College of Pharmacy


September 22, 2022

White Coats Symbolize New Beginnings for College of Pharmacy Class of 2026

Benjamin Waldrum

Daman Singh

Members of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) College of Pharmacy (COP) Class of 2026 received their white coats in a ceremony Friday, Sept. 9, marking the beginning of their journey in pharmacy school. The event, held at Connor Performing Arts Center at Pulaski Academy in Little Rock, had a lively atmosphere, with…


September 12, 2022

UAMS’ Laura Gressler, Ph.D., Named to Arkansas Business’ ‘20 In Their 20s’ List

Benjamin Waldrum

Laura Gressler

Laura Gressler, Ph.D., an assistant professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice, Division of Pharmaceutical Evaluation and Policy in the UAMS College of Pharmacy, has been included in this year’s class of Arkansas Business’ The New Influentials: 20 In Their 20s, a list of talented young leaders in Arkansas’ business and nonprofit communities. Honorees must…


August 24, 2022

UAMS Receives $3.4 Million to Study Radiation Injuries Caused by Nuclear Accidents and Bioterrorism

Marty Trieschmann

This UAMS research team was awarded $3.4 million dollars to study the effects of radiation

The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has received $3.4 million in funding from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, part of the National Institutes of Health, to study acute and delayed injuries caused by full-body radiation exposure from a nuclear accident or bioterrorism.


August 19, 2022

Brett Bailey, Pharm.D., Named to Pharmacy HIT Collaborative Committee

Benjamin Waldrum

Brett Bailey

Brett Bailey, Pharm.D., senior clinical informaticist with the Department of Clinical Informatics at UAMS Medical Center, was recently named to the Value Set Committee for the Pharmacy Health Information Technology (HIT) Collaborative. Bailey, also an adjunct assistant professor in the College of Pharmacy, was appointed by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) and…


August 15, 2022

UAMS’ Ashley Nemec-Bakk, Ph.D., Awarded Postdoctoral Fellowship for Space Health Research

Benjamin Waldrum

Ashley Nemec-Bakk

Ashley Nemec-Bakk, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow in the UAMS College of Pharmacy’s Division of Radiation Health and Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, is one of three researchers nationwide to receive a postdoctoral fellowship from the Translational Research Institute for Space Health (TRISH) at Baylor College of Medicine. TRISH is backed by NASA’s Human Research Program, with…


August 9, 2022

Students Receive Hands-On Learning at First In-Person Pharmacy Camp Since 2019

Benjamin Waldrum

pharmacy camp 1

Twenty-eight 17- and 18-year olds from Arkansas and Texas received a condensed pharmacy education over three days in June at Pharmacy Camp at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy. Pharmacy Camp was held at the UAMS Little Rock campus annually for more than a decade before the COVID-19 pandemic required…


June 27, 2022

Pharmacists Helping Pharmacists: Seasoned Pharmacy Owners Invest in Young Professionals

Benjamin Waldrum

Bench Harvey Tollett Middleton Caldwell

As modern health care continues to evolve, pharmacies are needed more than ever. Community pharmacies, particularly in small communities, are increasingly relied upon for a host of services beyond managing prescriptions. More pharmacies are needed in more places, and fresh UAMS College of Pharmacy (COP) graduates are rushing to fill that gap. The college maintains…


June 14, 2022

Twin Pharmacy Students Inducted into Arkansas Track & Field Hall of Fame

Benjamin Waldrum

Tori Hoggard and Lexi Jacobus

Tori Hoggard and Lexi Jacobus have a lot in common: they’re twin sisters, champion pole vaulters and College of Pharmacy students. Now, they can add “hall of famers” to that list. The sisters were enshrined June 3 as part of the 27th class of the Arkansas Track & Field Hall of Fame, at a ceremony…


May 26, 2022

Pharmacy Honors 92 Graduates at First In-Person Convocation in Three Years

Benjamin Waldrum

The College of Pharmacy Class of 2022 recites the Oath of a Pharmacist at their May 20 convocation.

After four long years of study, along with a pandemic, the College of Pharmacy Class of 2022 donned their regalia May 20 with a mixture of joy and relief.


May 23, 2022

UAMS Graduates 942 Health Care Professionals

Linda Haymes

Degrees and certificates were conferred to 942 graduates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences' five colleges and graduate school on May 21.

LITTLE ROCK — Degrees and certificates were conferred to 942 graduates of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) five colleges and graduate school today. Degrees were awarded to 162 in the College of Medicine, 182 in the College of Nursing, 91 in the College of Pharmacy, 67 in the Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health, 382…



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