College of Pharmacy


October 20, 2021

COP’s Johnson elected to Executive Committee of American Pharmacists Association Academy

Karmen Robinson

Christopher Johnson, Pharm.D., M.Ed., an assistant professor for the UAMS College of Pharmacy, has been elected as a member-at-large on the executive committee for the Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management.

Christopher Johnson, Pharm.D., M.Ed., was recently elected as a member-at-large on the executive committee for the Academy of Pharmacy Practice and Management – one of three academies within the American Pharmacists Association (APhA).


October 7, 2021

College of Pharmacy Class of 2025 Dons White Coats During Ceremony

Karmen Robinson

Students from the College of Pharmacy Class of 2025 wait to don their white coats.

The UAMS College of Pharmacy recognized the entering Class of 2025 during its 19th annual White Coat Ceremony. The Arkansas Pharmacists Association has sponsored the event since 2003.


October 5, 2021

College of Pharmacy Adds New Faculty for 2021-2022 Academic Year

Yavonda Chase

New College of Pharmacy faculty: Amy Robertson, Pharm.D., Ashok Philip, Ph.D., and Laura Gressler, Ph.D., M.S., Marty Perry, Ph.D., and Pilar Murphy, PharmD, MPH

The UAMS College of Pharmacy welcomed five new faculty members for the 2021-2022 academic year.


UAMS and Mayo Clinic Researchers Discover Key to Unlocking Molecular Cancer Therapies

Marty Trieschmann

UAMS’ Hong-yu Li, Ph.D.,

Researchers at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Winthrop P. Rockefeller Cancer Institute and the Mayo Clinic have discovered a way to supercharge molecular cancer treatments to destroy more cancer-causing proteins in cells. The research findings of UAMS’ Hong-yu Li, Ph.D., the Helen Adams and Arkansas Research Alliance Endowed Chair in Drug Discovery and…


September 1, 2021

Grant Funds Interprofessional Training to Combat Opioid Overdose

Yavonda Chase

Grant funds will support the development and evaluation of a curriculum for administration of naloxone, used to counteract the effects of opioid overdose.

Researchers from the Colleges of Nursing, Pharmacy and Health Professions’ Physician Assistant program are combining efforts to battle the opioid epidemic through overdose education.


August 26, 2021

Alumna Pilar Murphy, Pharm.D., Returns to College of Pharmacy as Associate Professor

Karmen Robinson

Pilar Murphy, Pharm.D., MPH.

College of Pharmacy alumna Pilar Murphy, Pharm.D., MPH, BCACP, has joined the Department of Pharmacy Practice as an associate professor. Murphy returns to UAMS after most recently serving as an associate professor at Samford University McWhorter School of Pharmacy since 2012. “I’m very excited. Coming back to UAMS and coming back home was always the…


August 24, 2021

New Pharmacy Students Mask Up For First In-Person Orientation in Two Years

Karmen Robinson

First-year students in the College of Pharmacy wait to begin their first day of orientation on Aug. 2, 2021.

Dean Cindy Stowe, Pharm.D., of the UAMS College of Pharmacy let out a sigh of relief before she officially greeted the Class of 2025 at the college’s first in-person orientation in two years. Her sigh represented the long-anticipated return of face-to-face classes and events. “This is amazing. My jaw is dropped if you can’t see…


August 19, 2021

UAMS Researcher Leading $3.1 Million Preschool Intervention to Reduce Obesity and Cancer in Arkansas, Louisiana

David Robinson

Taren Swindle, Ph.D., here visiting a Head Start classroom in 2019, is leading the NCI-funded study that aims to improve diets in early care and education settings.

UAMS is leading a major new effort to reduce cancer by addressing eating habits in early childcare and education settings. The project, led by UAMS’ Taren Swindle, Ph.D., will reach about 5,000 children and 500 teachers across Arkansas and Louisiana.


August 16, 2021

UAMS’ Lanita White, Pharm.D., Chosen for National Pharmacy Leadership Program

Karmen Robinson

Lanita White, Pharm.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Lanita White, Pharm.D., of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has been selected to the Academic Leadership Fellows Program by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy.


August 11, 2021

College of Pharmacy Welcomes Students to NCPA Foundation-UAMS Pharmacy Ownership & Leadership Academy

Karmen Robinson

Pharmacy students work on their group business plan during the NCPA Foundation-UAMS Pharmacy Ownership & Leadership Academy.

The UAMS College of Pharmacy hosted its third NCPA Foundation-UAMS Pharmacy Ownership & Leadership Academy on the Little Rock campus with 29 fully vaccinated students from 19 states.



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