College of Pharmacy

October 19, 2020

Program Aims to ‘Flip the Pharmacy’ Experience for Pharmacists, Patients

Ben Boulden

Megan Smith, left, talks to Brandon Achor on Oct. 1 outside Achor Family Pharmacy in Maumelle. Oct. 1 was the official launch date for the Flip the Pharmacy program in Arkansas.

Gone are the days when your local pharmacy just dispensed prescriptions. Community pharmacists get to know their patients in a way that helps them recognize and act on health problems and medication issues that result in improving their health outcomes. And they believe those services deserve to be compensated by insurance companies. Sixteen Arkansas community…

September 21, 2020

David Caldwell, Pharm.D., Chosen for National Pharmacy Leadership Program

Ben Boulden

David Caldwell

LITTLE ROCK — David Caldwell, Pharm.D, of the College of Pharmacy at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) recently was selected by the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy for its Academic Leadership Fellows Program. Caldwell, the new associate dean of academic affairs in the College of Pharmacy, was one of 24 members…

September 18, 2020

Pharmacy Senior from Bahamas Finds Family at UAMS

Amy Widner

Byron Johnson at the podium

Fourth-year pharmacy student Byron Johnson found more than an education at UAMS, he found family. Johnson told his story to the Board of Trustees of the University of Arkansas, which oversees UAMS, at its September meeting. Johnson is from Freeport, Bahamas, which was decimated by Hurricane Dorian in 2019. His aunt and cousin died, and…

Diverse College of Pharmacy Class of 2024 Dons White Coats

Ben Boulden

Ashlyn Tedder, left, smiles as a family member of a first-year College of Pharmacy student assists her in putting on her white coat. Tedder is a third-year pharmacy student and the president of the UAMS Chapter of the APhA-Academy of Student Pharmacists.

The UAMS College of Pharmacy Class of 2024 donned white coats Sept. 5 in a virtual ceremony that still honored the right of passage signifying a pharmacy student’s transition into the life of a student-pharmacist. This year’s annual White Coat Ceremony, had one of the highest percentages of underrepresented minorities in the college’s history, nearly…

September 3, 2020

UAMS Researchers Awarded $11.4 Million Grant to Continue Study of Cancer Therapy Side Effects

Ben Boulden

The four new COBRE researchers are, left to right, Amanda Stolarz, Ping-Ching Hsu, Brendan Frett and Caroline Schinke.

LITTLE ROCK — Led by Marjan Boerma, Ph.D., a team of University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) researchers has received a five-year $11.4 million grant to continue research into the side effects of cancer therapies, including radiation and chemotherapies. The Centers for Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE), a program of the National Institute of General…

August 31, 2020

Marsha Crader, Pharm.D., Named a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Ben Boulden

Marsha Crader, Pharm.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Marsha Crader, Pharm.D., recently was named a Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) in recognition of her excellence in pharmacy practice. Crader is an associate professor in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy Department of Pharmacy Practice. Crader earned her doctorate in pharmacy in…

August 19, 2020

Twins Prepare for 2021 Olympics, First-Year as College of Pharmacy Students

Ben Boulden

Lexi Jacobus just before she pole valuts while competing in the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janiero.

Twin sisters and pole vaulters Tori Hoggard and Lexi Jacobus are familiar with hurtling through mid-air, but they aren’t used to the feeling like they are suspended in it. Like so many people throughout the world with plans affected by the COVID-19 global pandemic, they had anticipated starting as first-year UAMS College of Pharmacy students…

August 14, 2020

UAMS College of Pharmacy Ranked among Top Pharmacy Colleges

Ben Boulden

Best Grad Schools -- U.S. News

The UAMS College of Pharmacy recently was recognized by U.S. News & World Report as having one of the best colleges of pharmacy nationwide, ranking 31st among 134 total colleges in the magazine’s 2020 list. “What makes the College of Pharmacy special is its people. The hard work and passion its faculty and students have…

August 12, 2020

Lanita White, Pharm.D., Named to Diversity Task Force of American Society of Health-System Pharmacists

Ben Boulden

Lanita White, Pharm.D.

LITTLE ROCK — Lanita White, Pharm.D., recently was selected by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) to serve on its ASHP Task Force on Racial Diversity, Equity and Inclusion. White is an assistant dean for student affairs in the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) College of Pharmacy. Starting this month, the 18-member…

August 10, 2020

Rho Chi, Phi Lambda Sigma to Meet Challenging Year Head On; New Members Named

Ben Boulden

Madison Green, left, and Michael Kramer

Just as most classes at UAMS are moving online to maintain social distancing during the COVID-19 global pandemic, College of Pharmacy student organizations are going to connect students together as much as possible with technology, too. Madison Green is the new president of the college’s Beta Iota Chapter of The Rho Chi Honor Society. The…

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