVID-19 will be held from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m., Nov. 10 in the Philander Smith College Library parking lot, 900 Daisy Bates Drive in Little Rock. There will be no out-of-pocket cost for testing. Up to 200 community members will be tested. The testing will be conducted by…



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