College of Pharmacy


August 14, 2020

UAMS College of Pharmacy Ranked among Top Pharmacy Colleges

Ben Boulden

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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…


July 27, 2020

UAMS-HBCUs Partner to Increase Minorities in Health Care, Address Health Disparities, Physician Shortages

Amy Widner

Combined photo of people in story

UAPB alumna Amanda Winston just took the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT) this summer, taking a definitive step toward a career goal she has had in mind since she was a kid in Pine Bluff: becoming a doctor. “As far back as I can remember, I’ve had an interest in medicine,” said Winston, who just…


July 24, 2020

College of Pharmacy Faculty Promoted, Celebrated

Ben Boulden

Melanie Reinhardt and Lanita White

The UAMS College of Pharmacy recently announced the promotions of two faculty members: Lanita White, Pharm.D., from assistant professor to associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. Melanie Reinhardt, Pharm.D., from assistant professor to associate professor in the Department of Pharmacy Practice. “Dr. White’s quality of teaching is evidenced by her development of the…


July 1, 2020

College of Pharmacy Residents, Fellows Graduate Despite Challenging Year

Ben Boulden

Kendrea Jones, Pharm.D., left, and Mark Granberry, Pharm.D., listen to graduating resident Julianne Mott as she speaks from her home via a live video connection.

Mark Granberry, Pharm.D., opened the 2020 graduation ceremony June 26  for the UAMS College of Pharmacy residents and fellows with an apology to his ninth-grade English teacher. The teacher, Michael Moran, taught him never to use the phrase “more unique” because “unique” means one of a kind, and nothing can be more than one of…


June 19, 2020

Pharmacy Class of 2020 Celebrates in First Virtual Honors Convocation

Ben Boulden

Melanie Reinhardt, Pharm.D., right, and Eddie Dunn, Pharm.D., left, read out the names of College of Pharmacy graduates as each is hooded on live video June 13 at the college's Honors Convocation.

Academic traditions originating in the Middle Ages like hooding ceremonies combined June 13 with 21st century technology to produce a successful Honors Convocation for the UAMS College of Pharmacy Class of 2020. Public health and safety considerations resulting from the COVID-19 global pandemic led to the College postponing its annual Honors Convocation, usually held the…


June 16, 2020

College of Pharmacy Recognizes Outstanding Faculty for 2020

Ben Boulden

College of Pharmacy faculty who received awards for teaching this year are, top row, left to right, Antino Allen, Melanie Reinhardt and Grant McElwee; bottom row, left to right, Dwight Pierce and David Caldwell.

Recognizing teaching performance and educational contributions of College of Pharmacy faculty may be even more meaningful in 2020 because of challenges presented by the COVID-19 public health crisis. “Because of health safety guidelines in-person classes gave way by March to real-time, online classes, and the College of Pharmacy faculty provided the continuity of instruction and…


June 10, 2020

UAMS-UA Research Yields Long-lasting Disinfectant Spray for Surfaces

Amy Widner

Portrait of Dr. Crooks

Researchers at UAMS and University of Arkansas, Fayetteville, are developing a long-lasting spray that coats and disinfects surfaces for extended periods, even in heavy use, and is less likely to transmit infectious diseases. The project is one of many at both campuses that uses research funding quickly made available during the COVID-19 pandemic for projects…


May 18, 2020

UAMS Graduates 914 Health Care Professionals

Spencer Watson

Members of the genetic counseling class of 2020 gather for a virtual celebration led by department chair Noelle Danylchuk, M.S.

Degrees and certificates were conferred to 914 graduates of the University of Arkansas Medical Sciences’ (UAMS) five colleges and graduate school on May 16. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, no commencement ceremony was held. A digital commencement program can be found here. Degrees were awarded to 165 in the College of Medicine, 255 in the…



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